The case of Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis is the latest where a terrorism plot turned out to be a sting operation by US authorities. Other cases include:
- In 2009 four men were convicted in a plot to bomb synagogues and shoot down military planes in a case that began after an FBI informant was assigned to infiltrate a mosque in Newburgh. The judge hearing the case said she was "not proud" of the government's role in nurturing the plot.
- In 2004, a Pakistani immigrant was arrested and convicted for a scheme to blow up the subway station at Herald Square in New York. Lawyers argued that their client had been set up by a police informant who showed him pictures of Iraq abuse to get him involved in an attack against civilians.