This psyOp is using every trick in the book. Doubtful that the simTerrorists they choose will be brought in alive, since trials are messy and require ongoing fakery.
There was little doubt in my mind that Muslims would be the preferred target of the fakery. Working in Chechnya and its past (fake) terrorist events is convenient and has some awareness among the (dumbed down) American audience.
Before moving to the United States, he attended School No. 1 in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan, a predominantly Muslim republic in Russia’s North Caucasus that has become an epicenter of the Islamic insurgency that spilled over from Chechnya. On the site, he describes himself as speaking Chechen as well as English and Russian. His world view is described as “Islam” and he says his personal goal is “career and money.”