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Man held in terror plot on mall near Rockford
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Dec 9, 2006, 11:54 AM
 
Man held in terror plot on mall near Rockford

By Rudolph Bush and Jeff Coen, Tribune staff reporters. Tribune staff reporters Charles Sheehan and Sara Olkon contributed to this report
Published December 9, 2006

A 22-year-old man's alleged plot to stage a deadly terrorist attack in Rockford days before Christmas was marked by violent intentions but no chance of success, according to federal charges released Friday.

A Muslim convert intent on "jihad," Derrick Shareef plotted to use hand grenades and a pistol to kill shoppers at the CherryVale Shopping Center outside of Rockford, authorities charged.

But federal agents and an undercover informant followed him from the plot's outset, U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald said Friday. Authorities didn't specify how they originally learned of Shareef.

Many elements of Shareef's alleged plot, including the idea to attack the mall, came from the informant, the charges said.

Shareef acted alone, and the public was never in any danger, authorities said.

Throughout the plot, he never had any weapons or the money to obtain them, Fitzgerald said.

But he did have violent intent, authorities said.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...alnearwest-hed

Why didn't he convert to Christianity if he wanted to commit terrorism?

Should we expect a statement from CAIR on this?
     
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Dec 9, 2006, 12:18 PM
 
A Muslim convert
A pattern here.

Beltway snipers
Richard Reid
Sgt. Hasan Akbar

The list is endless of "converts" that resort to violence.
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Dec 11, 2006, 08:37 AM
 
So hold on, he's arrested for intent to commit terrorism before he's actually done anything at all to manifest his intent? Even with the most incompetent of attorneys, he's walking!
     
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So hold on, he's arrested for intent to commit terrorism before he's actually done anything at all to manifest his intent? Even with the most incompetent of attorneys, he's walking!
He isn't going anywhere.

"His plan reached its apex when he tried to trade an undercover federal agent a set of stereo speakers for grenades to attack the mall, authorities said."

grenades are BTW WMDs.
     
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Dec 11, 2006, 11:05 AM
 
Trying to procure explosive devices will get you 5 years mandantory.
And intintent to commit an acto of terror, I hope he gets life.
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Dec 11, 2006, 11:24 AM
 
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So hold on, he's arrested for intent to commit terrorism before he's actually done anything at all to manifest his intent? Even with the most incompetent of attorneys, he's walking!
Are you a member of the ACLU?
     
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Originally Posted by marden View Post
Are you a member of the ACLU?
Are you still beating your girlfriend?

What does this have to do with anything and how is it any of your business?
     
   
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