CHICAGO (AP) - FBI agents have arrested a man they say planned to set off a car bomb outside a bar in downtown Chicago.So he was a homegrown terrorist? That makes him another example of homegrown jihadism, and explains why even homegrown terrorists can be very dangerous.
Federal prosecutors say 18-year-old Adel Daoud was arrested Friday night in an undercover operation in which agents pretending to be extremists provided him with a phony car bomb.
The U.S. District Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a news release Saturday the device was inert and the public was never at risk.
Daoud is a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside.
He was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive.
Federal prosecutors say the FBI began monitoring him after he posted material online about violent jihad and the killing of Americans.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
FBI CAPTURES AN ATTEMPTED JIHADIST IN CHICAGO
Another special operation for catching attempted terrorists in the act nabs another attempted jihadist:
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