Thursday, June 22, 2006

Seven Men Arrested in Terror Plot Targeting Sears Tower

Breaking news! FBI raid in Miami nets African-Americans and a Caribbean believed to be followers of the religion of peace.

Seven people are in custody after the FBI and state and local law enforcement agents carried out raids in Miami, Florida, connected with an alleged plot to attack landmark U.S. buildings, officials told CNN on Thursday.

Officials said no weapons or bomb-making materials had been found in the searches so far. The Miami area is under no imminent threat, according to the FBI.

Law enforcement sources told CNN that the arrests disrupted the early stages of a domestic terrorist plot to attack the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, the FBI building in Miami, and possibly other targets.
Thus far, no links to al-Qaeda or other foreign terrorist organizations have been found. Those arrested were all suspected homegrown terrorists. Five are American citizens, one is a permanent legal resident, and one is a Haitian illegally in the U.S. on a visa overstay.

From ABC News:
The group has been under surveillance for some time and was infiltrated by a government informant who allegedly led them to believe he was an Islamic radical. The suspects are described as African Americans and at least one man of Caribbean descent.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will hold a press conference tomorrow at 10:30 am EDT.

Tip: Wizbang.

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