You’ve seen tonight’s headlines: FBI detains 7 in domestic terror probe
Seven people are in custody after a sweep by law enforcement authorities in connection with an alleged plot against targets that may have included the Sears Tower, officials told CNN on Thursday.
Officials said no weapons or bomb-making materials had been found in the searches in the Miami area by FBI and state and local law enforcement officials. The city is under no imminent threat, according to the FBI.
Law enforcement sources told CNN that the arrests disrupted what may have been 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
Some of the suspects are black Muslim radicals.
Law enforcement sources told CNN that some of the suspects are members of a radical African-American Muslim group and that at least one had taken “an al Qaeda oath.” They had carried out surveillance on the Sears Tower and FBI building in Miami, the sources said.
Sources told CNN that the arrests culminated a monthslong undercover operation. The suspects believed they were dealing with an al Qaeda operative, but the person was actually a government informant, the sources said…The FBI said one search warrant was executed in a warehouse near a housing project in Liberty City, a predominantly black and low-income area of Miami.
There have been several black Muslim jihadi plots and prosecutions before and after 9/11.
In April 2003, James Ujaama pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to provide goods and services to the Taliban.
The Portland 7 consisted of several black Muslim converts:
Most recently, black Muslim inmates at New Folsom State Prison in California who swore allegiance to Jam’iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (Arabic for “Assembly of Authentic Islam” and known as JIS) were implicated in a jihadi plot to plan attacks on synagogues and a military recruiting center in Santa Monica, Calif.
Black militant Muslim American Clement Rodney Hampton-El was convicted of 3 counts including seditious conspiracy, bombing conspiracy, and attempted bombing in the 1993 World Traade Center bomb plot.
Like I say: It’s the jihad, stupid.
Bob Owens catches the Democratic Underground already playing the race card.
Reader Martin sends a reminder about this March 2006 story about Sears Tower casing that was pooh-poohed.
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