« | »

Sears Tower Plotters Want Islamic Regime

From the DNC’s Associated Press:

Wearing white shirts, unidentified family members of a group of men charged with plotting to destroy the Sears Tower in Chicago and other buildings across the country react during a news conference Thursday in the Liberty City neighborhood in Miami. Jack Lieberman of the South Florida Peace and Justice Network, podium left, and Max Rameau of Copwatch look on.

Official: Suspects Sought Overthrow

June 30, 2006


ATLANTA — Seven men charged with plotting to destroy the Sears Tower in Chicago also are accused of planning to scout out FBI buildings across the country for potential attacks with the goal of overthrowing the U.S. government and replacing it with an Islamic regime.

New details about the suspected terrorist ring came out during a federal court hearing Thursday in Atlanta when one of the suspects was denied bail and was ordered transferred to Miami, where the other six were arrested and await trial.

The men are suspected of pledging to support what they thought was an al-Qaida operative’s plan to bomb FBI buildings in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Washington. They shot footage of some of those locations after swearing allegiance to Osama bin Laden in a March meeting videotaped by the FBI, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Getchell.

Lyglenson Lemorin, a permanent resident from Haiti who was arrested separately in Atlanta last week, is accused of belonging for more than eight months to the Miami-based group, the "Moorish Science Temple." He showed no emotion during the three-hour hearing.

Lemorin and the other men are charged with four counts of conspiring to provide support to al-Qaida, to destroy government buildings and to wage war against the U.S. government. The charges carry maximum imprisonment terms of 15 to 20 years.

In the prosecution’s timeline, an Arabic man whose identity has not beel released contacted law enforcement in Miami in October 2005 to say suspected ringleader Narseal Batiste had told him he wanted to meet "Muslim brothers" from Yemen to "wage a holy war." The informant then introduced Batiste to another Arabic informant, who posed as a member of al-Qaida and worked to prevent Batiste from seeking out real al-Qaida representatives.

In several dozen other meetings and phone conversations monitored by the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force, mostly in a Miami warehouse the group used as headquarters, prosecutors say Batiste said he wanted to start his jihad with a dynamite attack to destroy the Sears Tower. He said he knew the building and its below-ground floors because he had worked for a delivery firm in Chicago.

Batiste also said he had about 100 "soldiers" in Florida, Chicago and other parts of the U.S., as well as land he wanted to use as a training camp in Louisiana. He told the informants that with resources, he could start the Chicago attack in much less than a year, the prosecution said. Batiste asked for weapons including machine guns and a sniper rifle. He also said he planned to attack a National Guard armory to get more weapons and was hoping to get an "explosive expert" from alQaida to train his men.

At a March 16 meeting prosecutors say was attended by all defendants, Batiste said he thought bin Laden "an angel," and he was "excited and overwhelmed" that the terrorist would form an alliance with his group and he was speaking for all his men when saying he liked bin Laden’s work, Assistant U.S. Attorney Getchell said.

The FBI informant then led the group in an oath to bin Laden, in which the defendants pledged to be loyal to "the path of holy war until God’s word is exalted."

But remember, our one party media has assured us these
bravos aren’t Muslims.

They went to church every Sunday.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 30th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

20 Responses to “Sears Tower Plotters Want Islamic Regime”

Sorry, comments for this entry are closed at this time.

« Front Page | To Top
« | »