The Justice Department has announced that two people in Chicago have been arrested for planning attacks in Denmark on a newspaper for publishing cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed in 2005.
David Coleman Headley was arrested on October 3 as he headed to Pakistan. He conducted surveillance on the targets during two trips to Denmark in January and July. Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a Pakistani, was arrested, at his home on October 18.
The press release states that at least three other people in Pakistan were involved in the plot.
Two of them are said by the Justice Department to be members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist group accused of carrying out the December 2008 bombings in Mumbai, India and one is in Waziristan working with an Al-Qaeda affiliate called Harakut-ul-Islami.
“The public should be reassured that there was no imminent danger in the Chicago area.
However, law enforcement has the duty to be vigilant to guard against not just those who would carry out attacks here on our soil but those who plot on our soil to help carry out violent attacks overseas,” the press release quoted Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois as saying.
The Long War Journal reported that the attack consisting of an assault on the staff of the newspaper.
Source: World Threats
Friday, November 13, 2009
Two Americans Arrested in Denmark for Terror Plot