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Illinois terrorist planned attacks against Shuls

An Illinois man indicted on charges of planning grenade attacks on a shopping mall considered an attack on synagogue-goers, authorities alleged.

Federal authorities last Friday announced the arrest of Derrick Shareef, 22, alleging he had planned to plant grenades in garbage cans at a shopping mall in Rockford, Ill., about 90 miles west of Chicago.

A transcript of a conversation with an informant reported Shareef saying that Israel’s war with Hezbollah this summer enraged him and he had identified synagogues in the DeKalb area for a stabbing attack.


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  1. I’m very impressed if he was able to “identify synagogues in the DeKalb area”. To my knowledge, there is one synagogue that offers “services” once a month and not much more. Perhaps he gave up and decided to target the shopping mall when he realized he wouldn’t be able to find anyone to stab …

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