Authroities say Shareef wanted to attack the Cherry Vale shopping mall in Rockford, Ill. and possibly a courthouse. Shareef made a "martyr" video tape saying, "This is a warning to those who disbelieve, that we are here for you and I am ready to give my life." The Joint Terrorism Taskforce describes him as a "lone wolf" without connections to an organized terror group.
ABC NewsOf course, he doesn't belong to any organized terror group - he's a jihadi! When are the Feds going to get it? Jihad is a person thing that doesn't require any group affiliiation beyond Islam. The only way Muslims can guarantee entry into "Paradise" is by killing an infidel or die trying. Every Muslim has the Al'lah given right to pursue and kill infidels at their own discretion. That's what makes all the Muslims in the US and other Western countries so dangerous. Plus the fact that Mo'profit said it's okay to lie to infidels. So when you go up to a Muslim and ask, "Do you intend to kill me?", they will say, "No, of coures not!" How can any of us be sure they are telling the truth?
By PIERRE THOMAS and JASON RYAN
Dec. 8, 2006 — ABC News has learned a Chicago-area man has been charged with plotting a terrorist attack.
Derrick Shareef, of Rockford, Ill was arrested Wednesday by the Joint Terrorism Taskforce when he met an undercover agent to trade hand grenades and a 9-millimeter handgun for a set of stereo speakers.
Shareef is accused of planning to use firearms and explosives to attack the CherryVale shopping mall in Rockford. The alleged plan was to target the 130-store mall during the holiday shopping season.
In September, Shareef became acquainted with a confidential witness who was cooperating with the FBI and confided to him that he wanted to commit acts of violent jihad against civilians.
On December 2, Shareef and the confidential source made video tapes of their last wills and testament.
On the video, Shareef again mentions jihad and says, "This is a warning to those who disbelieve, that we are here for you and I am ready to give my life."
According to the complaint filed today in Chicago, Shareef also discussed attacking local buildings on several occasions, including city hall and the federal courthouse along with the shopping center.
Shareef is being described as a "lone wolf" style terrorist and is not believed to have ties to any organized terrorist group.
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