“War is deceit,” said Muhammad. From AP, :
Abdul Rauf Noormohamed pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of making false statements to federal agents and now faces up to five years in prison….
When Noormohamed was arrested, FBI agents said he named five relatives and two others as members of bin Laden’s al-Qaida network and the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization because he had been quarreling with them.
Authorities say Noormohamed made 10 phone calls to state and federal officials between Dec. 12, 2003 and Jan. 5, 2004. The first call was to the Illinois deputy governor’s office. Other calls went to the Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection.
During the calls, Noormohamed falsely told authorities the “terrorists” were planning to detonate bombs to blow up the Sears Tower, Soldier Field, City Hall, O’Hare International Airport and the Lake Point Tower apartments.
Authorities said members of an FBI-led terrorism task force spent hundreds of hours investigating the accusations.