Chicago Jihad Update: “Video Discloses Alleged Plot To Target Sears Tower,” from CBS, with thanks to Noir:
(CBS) MIAMI Undercover video acquired by CBS 2’s Miami sister station, WFOR-TV CBS 4, reveals an inside look at a suspected terror group leader accused in a plot to target U.S. landmarks, including the Sears Tower.
The suspected group was based in Miami and was allegedly led by a former Chicagoan.
As CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, that Chicago suspect was apparently trying to recruit help with his mission when he was busted.
The “Liberty City 7”, as they have been dubbed, face terrorism charges after government agents uncovered an alleged plot to blow up buildings, including the Sears Tower, the Miami Federal Courthouse, and the Miami FBI offices, as well as other structures.
The undercover video shows Narseal Batiste, and others taking, what prosecutors claim, is an oath to the al Qaeda terrorist organization, as well as conversations in which Batiste tells and FBI undercover agent his plans for blowing up buildings.
The videotape of the front and side doors of that courthouse was to be given to the man they thought represented al Qaeda, a man Batiste first met when he entered a Miami hotel room hoping to make his dream of Islamic jihad a reality.
“My name is Brother Mohammed ali Hussein,” the informant said on tape.
“Ali Hussein,” Batiste asked.
“Yes,” said the informant. “My job is to determine if its worth it or not. My job is to say if these people are serious or not.”
Batiste tries to convince him that he and seven other members of his so-called Moorish Science Temple, their mosque housed in a rundown warehouse in Miami, are very serious.
“What’s the plan?” asked the informant.
“To build this army,” Batiste replied.
“Army? To build an army?” the informant asked.
“An Islamic army for Islamic jihad,” Batiste said.
“Jihad? To wage jihad?” the informant said.
“Yes,” confirmed Batiste….
Why would you need an army to wage an inner spiritual struggle?