The holy man also discussed shaving his body hair, a common practice for mujehedin entering upon jihad warfare. Then they enter Paradise in a state of purity. “Rockford man charged in alleged terror plot,” by Jeff Coen and Rudolph Bush in the Chicago Tribune, with thanks to Have2fly:
…Derrick Shareef, of Rockford, has been charged with attempting to maliciously damage and destroy a building and to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons or property in the U.S., federal authorities said.
According to an FBI affidavit, Shareef met with an undercover federal agent in a Rockford area parking lot to trade stereo speakers for a handgun and four hand grenades that he intended to use at the CherryVale shopping mall at 7200 Harrison Ave., just off the junction of Interstate Highways 90 and 39.
The mall, with about 130 retail stores, was one of several potential targets, which also included courthouses, city hall and several government buildings, the complaint alleges. Sources said there was no imminent threat from the attack, describing it as more of a hopeful plan.
Shareef also allegedly told an acquaintance who actually was cooperating with the FBI that he wanted to commit acts of “violent jihad” against civilians.
Shareef told an undercover informant that he wanted to attack a courthouse in DeKalb County and “smoke a judge,” according to the complaint.
“[T]he courthouse in DeKalb where I be going every month “¦You go in there and you clock the first three [guards] at the door that they got, and you up in there, you know what I’m saying”¦I just want to smoke a judge,” the complaint quoted Shareef as saying.
The informant then asked Shareef when he wanted to stage the attack.
“What do you think? I like the holiday season,” the complaint quotes him as saying.
On Nov. 30, Shareef and the informant met to discuss an attack, authorities allege.
During that meeting, the informant suggested to Shareef that he might “hit the mall,” the complaint states.
“I mean, alright, we gotta look at this way, we want to disrupt Christmas,” the informant told Shareef.
“Oh hell yeah, the mall is where it’s at,” the complaint quotes Shareef as responding.
The informant then asked Shareef if he needed hand grenades.
“You go in there and toss a grenade, and no one’s gonna know who did it,” the informant said.
“No one’s gonna be expecting no [expletive] like that,” the complaint quotes Shareef as responding.
Shareef told the informant he wouldn’t be taken alive and said he would fast for three days before the attack, the complaint states.
The two men allegedly discussed shaving their body hair and meditating.