The planning for this jihad attack evidently involved more than just a few people in Yemen. “Chicago Synagogue Cites Web Visits From Egypt,” by Lauren Etter for the Wall Street Journal, October 30 (thanks to Choi):
A rabbi at one of the synagogues allegedly targeted by explosive-laden packages from Yemen said that the group’s website was visited dozens of times recently by individuals located in Egypt.
Rabbi Michael R. Zedek from Chicago’s lakeside Emanuel Congregation also said that he was told by a source that there were actually four bombs targeting Chicago’s synagogues instead of the two originally reported.
Emanuel Congregation was allegedly not the specific target of the bomb, but Congregation Or Chadash, a sister synagogue housed within Emanuel was thought to be a target, according to Zedek. Or Chadash is a gay-and-lesbian synagogue that shares space with Emanuel Congregation and the Chicago Jewish Day School for children.
Or Chadash Rabbi Larry Edwards said in an interview that he only learned yesterday through Rabbi Zedek that his congregation might have been a target. “We’re rather puzzled at how a little congregation like ours would get on the radar as a target for somebody,” said Rabbi Edwards. “I’m hoping for more information.”…
On Saturday, about 20 congregants for Shabbat services in Emanuel’s round stone chapel on the shores of Lake Michigan. After a morning of song and prayer, Zedek talked with congregants about the alleged bomb plot.
He said he learned this morning that Emanuel’s web administrator recently discovered that the congregation’s website had been visited 83 times on one day by somebody in Egypt. Zedek was immediately wary and questioned why anybody in Egypt would be interested in visiting Emanuel Congregation’s site. “I think we’re interesting, but not that interesting,” he said….