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Canadian citizen charged in U.S.-based terror plot

Chicago man allegedly helped plan attack on Danish newspaper behind Muhammad cartoons


 

A Canadian citizen living in Chicago has been arrested and charged with plotting an attack on a Danish newspaper over its publication of cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad. Tahawwur Hussain Rana, a native of Pakistan with a Canadian citizenship, is facing one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorism conspiracy. Rana is accused of helping U.S. citizen David Coleman Headley plan an attack on the facilities of Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that published the cartoons in 2005. Headley, meanwhile, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit terrorist acts involving murder and maiming outside the United States and one count of conspiracy to provide material support to that overseas terrorism conspiracy.

CBC News


 
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