Ill. man charged with trying to bomb Chicago bar

Associated Press Modified: September 20, 2012 at 8:01 pm •  Published: September 20, 2012
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His attorney, Thomas Durkin, didn't immediately return a message for comment. However, Durkin has said his client was wooed by federal agents posing as terrorists into participating in the plot. He said the agents told Daoud that imams overseas wanted him to engage in terrorism, which contradicted instructions from his imams that such violence ran counter to Islamic teachings.

The FBI has used similar tactics in counterterrorism investigations, deploying undercover agents to engage suspects in talk of terror plots and then provide fake explosive devices.

In 2010, a Lebanese immigrant took what he thought was a bomb and dropped it into a trash bin near Chicago's Wrigley Field. In a 2009 case, agents provided a Jordanian man with a fake truck bomb that he used to try to blow up a 60-story office tower in Dallas.



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