Thursday, October 1, 2009

U.S. Terror Plots Motivated by Hatred of Jews/Israel

Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year-old Jordanian arrested on September 24 for plotting to bomb a 60-story glass office tower in Dallas, espoused a hatred for Israel and Jews. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reports that Smadi expressed his desire to expel the Jews, “the dogs,” from Jerusalem and to kill the Jews as retribution for Israel’s activities in Gaza, according to the affidavit. Smadi also allegedly called “for the destruction of the Jews,” predicting that “We shall attack them in their very own homes. Brother, by God, we shall attack them in a manner that hurts, an attack that shakes the world.”

Smadi’s (pictured right) arrest for planting a bomb at the Fountain Place building came one day after Michael Finton (pictured left), a 29-year old Illinois resident, was arrested for attempting to detonate explosives at the federal courthouse in Springfield, Illinois. Finton, who allegedly stated ambitions to join Palestinian terrorist organizations like Hamas or Islamic Jihad, projected that an attack on American soil would force the U.S. government to curtail its financial support of Israel, and the “big bully behind Israel (the United States) would not be there anymore.”

According to ADL, Finton’s alleged plan to bomb the Springfield federal building is part of the growing trend of American Muslim extremists involved in terrorist plots against the U.S. who are motivated by a hatred of Israel or Jews.

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