US police arrest man who planned acts of 'jihad'

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December 8, 2006 21:53

 
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A man who authorities said wanted to commit acts of "violent jihad" was charged Friday in a plot to set off hand grenades in garbage cans at a shopping mall, authorities said. Derrick Shareef, 22, of Rockford, Illinois, was arrested Wednesday when he met with an undercover agent in a parking lot to trade a set of stereo speakers for four hand grenades and a handgun. Shareef was acting alone and not in concert with any terrorist group, authorities said.

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