Yet another convert to Islam somehow gets the crazy idea that his new religion of peace calls upon him to do violence to unbelievers. Authorities worldwide remain resolutely incurious about this frequently recurring phenomenon.
“More charges against teen for ISIS-inspired plot show threat to Chicago may have been more serious,” by Chuck Goudie, Barb Markoff, Christine Tressel and Ross Weidner, WLS, November 30, 2022:
CHICAGO (WLS) — There are more serious charges against a Maine teenager who’s accused of plotting an ISIS-inspired attack on a mosque in Chicago.
Xavier Pelkey, 19, is now charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, along with the possession of unregistered destructive devices.
According to an FBI search warrant obtained by the I-Team, Pelkey planned to separate worshipers at a Chicago Shia mosque then kill all the adults.
Investigators cited statements from other teenagers allegedly involved in the plot, evidence that Pelkey planned to bring guns and ammunition to Chicago in addition to the explosive devices.
The homemade bombs, according to court records, were cooked up and concocted out of easily purchased items. That is the new ISIS MO: use what you have and can find to maim and kill.
According to federal law enforcement, Pelkey’s home in rural Maine was bomb central.
Months ago the teenager allegedly had an intricate ISIS-inspired plot with associates in Kentucky and Illinois and targets included churches, mosques and synagogues in Chicago.
Initially, in Maine federal court, Pelkey was charged with simple crimes: possession of explosive devices.
But this month he was indicted on terrorism related charges. Wednesday, he went before a federal judge and pleaded not guilty.
The superseding indictment from a few weeks ago may indicate that this was a more serious threat to Chicago than first thought….