$1 Million Raised for Terror Suspect's Bond

Today a judge is set to make the decision if he will be released or not

By Susan Ball
|  Wednesday, Nov 4, 2009  |  Updated 1:28 PM CDT
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Mousketerrorists: A pair of Chicago area men were arrested by the FBI for allegedly planning a terror mission intended to kill a Danish cartoonist who drew satiric images of the prophet Muhammad.

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Oh Mickey, you almost blew my mind.

Friends and family of one of the Chicago men accused of plotting to bomb a Danish newspaper say they're willing to put up $1 million in real estate and cash to win his release on bond, according to an attorney in the case.

Defense attorney Patrick Blegen said that six families from Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Texas and Canada are willing to post their homes to secure a bond for the Chicago businessman, who dubbed his plot the "Mickey Mouse Project." 

Investigators accuse Tahawwur Hussain Rana, 48, of making the airline reservation to Denmark for his co-defendant David Headley.

They are both charged with conspiracy to provide material support to an overseas terrorism conspiracy -- with a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Prosecutors fear the Canadian citizen might flee if released after his bond hearing Tuesday before federal Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan -- who will have to decide whether Rana will be allowed to go free on bail.

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