Mouseketerrorists Tied to Mumbai Bombing

Thursday, Nov 19, 2009  |  Updated 7:32 AM 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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Two Chicago men accused of developing what federal prosecutors call a blueprint for a terrorist assault on a Danish newspaper also are being investigated for possible involvement in planning the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Officials say 49-year-old David Coleman Headley and 48-year-old Tahawwur Hussain Rana were arrested last month and are accused of plotting to kill an editor and a cartoonist over 12 cartoons in 2005 that depicted the Prophet Muhammad.

The FBI has said only that it has evidence Headley and Rana were in contact with the Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which the Indian government blames for the Mumbai attacks that left 166 dead and 308 wounded. Officials in India say Headley also may have been involved in planning the Mumbai attacks during a visit to India before the attacks.

The FBI says Headley traveled to Pakistan this year and may have been headed there when he was arrested Oct. 3 in Chicago en route to Philadelphia.
 

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