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Feds: Chicago Teen Who Pulled Trigger on Fake Car Bomb Was Not Entrapped

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Federal prosecutors dismissed claims from the attorney of an Illinois teen Thursday that undercover FBI agents entrapped his client, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Although Ahmed Daoud pulled the trigger on what he thought was a car bomb outside a Chicago bar, he only did so because he was manipulated by undercover FBI agents, the attorney argued.

“He talked about how many people he wanted killed in this attack,” Assistant U.S. Attorney William Ridgway said during a detention hearing Thursday. “With every step, the defendant was pushing this operation forward. The defendant stood firm.”

Prosecutors said the FBI didn’t become involved until after Daoud, who turned 19 today, continually expressed an interest in waging violent jihad against Americans, according to the Tribune.

FBI: Teen Tried to Detonate What He Thought Was Real Bomb in Chicago in FBI Sting

 
 
By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The investigation began with an email message about jihad and ended with a man pressing the trigger on what he believed to be a car bomb outside of a Chicago bar, the Associated Press reports.

On Friday, after months of investigating the 18-year-old U.S. citizen from a Chicago suburb, Adel Daoud was arrested for trying to detonate a phony car bomb, according to the FBI.

Daoud is expected to be charged this afternoon on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive, the AP reported.

It’s not uncommon for undercover FBI agents to befriend would-be terrorists and provide them with fake explosives.

Using the same strategy in 2010, a Lebanese immigrant dropped what he thought was a bomb into a trash bin near Chicago’s Wrigley Field, the AP reported.

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