Alan Note: this was probably a rehearsal for future operations. In addition to Jihadists like him, who have attack plans on our malls and schools (to get our children - kill or kidnap), there are estimates of SEVERAL THOUSAND suicide/homicide bombers already in place in the USA and various European countries, who will attack our malls, restaurants and "soft target" public places. As retaliation for any attack on Iran.
Don't be surprised to have IEDs (indeterminate explosive devices) going off on our freeways as they do in Baghdad. Most probably of Iranian manufacture, smuggled over our porous borders.
This may be the price we pay in civilian losses inside the USA for not allowing the same hostile Iranian inspired terrorists exploding nuclear, biological or dirty bombs on or at us instead of this "lesser" (by comparison only) penalty of those we lose as above.
Those who promote NOT attacking Iran and are against the border fence might wish to consider those two points of holding back till Iran has a larger arsenal of nukes (they already have a half dozen and allowing our border to leak so the explosivers come across as easily as they do today.
Are they willing to die for their idealistic beliefs? Like no profiling? They SHALL be tested and weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth after the fact will not bring the dead back to life. In fact they may likely be among the dead.
Stop analyzing foreign mentalities. mindsets and motives in American terms rather than in the terms of the cultures, upbringing, murderous religious tents of those you try to "protect" according to your upbringing and American social norms!
Last December, a Muslim man identified as Derrick Shareef, a/k/a Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef planned to set off at least four and possibly more hand grenades and improvised explosive devices at the CherryVale Shopping Mall in Rockford, near Interstate 90 and Interstate 39, about 75 miles north of Chicago.
Talib Abu Salam Ibn Shareef was arrested by FBI agents from the Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Force before he had the opportunity to set his plans in motion. The mall has about 130 retail stores and was one of "several potential targets" that also included a list of federal buildings as well.
According to authorities, he planned to detonate explosives at the shopping mall during the Christmas shopping season. Our details of that incident are at this link.
Today, another warning about plots against malls across the U.S. was issued for this holiday season in the form of a government advisory, with some governmental sources acknowledging to the Northeast Intelligence Network that there has been reliable intelligence obtained from recent investigations to indicate that shopping malls are in the cross hairs of Islamic terrorists who are already in the U.S.
According to both federal and state sources close to this agency, shopping malls are considered desirable targets for both the psychological effect as well as the economic damage such attacks could produce.
According to the sources closest to this agency, "no specific malls or shopping centers have been actually identified."
FULL ARTICLE AT: http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/2007mallwarning
ALSO CHECK OUT ANOTHER HOMELAND ARTICLE ON ISLAMIC TERROR TITLED "THE BIGGEST LIE EVER SOLD"