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Not motivated by religious or political views?

Motivation not of religious or political views..yeah riiiight

Sami Samir Hassoun carried what he thought was a bomb — fashioned from a paint can and hidden inside a shopping bag — on a street near Wrigley Field more crowded than usual Saturday night after a festive concert by the Dave Matthews Band, authorities say.

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Asked by tnmomofive at 12:10 PM on Sep. 21, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • In the months before, authorities charged, Hassoun had plans ranging from the grandiose to the more simple, but his goal was chilling: inject terror into the hearts of Chicagoans and undermine city government with repeated attacks.

    He talked of tainting the water supply, assassinating Mayor Richard Daley and attacking the city's hot spots downtown and on the North Side, according to a federal complaint filed Monday. And to rattle the city's nerves, he'd explode or ignite car bombs over and over, authorities said.

    "You park the car and let it boom," the 22-year-old is alleged to have said to an informant.


    Comment by tnmomofive (original poster) at 12:13 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • Just heard that on the news. I agree, YA RIGHT,

    Answer by Carpy at 12:14 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • maybe he's just crazy!!!! Pretty scary though- some of my friends were at that concert!!

    Answer by skittles1108 at 12:24 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • If it wasn't political or religous, what was the point of wanting to take out Mayor Daley or a stadium? Why not go blow up a junkyard or a cemetery?

    Answer by jessa1091 at 1:21 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • What are those crazy conservatives or Christians going to try next?!! OP, I am sure they will try and spin it where it had nothing to do with what was really going on. If they guy had said he was trying to "drain the Chicago swamp" some folks might have had a little more sympathy for him.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 1:36 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

  • But, but, but...that's Obamaland!! What was he thinking?! LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:29 PM on Sep. 21, 2010

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