Chicago: Man arrested in terror plot, financed by owner of raided halal meat plant

“We even know where they plot, at this point…They are the butcher-shops, to begin with.” ~ Oriana Fallaci, The Rage and the Pride

The mysterious raid on a Chicago-area Islamic halal meatpacking plant (video) is becoming less mysterious. It is now being reported that the owner financially supported a man, and his family, involved in a terrorist plot on Western European targets. From the Chicago Tribune.

The FBI this month arrested a second Chicago man allegedly involved in an international terrorist plot with Western European targets, the Tribune has learned.

The man was taken into custody Oct. 3 before he boarded a flight at O’Hare International Airport to Philadelphia, the first stop on a trip to Pakistan, where he planned to meet people with known ties to terrorist organizations that have carried out fatal attacks that resulted in the deaths of U.S. citizens, a source said. He has not been charged.

After that arrest, dozens of FBI agents from the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Oct. 18 raided a Grundy County meat-processing plant that specializes in Islamic foods.

The owner of the plant, Tahawar Hussain Rana, also of Chicago, was arrested at his North Side home the same day as the raid on First World Management Services in Kinsman, northwest of Dwight. Agents seized records from the plant, as well as a related North Side business also raided the same day, said the source, who is familiar with the investigation.

Rana financially supported the man involved in the terrorist plot, as well as the man’s family, the source said. The man was on Rana’s payroll but did little if any legitimate work, the source said.

U.S. Bureau of Prisons records show that Rana is incarcerated in the Metropolitan Correctional Center, a federal jail in downtown Chicago. There are no public court records indicating he has been charged with criminal wrongdoing.

The FBI confirmed the raid at the Kinsman plant but little else at the time, while the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has declined to comment.

Hat tip & more local reporting from Chicago News Bench, including some images here:

West Rogers Park is a den of criminal activity, much of the worst of which is Islam related. This is a fair statement: Rana is a Muslim who was, allegedly, funding Islamic terrorists. West Ridge is also the home of the infamous Sunrise Equities scandal, in which hundreds of investors were ripped off by Salman Ibrahim and his cohorts when they fled the country in the middle of the night. Most of those investors were Muslims and trusted Ibrahim’s “shariah compliant” firm to help them make money. Investors were left wondering where their life savings had gone. Ibrahim and his Sunrise Equities conspirators are still a fugitives.

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