Ill. man faces terrorism charge in Okla. bomb plot
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October 08, 2012 02:45 PM | 584 views | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This undatedphoto provided by the Ottawa County (Okla.) Sheriff Department shows Gregory Arthur Weiler II. Prosecutors have filed charges against the Illinois man accused of plotting to bomb nearly 50 Oklahoma churches. Weiler has been charged under the state's anti-terrorism act. (AP Photo/Ottawa County Sheriff Department)
This undatedphoto provided by the Ottawa County (Okla.) Sheriff Department shows Gregory Arthur Weiler II. Prosecutors have filed charges against the Illinois man accused of plotting to bomb nearly 50 Oklahoma churches. Weiler has been charged under the state's anti-terrorism act. (AP Photo/Ottawa County Sheriff Department)
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Illinois man faces terrorism charges in Oklahoma where police say he was assembling Molotov cocktails as part of a plot to blow up dozens of churches.

An affidavit filed Friday in Ottawa County District Court says 23-year-old Gregory Arthur Weiler II of Elk Grove Village, Ill., was arrested Thursday at a motel, where police found bomb-making materials along with torn bits of paper with directions for making Molotov cocktails.

The affidavit says when officers patched the pieces of paper together, they also found a list of 48 local churches, a hand-drawn map of the churches grouped and circled, and a written outline of Weiler’s plan to plant bombs.

Weiler was charged Friday with threatening to use an explosive or incendiary device and is being held without bond.

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October 09, 2012
Someone who tries to connect dots might just notice that Oklahoma is a hotbed for terrorism. Why might that be?

In the 60s, Oklahoma universities were big on oil research and study, therefore it was on the map for Middle Easterners who wanted to know more about how to make their countries profitable in the oil industry. As that grew and more Arabs headed to the U.S., mosques followed. There are some major mosques in Oklahoma, and of course I'm sure they are all very, very peaceful, except some people are drawn to them for nefarious reasons. Of course it is not the Muslim imams' fault that some people just want to commit violence in the name of their prophet. This guy was just fortunate he got caught before blowing himself up outside a University of Oklahoma football game. There was nothing left of the last guy who tried that a few years back.
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