If you liveÂ near Dearbornistan you better batten down the hatches, and you better be watching. More Islamic terrorist suspects captured in Michigan in the last hour.
Note they are denoted as “men” you have to read down in the article to figure out what’s going on.Â
Â CARO, Mich. – Three Texas men were arraigned Saturday on terrorism-related charges after police found about 1,000 cell phones in their minivan.
Investigators believe the men were targeting the 5-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, which connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas. But one of the men said they were only trying to buy and sell phones to make money.
A magistrate set bond at $750,000 for each of the men, who are charged with collecting or providing materials for terrorist acts and surveillance of a vulnerable target for terrorist purposes. No pleas were made at the arraignment at a District Court in Caro, about 80 miles north of Detroit.
Officials have not said what they believe the men intended to do with the phones, most of which were prepaid TracFones. But Caro’s police chief said cell phones can be used as detonators, and prosecutors in a similar case in Ohio have said that TracFones are often used by terrorists because they are not traceable.
And here’s the telling paragraph:
Othman and Maruan Awad Muhareb, both of Mesquite, Texas, and Adham Abdelhamid Othman, of Dallas, were stopped before dawn Friday after they purchased 80 cell phones from a Wal-Mart in Caro. Police said they found about 1,000 cell phones in their minivan.
The men cooperated with police and the FBI for hours before their arrests Friday afternoon. Adham and Louai Othman are in their early 20s, and Muhareb is 18. All are being held at the Tuscola County Jail, Caro police said.