Chicago men accused in terror plots

October 27, 2009 8:09:01 AM PDT
Prosecutors say two Chicago men planned terrorist attacks against overseas targets, including at a Danish newspaper that published cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. Prosecutors say David Coleman Headley traveled to Denmark to identify potential targets for a terrorist attack and that Tahawwur Hussain Rana helped arrange Headley's travel.

Headley and Rana were charged in separate criminal complaints filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago.

Headley is charged with conspiracy to commit terrorist acts involving murder and maiming outside the United States. He and Rana are both charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorism conspiracy.

The 2005 Jylands-Posten newspaper cartoons caused outrage throughout the Muslim world.

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