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  • ( Sunni Muslim ? ) Suspect in mosque bomb plot rejects Shiite attorney

    02/06/2011 9:27:00 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | February 5 , 2011
    Roger Stockham ... The California man accused of plotting to blow up a Detroit-area mosque rejected his court-appointed counsel Friday, upset that the attorney is a Shiite Muslim and a "patron" of the Islamic center where he was arrested. There are two main sects within Islam, Shiite and Sunni. The schism between Sunni and Shiite stems from the early days of Islam and arguments over the Prophet Muhammad's successors as the faith's spiritual leader.
  • Man arrested with explosives at Michigan mosque (load of class-C fireworks, including M80s)

    01/30/2011 12:51:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 193 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/30/11 | Jeff Karoub - ap
    DETROIT Ė A 63-year-old Southern California man who had explosives in his vehicle was arrested outside one of the nation's largest mosques in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, authorities in Michigan said. Dearborn police said Roger Stockham was arraigned Wednesday on one count of making a false report or threat of terrorism and one count of possessing explosives with an unlawful intent. Stockham had a large but undisclosed quantity of class-C fireworks including M-80s, which are outlawed in Michigan, Chief Ronald Haddad said.