Four men arrested in an alleged terror plot are scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday.
Authorities say the men planned to set off a bomb outside a Jewish temple and shoot military planes with guided missiles. The arrests came after a long-running undercover operation that began in Newburgh, New York, 70 miles north of New York City.
One of the men is alleged to have complained that his parents had lived in Afghanistan and he was upset that U.S. forces were killing Muslim people in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A federal complaint says the man expressed an interest in doing "something to America."
New York Congressman Peter King says the investigation "shows
how real the threat is from homegrown terrorists." Senator Charles
Schumer of New York says "the group was relatively unsophisticated, penetrated early and not connected to any outside group."
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