The letter, which investigation determined bore a fictitious return address for a fictitious individual in Chicago, claimed that explosives would be set off around the school, if military actions in Gaza did not cease.
The letter gave a deadline of January 15, 2009 for this demand to be met.
Mohammed Alkaramla a 25-year-old North Side man with dual U.S. and Jordanian citizenship was arrested this morning by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and accused of sending a threatening letter to an Orthodox Jewish high school late last year — one in a series of anti-Semitic incidents in December and January targeting Jewish institutions on the North Side and in Lincolnwood following the Israeli invasion of Gaza.
Mohammed Alkaramla had maintained he was a suspect “because of my name and where I come from” and because he is Muslim when FBI agents searched his apartment in the 6000 block of North Artesian last month, Feb 12th.
Alkaramla will be held in custody pending a Tuesday detention hearing, after prosecutors argued Alkaramla poses a flight risk