Illinois ‘White Rabbits’ admit firebombing Islamic mosque

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Illinois 'White Rabbits' admit firebombing Islamic mosque
Chuck Goudie and the I-Team have been investigating Illinois' 'White Rabbit' militia for nearly one year. Screenshot abc7chicago.com
 

They also admitted trying to firebomb a women’s clinic in Champaign and a series of other violent acts during 2017 and 2018, all under the banner of the homegrown terror group. The men used a sledgehammer to break through mosque windows so that McWhorter could lob in a homemade pipe bomb just as morning prayers were starting. Both men now face 35 years to life in prison.

As the I-Team first reported nearly a year ago, the White Rabbit organization was run by 47-year-old Michael Hari also of downstate Clarence, Illinois.

He is the only member of the group charged who hasn’t pleaded guilty and right now is scheduled for trial in Urbana this summer, although prosecutors have a growing list of witnesses against him.

After the Minnesota bombing, authorities said the militia men casually drove back to Illinois to plot further crimes.


This article originally appeared on abc7chicago.com.