Chicago judge finds terrorism suspect unfit to go to trial
CHICAGO — A federal judge has ruled a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect mentally unfit to stand trial on charges he placed what he believed to be a bomb outside a bar.
U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman said at a Thursday hearing that she has concluded 22-year-old Adel Daoud is sincere in his belief that aliens, the Illuminati and Freemasons are conspiring against him.
Agents arrested Daoud in a 2012 sting after he placed what he believed to be the explosive device outside a Chicago bar. He also is charged with attacking an inmate who allegedly taunted him with a Prophet Muhammad drawing.
Daoud’s attorney, Thomas Durkin, has said it’s impossible to defend someone who believes his attorneys are part of an Illuminati conspiracy.
Prosecutors have argued Daoud is sufficiently mentally fit.