CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago man awaiting trial on terrorism charges has been indicted on charges of assaulting a fellow inmate at a federal jail in Chicago.
Adel Daoud appeared in U.S. District Court on Tuesday for an initial hearing in the new case. He faces five counts related to the alleged assault, including that he used a makeshift weapon and that the alleged victim was seriously injured.
Defense attorney Thomas Durkin told a judge that the alleged attack was prompted by Daoud's anger over a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.
Daoud has denied that he accepted a phony car bomb from an undercover FBI agent, parked it by a downtown Chicago bar and pressed a trigger. He's also accused of trying to have that FBI agent killed following his arrest.