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Authorities are investigating recent bomb threats at four US universities. Henry Dewitt McFarland III, a former Marine who is converting to Islam, was arrested in Harlingen, Tex., and charged with making a terroristic threat, after he phoned a crisis line and threatened to blow up a building at the U. of Texas, Brownsville campus and another student who had allegedly made a derogatory statement about Islam.
The US pulled nonessential staff from its diplomatic facilities in Sudan and Tunisia. Abel Daoud was arrested in an FBI sting operation and charged with trying to detonate a bomb in a downtown Chicago bar. Daoud had expressed admiration for Osama bin Laden and wished to engage in violent jihad. In Virginia, Amine el Khalifi was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to bomb the US Capitol.
US officials called for calm as anti-US, pro-Islam protests took place in Egypt, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Sudan, Jordan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Qatar, Pakistan, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Bahrain, and Israel. Marine rapid response teams have been deployed to Libya, Yemen, and Sudan. Bomb threats caused temporary evacuations of U. of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State university in Fargo.