Seas of David
The seven suspected terrorists arrested in Miami belong to a Islamic sect called the "Seas of David"
"In the past couple of days, the U.S. government has taken into custody seven people who were conspiring to conduct jihad (holy war) in the United States," the law enforcement source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"They thought they were dealing with al Qaeda," the source said, adding the suspects had been trying to buy weapons and other things needed to carry out attacks.
A man identified as a member of the "Seas of David" religious group later told CNN in Miami that five of his fellow members were among those arrested and that they had no connection to terrorists.
"We are not terrorists. We are members of David, Seas of David," said the man, identified as Brother Corey. He said the group had "soldiers" in Chicago, but reiterated it was peaceful movement.
The Chicago Sears Tower is one of the alleged targets.