Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios Reportedly Targeted In 2009 Terrorist Plot
Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios building in Chicago was reportedly targeted in a terrorist plot in 2009.
Terror Plot Against Oprah’s Harpo Studios
According to reports, Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios and the Willis Tower (aka the Sears Tower) were both targets in the plot, which involved driving trucks filled with explosives into the buildings. In 2009, Winfrey was still filming her hit talk show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, at her studios in Chicago, and any terrorist attack would have attracted a lot of attention. The FBI was reportedly investigating the plot at the time and stopped the bombers before they could execute their plan.
According to a report by Judicial Watch, the attack “was inspired by militant Islamist hatred of American military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq.” Emad Karakrah and Hector Huerta, two men currently in custody on unrelated charges, are suspected conspirators, though neither is being charged in relation to the plot. Karakrah is currently in Cook County Jail facing felony charges of disorderly conduct. Chicago police said that Karakrah’s car was decorated with an ISIS flag. Huerta, on the other hand, is currently in El Paso County Jail for suspected DUI.
Winfrey has not commented on the report, nor has the FBI.