2006 Prague terror plot

The 2006 Prague terror plot was revealed on September 23, 2006, when security services in Prague went on high alert due to suspicions of an imminent terror attack.[1][2][3]

The plotEdit

According to the Czech Republic's leading newspaper, Mlada fronta Dnes, Islamist extremists were planning to kidnap and kill Jews in Prague. They intended to take Jews captive in a Prague synagogue, make demands which could not be met and then blow up the building, killing everybody inside. Interior Minister Ivan Langer said the situation was "the most serious ever".[4]

According to Czech Chief Rabbi Efraim Sidon, the attack had been planned against the Jerusalem Synagogue in the center of the city, and not against a synagogue in the Jewish Quarter.[5] The Czech security services were investigating a possible link between fresh terror threats made by radical Muslims to kill Jews in Prague and the arrest of a Pakistani citizen in Oslo.[5]


  1. ^ Smith, Craig S. (2006-10-07). "Report of Plot to Attack Jews Prompts Terror Alert in Prague". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  2. ^ "More light shed on terror threat against Czech Republic | Radio Prague". Radio Praha. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  3. ^ "Report on Terror Threat in Prague is Surprise to Jewish Community". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. 2006-10-10. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  4. ^ Plot Against Jews Reported in Prague, Spiegel, October 06, 2006
  5. ^ a b Czech officials: Synagogue plot may be linked to Oslo attacks Archived 2007-03-01 at the Wayback Machine, Haaretz, October 8th, 2006