Federal agents arrested two men Ahmed Mahad Mohamed and Abdi Yemani Hussein at Tucson International Airport for conspiring to join the ISIS.
The FBI says that Ahmed Mohamed and Abdi Hussein were arrested at the airport on July 26 and says the pair had been communicating with an undercover agent posing as a supporter of ISIS.
Mohamed told the undercover agent, “[I]f I go to Syria I want to be the beheading person.” Also according to the FBI Mohamed and Hussein wanted to travel overseas to fight for ISIS or conduct an attack within the United States.
Department of Justice: “John Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Michael Bailey, the United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, Michael McGarrity, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, and Sean Kaul, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Phoenix Field Office, announced that on July 26, Ahmed Mahad Mohamed and Abdi Yemani Hussein, were arrested for conspiring to provide material support and resources to ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization.”
“According to the criminal complaint, the defendants had been in communication with an FBI undercover employee whom they believed was a supporter of ISIS ideology. These communications revealed the defendants’ desire to travel overseas in order to fight on behalf of ISIS or to conduct an attack within the United States if they were unable to travel,” the DOJ released in a statement. “Ultimately, the defendants purchased airline tickets to travel to Egypt, with the intention to travel on to Sinai and join ISIS. FBI agents arrested Mohamed and Hussein after they checked in for their flight at the Tucson International Airport in Arizona.”
“According to court documents, both defendants came to the United States as refugees from Somalia. At the time of their arrest, Mohamed had obtained lawful permanent resident status and Hussein remained a refugee,” the statement continues.
Yes, our immigration system is broken! We need to review every refugee allowed into our country during the Obama regime. This is all due to letting them in with no real background checks.
Is Omar ready for another round of plea for leniency?
— Loud Thinker (@KevinWeigh) July 30, 2019
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