To understand why these Muslims wanted to wage jihad, watch this:
The suspects will appear in federal court in Downtown Brooklyn this afternoon. The 3 men are charged with providing material support to ISIS.
The men have been identified as Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Uzbekistan; Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Kazakhstan; and Abror Habibov, 30, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Uzbekistan.
Officials say Juraboev and Saidakhmetov first came to the attention of law enforcement during the summer of 2014 after they expressed their online support for the establishment by force of an Islamic caliphate in Iraq and Syria.
Saidakhmetov intended to commit acts of terrorism on American soil if they were unable to travel abroad to join ISIS, according to authorities. In an August 2014 posting on an Uzbek-language website that propagates ISIS's ideology, Juraboev allegedly offered to kill the President of the United States if ordered to do so by ISIS:
"I am in USA now ... But is it possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs anyway while here? What I'm saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do? That will strike fear in the hearts of infidels."
A week later, FBI met with Juraboev twice. He allegedly told them that he believes in ISIS' terrorist agenda, and that he would like to go to Syria to fight with ISIS "if Allah wills." He also told them he would harm POTUS if he could, based on president's role in killing Muslims, his support for Israel, and recent bombings of ISIS. Juraboev allegedly said he didn't have an imminent plan to harm Obama, but that if anyone within ISIS told him to, he would. (Source)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Three Brooklyn Muslims Charged with Providing Material Support to ISIS
This is getting really close to home. I live in the Bronx, and I go to church in Queens. The Muslims arrested said they were willing to launch an attack here in the U.S.