19-Year-Old From Pennsylvania Charged in Terror Plot

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19-Year-Old From Pennsylvania Charged in Terror Plot.

Washington – US authorities on Thursday arrested a Pennsylvania man on charges of attempting to provide material support to the extremist Islamic State, according to the US Justice Department.A 19-year-old man from Pennsylvania pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, used Twitter to spread its propaganda and had a backpack with ammunition that suggests he might have been plotting an attack, the federal authorities said.

The charges allege that Aziz propagated Islamic State’s “hateful rhetoric” via at least 57 different Twitter accounts while also posting the names and addresses of 100 US military personnel. From within his parents’ house, Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz created a stockpile of weapons and spent his days chatting about buying women as slaves and killing US soliders, using Twitter handles like @MuslimBruh0. Authorities said a search of Aziz’s home “revealed a tactical-style backpack in his closet, which contained high-capacity weapons magazines, ammunition, a knife, and other survival items.” The arrest comes on the same day as Mufid A Elfgeeh, 31, of Rochester, New York, pled guilty for attempting to assist Islamic State through social media promotion and assistance with travel logistics to Syria. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. “It’s pretty crazy, when it’s right here at home,” one neighbor told Eyewitness News. “You hear it from California or Paris, but then it’s right up the street, it’s real.” Aziz is alleged to have posted a hyperlink containing the names, addresses and other personal information of 100 reported U.S. military members and calls for violence against them.

Also on Thursday, federal authorities arrested Enrique Marquez Jr, 24, of Riverside, California, for charges related to the San Bernardino terror attacks that left 14 dead and 22 wounded. As soon as Twitter closed one account, Aziz would open another: It appears that Twitter routinely suspends AZIZ’s accounts due to the radical nature of his postings, which violate Twitter’s policies. Aziz’s closet during a search Nov. 27 contained a high-capacity magazine loaded with ammunition, a modified kitchen knife, a thumb drive, a tin filled with medicine and a face mask similar to those worn by Islamic State militants. AZIZ then responds by creating backup accounts or opening a new Twitter account with slightly different variations of the common user names that he uses.

Attorney’s Office and the Pennsylvania State Police, along with local law enforcement and other members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, for their efforts in apprehending this individual for his alleged efforts to aid ISIL. We understand that this individual is a U.S. citizen and his arrest is a reminder that we must remain vigilant, strong and focused on anyone here in the state who may seek to harm Pennsylvanians.”

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