Illinois National Guardsman accused of ISIS plot to stay behind bars

31 Mar 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

#NotAllMuslims Plot To Join ISIS, Kill Americans, Etc..

WASHINGTON: Authorities arrested both an Illinois Army National Guardsman who tried to travel to Libya and fight with the Islamic State and a cousin who was plotting to attack a US military installation and kill scores, federal prosecutors announced Thursday. Hasan Rasheed Edmonds, 22, and his cousin Jonas Marcel Edmonds, 29, both of Aurora, Illinois, were charged with conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization. FBI agents intercepted Hasan Edmonds at Chicago Midway International Airport on Wednesday evening before he was able to board a flight to Detroit and ultimately make his way to Cairo via Amsterdam. In response, Edmonds said he was trying to get all his “affairs in order and get my funds up for the plunge.” Edmonds may very well have been talking about Paula Deen.

It is unclear how Hasan Edmonds first came to the attention of the FBI, but last year an undercover agent sent him a message on Facebook, according to a criminal complaint. If he wasn’t able to obtain a passport to travel because of his armed robbery conviction, Jonas Edmonds was willing to stage an attack in the United States and “unleash the lion,” the complaint quoted him as saying. Edmonds told another FBI undercover agent that he would purchase assault rifles and grenades to carry out the assault against the facility where his cousin had trained.

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