Ezer Zuniga on July 30, 2019
The Division of Justice introduced the arrest of two Somali males who got here to the U.S. as refugees for allegedly making an attempt to supply materials assist to the Islamic State.
FBI brokers arrested Ahmed Mahad Mohamed, 21, and Abdi Yemani Hussein, 20, at Tucson Worldwide Airport on Friday. That they had already checked in to board a flight to Egypt, they usually allegedly deliberate to journey to Egypt’s Sinai area to hitch ISIS, in line with the DOJ on Monday.
Hussein remained a refugee through the time of his arrest, whereas Mohamed had already obtained lawful everlasting resident standing, the DOJ stated, citing courtroom paperwork.
“In line with the felony criticism, the defendants had been in communication with an FBI undercover worker whom they believed was a supporter of ISIS ideology. These communications revealed the defendants’ want to journey abroad so as to combat on behalf of ISIS or to conduct an assault inside america in the event that they had been unable to journey,” the DOJ stated in a statement.
The lads then determined to buy airline tickets to journey to Egypt, and their plan was allegedly to travel to Sinai and be part of ISIS.
“In line with courtroom paperwork, each defendants got here to america as refugees from Somalia,” the DOJ added. “On the time of their arrest, Mohamed had obtained lawful everlasting resident standing and Hussein remained a refugee.”
President Donald Trump shared the story Tuesday morning on Twitter.
“Certainly one of them acknowledged ‘The most effective get up name is Islamic State to get victory or one other 9/11,’” he added. “Get good folks!”
Somali refugees arresed in Tucson on strategy to Egypt. They had been in contact with an agent posing as a terrorist. Certainly one of them acknowledged, “The most effective get up name is Islamic State to get victory or one other 9/11.” Get good folks! #MAGA #KAG @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2019