American ISIS Supporter Charged With Trying to Kill Soldiers Returning from Iraq
A federal grand jury has charged Mufid A. Elfgeeh, a Yemeni-born American citizen, for seeking to deliver money and support to ISIS as well as kill American soldiers returning from abroad.
A federal grand jury has charged a Yemeni-born American citizen with seeking to deliver money and support to ISIS. Specifically, he sought to help three men get to Syria to join ranks with the radical Sunni group.
The trouble doesn't end there. From the AP report:
The man, Mufid A. Elfgeeh, 30, was also charged with the attempted murder of current and former members of the United States military, including some who had returned from Iraq, and possession of firearms equipped with silencers, the Justice Department said."
As Time notes, Elfgeeh was caught in a sting operation by the FBI and arrested in late May. In a statement, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reaffirmed his commitment to pursuing those who would help ISIS, American or other.
We will remain aggressive in identifying and disrupting those who seek to provide support to [ISIS] and other terrorist groups that are bent on inflicting harm upon Americans.”
As the Daily Beast reported last month, at least three Americans have already been arrested for transgressions related to assisting or joining ISIS.