“Ohio man indicted on U.S. charges of providing material support to Islamic State,” July 16, 2015
WASHINGTON – An Ohio man has been indicted on charges of providing material support to the Islamic State militant group and firearms and narcotics violations, the US Justice Department said on Thursday.
Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi, 38, who changed his name from Robert McCollum earlier this year, was arrested in June after he attempted to buy an AK-47 from an undercover agent, the department said.
He is alleged to have tried to persuade others to join Islamic State and also expressed a desire to carry out an attack in the United States, the department said.
Earlier today, I published a report on a NY Muslim who was charged with recruiting for ISIS and he tried to buy guns and planned to kill returning military troops
Here are more recent arrests of American Muslims thwarted before they could slaughter in the cause of Islam.
IJR: In the past few weeks, there’s been a surge in the number of jihadits apprehended while attempting to join and/or work with the terror group.
Here is a list of the major charges released by the Justice Department in the last six weeks.
Muhanad Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel
Muhanad Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel, both age 24 from Anaheim, California, were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to ISIL, otherwise known as ISIS. They were arrested by the FBI on May 21st.
Asher Abid Khan
Asher Abid Khan, a 20-year-old from southern Texas, was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS after allegedly telling a Turkish-based foreign terrorist fighter facilitator “I wanna die as a Shaheed,” which means martyr, in addition to requesting to join ISIS.
David Wright and Nicholas Rovinski
David Wright aka Dawud Sharif Abdul Khaliq, age 25, and Nicholas Rovinski aka Nuh Amriki, age 24, were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS on June 3rd, after plotting to attack police officers in New York, whom they referred to as “those boys in blue.”
The two also allegedly attempted to locate and behead what the affidavit described as “Intended Victim-1,” Pamela Geller, the organizer of the Mohammed cartoon drawing contest in Garland, Texas.
Samuel Rahamin Topaz
Samuel Rahamin Topaz, a 21-year-old New Jersey man, was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS, after being arrested on June 17th. According to Richard Frankel, the FBI special agent in charge:
“Topaz discussed his desire to travel to Syria to join ISIL. Fortunately, this threat did not materialize due to the indefatigable efforts of the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.”
In regard to his attempt to travel to Syria and join the ranks of ISIS, Topaz told one of the other conspirators working with him, “I’m saving my money for it bro trust me I got it.”
Amir Said Abdul Rahman Al-Ghazi
According to Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin, 38-year-old Amir Said Abdul Rahman Al-Ghazi “attempted to provide material support to ISIS and committed other federal weapon and drug offenses.”
Prior to being arrested by the authorities, Al-Ghazi attempted to purchase an AK-47, which he expressed a desire to use on innocent civilians.
Justin Nolan Sullivan, a 19-year-old from North Carolina, was arrested for planning “assassinations and violent attacks” inside the U.S.
Sullivan, a self-described “mujahid,” attempted to purchase an AR-15 rifle at a gun show in Hickory, N.C. After failing, he was charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS on June 22nd.
A 23-year-old New Jersey resident, Alaa Saadeh, was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS on June 26th.
Saadeh’s group was part of a much larger ring of radical Islamists inside the United States. His brother allegedly left the country to fight alongside ISIS. In addition to allegedly providing “services and personnel” to ISIS, he was also accused of trying to persuade a witness to lie to the FBI.