Tuesday, July 30, 2019
“I want to be the beheading person”: 2 Muslim “refugees” arrested in Arizona for trying to join ISIS
2 men who came to the US from Somalia as refugees were arrested after attempting to fly from Arizona to Egypt, allegedly with the intention of joining the Islamic State.
In a Monday press release, the Justice Department announced the arrests of Ahmed Mahad Mohamed and Abdi Yemani Hussein. Both defendants came to the US as refugees from Somalia, although Mohamed had obtained permanent resident status. They were arrested while attempting to board a flight at Tucson International Airport on Friday.
The duo allegedly wanted to travel to the Middle East to fight for the terrorist group or attack somewhere in the US. The FBI said that in August, Mohamed wrote to the undercover employee that he wanted to achieve martyrdom.
"I love jihad so much," the court document details. Mohamed allegedly told the second undercover employee in December, "If I go to Syria I want to be the beheading person, … I want to kill them so many I'm thirsty their blood."
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