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Kenyan-born Michigan residents arrested for conspiracy to join ISIS, use car to run down Americans


This news story was published on January 27, 2019.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three residents of Lansing, Michigan, were arrested without incident Monday afternoon for conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan charged all three in a criminal complaint filed today in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The conspiracy charge is punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.

Members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) arrested Muse Abdikadir Muse (Muse Muse) at the Gerald R. Ford Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, after checking in for a flight to the first of a series of destinations on his way to Mogadishu, Somalia. Shortly thereafter, law enforcement arrested alleged coconspirators Mohamud Abdikadir Muse (Mohamud Muse), and Mohamed Salat Haji (Haji). All three defendants are naturalized U.S. citizens who were born in Kenya.

According to the complaint affidavit, Muse Muse purchased airline tickets earlier this month to travel from Grand Rapids to Mogadishu, departing on Monday, January 21, 2019. Among other support, the complaint alleged Haji and Mohamud Muse aided in the purchase of the ticket and drove Muse Muse to the Grand Rapids airport, each knowing the true purpose of the travel was for Muse Muse to join and fight for ISIS.

The complaint asserts that all three defendants pledged allegiance to ISIS through videos they recorded themselves. Muse Muse and Haji allegedly discussed with each other their desire to join ISIS, to kill non-believers, and even to potentially use a car for a martyrdom operation to run down non-believers here in the United States if they could not travel overseas to fight for ISIS. Following the arrests, federal agents executed search warrants at a residence shared by Mohamud Muse and Muse Muse.

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, Andrew B. Birge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, and Tim Slater, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Detroit Field Division, announced the arrests.

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8 Responses to Kenyan-born Michigan residents arrested for conspiracy to join ISIS, use car to run down Americans

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 28, 2019 at 8:27 am

    I thought obananna’s home town was Chicago ?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    In other news, thousands of white people attack and kill each other everyday in the united states. You all are goons.

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      FBI Reply Report comment

      January 27, 2019 at 7:45 pm

      Thousands? What you been drinking?

      The number of people murdered daily in the United States varies each year. In 2016, there were approximately 15,696 murders, which breaks down to about 43 murders daily,

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 28, 2019 at 7:43 am

        And, most of those are blacks killing blacks.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 29, 2019 at 7:57 am

          They don’t even like each other.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 2:44 pm

    Muslims have sworn to kill us and we let them into our country. Thanks a lot Obama.

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    IParker Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Hang them all, in a pig sty.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 27, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Oh yes, Obama, tell us again how Islam is the religion of peace.

    It’s too bad these inbred idiots didn’t resist arrest to the point of extreme pb intervention.