A Group of U.S. Based Muslims Have Been Arrested In A Scheme That Was Directly Supporting ISIS.
The FBI has brought down another ISIS support ring within the United States, this time in St. Louis county, Missouri. The three people are all Bosnian immigrants, two of them married are Ramiz Zijad Hodzic (40), his wife, Sedina Unkic Hodzic (35), and Armin Harcevic (37). They were all indicted for supplying not only monetary support to the terrorist organization, but they are also accused of aiding ISIS with military equipment.
The trio is accused of sending over $10,000 in not only cash, but also various supplies including U.S. military uniforms, tactical gear, rifle scopes, and various other items meant to aid ISIS supporters in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. Crimes of this nature, meant to aid a terrorist organization can bring up to 15 years in prison.
The FBI is proactively searching for anyone that is supporting ISIS and other terrorist organizations, and they want those people to know that they're out to get them. William Woods, the head of the FBI's St. Louis office said, " The indictment unsealed today epitomizes the FBI's commitment to disrupting and holding accountable those who seek to provide material support to terrorists and terrorist organizations."
James Comey, the director of the FBI galvanized Woods's message that the FBI is "keenly" looking for people supporting terrorists. He also said that this is not an isolated incident in, "We have have open cases all over the place focused on this threat." He even mentioned that Alaska is the only state without a case about ISIS support.
With terror cells popping alive in places like Paris, it's imperative that Homeland Security and the FBI work to keep Americans safe from terrorism. In January an ISIS sympathizer was arrested after plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol. It's not certain where the next terrorist sympathizers will be captured, but it's good to know that the government agencies are doing their jobs to keep the homeland safe.