Friday, May 22, 2015

[VIDEO] 2 'homegrown' jihadists nabbed in California on way to join ISIS, say officials

Two California men described as "homegrown violent extremists"were due in federal court Friday after they were arrested late Thursday while in the process of heading overseas to join ISIS, authorities said.
Muhanad Badawi and Nader Elhuzayel, both 24 and of Anaheim, were nabbed by the Orange County Joint Terrorism Task Force, Elhuzayel at Los Angeles International Airport and Badawi in Orange County. The task force includes officials from the FBI, Anaheim Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. A senior law enforcement official told Fox News the arrests were “related” to national security, but that the public were never in danger.
Prosecutors charged the men with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group.
Both men were described as "homegrown violent extremists" who were heading overseas, according to two sources who spoke to the Los Angeles Times. The suspects are due in federal court in Santa Ana Friday.
According to the complaint, Badawi and Elhuzayel used social media to discuss terrorist attacks and expressed a desire to die as martyrs.
According to the complaint, Elhuzayel asked Badawi "can you imagine when Al Qaeda joins with Islamic State?" to which Badawi allegedly responded: "we will be huge."

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