The unsettling apprehensions of two terrorist suspects are yet another example of why the need to secure our country is paramount.
Two refugees were arrested on terrorism related charges. Terrorist suspect Aws Mohammed younis Al-Jayab was taken into custody in Sacramento, California, while Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan was apprehended in Houston, Texas.
The two men are reported to have ties to ISIS and the Middle East turmoil.
“Social media and other accounts say that as soon as he arrived in the United States, he began saying he wanted to return to Syria to ‘work,’ which the FBI says is believed to be a reference ‘to assisting in and supporting violent jihad.'” via FoxNews.com
Al-Jayab also spent time in Wisconsin and Arizona.
Fox News reporting
A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday accused 23-year-old Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab, of Sacramento, Calif., of traveling to Syria to fight alongside terrorist organizations and lying to government investigators about it.
Almost simultaneously in Houston, federal authorities announced the arrest of Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, on charges of attempting to provide material support to ISIS, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully and making false statements to investigators.
The documents did not indicate how the two men are connected.
However, the affidavit says Al-Jayab communicated with an unnamed individual living in Texas in April 2013 to see if he could receive training in various weapons.
Authorities say Al-Jayab, who came to the U.S. from Syria in October 2012, discussed plans to return to Syria and fight alongside terror groups with several other individuals on social media. The complaint says Al-Jayab was living in Wisconsin and Arizona during this period.
Social media and other accounts say that as soon as he arrived in the United States, he began saying he wanted to return to Syria to “work,” which the FBI says is believed to be a reference “to assisting in and supporting violent jihad.”
Al-Jayab criticized ISIS in several messages for killing Muslims, saying “If it weren’t for the State’s bloodletting, I would have been the first one to join it”, according to the FBI, although he later described fighting alongside the group.
In one communication with the Texas contact, dubbed “Individual I”, Al-Jayab described, during earlier fighting, emptying seven ammunition magazines from his assault rifle during a battle and executing three Syrian government soldiers.
According to the complaint, Al-Jayab traveled to Syria from Chicago via Turkey in November 2013. He remained in Syria until the following January and fought alongside several terror groups, including Ansar al-Islam, which merged with ISIS in 2014 after Al-Jayab had returned to the United States. He settled in Sacramento following his return to the U.S.
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