Skip to comments.FBI: Florida man scouted terror targets and attack weapons (deported from Saudi Arabia to US)
Posted on 05/27/2020 3:52:49 PM PDT by Libloather
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man is charged with providing material support to the Islamic State extremist group, including attempting to buy multiple weapons and scouting potential targets for an attack in the Tampa Bay area, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
A criminal complaint charges Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. The charge carries a potential 20-year prison term.
According to the affidavit, Al-Azhari scouted a number of targets in the Tampa Bay region, including beaches, parks and even the Tampa FBI field office. He also allegedly rehearsed what he would say when carrying out an attack, some of which was intercepted by electronic surveillance on May 16.
Know America. Today is your emergency. Today we kill from you guys like you killed from us, he is overheard saying, according to the affidavit. This is a revenge for Muslims.
Court-ordered searches of Al-Azharis iPhone also revealed numerous videos and statements attributed to the Islamic State group. Another video, the FBI says, shows Al-Azhari in a facemask and pointing a gun at presumably someone on the floor.
Hey you, get on the floor. Get on the floor now. Dont you move, dont you move, Im telling you, I will kill you, he says on the video.
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Must've missed a few 'reform' classes.
Florida man? Must be a redneck. Right? /sarc
hmm...reported in the Washington Times via AP. Nothing in today’s Tampa Bay (f/k/a St. Petersburg) Times about this.
The Saudis should done everyone a favor, and offed him.
Fox 13 -
DOJ: Tampa man scouted Honeymoon Island for terrorist attack on behalf of ISIS
The DOJ write-up is pretty interesting:
Maybe they should adopt Rush's time saving technique: Dittos.
As I said before, do not look in Saudi Arabia, but in US liberal sanctuary cities and universities for the worst terrorists.
damnhim, that’s my favorite beach
That is interesting. An interest in Omar Matteen and the Orlando gay nightclub massacre, an interest in the Bataclan Massacre in France, messing around with publications from the Falls Church cell’s imam Anwar AL Aulaqi /Awlaki, researching the Tampa Hard Rock.
I think it's safe to say he doesn't take orders from Jesus...
As their conversation progressed, AL-AZHARI converted CHS-1 to Islam by having him take a shahada (i.e., profession of faith). He explained the five pillars of Islam and spoke about the end of Ramadan. AL-AZHARI then spoke about jihad and martyrdom. In relevant part, he said, We have to plan this out. Unless you want to die today.
AL-AZHARI also explained what the term kuffar means (i.e., disbelievers/non-Muslims). Later, he explained that he wanted to save money so that he could use it to take care of other Muslim brothers. AL-AZHARI then spoke about preparing oneself for death at any moment, not targeting women, the elderly or children, and the idea of the afterlife.
AL-AZHARI went on to say that he wanted to go live with the Good brothers in Syria and Iraq. He continued, I want to join ISIS. They are the real followers. Ive lived there before. I enjoyed that life. Later, AL-AZHARI claimed that the Prophet Muhammad supported the concept of killing disbelievers and taking their money by force.
So, he says he has in the past lived in Syria...
Later, AL-AZHARI, said, You die, you win. I want to kill a kaffir [infidel]. I want
to kill my dad. A kaffir and his killer will never meet in hellfire.
AL-AZHARI claimed that he had labeled locations on Google Maps of people he encountered who had military license plates or displayed anything government-related. AL-AZHARI explained that this was to target them one day.
AL-AZHARI also made several comments about shooting police officers and robbing banks. He suggested that he and CHS-1 could use a silencer to shoot people and take their money, and that the two could shoot a police officer and take his weapons. Furthermore, AL-AZHARI suggested that he and CHS-1 kidnap and kill a high-ranking American military officer on behalf of ISIS, and then he laughed.
The conversations between CHS-1 and AL-AZHARI on May 24, 2020, are summarized as follows: AL-AZHARI referenced the brothers shooting down a Jordanian pilot, putting him in a cage, and burning him, which I believe is a reference to an atrocity that ISIS carried out. AL-AZHARI then said, You attack
them like they attack you Thats what we do, we slaughter them That is my target here, America.
He said he wants to kill his Dad, wonder what that’s about.
No mention of where he was born but he says he lived in Syria.
Like Omar Mateen, he has a female assistant whom he told to pick up his car and to throw “toys” away..
Omar’s dad was an FBI informant.
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