Two Somali Refugees in U.S. Arrested for Trying to Join ISIS; One Said, "I Want to Be the Beheading Person"

(Arizona Daily Star) Stephanie Casanova - Ahmed Mahad Mohamed, 21, and Abdi Yemani Hussein, 20, both residents of Tucson, Arizona, and refugees from Somalia, were arrested Friday on suspicion of trying to join the Islamic State, federal officials said Monday. They revealed in communications with an undercover FBI agent that they wanted to travel overseas to fight on behalf of ISIS or conduct an attack within the U.S. The men purchased tickets to travel from Tucson to Egypt, with the intent to travel on to the Sinai Peninsula. Mohamed told the undercover agent, "I want to be the beheading person....I want to kill them so many I am thirsty for their blood," referring to disbelievers.

2019-08-01 00:00:00

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