FBI Captures 22-Year-Old ISIS Wannabe in New York

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: May 24, 2016 3:30 PM
FBI Captures 22-Year-Old ISIS Wannabe in New York

The FBI has arrested a 22-year-old New York City man on Monday for allegedly supporting the Islamic State according to ABC News.   Apparently, an elaborate FBI and NYPD operation with the help of at least four undercover law enforcement agents, led to the man's capture.  

Sajmir Alimehmeti was arrested before dawn this morning without struggle. He apparently tried to help one of the under cover agents receive transportation to Syria.  

Alimehmeti attempted to join ISIS in 2014 but was stopped twice in the United Kingdom. On one occasion, “authorities found camouflage pants and shirts, as well as nunchucks, in Alimehmeti’s luggage” and the second time because U.K. authorities found “images of ISIS flags” and “improvised explosive device attacks” on his cellphone. He was then sent back to the U.S.

When talking to the undercover agent, Alimeheti expressed his anger with living in the United States and was jealous that he could not go to Syria.  “I’m ready to f---ing go with you, man ... You know I would ... I’m done with this place. There are kuffar (unbelievers) everywhere,” he said later, upon learning of another “ISIS recruit’s” plans to travel to Syria.

Alimehmeti was also charged with passport fraud for allegedly lying about losing his passport in an attempt to get a new one.