A sting operation carried about by police and anti-terrorism units in Illinois uncovered two men conspiring to join ISIS and commit terrorist attacks on the United States. The two men were arrested and will be put on trial, likely to get a very tough sentence.
Joseph D. Jones, 35 and Edward Schimenti, 35 – the two men in question, thought they were helping out another crazed ISIS fanatic with his own plans, when it turned out that the ‘ISIS informant’ was actually a police officer involved in a sting operation. The two not only confessed what they had been doing to the informant, but had future plans which they discussed with him.
Details of any plans have not yet become available, considering the sensitive nature of this situation.
The Daily Caller has more:
Jones, who went by “Yusuf Abdulhaqq,” and Schimenti, who went by “Abdul Wali,” allegedly met two undercover FBI agents and the informant in the fall of 2015. According to a criminal complaint, the two men professed support for ISIS, gave the informant phones thought to be used for explosives overseas and drove the informant to Chicago’s O’Hare airport thinking he was going to travel to Syria to fight.
The criminal complaint also stated that Schimenti said he wanted to see the ISIS flag “on top of the White House.” Both men are from Zion, Illinois and are U.S. citizens. So far in 2017, four individuals have been arrested by the FBI for supporting ISIS.