FBI Arrests 3 Kenyans at US Airport Over ISIS Connection
FBI agents have arrested three Americans of Kenyan descent over connection with terror group ISIS.
The three men — Muse Abdikadir Muse, Mohamud Abdikadir Muse, and Mohamed Salat Haji — were taken into custody on Monday at a Michigan airport.
According to a Department of Justice announcement released on Tuesday, they are in their 20s and had pledged allegiance to Islamic State.
They also discussed a potential attack in the United States if one of them was unable to travel overseas to fight for Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
They are also accused of threatening to kill “non-believers” by mowing them down with a car.
They were arrested at Gerald Ford Airport in Michigan as Muse Abdikadir Muse, 23, also known as Muse Muse, was going through security screening process.
Authorities stated he had checked in for a trip that would eventually take him to Mogadishu, Somalia, with the goal of joining IS.
In an online exchange with an undercover FBI agent, Muse allegedly mentioned he wanted to join IS in Somalia and “fight in the front lines.”
All three men, who are naturalized US citizens, were charged with conspiring to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.
If convicted, the men could be imprisoned for 20 years.