Two homegrown jihadis from Chicago were arrested on federal terrorism charges. The evidence against the two includes photos of the two flying a black ISIS flag at Illinois Beach State Park in Zion. The FBI then made a much more chilling discovery.
Breitbart has reported on the story:
An FBI sting going back several years compiled evidence that Joseph D. Jones and Edward Schimenti conspired to provide and attempt to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, according to a complaint. That included allegedly provided cellphones to someone working with the FBI, believing the phones would be used to detonate explosives in Syria.
This past February, Schimenti allegedly told one person in on the sting that he was angry about someone from work because he was gay, according to the complaint. If Islamic Law was ever instituted in the United States, Schimenti was quoted as saying, “We are putting you (homosexuals) on top of Sears Tower (now the Willis Tower) and we drop you.”
Jones also goes by the Arabic name ‘Yusuf Abdulhaqq’ and Schimenti has taken the name ‘Abdul Wali.’
The complaint against the men include disturbing material posted on their social media accounts, including Islamic State beheadings.
It says a photo posted on Schimenti’s Google Plus profile shows a masked man holding a knife and standing alongside an IS flag. A caption reads in capital letters that if you can’t travel abroad to fight, “then slaughter the pagans next to you.” Another posting reads: “Islamic State will control your country, matter of fact, Islam will dominate the world!!”
In 2015, a video was posted on Jones’ Google Plus profile entitled “Some of the Deadly Stabbing Ways: Do not Forget to Poison the Knife,” the complaint says. Another time, a person in on the FBI sting asked Jones if he ever thought about traveling to Syria to live in Islamic State territory. He answered, “Every night and day,” the complaint says.
If convicted, Jones and Schimenti face as much as 20 years in prison. Admittedly, it would be comforting if people as dangerous as these two could be locked up longer, but at least this is not Sweden, where the two would probably face a maximum of anger management classes.
In an effort to sway public opinion in favor of letting in more Muslim refugees, the Left often points to homegrown terrorist threats to show that refugees aren’t the problem. The Lefties are missing the point. It isn’t immigrant or refugee status that makes people dangerous to America, but rather radical Islamic ideology. And that is something that can be equally shared by folks born inside or outside the U.S.