MARYLAND MAN ACCUSED OF RECEIVING $9,000 FROM ISIS TO CARRY OUT ATTACK ON AMERICAN SOIL

Man told the FBI that one of the militants said the money was to be used for “operational purposes”

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The FBI said Monday that it has arrested a Maryland man who received thousands of dollars from Islamic State terrorists to carry out an attack on U.S. soil.

Mohamed Yousef Elshinawy, 30, of Edgewood was taken into custody Friday afternoon at his home. He was charged with providing material support to the Islamic State, lying to the FBI about money transfers and concealing evidence, according to a criminal complaint.

The complaint outlined Elshinawy’s stream of communications with Islamic State operatives who sent him nearly $9,000.

Elshinawy told the FBI that one of the militants said the money was to be used for “operational purposes”and cited the May attack on the prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Tex., as the kind of target he should contemplate, according to court documents.

The FBI arrested a 30-year-old Edgewood, Md. man who was charged with providing material support to the Islamic State. The FBI said that Mohamed Yousef Elshinawy received nearly $9,000 from Islamic State militants. (WUSA 9)

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