Maryland Resident Charged With Supporting ISIS, Planned to Kill Military Member; Obama Hosts WH Concert

Posted by on Oct 04, 2016 at 7:47 am

Another day, another climate change attack foiled.

A 24-year-old resident of Maryland was charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State by planning to kill a member of the U.S. military, federal officials said Monday.

Federal agents picked up on the alleged plans of Nelash Mohamed Das — a citizen of Bangladesh living in Hyattsville — and placed him under surveillance.

At one point, a confidential source provided Das with a gun, and on Sept. 30, he arrived at the Maryland address where he had been led to believe his target lived, according to federal officials.

At the time, “Das believed that the firearms could fire ammunition; in reality, they had been rendered inert by the FBI,” federal officials said.

Das was taken into custody there after a short chase.

Earlier, from September 2015 to early 2016, Das had used social media to express his support for the Islamic State, including support for terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., according to federal officials.

“Sitting on twitter is not enough,” he allegedly wrote on Sept. 28, 2015. “I envy seeing brothers getting shahada n slaying kuffar while im at home not gettin any action.”

“Shahada,” according to the FBI, translates roughly to “dying as a martyr,” and “kuffar” means “infidels” or “disbelievers.”

In January, Das allegedly tweeted a picture of an AK-47 assault rifle along with the text: “This is more than just a gun. This is a ticket to Jannah.”

Jannah, the FBI said, is a reference to the Islamic concept of paradise.

Apparently no photos of this guy exist. They don’t want to alarm anyone, we guess. Meanwhile, the occupant of the White House took time out of his busy schedule Monday to have a party:

President Obama with Lego men at South by South Lawn. #sxsl

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And there was music, too!

The Lumineers perform at South by South Lawn. I think they had a good time! #sxsl @thelumineers

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