John Booker was arrested Friday morning as he tried to arm what he thought was a 1,000 pound car bomb. Unfortunately for him, when he was planning the terror attack, the FBI was able to make contact with him and supplied him with dummy materials. The FBI first made contact with Booker in October and he told them he wanted to wage Jihad on America in support of ISIS. He also told agents, he wanted to leave a recording threatening soldiers and their families. Booker had told the FBI informant that he was permitted to wage jihad through authorization from the Koran.
On march 15th, Booker posted the following message on his Facebook page:
“I will soon be leaving you forever so goodbye! I’m going to wage jihad and hopes that i die.”
The FBI assured the public that there had been no breach at the base and that the “bomb” was a fake. Booker has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, attempting to damage property by means of an explosive, and attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group. A conviction could mean up to life imprisonment. The offenses, since they were not actually carried out, do not carry the possibility of the death sentence.
Booker, who also goes by his Muslim name of “Mohammed Abdullah Hassan,” is the 7th person arrested in the last ten days for attempting to give material support to a terrorist organization.
On Thursday, a Wisconsin man accused of traveling to the Middle East in a failed attempt to join ISIS was been ordered held without bond.
Last week, a Philadelphia woman was arrested on charges she tried to join and martyr herself for ISIS, a day after two women in New York were charged with plotting to wage jihad by building a bomb and using it for a Boston Marathon-type attack.
Federal prosecutors said last month that U.S. Air Force veteran Tairod Pugh plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS and was arrested on terrorism charges.
Also last month, federal prosecutors said an Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join ISIS and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S.
And in February, three Brooklyn residents were formally charged with providing material support to ISIS.
Courtesy of Red Statements.