“The same day, Rovinski, of Warwick, Rhode Island, was interviewed by agents. He said he converted to Islam two years ago, and he changed his name to ‘Nuh Amriki.’ The Islamic State group appealed to him ‘because they represent the most pure and honest form of the religion,’ according to investigators.” Not that this has anything to do with Islam.
“FBI: Men who plotted with Boston terror suspect readily admitted ISIS support,” by Eric Levenson and Allison Manning, Boston Globe, June 12, 2015:
Confronted by FBI agents hours after his uncle was killed by police, David Wright admitted that he was the one who got Usaamah Rahim interested in the terrorism perpetuated by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, according to a complaint filed in federal court this week.
Wright and a second man, Nicholas Rovinski, face charges in federal court with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
They were in on a plan with Rahim to behead anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller, authorities allege. Both were questioned by agents after Rahim was shot and killed by Boston police and FBI agents outside a Roslindale CVS on June 2.
It’s “anti-Muslim” to stand for the freedom of speech, according to the Boston Globe.
Wright, of Everett, and Rovinski, of Rhode Island, readily admitted their allegiance to the Islamic State group, according to the complaint, which details recorded conversations between the three men.
Wright, 25, has already been charged with conspiracy to destroy evidence. Rovinski, 24, appeared in U.S. District Court on Friday wearing sweatpants, a t-shirt, and slippers.
Both are being held without bail pending a June 19 hearing.
“It’s not true,” said Rovinski’s mother, who also appeared in federal court.
Wright told investigators that he was the one who introduced Rahim, his 26-year-old uncle, to the Islamic State group, according to the FBI agent who wrote thee complaint. The agent said Wright “persuaded (Rahim) that ISIL’s statements were supported by religious scholars and the Koran.”
In a conversation on a rainy Rhode Island beach, according to the agent, the three decided to behead Geller in New York, in order to go along with the Islamic State group’s call for action.
The morning of June 2, Rahim had a change of plans, the agent wrote. He told Wright in a phone call recorded by the FBI that he planned to “go after … those boys in blue,” meaning police officers.
“My goal since when I called you is … I just want to meet Allah,” Rahim told Wright, according to the complaint. “Since Jihad is a way out, and it’s a way to be with Allah.”
Later, Wright asked Rahim again if he had abandoned his earlier plan. “No, it’s going to be local,” Rahim said in the phone call.
“Oh, oh, dang them juicy necks is intense,” Wright responded. “I feel so left out.”
Rahim said he had a clear purpose: “I’ve already gave my Bay’a [allegiance to the Islamic State group] so it’s not a random vigilante attack.”
Before Rahim could do anything, police shot and killed him. They said he lunged at them with a knife in a Roslindale parking lot.
The same day, Rovinski, of Warwick, Rhode Island, was interviewed by agents. He said he converted to Islam two years ago, and he changed his name to “Nuh Amriki.” The Islamic State group appealed to him “because they represent the most pure and honest form of the religion,” according to investigators.
He said he supported violent resistance against “crusader governments,” and he was in favor of the Islamic State group’s well-publicized beheadings, according to the complaint….