“Federal officials say the charges against Nader Saadeh, 20, were the result of an FBI investigation into a group of individuals from New York and New Jersey.” A group of what the government and media would have us believe are misunderstanders of Islam. How did such a group arise? How did they all come to misunderstand Islam in the same way? How did these Muslims all come to be conspiring to join an entity that all our leaders assure us has nothing to do with Islam?
“Nader Saadeh, Formerly of New Jersey, Charged With Conspiring to Support ISIS,” by Cassandra Vinograd, NBC News, August 10, 2015:
A former New Jersey resident has been charged with allegedly attempting to provide support to ISIS, the Justice Department said Monday.
Federal officials say the charges against Nader Saadeh, 20, were the result of an FBI investigation into a group of individuals from New York and New Jersey. Several others were arrested in June and have already been charged.
Saadeh lived in New Jersey until he left the U.S. in May to allegedly join ISIS, according to the Justice Department statement. It was not immediately clear how and when he returned to the U.S.
Saadeh sent “electronic messages” expressing his hatred for the U.S. between 2012 and 2013 and posted images of the ISIS flag on Facebook in 2014, according to the Justice Department.
He later allegedly became a “radicalized supporter” of the terror group and expressed support for ISIS-related attacks in Paris.
Saadeh — identified as a former resident of Bergen County — has been charged with conspiring with other individuals in New Jersey and New York to provide material support to ISIS and also with attempting to provide material support to the terror organization.
He was due to appear in court later Monday.
The investigation into Saadeh began when a friend contacted the FBI and expressed concerns that Saadeh, his brother and others were planning to travel overseas and possibly join a terror group.
The friend — identified by the Justice Department as “Individual 1” — chronicled how the suspect’s “adoption of stringent religious behavior” had coincided with “numerous statements in support of” ISIS, according to the criminal complaint against Saadeh.
When Saadeh told “Individual 1” he was planning to go study theology overseas, “Individual 1” became “very suspicious because Saadeh had never been very studious,” the complaint said.
Search warrants unearthed texts between Saadeh and his mother in which the suspect’s mother urges him to “not go anywhere if u love me.”
The complaint said Saadeh — a dual U.S.-Jordanian national — boarded a flight on May 5 from New York to Amman, Jordan. The suspect was apparently detained upon arrival. It was not immediately clear when and how he was returned to the U.S. The Justice Department declined to comment, saying only that Saader [sic] was arrested Monday morning in New Jersey.
At some point between May 5 and Monday — the day Saadeh was charged — others involved in the alleged conspiracy were arrested and apparently implicated him.
Saadeh’s brother, Alaa, was apparently one of them. Alaa Saadeh was arrested on June 29 and indicted on similar charges of conspiring to provide support to ISIS.
According to the criminal complaint, Alaa Saadeh told the FBI that he and his brother had watched ISIS propaganda videos and discussed going overseas to join the group….