Tell us again how we don’t need to watch people like this? This guy was serious in his efforts to join ISIS! He tried to join 5 times! He spoke of running over people in Times Square with a garbage truck…just like last year in France.
The big question is how many others are there?
A permanent U.S. citizen who drove for a car service in New York City has been accused of traveling to the Middle East to join ISIS and talked about wanting to carry out an attack in Times Square.
Mohamed Rafik Naji, 37, faces charges of providing material support for terrorism, according to court documents and law enforcement officials. The Yemen-born Brooklyn resident was arrested in his home borough.
“As alleged, the defendant was persistent in his efforts to join ISIL and support its terrorist objectives,” said U.S. Attorney Robert Capers.
VIDEO OF THE INITIAL ARREST OF NAJI:
“We will continue to identify and prosecute individuals like Naji who seek to empower our nation’s enemies and endanger our citizens and partners around the world.”
Authorities said that the man allegedly traveled to Yemen in 2015 in an attempt to join ISIS, but returned after several months when he was unable to join the terrorist organization.
MORE DETAIL ON NAJI’S PLAN TO ATTACK TIMES SQUARE:
Read more: NBC