If you thought Orlando was the only plot this week, think again. Wednesday saw three different Islamist incidents involving law enforcement.
A man from Kosovo pled guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State in a Virginia court on Wednesday. Ardit Ferizi, 20, hacked into a U.S. online retailer and stole the personal information of 1,351 U.S. military personnel and federal officials. He passed the information on to British Islamic State hacker Junaid Hussain with the understanding ISIS would carry out attacks against those individuals.
He faces up to 20 years in prison for providing support to ISIS and up to a further five years for accessing a protected computer without permission.
A Turkish businessman in New York pleaded guilty to selling restricted missile supplies to the Iranian regime in violation of sanctions placed on Iran. Erdal Kuyumcu, 44, the chief executive of Global Metallurgy LLC smuggled 450 kilograms of cobalt-nickel metallic powder to Iran via Turkey. The powder is used in missiles and nuclear technology.
He is expected to be sentenced to five years in prison after reaching a deal with prosecutors, despite an initial sentence of 20 years and a $1 million fine which was first demanded.
A man in Texas has been jailed after threatening to kill people who refused to take a copy of the Quran he was handing out. He was found ranting about Allah and wandering around in the town of Denton. He was asked to leave the University of North Texas and reportedly went into a women’s Presbyterian clinic and told the staff to take a copy of the Quran to the chaplain or “die.”
He has been charged with “making a terroristic threat.”