Islamic State in Buffalo: Muslima had kill list of Air Force, FBI, govt officials
“Lane reported that Yassin tweeted a list of town of residence and phone numbers of approximately 150 U.S. Air Force personnel with the following quote: ‘Rejoice, O supporters of the Caliphate State, with the dissemination of the information to be delivered to lone wolves … God said: “And slay them wherever you may come upon them.”‘”
That phrase is in the Qur’an three times: 2:191, 4:89 and 9:5. Not that this has anything to do with…uh…
More on this story. “ISIL comes to Buffalo,” Buffalo Reflex, February 24, 2016 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
When 15 to 20 FBI agents gathered early Thursday morning at the Hunte Pet Company parking lot, people wondered what was going on.
A couple of hours later, the agents arrested Safya Roe Yassin, 38, Buffalo, and she was later charged with communicating threats of violence over the Internet. Federal investigators said Yassin made a post on Twitter in August with the names, cities and phone numbers of two FBI agents, with the words “Wanted to Kill.”
She also allegedly made threats against government officials and members of the military, recommending that many needed to be beheaded.
Stacie Lane, special agent for the FBI, wrote a 17-page affidavit outlining a criminal complaint against Yassin, who had moved to Buffalo from Bolivar a few months earlier.
In the affidavit, Lane stated that on Aug. 24, 2015, Yassin tweeted a link containing photographs, addresses, other contact information and even credit-card information of United States service men and women and State Department employees. She also allegedly said that a media personality “would be better off without her head.”
Lane reported that Yassin tweeted a list of town of residence and phone numbers of approximately 150 U.S. Air Force personnel with the following quote: “Rejoice, O supporters of the Caliphate State, with the dissemination of the information to be delivered to lone wolves … God said: ‘And slay them wherever you may come upon them.’”
The FBI agent pointed out that it is against the law to transmit in interstate or foreign commerce “any communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of another.” Also, the law prohibits aiding, abetting, counseling, commanding, inducing or procuring the commission of an offense against the United States.
The FBI first identified Yassin through a complaint call on Jan. 30, 2015, from a person who had befriended Yassin on Facebook several years ago. According to the complainant, Yassin was nonthreatening at first, but later Yassin was convinced that ISIL is going to save the world and was trying to rally support for the radical Islamist organization.
According to the affidavit, Yassin told the complainant that he/she would go to hell if he/she did not divorce his/her non-Muslim spouse and get rid of his/her non-Muslim friends. Yassin also allegedly told the complainant that he/she would go to hell for his/her beliefs in God.
The complainant said that although Yassin’s beliefs are disturbing, she has not directly advocated violence to the complainant.
On May 29, 2015, Yassin allegedly made a Twitter post referencing a “Freedom of Speech Rally Round II,” which was scheduled to take place in Phoenix that night. The posts stated the following: “They are only getting bolder because no one was killed at their last event, but if it goes the other way …” and “They
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