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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Cop Arrested Trying to Assist ISIS

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

Islam is in the United States. Islam has infiltrated the U.S. Government.  And now, it seems, Islam has infiltrated the people we trust to keep us protected. . . our local police.

The police officer in question is a DC Metro Transit Cop.  Nicholas Young is a 12 year veteran of the police force, and was last serving with one of the nation's most prominent transit systems, before he appeared in federal court in connection to charges that he tried to help ISIS.

Officer Nicholas Young has been charged with allegedly trying to assist ISIS operatives find more ways to communicate in secret.  Thin and with a beard, Young's appearance in court was short.  He was asked by the judge whether he has a lawyer or would like one appointed.  He said, "I'd like an attorney." No plea was entered.

He will be back in court on Thursday with is new attorney to discuss when to hold detention and preliminary hearings.

If convicted of the charges against him, Young faces up to 20 years in prison.

Investigators state Young purchased technology-related items to send to the ISIS operatives so they could evade authorities when contacting one another.  The ISIS operatives, however, were not Islamists, but FBI informants and agents from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington, which has been conducting a long undercover investigation in the case.

Metro transit police "initiated" the probe into Young, and the FBI has been investigating for "several years" since.

  • Law enforcement interviewed Young in September 2010 in connection with an acquaintance, Zachary Chesser, who had been arrested and subsequently pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. 
  • Young's interactions with undercover officers and an FBI informant over the next several years revealed his interest in terrorism-related activity.
  • In 2011, Young met several times with an undercover law enforcement officer and one of Young's "acquaintances," Amine El Khalifi, who has since been arrested and pleaded guilty for plotting to detonate a suicide bomb at the U.S. Capitol.
  • In 2011, Young traveled to Libya with body armor, a Kevlar helmet and other military-style items. He told FBI agents he had joined rebels looking to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Libya.
  • In 2012, Young allegedly told the informant that Muslims should try to uncover the informants who led to Khalifi's arrest.
  • Young has repeatedly praised prominent terrorism operations around the world.
  • In 2014, Young dressed up as Jihadi John on Halloween.  Jihadi John was the British man who appeared in several ISIS beheading videos.
  • In 2014, Young met 20 times with an FBI informant posing as a U.S. military reservist who had joined ISIS in Syria.
  • In 2015, Young emailed the informant asking for advice on how to send money to ISIS members.
  • In 2015, after the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in France, Young messaged an informant, saying, "Hopefully now people understand there are some lines you don't cross."
  • January of 2016, after the Paris attack, Young said that the attackers were misunderstood and that the assaults gave the West a taste of what Muslims face every day.
  • July of 2016, Young sent $245 worth of gift card codes to an FBI undercover officer, saying in a message, "Respond to verify receipt ... may not answer depending on when as this device will be destroyed after all are sent to prevent the data being possibly seen on this end in the case of something unfortunate."
Young was arrested Wednesday Morning, August 3, 2016, at the transit police headquarters in Washington.  He was charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS.

Over the past three years, more than 100 Americans have been charged with trying to join ISIS or are suspected of supporting the group in some other way.

Radical Islamism, coming to a police force near you.

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