COURT DOC: Four Defendants Charged with Conspiring to Provide Material Support to ISIS

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December 15, 2022

The U.S. Department of Justice announced that “A criminal complaint was unsealed…in federal court in Brooklyn charging Mohammad David Hashimi, 35, of Potomac Falls, Virginia; Abdullah At Taqi, 23, of East Elmhurst, Queens, New York; Khalilullah Yousuf, 34, of Ontario, Canada; and Seema Rahman, 25, of Edison, New Jersey, with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).”

“According to court documents, Hashimi and Yousuf were members of a group chat…on an encrypted social media and mobile messaging electronic communication service that facilitated communication between and among supporters of ISIS and other groups that adhered to similar violent jihadist ideologies. In early April 2021, members of Group Chat-1 discussed posting donation links that purported to be for humanitarian causes but that were in fact intended to help the ‘mujahideen,’ an Arabic term that translates to ‘holy warriors’ that is used by ISIS supporters to refer to ISIS fighters….Between February 2021 and July 2022, the defendants raised and contributed more than $35,000 to Facilitator-1 via a combination of cryptocurrency and other sources.” (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)

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