Maryland man charged with support for ISIS

Israel National News reports: “A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Maryland man on charges of attempting to murder an FBI agent and trying to provide support to Islamic State (ISIS), Reuters reports.

Nelash Das, 25, of Landover Hills, was arrested by federal agents in September of 2016 as he was preparing to attack a U.S. military service member. He was accompanied by a person who was a paid FBI informant, court records show.

Das, a Bangladeshi citizen who is a legal U.S. resident, was indicted for attempting to provide support to ISIS from October 2015 to September 2016, the Justice Department said in a statement quoted by Reuters.

The statement and the indictment provided no details about the charge of attempting to murder an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Officials were not immediately available to comment.

Das told the informant that he was committed to attacking a military service member, adding, ‘That’s my goal in life,’ according to an October 2016 affidavit. He faces up to life in prison if convicted…”

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