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Florida Resident Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempting to Possess a Weapon of Mass Destruction
The Justice Department ^ | 04/18/2017 | Justice Department

Posted on 04/18/2017 2:51:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle

Joseph D. Jones, also known as “Yusuf Abdulhaqq,” 35, and Edward Schimenti, also known as “Abdul Wali,” 35, both of Zion, Illinois, were arrested today on a federal complaint charging them with conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Jones and Schimenti were arrested this morning. They are scheduled to make an initial appearance at on April 12 at 3:00 p.m. CDT (4:00 p.m. EDT) before U.S. Magistrate Judge M. David Weisman in Chicago, Illinois. Authorities also executed a search warrant at Jones’ residence in Zion today.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: flcell; floridacell; isis; wmd
The title on the release from the DOJ doesn't match the actual text of it at all. The text is about two people TODAY getting arrested in Illinois for trying to help ISIS.
1 posted on 04/18/2017 2:51:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

I wonder if they have any idea of his motive. I read the entire article, looking for a hint, but I’m clueless. How could a member of the religion of peace decide to participate in such a non-peaceful action?


2 posted on 04/18/2017 3:00:13 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Cementjungle

Sentenced or arrested? Headline misleading....


3 posted on 04/18/2017 3:02:32 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Cementjungle

So, where is this weapon of mass destruction they were trying to get?


4 posted on 04/18/2017 3:06:24 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

The title they put on the release is obviously a title for some other release. This release is about 2 ISIS wannabes who sold cell phones to undercover FBI agents thinking they will be bomb detonators, and talked of going to Syria to join ISIS.


5 posted on 04/18/2017 3:39:08 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

FAKE

Chemical and bio are not WMD.

Only nuclear is WMD.

More Govt obfuscation.


6 posted on 04/18/2017 3:56:13 PM PDT by TheNext (Individual Mandate NO V.S. Individual Health Savings account HSA - YES)
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To: TheNext

Wrong...WMD = NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical)


7 posted on 04/18/2017 4:07:19 PM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: meowmeow
Under some parts of the federal code, a hand grenade is a WMD.

Definition of "Weapon of Mass Destruction"

8 posted on 04/18/2017 4:10:47 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cementjungle

“...The title doesn’t match the text...”
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This is what is at your link:

Florida Resident Sentenced to Life in Prison for Attempting to Possess a Weapon of Mass Destruction and Provide Material Support to a Terrorist Organization

Harlem Suarez, aka “Almlak Benitez,” 23, of Monroe County, Florida, was sentenced to life in prison for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, an explosive device, and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.

The announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord, U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg for the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI’s Miami Field Office, and members of the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Suarez was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jose E. Martinez in Key West to life in prison for the weapon of mass of mass destruction count of conviction and a concurrent term of 20 years in prison for attempting to provide material support.

Suarez, a U.S. legal resident and citizen of Cuba, was convicted at trial in Key West, Florida on January 27, of knowingly attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against a person or property within the U.S., in violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 2332a(a)(2) and attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization, in violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 2339B.

According to evidence introduced at trial, in April 2015, Suarez’s Facebook postings contained extremist rhetoric and promoted ISIS. Evidence further indicated that Suarez told an FBI confidential human source that he wanted to make a “timer bomb.” Suarez purchased components for this device, which was to contain galvanized nails, be concealed in a backpack and be remotely detonated by a cellular telephone. Suarez intended to bury the device at a public beach in Key West and then detonate it.

Mr. Greenberg commended the investigative efforts of the FBI; South Florida JTTF, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations; Key West Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Office;s and Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Marc S. Anton and Karen E. Gilbert with assistance from the National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.


9 posted on 04/18/2017 4:47:36 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (I was conceived in liberty, how about you?)
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This is what is at your link:

Florida Resident Sentenced to Life in Prison

Ah... the DOJ must have changed the article to match what the title was. Earlier, the article read as the excerpt in my original post shows.

10 posted on 04/18/2017 4:50:19 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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We all know the poor Muzzie is just establishing a personal collection, not as if he plans on using it.


11 posted on 04/19/2017 8:45:55 AM PDT by okie 54
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To: Cboldt

Interesting - did not know that. My Big Book of WMD (I think it’s from the Army) defines them as NBC only. The expanded definition would certainly change a lot arguments on Iraq if anyone bothered to use it.


12 posted on 04/19/2017 1:00:36 PM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: meowmeow

I’m sure the international war crimes definition of WMD is quite different from the definition used to prosecute “regular crimes” against US Code.


13 posted on 04/19/2017 1:18:12 PM PDT by Cboldt
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