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In 18 Months, 66 Arrested in US for ISIS-Related Activities

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By    |   Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 03:04 PM

Nearly 70 people have been charged with ISIS-related terror plots in the United States over the last 18 months — reportedly including a handful of refugees.

The London-based Daily Mail reports the 66 alleged terror plotters include a small number of immigrants, along with Americans who were allegedly reeled into ISIS via its online propaganda.

According to the Daily Mail report, the immigrants include:
  • Bosnian refugees who allegedly sent money and military equipment to extremist groups in Syria including ISIS and the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front. According to court documents, six individuals allegedly conspired via phone, Facebook and email using innocuous code words, and used PayPal and Western Union to send funds to the groups. Three of the six had become naturalized U.S. citizens while three were either held refugee or legal resident status, according to the Daily Mail.
  • Minnesota men from Somalia who allegedly conspired or tried to provide material support to foreign terrorists — one of whom was born at a refugee camp in Kenya and arrived in the United States as a 9-year-old child, according to the Daily Mail.
The Daily Mail report comes as an outcry from some governors, GOP lawmakers, and presidential candidates over an Obama administration plan to allow refugees from Syria into the country,

Others who've been rounded up for alleged links to ISIS over the past year-and-a-half include:
  • Air Force veteran Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, who allegedly tried to travel to Syria to fight with ISIS militants.
  • Illinois cousins Jonas and Hasan Edmonds, a National Guard soldier, who allegedly plotted a Charlie Hebdo-style raid on the Illinois National Guard Armory. 
  • Yemeni-born Mufid Elfgeeh, a naturalized U.S. who owned a food shop in Rochester, N.Y., and in 2014 allegedly became one of the first people on American soil to be arrested and accused of being a recruiter for ISIS. 

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Nearly 70 people have been charged with ISIS-related terror plots in the United States over the last 18 months - reportedly including a handful of refugees.
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