Suspected ISIS militant detained

11 Aug, 2014

A Brooklyn judge orders 44-year-old Donald Ray Morgan to be held without bail as the court hears whether he is an ISIS member or has provided material support to the organization. Part of the evidence comprises tweets that he published under the alias Abu Omar al Amreeki during an eight-month stay in Lebanon, swearing allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and referring to himself as a ‘jihadi.’ Arrested at Kennedy Airport on his return to the U.S. and indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, he is also accused of brokering deals for military-grade weapons and ammunition in his home state of North Carolina. Assistant Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Nadia Moore:

It’s possible that he traffics in guns to people in this organization (ISIS)


[His tweets] clearly implied to me that he is trying to go to Syria or Iraq as the next step and trying to be actively engaged.

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