US: Muslim terrorist who planned to join ISIS to massacre non-Muslims arrested in Connecticut
A 22-year-old Muslim terrorist was arrested in Connecticut over the weekend as he prepared to flee the US and join ISIS in order to mass murder non-Muslims.
Ahmad Khalil Elshazly, 22, of West Haven, was arrested Sunday near the Stonington shoreline, where he expected to board a container ship and embark on a trip to Turkey to become an ISIS terrorist, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Over the course of a year, he made numerous statements in person and online about his desire to massacre non-Muslims for ISIS and his hatred of the United States.
“…They say, War has started and we are marching to it…..but all doors are closed, closed. I am talking to myself now, asking myself, How do I get there? How can I help Muslims? How can I do anything?” Elshazly told informants in a public venue in October. “God willing! May this country [United States] burn the same way they burned Muslims! May they burn in fire at the end!”
During the same meeting, the terrorist said, “I want to go to the caliphate and fight there. I can kill maybe … like a hundred kaffir [non-Muslims]. I can kill them. A hundred kaffirs. If I do something here how many kaffirs could I kill? One, two, three and then I get shot and I die. It is more benefitting if I go there, I could kill more and will get more faithful rewards.”
When he was asked to lower his voice when talking loudly, Elshazly, a US citizen, said “I am not scared.”
The Muslim terrorist arranged to travel by ship to Turkey because he was concerned about being stopped by law enforcement at an airport, prosecutors said. He paid someone $500 with the expectation that it would be used to pay for a portion of his trip.
The Muslim terrorist has been charged with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization and faces up to 20 years in prison.