A Connecticut man who allegedly tried to join the ISIS captive: ‘I can kill you’

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A Connecticut man has been charged with attempting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State, ” federal authorities said Monday.

Ahmed Khalil Elshazly, 22, Of West Haven, said in February that he has saved about $1,000 to arrange a trip to Jordan and Syria to join the terror group, the Justice Department said. He is responsible for attempting to provide material support.

Over the course of a year, and that he is believed to have been a large number of representations, in person and online, about his desire to kill for the goddess ISIS, and of his hatred of the United States of america.


The islamic State militants who have surrendered to the Afghan government, will be made available to the media in Jalalabad, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, nov 17, 2019 at the latest. A Connecticut man is being charged with attempting to travel to Syria in order to kill it, on behalf of the terrorist group. REUTERS/Parwiz

“They say the War has begun, and we march on to it…..however, all the doors are closed, it is closed. I am speaking for myself now, I ask myself, How did I get here? How can I be of help to Muslims? What can I do about it?” Elshazly told the informant in a public place, in October, according to the charging documents. “If it is God’s will! Can be in this country [the United States] to burn in the same way, burned a Muslim! May they burn in the flames of the end!”

When he was asked to lower his voice, to speak loudly, ” Elshazly, an AMERICAN citizen, declaring: “I’m not afraid of him.”

In December, he sent an informant to a series of YouTube videos that explain how to various high-powered firearms and other weapons, and to work with the department of justice said.

At some point, Elshazly, he was concerned, would have to be stopped at an airport en route to the Middle East, according to the authorities. He was arrested on Sunday in Stonington, Conn., where he is expected to be on board of a ship.



“Elshazly, was bent on the support of the ISIS,” said John Demers, the assistant attorney general for national security. “To ensure that its efforts would be too little, and that he would be stopped at the airport, he was going to go abroad, to travel on board of a container vessel to close and have to fight for ISIS.”

Elshazly was ordered held on Monday, and faces up to 20 years in prison.

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