Alleged ISIS sympathizer obtained ‘terrorist propaganda’ of Chelsea bomber in prison, report says

Sajmir Alimehmeti is awaiting trial after being accused of trying to join ISIS, and the help of other supporters travel abroad.

(U. s. Ministry of Justice)

A New York City man accused of trying to join ISIS is spending his time behind bars to look at videos of the terror group’s decapitations and more “terrorist propaganda” of Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi, according to court records.

Sajmir Alimehmeti, 24, of the Bronx, has “participated in the reception and dissemination of terrorist propaganda materials” while he was locked up in federal prison, the Manhattan U. S. Attorney’s office said, according to the New York Daily News.

Some of the propaganda was sent to him from Rahimi, who was sentenced to detonate a bomb in Manhattan in the Chelsea district, in October 2016, injuring 30 people. Rahimi was found guilty of the terror attack on Oct. 16, including the costs of the use of a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place.

Federal officials discovered the ISIS propaganda in a hard disk drive in Alimehmeti locker at the law library, where inmates can obtain evidence prosecutors have against them, according to the New York Daily News.

Alimehmeti in anticipation of his process since his May 2016 arrest for allegedly trying to join ISIS, and an attempt to help another supporter travel abroad to join the terrorist group, the provision of travel documents and supporting materials, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a press release.

The 24-year-old also reportedly played several ISIS-related videos, including the ones that showed the terrorist group beheading prisoners.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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