Today’s Blotter

A 44-year-old man, who once threatened to behead his own daughter, traveled to Turkey on two occasions with the intention of joining ISIS.

Where does the man live, you ask?

Syria? Nope.

Iraq? Nope.

Yemen? Nope.

He lives in New York… and is representative of what is now becoming a weekly event here in the U.S.

Lackawanna resident Arafat M. Nagi could face up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for and attempting to provide the terrorist group material support and resources

“Unfortunately this is yet another occasion when the worldwide fight against international terrorism has returned to Western New York,” U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said during a press conference on Wednesday…

Nagi allegedly first tried making contact with ISIS when he travelled to Turkey in October 2012. He returned to the U.S. after just one day, however, due to a gallbladder infection.

His next trip, in August 2014, lasted nearly two months, according to the DOJ. Before the trip, Nagi purchased numerous military combat items, including body armor, a Shahada Flag, combat boots, a hunting knife, machete and night vision goggles. He stayed for 10 days in Instanbul before making his way to Yemen.

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