3 Alleged ISIS Recruits Arrested in NYC; One Offered to Kill Obama
Three New York City residents -- two with Uzbekistan citizenship, and one a citizen of Kazakhstan -- plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS militants and 'wage jihad,' the Justice Department announced on Wednesday.
One of the defendants also offered to kill the President of the United States if ordered to do so, the criminal complaint alleged.
The men were identified in the complaint as Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, 24, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Uzbekistan; Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Kazakhstan; and Abror Habibov, 30, a resident of Brooklyn and a citizen of Uzbekistan.
David Lee Miller reported this afternoon that the FBI believes the men were going to travel to Syria through Turkey. They also accuse the trio of plotting to attack FBI agents and targets in America if their travel plan failed.
Authorities said one of the suspects posted the following message online in August, seeking to join ISIS.
From there, the FBI kept tabs on the suspects' activities through a paid informant, Miller reported.
In her "My Take" segment on "The Real Story," Gretchen Carlson questioned whether ISIS is really on the run as the Obama administration has claimed.
She also expressed doubt that President Obama is committed to destroying ISIS.
"He has sent his war authorization bill to Congress, but is he just going through the motions or do you believe that it's really in his heart that he really wants this fight?" she asked.
Carlson noted that this since the White House extremism ended last week, we've seen terrorists threaten the Mall of America, more kidnappings of Christians by ISIS, along with today's arrests.
"Thank goodness intel thwarted these latest potential attacks before anything could happen. But what about the next time? Let's face the facts. ISIS, al Qaeda, al-Shabaab and all other terrorist groups aren't really on the run. Are they?"
Watch the commentary above.