A newly married husband and wife, who were about to join the Islamic State, have been arrested at a port near New York City. They were trying to board a cargo ship. The prosecution said that an Undercover Law Enforcement Officer had said that he would take them to Yemen.
According to the prosecution, 20-year-old James Bradley and 29-year-old Arva Muthana were taken into custody on Thursday in the gangplank of the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal. He has been indicted in a federal court in Manhattan in an attempt to support the conspiracy and terrorist organization. Bradley and Muthana were produced in court on Thursday from where they were sent to jail without bail.
US military academy plans attack
Manhattan American Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement that the couple’s plan of attack against America has been thwarted. The prosecution said Bradley expressed his support for IS and expressed his willingness to join the terrorist organization in recorded conversations with the undercover enforcement officer over the course of about a year.
Prosecutors said Bradley also spoke to the undercover officer leading up to the ship about a possible attack on the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York. He said that Bradley had demanded the cargo ship to go to the Middle East because he feared that he might be on the watch list of terrorists.
Wanted to go to afghanistan in 2019
Earlier in 2019, Bradley planned to travel to Afghanistan to join the Taliban and attack US troops, but changed his mind after ideological differences with the one with whom he was about to travel. Later that person was arrested. Prosecutors gave information about this.
Wife wanted to kill americans
According to the information, Muthana also expressed support for IS and planned to travel to the Middle East together with Bradley. After her arrest, she said that she wanted to fight and kill the Americans. The remaining US militants have gone underground in the Syrian-Iraqi border area since the US-led coalition occupied the Islamic State group occupied two years ago. Please tell that Muthana and Bradley were married in January.