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12-17-2015, 08:04 PM

Enemy within: Yemeni with U.S. citizenship plotted to shoot American soldiers and tried to recruit militants to fight for ISIS from his New York pizza shop

A New York pizza shop owner who plotted to shoot U.S. soldiers has admitted trying to recruit fighters to join ISIS (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/isis/index.html)in Syria.

Mufid Elfgeeh, 31, helped arrange travel and funding and put one recruit in touch with an English-speaking ISIS militant in Iraq, authorities said.

The naturalized U.S. citizen, who moved to America from Yemen in 1998, used Twitter, WhatsApp and 23 different Facebook accounts to declare his support for violent jihad and pledge allegiance to ISIS.

Elfgeeh, who ran Mojoe's Famous Pizza and Chicken in Rochester, New York, until his arrest in 2014, bought two handguns and silencers that he planned to use to kill returning U.S. soldiers.

He also purchased a laptop and a camera for two recruits for a planned trip in 2014, as well as paying $240 to help one of them get a birth certificate and expedited passport.

Elfgeeh, who admitted two terror offences, wired $600 via Western Union to a third person in Yemen to help pay for their travel to Syria.
Authorities said he had plotted to send three men to a 'welcoming camp' in Syria for jihadist education and training.

Two of the recruits were FBI informants, of which one had been encouraged by the terrorist sympathizer to join fighting overseas in 2013.


12-17-2015, 08:16 PM
Mufid Elfgeeh...Arabs have the ugliest names. And faces to match. I almost feel sorry for them.