Six Bosnian Muslim immigrants to the St. Louis area have been indicted for sending money and military equipment to ISIS and al-Qaida.
An indictment unsealed Friday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis said the defendants donated money themselves and in some cases collected funds from others in the U.S. and sent the donations overseas.
But it gets worse.
While investigations of ISIS presence and support are currently taking place in 49 of the 50 states, the indictment in St. Louis says two of the defendants used some of the money to buy U.S. military uniforms, firearms accessories, tactical gear and other equipment, which was shipped to people in Turkey and Saudi Arabia who forwarded the supplies to terrorists.
Three of the six are naturalized citizens of the U.S. All were in the U.S. legally. One or more were in the U.S. as “refugees.”
As WND reported in December, the government is planning to resettle 75,000 Sunni Muslims from Syria over the next five years – 9,000 this year.
The indictment names Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife, Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, all of St. Louis County; Nihad Rosic, 26 of Utica, New York; Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34, of Schiller Park, Illinois; and Jasminka Ramic, 42 of Rockford, Illinois.
The indictment says that last July, Rosic tried to board a flight from New York to Syria to join the fight.
Five of the defendants have been arrested; the sixth is overseas, but the Justice Department declined to say exactly where.
In a news release announcing the charges, the U.S. attorney’s office said the crimes of conspiring to provide material support and providing material support carry penalties ranging up to 15 years in prison.
Conspiring to kill and maim people in a foreign country carries a penalty of up to life in prison.