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    National Guardsman Pleads Guilty To Aiding Plot To Shoot Up Base For ISIS Read mor

    National Guardsman Pleads Guilty To Aiding Plot To Shoot Up Base For ISIS


    CASEY HARPER
    12/14/2015


    Fighters of al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant carry their weapons during a parade at the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the border with Turkey January 2, 2014. Picture taken January 2, 2014. REUTERS/Yaser Al-Khodor

    A U.S. Army National Guard soldier pleaded guilty Monday to planning to aid a plot to shoot up his military base as well as travel overseas to fight for Islamic State.
    Hasan Edmonds’ cousin Jonas Edmonds pleaded guilty last week to plotting with Hasan to help ISIS.

    The Department of Justice says “that on March 25, 2015, Jonas Edmonds drove Hasan Edmonds to Midway International Airport in Chicago so that he could board a flight to the Middle East. According to the plea agreement, after dropping off Hasan Edmonds, Jonas Edmonds went to Hasan Edmonds’ residence and retrieved several of Hasan Edmonds’ National Guard uniforms, which Jonas Edmonds planned to wear as a disguise during a planned attack at the National Guard base in Joliet, Illinois.”

    Hasan pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to ISIS and one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS. He faces up to 30 years in prison.


    “Hasan and Jonas Edmonds conspired to provide material support to ISIL,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin says in a statement. “They admitted planning to wage violence on behalf of ISIL in the Middle East and to conduct an attack on our soil. Thanks to the efforts of many prosecutors, agents and analysts, we were able to ensure these plotters did not attain their violent endgames, and with these guilty pleas, they will be held accountable.”

    Jonas tried to help Hasan travel overseas to fight with ISIS because, according to the Department of Justice, he believes “that anyone who supported a mujahid (a fighter) was a mujahid himself,” and thus got credit before Allah.

    Edmonds also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to Islamic State and one count of making a materially false statement to a law enforcement officer regarding an offense involving international terrorism.

    Fox News learned in November that the FBI monitors nearly 50 ISIS suspects 24/7 with large, hi-tech teams of agents. There are as many as 1,000 active ISIS suspects in the U.S.



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    December 14, 2015, 3:14 PM
    Ex-National Guardsman pleads guilty to ISIS plot


    Hasan Edmonds (left), a National Guard specialist, and his cousin, Jonas Edmonds are charged with a conspiracy in which Hasan would travel overseas to join ISIS, while Jonas would coordinate an attack on the National Guard facility where Hasan had trained. (Photos supplied to CBS)

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    CHICAGO - A former Illinois National Guard soldier has pleaded guilty to charges he conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS.)

    Hasan Edmonds, 22, of Aurora, Illinois, entered the plea in Chicago federal court Monday, a week after his cousin, Jonas Edmonds, pleaded guilty to similar charges.
    They are accused of plotting to attack the Joliet Armory with assault rifles and grenades.

    Prosecutors alleged that Jonas Edmonds, 29, planned to wear his cousin's military uniform in the attack at the facility where Hasan Edmonds trained. Charges alleged the pair hoped to kill as many as 150 people.

    Hasan Edmonds is to be sentenced March 18 and faces up to 30 years in prison. Jonas Edmonds is to be sentenced Jan. 27 and faces up to 23 years in prison.
    The cousins allegedly told an FBI undercover employee their plan for an armed attack.


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    ccording to court documents, an undercover FBI agent sent Edmonds a friend request on Facebook in late 2014, and in January, Edmonds and the agent exchanged a series of messages on Facebook, and Hasan allegedly discussed plans to travel overseas with his cousin to fight with ISIS extremists, CBS Chicago reported.

    "The State has been established and it is our duty to heed the call," he allegedly wrote. "I look forward to the training. I am already in the american kafir [infidel] army ...and now I wish only to serve in the army of Allah alongside my true brothers."

    In another message, he allegedly wrote, either he and his cousin would make it overseas, "or bring the flames of war to the heart od [sic] this land with Allah's permission."

    Jonas Edmonds allegedly told the undercover employee that they would use uniforms and information from Hasan Edmonds to access the facility and target officers.
    The attack was allegedly planned to be carried out after Edmonds departed for Cairo. The Justice Department didn't provide a specific timeframe for how long after Edmonds' departure the attack would take place.

    "Throughout the course of this investigation, the defendants were closely and carefully monitored to ensure the safety of the public and our service men and women." FBI Special Agent Robert Holley said in the statement.

    After layovers in Detroit and Amsterdam, Edmonds had planned to arrive in Cairo Thursday and allegedly go on to fight on behalf of ISIS using his military training.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/illinois...lty-isis-plot/

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