3 Nabbed in NY, Florida in Plot to Join Islamic State Group

Colleen Long, AP, February 25, 2015

Three men were arrested Wednesday on charges of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group and wage war against the U.S., and federal officials said one of them spoke of attacking President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island.

Akhror Saidakhmetov was arrested at Kennedy Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul, authorities said. Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev had a ticket to travel to Istanbul next month and was arrested in Brooklyn, federal prosecutors said. Abror Habibov, 30, accused of helping fund Saidakhmetov’s efforts, was arrested in Florida.

They are charged with attempt and conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization. If convicted, each faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.


Saidakhmetov is a Brooklyn resident and citizen of Kazakhstan. Juraboev and Habibov are residents of Brooklyn and citizens of Uzbekistan.


Federal prosecutors say Juraboev, 24, first came to the attention of law enforcement in August, when he posted on an Uzbek-language website that propagates the Islamic State ideology.

“Greetings! We too want to pledge our allegiance and commit ourselves while not present there,” he wrote, according to federal authorities. “Is it possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs anyway while here?”

“What I’m saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do? That will strike fear in the hearts of infidels.”

Officials said they believed he planned to travel from Turkey to Syria to join the terror group. Prosecutors say Saidakhmetov, 19, also threatened an attack in the U.S. if he was unable to join the Islamic State. Juraboev’s plans included attacks against Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island, officials said.


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  • phorning

    He wrote “Is it possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs anyway while here?” on an ISIS website and they waited until he tried to get on a plane to Istanbul before arresting him?

    • Zimriel

      Presumably ISIS weren’t going to be using them for their rocket programme.

  • Saidakhmetov is a Brooklyn resident and citizen of Kazakhstan. Juraboev and Habibov are residents of Brooklyn and citizens of Uzbekistan.

    A few more of them and you could have had enough to fill the casting call for a sequel to Borat.

    • Bossman

      What are these two Central Asians doing in the USA? They are not even citizens of the USA.

      • indoctrination_FAIL

        Congrats on your keen grasp of the obvious! No way should they even be here.

        • He’s trying to deflect from the fact that, as illegal brown scum, himself and his mestizo bretheren also have no right to be here in our country.

          • Bossman

            A lot of these Mestizos are fellow North Americans. The USA was founded by white Anglo-Saxons but Blacks, American Indians and Spanish-speaking Mestizos have always been present from day one in what we now call the USA.

          • We can fix that, senor. It’s called “genocide” and it works.

      • What are 40 million greaseritos doing in the US? The only difference between the two is that these particular bottom-feeders don’t have tattoos on their faces.

        • Bossman

          Many of these “greaseritos” are citizens and many are descended from the first Americans and have been in the USA for a very long time.

    • LHathaway

      Sadly, I have never seen that film yet. I did take a great pleasure in watching the film ‘The Dictator’ also with the same actor and presumably a similar set up.

  • Easyrhino

    I would like confirmation that this isn’t yet another of the FBI’s manufactured “terror” stings where they goad some unemployed loser into doing something the loser had no intention of being part of only so the FBI can swoop in and save the day.

    • With those stings, the feds wait until the dumb-$#!&s actually try to carry out the crimes. So long as the perps won’t back out, it isn’t legally entrapment.

      Suppose Camel-Jockey (A) says online that he wants to join ISIS. Goat-Rapist (B) agrees. Now we have the makings of a conspiracy. Body-Odor-Sodomite (C) joins in and offers to buys airplane tickets to Istanbul for all three. (B) backs out. (A) and (C) get arrested at the airport by the FBI because they actually attempted to do it. (B) would likely face some uncomfortable questioning, but would probably escape prosecution.

  • Luca

    “…federal officials said one of them spoke of attacking President Barack Obama or planting a bomb on Coney Island.”

    Messing with Coney Island would have been intolerable.

    • In order to really strike fear into the hearts of us infidels, I think they should abduct Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Danny Glover, and then torch the “Three’s Company” film archive. After that they could drive to Duke University and “rape” a moonbat-crazy black prostitute/stripper. They could then throw confusion into US defense procurement by spreading the word that it looks like the Lockheed F-35 fighter jet is costing too much.

      Those Islamists would have us on the run in jig-time.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    If they succeeded in the case of obama, then that would have been a job well done.

    • libertarian1234

      Yes, I think it would be accurate to say that only his minions would be unhappy. They would raise him to the level of angelic martyrdom with unending media coverage.

      “That will strike fear in the hearts of infidels.”

      I’m wondering how he thought it would strike fear into anybody’s heart.

      And, I’ve often wondered why terrorist cells haven’t crossed the Rio Grande and created havoc throughout the country in hit and run attacks as they did in Mumbai, because it would cause the stock market to crash and the economy right along with it, especially if they evaded capture for any length of time.

      ISIS must be on a par with this genius.

      • Julius Caesar

        Because ISIS is merely a puppet whose strings are being pulled by a certain rootless international clique (Yes, I understand other factors are at play here). The goal is not to collapse the United States, granted I wish it was, but rather ISIS is likely just another means to get the US involved in the Middle East (Iran, Syria, etc.) and to complete the ultimate goal that is regaining the CHOSEN territory.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        They are already in the US and are doing stuff that we do not know of.

    • George Costanza

      The funny thing is that the islamist in chief is rooting for these guys(ISIS)

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        He is one of them.

    • No, because the government focus would have instantly shifted from Islamitards to “guns” and the Tea Party. Their willingness to bait-and-switch is pathological.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        So no matter what the whites always will be blamed.

  • libertarian1234

    “What I’m saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do? ”

    He posted this on the internet? I hope during his trial he doesn’t say he meant something else, because it wouldn’t fly. There’s no room for another interpretation there. It’s an unequivocal, clear threat of intent. But if stupidity was a justifiable defense he would probably get off scot free.

    Whether it was on a foreign country’s web site in a foreign language or not is he too naïve to think no one in authority would pick up on that kind of blatant threat?

    I hope these people don’t turn out to be white. It’s embarrassing if they are. Rocket science is not one of their strong points.

    • George Costanza

      “What I’m saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do? ”

      No! no! no!, they meant Shoot as in needles!! as in vaccines!!…you’re a libertarian! I hear you guys don’t like that sort of thing..

      • libertarian1234

        I’m not a libertarian, but there are a couple of libertarian tenets that I agree with, although I’ve never been interested enough to see what their entire ideology amounts to.

        I just chose the handle as a whim, more for identification than for anything else. At the time it sounded harmless to me.

      • InAFreeCountry

        There are a whole lot of different shades of libertarianism. I, myself, am a social libertarian, fiscal conservative, meaning I believe that people should be free to do whatever they want as long as it’s not hurting anyone else and I don’t have to pay for it. There are libertarian anarchists and libertarian communists.
        Reagan himself said, “I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism….”

        • Luke Samuelson

          Maybe in today’s perverted understanding of conservatism. Traditional conservatism and libertarianism are at odds with one another in regards to social prescriptions. Libertarianism can only exist in harmony with conservative values if social norms are strongly maintained and upheld. Unfortunately, Western culture has assumed the “progressive” ideals of “do what thou wilt” or “anything goes” and now we see the increasing preponderance of hedonistic and degenerate attitudes and pursuits. I believe it is necessary for a society to have a guiding hand before libertarian values can be acceptable. The average person is much too susceptible to impressioning propaganda and our long-held morality has been largely warped over the past half-century.

  • LHathaway

    lol, I remember George Will posting a very effective article on school choice and charter schools and schools themselves by ending it with a line something like, ‘Schools need not be places of from which escape is impossible’ (i’m sorry I can’t do justice to the line and to Will’s very effective surprise ending). This article sounds like that. Diversity has become a sanctified virtue impossible to escape.

  • phillyguy

    it is all our government’s fault for letting this once great country being overrun by third world Muslims

  • dd121

    It has nothing to do with their peaceful religion, blah, blah, blah.

  • George Costanza

    The irony in this is that the same Islamist that obama is protecting are the ones that want him dead!!

    • Seniorsquadldr

      We need to wish them, success.

  • H. Leonskoi

    Well, well, well, the chickens are coming home to roost for immigration enthusiast and Muslim enthusiast Obama, Imposter In Chief!

  • LHathaway

    “Federal prosecutors say Juraboev, 24, first came to the attention of law enforcement in August, when he posted on an Uzbek-language website that propagates the Islamic State ideology”.

    I guess it is fairly safe to say law enforcement is keeping some kind of eye on everyone who posts here. That’s what groups like the NSA are Really up to, in all likely-hood. Heck, that is even why Islamist are ‘attacking us’.

  • Julius Caesar

    If ONLY we had given these poor underprivileged minorities of color a JOB for crying out loud, then they wouldn’t have had to resort to such drastic measures! Oh wait, I’m not Ms. Harf.

    • IstvanIN

      Miss Barf is more like it.

  • IstvanIN

    I say let them leave. The Feds should pay their airfare.

  • OhWow

    How about this? No muslim immigration.


    Oh yeah, that’s right. Everything is PC now so we have to be nice to terrorists.

  • JackKrak

    There are no Americans in NYC.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Why do you say that?

  • Race Heretic

    When will we realize that not letting these idiots in the country will prevent stuff like this?

    • ElComadreja

      That would take common sense.

  • evilsandmich

    So we didn’t let them leave our country and go die on the battlefield because…

  • Seniorsquadldr

    An opportunity lost.

  • Roninf9

    Step 1. Let in countless 3rd World Muslim immigrants
    Step 2. Arm and fund select radical Muslims to attack independent, secular Arab nation-states and record heinous acts of wanton depravity that scare and outrage the Western public.
    Step 3. Use the generated public outrage to launch yet more military action in the Middle-east and the generated fear of “domestic terrorism” courtesy of the enemy among us to take away more rights and liberties of the citizens at home.

    Problem – Reaction – Solution. It works every single time.