The Department Of Justice (DOJ) announced that Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, 19, a U.S. citizen, is charged in a criminal complaint unsealed today in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
According to the complaint, Aziz has used at least 57 different Twitter accounts to advocate violence against the U.S. and U.S. citizens.
Aziz is alleged to have posted a hyperlink containing the names, addresses and other personal information of 100 reported U.S. military members and calls for violence against them.
According to the DOJ, in at least three occasions, Aziz also allegedly used his Twitter accounts and other means of electronic communication to help individuals travel to and fight for the terror group.
“According to the allegations in the complaint, Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz conspired to provide and attempted to provide material support to ISIL by propagating their hateful rhetoric on social media and aiding individuals in their pursuit of traveling overseas to join the designated foreign terrorist organization,” said Assistant Attorney General Carlin.
“A prior physical search of Aziz’s residence also revealed a tactical-style backpack in his closet, which contained high-capacity weapons magazines, ammunition, a knife, and other survival items. The National Security Division’s highest priority is counterterrorism, and we will remain vigilant in our efforts to hold accountable any and all those who seek to provide material support to terrorists, and to disrupt potential attacks in the United States before they happen.”