Mohamed Fathy Arrested To Provide Material Support To ISIS

Mohamed Fathy Arrested To Provide Material Support To ISIS

Former Gainesville Resident, Mohamed Fathy Suliman Arrested For Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIS

GAINESVILLE (STL.News) A former resident of Gainesville, Florida, was recently expelled from a foreign country and returned to the United States by the FBI for prosecution.  Mohamed Fathy Suliman, age 33, a U.S. citizen, is charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support, including personnel (himself) and services, to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.  It is alleged that Suliman left Gainesville, Florida, travelled to Turkey, and attempted to enter Syria illegally in 2014 in an effort to join and support ISIS.  Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the arrest.

“This arrest resulted from years of work and coordination by our prosecutors and FBI agents from the Jacksonville Field Office,” said U.S. Attorney Keefe.  “Terrorists and would-be terrorists need to understand that no resource will be spared when it comes to protecting U.S. citizens and prosecuting those who seek to provide material support to designated foreign terrorist organizations.”

According to the criminal complaint, Suliman made a one-way flight reservation in June 2014, from Orlando, Florida, to Alexandria, Egypt, with stops in Chicago, Illinois, and Istanbul, Turkey. 

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