The FBI can claim something of a victory in the war on terrorism, as they have made an arrest, Wednesday morning, of a Washington, DC Metro Transit policeman who has been charged with “providing material support to ISIS,” according to multiple reports. Nicholas Young of Fairfax, Virginia, is a 12 year veteran of the Metro Transit Police, and while he’s charged with being willing to aid ISIS, there was never any threat to the DC Metro system, because Young was never actually in touch with ISIS:
Young allegedly purchased technology-related items to send to the ISIS operatives so they could evade authorities when contacting each other, according to the sources.
Instead of allegedly engaging with true ISIS associates, however, Young was actually in touch with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force in Washington, which has been conducting a lengthy undercover investigation into the officer.
There was “no pending threat to the D.C. transportation system,” one source emphasized.
According to The Washington Post, that “material support” was in the form of “codes for mobile messaging cards that Young believed would be used by Islamic State fighters overseas to communicate.”
So, to recap, the FBI has prevented a guy who couldn’t figure out how to communicate with ISIS from helping ISIS to communicate.
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