Man Tied to Garland Shooting Charged with Providing Material Support to ISIS

abdul garlandYou may recall that back in May, two men targeted a “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, and they had multiple weapons on them. A guard was shot, but not fatally, and the suspects were taken out.

ISIS had claimed responsibility for the attack, and an Arizona man named Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem was indicted on charges he helped the two men and provided them with weapons.

Well, now, according to CNN, Kareem has been charged with attempting to use pipe bombs to target the last Super Bowl, as well as reportedly providing material support to ISIS.

The indictment says that he and another individual accessed an ISIS document that listed personal information about United States service members––their names and addresses included.

Kareem and the two Garland shooters apparently had been planning to support ISIS as far back as June last year, and they allegedly discussed the plans for the Garland shooting in Kareem’s home.

And after watching videos of ISIS carrying out horrible violence, Kareem reportedly encouraged the two others “to engage in violent activity in the United States to support [ISIS] and impose retribution for United States military actions in the Middle East.”

[image via Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office]

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