Two Suburban Zion Men Charged With Conspiring With ISIS

Two suburban men were arrested Wednesday on charges that they conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State.

Joseph D. Jones, 35, of Zion, and Edward Schimenti, 35, of Zion were charged with “conspiring to knowingly provide and attempt to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).”

Jones and Schimenti were flagged for posting their support for terrorism on social media outlets. An investigation went underway to catch these two terrorists in the act, and it worked perfectly. A purported Islamic State fighter asked for their help and the men were happy to oblige.

Edward Schimenti bragged about watching ISIS videos every night, the feds say.

The Islamic State flag has even been spotted on his phone, records show.

And he knew the feds might be watching.

But the suspicions of the Zion man — caught on tape wishing to see the ISIS flag “on top of the White House” — allegedly weren’t enough to stop him from plotting to send a fresh recruit to ISIS. Nor did he hesitate to provide a collection of cellphones he hoped would ultimately be used by the terrorist organization as detonators on bombs that would kill 20 people each, according to the feds.

“I want to see blood flowing, whatever way,” Schimenti, also known as “Abdul Wali,” said.

Having ignored his suspicions, Schimenti is now in federal custody along with Joseph D. Jones, who also goes by “Yusuf Abdulhaqq.” The 35-year-olds from Zion were arrested around 5 a.m. Wednesday by the FBI and charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State. The feds descended on their north suburban home in a raid that began with a “boom” that rattled neighbors as agents broke down their front door.

WHY WAS NOTHING DONE ABOUT THIS? We need to start paying attention to this sort of behavior. It is becoming increasingly common. These terrorists MUST be stopped!

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