The FBI is putting another arrest on the books with the apprehension of 20-year-old Abdirizak Warsame.
Warsame, a Somali living in Minnesota, was trying to recruit for the terrorist organization and provide financial means for people who were intent on joining ISIS to travel to Syria.
MPR News reports:
Abdirizak Mohamed Warsame, 20, of Eagan, was arrested Wednesday evening. Prosecutors say Warsame encouraged the planned departures of several friends who have since been charged in the massive terrorism case — and at one point, was named their leader, according to a court document filed Wednesday.
Last year, nine people close to Warsame were arrested for attempting to join ISIS. It would have been ten, but one, Abdi Nur, allegedly made it to Syria.
After it was revealed that Nur most likely joined ISIS in Syria, Warsame was interviewed by the New York Times.
He told the Times:
“Word that he was missing was a blow to the large Somali community. It went out like wildfire that he left, and nobody knew he was gone. I had no clue.”
According to Linkedin and a family member, Warsame worked in security:
His Facebook only reveals one religious based post:
However, here he is making a hand-sign that’s popular among ISIS terrorists:
Then, there is the chilling way he ended a video of himself reciting poem about how he was never the type to fight:
Here are the lyrics in his “goodbye” rap:
My intuition was to save so I guess I’m a man on a mission.
I was never the type to try to fight. I was the type to refrain and stay in my lane.
But soon I realized that everybody lies. I realized that even the greatest men had to die.
I realized that everything ends in goodbyes. And all that matters is the peace of mind that resides inside.
What’s also setting off more alarm bells: It turns out that the plot Warsame was involved in has more un-indicted people involved:
Warsame is facing charges of providing material support to a terrorist organization. The state where Warsame was arrested, Minnesota, has led the country in the ISIS recruiting effort.
Abdirizak Warsame indictment reveals at least two un-indicted co-conspirators. pic.twitter.com/KkvR2xRse5
— Tom Lyden (@LydenFOX9) December 10, 2015