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Suspected ISIS supporter arrested in New York said to have Ghana links

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Fareed Mumuni
Fareed Mumuni – Suspect

A 21-year old man said to be a supporter of the extremist Islamist group described as a ‘death cult’ ISIS, has links with Ghana, according to a report by a Staten Island community online news source silive.com.

The man Fareed Mumuni, a resident of Mariners Harbor in Staten Island, New York was arrested Wednesday June 17, 2015 the website reported.

The report noted that, now a US citizen, Mumuni was originally from Ghana and has a sister, Maryam Mumuni, who is serving in the US Navy.

The report citing authorities said that he attempted to stab federal agents executing a search warrant at his home before he was arrested.

“Fareed Mumuni — who according to court documents, ‘espouses violent jihadist beliefs’ and had made efforts to participate in a terrorist attack in New York — was pulled out of his home on Mersereau Avenue in shackles early Wednesday morning,” the report said.

According to the report, the suspect admitted to federal agents he has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — a terror organization also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) —  and intended to travel to territories controlled by the group to join their cause, according to court documents.

Criminal charges were filed Wednesday afternoon in Brooklyn and he was ordered held without bail, the report said.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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