A young man from Pennsylvania pleaded guilty this week to two felony charges connected to aiding Islamic State and targeting U.S. military personnel.
Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, 20, who was born in the U.S., published on Twitter a list of more than 100 service members along with their pictures, rank and addresses with the message: “Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their street.”
In addition, he sent out communications on close to 70 different Twitter accounts as well as on an encrypted messaging application spreading propaganda from Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and trying to help people travel to their “caliphate.”
Military personnel on Aziz’s lists were notified of the threat and precautions were taken.
Aziz was arrested in Harrisburg in December 2015. A search of his parent’s house where he lived netted five high-capacity magazines, a balaclava and other potentially incriminating belongings.
In one of his tweets, he expressed his desire to travel to Islamic-State territory, saying he would buy a Yazidi girl there when he arrived.
Aziz faces up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine for providing material support to a terrorist group and transmitting a communication containing a threat.