Oakland Man Pleads Guilty to Supporting ISIS

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San Francisco skyline (Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
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The FBI believes the plot included bombings and poisoning but in the end the guilty plea was for something far more innocuous. Oakland, California man Amer Sinan Alhaggagi, 23, pleaded guilty July 18 to providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization. The FBI believes Alhaggagi wanted to carry out a wave of attacks in the San Francisco area. In the end his guilty plea was connected to opening social media accounts for ISIS operatives.

However, federal agents say Alhaggagi told an informant he would ” plant a bomb in a gay club. By god, I’m going to tear up the city. The whole Bay Area is going up in flames.”

The San Francisco Chronicle reported:

Alhaggagi allegedly told an undercover FBI agent that he wanted to kill 10,000 people in the Bay Area with bombs and rat-poison-laced cocaine that he planned to distribute at San Francisco nightclubs, according to court documents unsealed in July 2017.

Watch a local news report on the Alhaggagi case:


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