Missouri Muslima pleads guilty to threatening FBI and supporting ISIS through Twitter


More news the media won’t cover, even though this jihadist called for the beheading of one media personality.

Buffalo, Missouri Muslim Safya Roe Yassin posted a list of towns of residence and phone numbers of approximately 150 U.S. Air Force personnel, with the following quote: “Rejoice, O supporters of the Caliphate State, with the dissemination of the information to be delivered to lone wolves … Allah said: ‘And slay them wherever you may come upon them.’”

Yet law enforcement and government officials, including the FBI that Yassin threatened, still generally insist that jihad terrorism has nothing to do with Islam.

“Woman From Buffalo Pleaded Guilty To Supporting ISIS Through Twitter,” by Nancy Simpson, KTTS, February 28, 2018:

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A woman from Buffalo has admitted to sending threatening tweets to FBI employees and former military members on behalf of ISIS.

Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Buffalo, Mo., woman pleaded guilty in federal court today to using Twitter to transmit threatening communications against several persons, including two FBI employees and two former members of the military and their families, on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as ISIS.

Safya Roe Yassin, 40, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to two counts of transmitting threatening communications across state lines, contained in a July 19, 2016, federal indictment.

By pleading guilty today, Yassin admitted that she maintained a series of Twitter accounts under the pseudonym “Muslimah” that she used to post, or tweet, messages in support of ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization. Yassin also re-posted, or re-tweeted, messages she knew were authored by ISIS operatives residing overseas.

Beginning in May 2015, Yassin communicated over Twitter with a person identified in court documents as “Individual A,” whom she believed was an ISIS operative located outside the United States. They discussed ISIS’s publishing of personally identifying information of U.S. government employees and others, to threaten violence against those persons on behalf of ISIS. From May 2015 through at least October 2015, Yassin and Individual A routinely communicated about promoting new pro-ISIS accounts to like-minded followers before Twitter suspended them….

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