Kentucky Man Joined ISIS, Planned To Shoot Planes Out Of Sky

( – ISIS, the Islamic State, is a terrorist organization birthed out of al Queda — the group that perpetrated the attacks on 9/11. The group mainly operates in Iraq and Syria but recruits people from all over the world. Their mission is to enforce Shariah law across the world, a religious law of Islam outlining strict conduct commanded by their God. While that concept and the terrorist group might seem far and away on the other side of the world — it’s not — as some Americans support the organization from within the United States.

What Happened?

On June 12, a federal grand jury convicted a Kentucky man of giving material support to ISIS, conspiring to supply material support, and receiving military-type training from the terrorist organization. During his recent trial, the prosecution showed that Mirsad Hariz Adem Ramic and two others traveled from the US to Turkey, then to Syria to join the Islamic State in 2014.

There, Ramic joined an ISIS training camp to receive his training. A photograph of him on social media showed the Kentucky man wearing camouflage in front of a truck that had an anti-aircraft gun and an ISIS flag.

The three men stayed in contact and talked to each other about using the same type of weapon to shoot planes out of the sky. They also discussed fighting for the Islamic State, jihad, and martyrdom. Ramic joined an ISIS fighting unit and participated in a terrorist attack in Syria.

Ramic was deported from Turkey and sent back to the United States in late 2021, where he remained in custody until his trial. The US/Bosnian dual citizen faces up to 50 years in prison for his crimes and a $750,000 fine. His potential future release could include supervision for the rest of his life. Ramic is due for sentencing on September 5.

Other ISIS Cases

Recently, two ICE sources told The New York Post that officials arrested six Russian nationals and two others in multiple cities within the US for suspected ties to ISIS. They were in New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia.

The FBI and other federal agencies reportedly joined forces to conduct surveillance and capture the suspects. Sources said they were talking about bombs, but there was no active terror plot. DHS and the FBI said the individuals were in “ICE custody pending removal proceedings.” However, they were not citizens of the United States like Ramic.

In September 2020, two other US citizens were charged with providing material support to ISIS — a father/son team. The father was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 20 years of supervised release in 2022. His son was a minor, so his fate is unknown.

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