In June 2015, a Brooklyn court charged Uzbek national and Brooklyn resident Akmal Zakirov with attempting to provide material support to ISIS.Sophia Pearson and Christie Smythe, “Teenager Pleads Guilty as U.S. Hunts Terrorist Recruiters,” Bloomberg News, June 11, 2015, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-11/virginia-teen-pleads-guilty-as-u-s-pursues-terrorist-recruiters. His suspected terror activities are allegedly connected to those of four men—Akhror Saidakhmetov, Abror Habibov, Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev and Dilkhayot Kasimov—arrested in February 2015 on similar charges. Zakirov is accused of raising moneySophia Pearson and Christie Smythe, “Teenager Pleads Guilty as U.S. Hunts Terrorist Recruiters,” Bloomberg News, June 11, 2015, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-11/virginia-teen-pleads-guilty-as-u-s-pursues-terrorist-recruiters. to help SaidakhmetovJonathan Dienst, “5th Suspect Charged in Brooklyn ISIS Probe: Feds,” NBC New York, June 11, 2015, http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/Fifth-Suspect-Questioned-ISIS-Plot-Islamic-State-Brooklyn-Coney-Island-Bomb-307003261.html. travel to Syria to join ISIS.Polly Mosendz, “Akmal Zakirov: Brooklyn Man Charged with Providing Material Support to ISIS,” Newsweek, June 11, 2015, http://www.newsweek.com/brooklyn-man-charged-providing-material-support-isis-342261. Zakirov pled not guilty.Selim Algar, “Fifth arrested in connection with Brooklyn ISIS plot,” New York Post, June 12, 2015, http://nypost.com/2015/06/12/fifth-arrested-in-connection-with-brooklyn-isis-plot/.
- Extremist entity
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- Type(s) of Organization:
- Insurgent, territory-controlling, religious, terrorist, violent
- Ideologies and Affiliations:
- Islamist, jihadist, pan-Islamist, Salafist, takfiri
- U.S.-based financier and facilitator
ISIS is a violent jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria. The group has declared wilayas (provinces) in Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and the North Caucasus. ISIS has also waged attacks in Turkey, Lebanon, France, Belgium, Iraq, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Tunisia, and Kuwait.
Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.
On March 25, 2017, as Bangladesh Armed Forces raided a militant hideout in South Surma Upazila, Bangladesh, militants detonated two bombs in a crowd of 500-600 onlookers. The attack, claimed by ISIS, killed four civilians and three police officers, and injured 50 others.