Fareed Mumini

On June 17, 2015, the FBI charged Fareed Mumini with attempting to stab an FBI agent who arrived at Mumini’s home in Staten Island, New York, with a search warrant. A criminal complaint against Mumini alleged he planned to attack U.S. law enforcement after failing to join ISIS in Syria.Benjamin Mueller, “New Jersey Man Is Charged with Planning to Aid ISIS,” New York Times, June 18, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/nyregion/new-jersey-man-is-charged-with-planning-to-aid-isis.html?_r=0. Mumini is reportedly friends with other individuals who have also allegedly attempted to join ISIS, including Samuel Rahamin Topaz and Munther Omar Saleh.Benjamin Mueller, “New Jersey Man Is Charged with Planning to Aid ISIS,” New York Times, June 18, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/nyregion/new-jersey-man-is-charged-with-planning-to-aid-isis.html?_r=0. Police investigating Mumini witnessed multiple meetings between Mumuni and Saleh in May 2015. Authorities also recorded phone conversations between the two men.Shimon Prokupecz and Laura Ly, “FBI agent attacked during search of NYC home in ISIS-related case,” CNN, June 17, 2015, hhttp://www.cnn.com/2015/06/17/us/new-york-isis-investigation/. Mumini pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 17 years in prison.“Staten Island Man Sentenced to 17 Years’ Imprisonment for Attempted Murder of A Federal Officer,” U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of New York, April 26, 2018, https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/staten-island-man-sentenced-17-years-imprisonment-attempted-murder-federal-officer.

Saleh was arrested separately on June 7, 2015, and was charged with attempting to learn how to build a pressure-cooker bombBenjamin Mueller, “New Jersey Man Is Charged with Planning to Aid ISIS,” New York Times, June 18, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/nyregion/new-jersey-man-is-charged-with-planning-to-aid-isis.html?_r=0. and plotting to blow up New York City landmarks.Benjamin Mueller, “New Jersey Man Is Charged with Planning to Aid ISIS,” New York Times, June 18, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/nyregion/new-jersey-man-is-charged-with-planning-to-aid-isis.html?_r=0. He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison.“Queens Man Sentenced to 18 Years’ Imprisonment for ISIS-Directed Terrorist Attacks in New York City,” U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of New York, February 6, 2018, https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/queens-man-sentenced-18-years-imprisonment-isis-directed-terrorist-attacks-new-york.

On February 9, 2017, Mumini pleaded guilty to conspiring to and attempting to provide material support to ISIS, assaulting and conspiring to assault federal officers, and attempted murder of federal officers.“Two New York City Residents Pleaded Guilty to All Charges in Terrorism Case,” U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs, February 10, 2017, https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/two-new-york-city-residents-pleaded-guilty-all-charges-terrorism-case. On April 26, 2018, he was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison.“Staten Island Man Sentenced to 17 Years’ Imprisonment for Attempted Murder of A Federal Officer,” U.S. Attorney’s Office – Eastern District of New York, April 26, 2018, https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/staten-island-man-sentenced-17-years-imprisonment-attempted-murder-federal-officer.

Mumini is currently incarcerated at Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center in New York, with a scheduled release date of December 10, 2029.“FAREED MUMUNI,” Find an Inmate – Federal Bureau of Prisons, accessed April 7, 2021, https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/.

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