Miguel Moran Diaz

Miguel Moran Diaz is a convicted felon for drug-related crimes and a self-described “Lone Wolf” hopeful for ISIS. According to court documents, Diaz actively sought to possess firearms in preparation for an attack on U.S. soil. After his arrest in Miami, Florida, in April 2015, Diaz pled guilty to possession of a firearm as a felon and, in July 2015, was sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison for the offence.“Miami Resident and ISIL Sympathizer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm,” Federal Bureau of Investigation, July 28, 2015, https://www.fbi.gov/miami/press-releases/2015/miami-resident-and-isil-sympathizer-sentenced-to-10-years-in-prison-for-illegally-possessing-a-firearm.

Before his arrest, Diaz met repeatedly with a confidential FBI informant to whom Diaz revealed his intentions to go on a mass shooting spree in the name of ISIS. Diaz claimed that he had a collapsible rifle that he could smuggle into a stadium undetected. He also revealed his intention to carve “ISIS” into shell casings so that after he went on a killing spree, authorities could find the casings and put the city on lockdown while they attempted to find the sniper.“Miami Resident and ISIL Sympathizer Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm,” Federal Bureau of Investigation, July 28, 2015, https://www.fbi.gov/miami/press-releases/2015/miami-resident-and-isil-sympathizer-sentenced-to-10-years-in-prison-for-illegally-possessing-a-firearm.

Before his arrest and conviction, Diaz was self-employed in Miami, working as a driver for Uber as well as in construction.Dan Krauth, “‘Pretty Scared’: Neighbors Speak About Miami Man Who Claimed ISIS Sympathy,” NBC 6, April 30, 2015, http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Pretty-Scared-Neighbors-Speak-About-Miami-Man-Who-Claimed-ISIS-Sympathy-301988931.html.

Return to Full Database

Take action:

Help Counter Extremism

Stay updated on the latest

Daily Dose

Extremists: Their Words. Their Actions.

Fact:

On November 28, 2020, Boko Haram militants attacked farmers as they worked in the rice fields of Koshebe near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri. Abubakar Shekau confirmed his faction was responsible for the massacre of 110 civilians.   

View Archive

CEP on Twitter