Nihad Rosic

Nihad Rosic is a Bosnian immigrant to the United States, charged with terrorist-related crimes including conspiring to provide material support, money, and resources to a foreign terrorist group, as well as attempting to kill in a foreign country.“Six Defendants Charged with Conspiracy and Providing Material Support to Terrorists,” U.S. Department of Justice, February 6, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/six-defendants-charged-conspiracy-and-providing-material-support-terrorists. In March 2015, Rosic appeared in court in St. Louis, Missouri, and pled not guilty to the charges leveled against him.Dan Gray, “Terror suspect pleads not guilty to charges,” Fox 2, March 10, 2015, http://fox2now.com/2015/03/10/terror-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-to-charges/.

Federal authorities began tracking Rosic and his alleged co-conspirators in 2013.Melanie Eversley and Kevin Johnson, “Feds lodge terror charges against six,” USA Today, February 7, 2015, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/06/terror-charges-syria/23013981/. In February 2014, Rosic was arrested and charged alongside alleged co-conspirators Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, Sedina Unkic Hodzic, Armin Harcevic, Mediha Medy Salkicevic, and Jasminka Ramic on a number of terrorism-related crimes.“Six Defendants Charged with Conspiracy and Providing Material Support to Terrorists,” U.S. Department of Justice, February 6, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/six-defendants-charged-conspiracy-and-providing-material-support-terrorists.

Before his indictment, Rosic was a truck driver.Dan Gray, “Terror suspect pleads not guilty to charges,” Fox 2, March 10, 2015, http://fox2now.com/2015/03/10/terror-suspect-pleads-not-guilty-to-charges/. In November 2011, he was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after he allegedly punched in the face a woman who had been holding a child in her arms.Melanie Eversley and Kevin Johnson, “Feds lodge terror charges against six,” USA Today, February 7, 2015, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/06/terror-charges-syria/23013981/. Less than a year later, Rosic was charged with assault for allegedly beating his girlfriend with a belt.Melanie Eversley and Kevin Johnson, “Feds lodge terror charges against six,” USA Today, February 7, 2015, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/06/terror-charges-syria/23013981/.

Also Known As

Extremist entity
ISIS
Type(s) of Organization:
Insurgent, territory-controlling, religious, terrorist, violent
Ideologies and Affiliations:
Islamist, jihadist, pan-Islamist, Salafist, takfiri
Position(s):
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.

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