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Two IL National Guardsmen Planned ISIL Attack in U.S.

Mar. 26, 2015

While Army National Guard Spc. Hasan Edmonds flew to Egypt to defect to ISIL, his cousin, Jonas Edmonds, who was also in the National Guard, was going to use his uniform and training to attack a U.S. military base in northern Illinois. That was the duo’s plan at least, before the FBI arrested Hasan at Chicago Midway International Airport and Jonas at his home. In a statement, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin said, “According to the charges filed today, the defendants allegedly conspired to provide material support to ISIL and planned to travel overseas to support the terrorist organization. In addition, they plotted to attack members of our military within the United States. Disturbingly, one of the defendants currently wears the same uniform of those they allegedly planned to attack.” While the two may have worn the same uniform that today’s Patriots also wear, the two terrorists were part of the worldwide jihadi terror network. In the words of Mark Alexander, “These attacks and those to come were and will be directly tied to worldwide Jihad by way of the Qur'an, the foundational fabric linking all Islamist violence.” More…

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