BALTIMORE (WJZ)– In the blizzard of chatter on social media, a 24-year-old Bangladeshi man living in Maryland caught the attention of the FBI after messages he posted online.
Authorities began zoning in on Nelash Mohamed Das after tweets like, “Envying ISIS members who reach Shahada,” or “Heaven…for murdering Kuffars…or infidels.”
Then came something specific.
“He had tweeted he wanted to kill a member of the U.S. military,” said U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein.
According to court documents, September 2015 Das began tweeting support for ISIS.
In May, the FBI arranged for Das to meet an undercover source. On September 28th the source provided guns and Das bought ammunition. On September 30th, the two men drove to the target’s home and Das was arrested by the FBI.