Las Vegas Police and FBI Thwart “Alleged” ISIS Attack by 16-Year-Old Lone Actor

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Written By Maya Cantina

Las Vegas law enforcement, in collaboration with the FBI, successfully foiled an alleged terrorist attack orchestrated by a 16-year-old acting alone in support of ISIS.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, along with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, arrested a 16-year-old suspect after he posted on social media that he was about to start, “lone wolf operations in Las Vegas against the enemies of Allah.”

In another post, the suspect is accused of writing, “I ask you to make Dua for victory. I am a supporter of the Islamic State, and I will make sure the Zionists in this city know it.”

In recent years the FBI has established a track record of “grooming” individuals to partake in radicalized activities only to arrest them later.

The Gateway Pundit reported on Saturday that a Christian family was forced out of their home at gunpoint after the FBI allegedly “goaded” their 15-year-old son into posting photos of guns and controversial memes in a group chat that was infiltrated by the FBI.

Christian Family Forcibly Removed from Home at Gun Point, Handcuffed and Locked in Van After FBI Allegedly “Goaded” 15-Year-Old Son into Posting Controversial Memes and Gun Photos

Dori Koren, the deputy chief of Homeland Security and Special Operations Division, shared that during a search of the suspect’s home, authorities discovered materials relating to explosive devices, a handmade ISIS headband, and other terrorist-related propaganda.

The suspect, whose name has been withheld due to being a minor, has been charged with “terroristic threats, attempt to further an act of terrorism, providing material support to a terrorist organization, and five counts of possession of explosive components.”

Per Fox News:

A teenager promised “lone wolf operations in Las Vegas” in support of ISIS before his alleged terror plot was foiled, according to law enforcement.

“Peace be upon all brothers who see this. I am here to announce that I will be starting lone wolf operations in Las Vegas against the enemies of Allah,” the suspect allegedly wrote in a Nov. 28 social media post.

“I ask you to make Dua for victory. I am a supporter of the Islamic State, and I will make sure the Zionists in this city know it.”

That was allegedly posted on Tuesday. By Friday, the 16-year-old suspect was arrested, and federal agents found components to build an explosive device and terrorist propaganda, Dori Koren, deputy chief of Homeland Security and Special Operations Division, said.

In 2017,  ISIS claimed Las Vegas Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock was a “soldier of the Islamic State.” The FBI, however, has denied ISIS’s claim.

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