Three St. Louis County Muslims Charged With Conspiring to Provide Support to Islamic State
Three St. Louis County Muslims were charged today with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported:
Three St. Louis-area residents and three others from around the country were indicted in U.S. District Court on charges of supporting terrorists overseas, including the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Iraq, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Friday.
Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, all live in St. Louis County, prosecutors said. The others indicted were Nihad Rosic, 26 of Utica, N.Y., Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34 of Schiller Park, Ill., and Jasminka Ramic, 42 of Rockford, Ill.
All face charges of conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists and with providing material support to terrorists. Ramiz Hodzic and Nihad Rosic were also charged with conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country.
The indictment claims that the conspiracy began by at least May 2013.
The Hodzics, Salkicevic, Ramic and others solicited money in the U.S. for fighters in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. All six donated their own money, the indictment claims. The Hodzics used some of the money to buy supplies including U.S. military uniforms, combat boots, military surplus gear, tactical gear, range finders and rifle scopes. They, and unnamed others, then sent more than $10,000 in cash and supplies to third parties in Turkey, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, the indictment says.
The Hodzics also sent money to Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina to support the families of fighters, the indictment says.
The full indictment is here.