20 Year Old ISIS Sympathizer Christopher Lee Cornell (Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah) Arrested on Charges in Plot to Attack the U.S. Capitol & Kill Government Officials
20 year Ohio man arrested in terror plot … They walk among us.
20 year old Christopher Lee Cornell of Green Township, Ohio, was arrested Wednesday on charges of attempting to kill U.S. government officials in an alleged plot to attack the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The terror attack by the 20 year old “Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah” on DC was radical Islam, ISIS inspired. Cornell posted statements, videos and other content expressing support for ISIS and told an undercover FBI agent that that they should conduct “jihad” against the United States saying, “I believe that we should just wage jihad under our own orders and plan attacks and everything … I believe we should meet up and make our own group in alliance with the Islamic State here and plan operations ourselves.” The FBI said Cornell told the informant he planned to detonate pipe bombs at and near the Capitol, and use rifles to shoot and kill employees.
Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, of Green Township, was arrested on charges of attempting to kill a U.S. government official, authorities said.
According to government documents, he allegedly planned to detonate pipe bombs at the national landmark and open fire on any employees and officials fleeing after the explosions.
The FBI first noticed Cornell several months ago after an informant notified the agency that Cornell was allegedly voicing support for violent “jihad” on Twitter accounts under the alias “Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah,” according to charging documents. In addition, Cornell allegedly posted statements, videos and other content expressing support for ISIS — the brutal terrorist group also known as ISIL — that is wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
But of course we are not at war with radical Islam … Because Islam is a religion of Peace.
Cornell met with the informant in Cincinnati on Oct. 17 and 18, and said weapons were needed for an attack, the FBI said. He also showed jihadist videos and information about making bombs on his laptop computer, the FBI said.
The informant met with Cornell a second time on Nov. 10 and 11, and said he considered members of Congress enemies and wanted attack the Capitol, the FBI said. He said he would case out security before conducting the attack, the FBI said.
The FBI said Cornell told the informant he planned to detonate pipe bombs at and near the Capitol, and use rifles to shoot and kill employees. He made plans to get guns and make pipe bombs, and saved up money for the attack, the FBI said.
On Tuesday, Cornell and the informant discussed the final steps to go ahead to Washington, D.C., and on Wednesday, Cornell bought two M-15 semiautomatic rifles and 500 rounds of ammunition for the mission, the FBI said.
Cornell was arrested after he bought the guns, prosecutors said.
FBI: Federal agent arrest Cornell in terror plot at Capitol inspired by ISIS