Federal prosecutors have accused Mohamed Elshinawy, who lives outside of Baltimore, of taking $8,700 from ISIS and pledging allegiance to the terrorist group.
Elshinawy, born in Egypt, does not deny taking money from ISIS, but argues that he was in fact being super patriotic by just trying to “scam some money” from the hated extremists. The criminal complaint notesthat "he claimed he saw an opportunity to make money and take it from 'thieves,' and felt that the FBI should reward him for what he had done" — maybe with a "job to work with the FBI to identify ISIL’s money network.”...MORE
Monday, December 21, 2015
Man Accused of Taking ISIS Money Argues That He Is Just Really Good at Scamming Terrorists...
From New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer: