posted by Christopher W. Holton
The Justice Department filed a second superseding indictment against Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, formerly Decarus Thomas, the Arizona “third man” connected with May’s Garland, Texas, terrorist attack, disrupted by a courageous and skilled police officer.
The indictment issued by a grand jury on December 22 provides the clearest possible link yet between Kareem and the Islamic State Jihadist terrorist organization, which took responsibility for the May 3 Garland attack. The indictment charges Kareem with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization because of a list of U.S. military members Kareem allegedly accessed from the Islamic State.
According to the indictment, in June, 2014, Kareem, Elton Francis Simpson and Nadir Hamid Soofi began a conspiracy to support the Islamic State. They pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and committed to attacking targets in the USA. The intended targets included military bases, military service personnel, shopping malls, the Super Bowl and Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest held in Garland, Texas.