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Inside the case against a Harrisburg man accused of helping ISIS

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Dec 18, 2015 4:51 AM
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The FBI closed part of Fulton Street in midtown Harrisburg Thursday afternoon, as it raided 1733 Fulton St. in search of 19-year-old Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz. He's now in federal custody.

(Harrisburg) -- A closer look at the case against a Harrisburg man accused of offering support to the terrorist group ISIS reveals he allegedly wanted to kill all people who didn't believe in Islam.

19-year old Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz also allegedly tweeted ISIS was going to the White House to behead President Obama.

According to court documents, the 19-year-old Aziz first tweeted his allegiance to the leader of ISIS in June 2014.

Prosecutors say by January of this year, he was tweeting threats and ISIS propaganda from his 57 twitter accounts.

He allegedly also tweeted a link to a webpage that listed the addresses of about 100 U.S. service members.

But in late May, prosecutors say he started working with people who wanted to travel to fight for ISIS, encouraging them to download a messaging app that allows for encrypted communications and connecting them with ISIS leaders.

Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers praised law enforcement for Aziz's arrest in midtown Harrisburg.

The FBI says it found a backpack with five M4-style high-capacity magazines and a modified kitchen knife inside the home in a November search.

If convicted, Aziz faces up to 15 years in prison.

He's currently in custody and due in court for a preliminary hearing next Wednesday.

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