Comstock Statement on Virginia ISIS Arrests

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Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) released the following statement after media reports surfaced that Joseph Hassan Farrokh from the Woodbridge area was charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS.  Farrokh was arrested at the Richmond International Airport yesterday where he was set to board a plane to begin his travels to Jordan and ultimately to Syria.  PWL Amin Mohamed Elhassan was also arrested for aiding and abetting in Farrokh’s plans.

“Our federal law enforcement and national security agencies are working day and night to keep us safe from a radical Islamic threat that is constant.  These latest arrests within the Commonwealth demonstrate the threat is real and we need our intelligence capabilities to be agile and vigilant.   Just last year then-17-year old Ali Shukri Amin from Manassas was arrested and pled guilty for helping another teenager travel to Syria and providing other aid to ISIS.  I commend the federal agents and our intelligence professionals who are operating in this difficult threat environment on a job well done.”

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