Maryland man charged with attempting to provide support to ISIS

A Maryland man of Bangladeshi origin has been charged with attempting to provide “material support and resources” to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, the Department of Justice said Tuesday.

A federal grand jury also charged Nelash Das, 25, with attempting to murder a federal employee, and using and carrying a firearm during the attempted murder.

Das had previously been indicted on the material support charge, according to a Department of Justice news release.

The superseding indictment alleges that Das “knowingly attempted to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization, namely ISIS” between Oct. 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016.

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It also charges Das with attempting to murder a special agent with the FBI.

Court documents show that ISIS members have posted information identifying U.S. military personnel and encouraging its supporters to carry out attacks against them.

Das allegedly planned to kill a U.S. military member in support of ISIS.

If convicted, Das faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.


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