A newlywed couple was arrested Thursday after they expressed interest to undercover cops that they wanted to help the Islamic State.
The Associated Press reported that 20-year-old James Bradley and his wife, 29-year-old Arwa Muthana, were arrested at Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal in New Jersey, where they were trying to board a cargo ship that they believed would take them to Yemen, where they could assist ISIS terrorists. The couple was charged with “attempting and conspiring to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.”
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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said in a statement that the couple’s “plans to wage attacks against the United States have been thwarted.”
Bradley, of the Bronx, expressed support for IS and spoke of his desire to join the group overseas in recorded conversations over the course of nearly a year with an undercover enforcement officer, prosecutors said. Bradley also spoke to the undercover officer who led him to the ship about potentially