A Brooklyn resident arrested for plotting to join the Islamic State cheerfully inquired in an online posting whether getting killed while shooting President Obama was sufficient to become a martyr, according to the charging documents released Wednesday by the Justice Department.
In the online posting that had echoes of a Monty Python sketch, 24-year-old Abdurasal Hasanovich Juraboev, a citizen of citizen of Uzbekistan, conceded he lacked for "any arms" with which to shoot the President, but wanted to know whether such an attack would prove him to be a "dedicated martyer."
"What I am saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do?" Juraboev allegedly wrote on Hilofatnews.com, which the Justice Department described as an "Uzbek language website that propagated ISIL’s ideology and called for its Uzbek-speaking audience to join ISIL."
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