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ISIS and the 4th of July

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Another suspected member of a reportedly ISIS radicalized terror cell was arrested in New Jersey Monday, as the metropolitan area goes on hyper-alert for the threat of an attack during the Fourth of July holiday.

As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported Monday, experts said they think the terror threats are very real, because ISIS is actively trying to radicalize people in the Tri-State Area.

Among those radicalized people, according to authorities, was Alaa Saadeh – the 23-year-old West New York, New Jersey man arrested Monday. He was believed to be part of a group interested in detonating a pressure cooker bomb at a New York landmark.

Authorities charged Saadeh with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State militant organization and witness tampering. They said he tried to persuade a witness to lie to the FBI.

According to a criminal complaint, Saadeh, in a recorded conversation, revealed his support for the terror group “including its use of beheadings and mass killings to impose its violent agenda.”

Saadeh allegedly said he was ready to join the fight, and “pick up my life and go to Jordan, or go overseas and go live over there.”

Referring to ISIS, he allegedly said, “If I think they’re good, why not?”

Saadeh was the fifth person arrested recently on terror-related charges in New York and New Jersey.Read More

 Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com