ISIL

Nagi pleads guilty to attempting to support ISIS

Jan 22, 2018
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Two and a half years after he was arrested by federal authorities, a Lackawanna man has admitted he attempted to travel abroad and join the efforts of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. On Monday, Arafat Nagi entered a guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara in downtown Buffalo.


Rochester man pleads guilty in terror case

Aug 12, 2016
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A Rochester man accused of a terrorist-inspired plan to kill people in Rochester on New Year's Eve has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.

Federal authorities say a New York man has been arrested on charges he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a bar to prove to the Islamic State he was worthy to join it in Syria. 

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A preliminary hearing was held in federal court Monday for alleged ISIL sympathizer Arafat Nagi. Nagi was detained in late July after his Lackawanna home was raided. Authorities say he was attempting to join and recruit for the notorious terrorist organization.

Chris Caya, wbfo

Arafat Nagi, the Lackawanna man facing federal charges for supporting the Islamic state terror group ISIL, is  "one bad apple, says Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski.  The city is trying to move forward after once again being thrust in to the national spotlight.   


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A federal judge in Buffalo has ordered Arafat Nagi be held without bail until trial. Nagi was arrested at his Lackawanna home Wednesday morning and charged with supporting and attempting to join the terror group ISIL.


Lackawanna man accused of attempting to join ISIL

Jul 29, 2015
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A Lackawanna man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to join and recruit for a notorious terrorist organization.

Higgins discusses Middle East trip, stopping ISIS

Jul 6, 2015

Rep. Brian Higgins was among a delegation which recently traveled to the Middle East to meet with other leaders concerned about the rising influence of the group that calls itself Islamic State .