Naser Almadaoji

Charged: October 24, 2018
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Ohio
District
Southern District of Ohio
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Naser Almadaoji
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Naser Almadaoji, an Iraqi-born naturalized U.S. citizen, was arrested at John Glenn International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. He was allegedly planning to travel to Kazakhstan and then into Afghanistan, where he intended to join ISIS. As he planned for his trip, Almadaoji was in communication online with an FBI informant who posed as an ISIS member. Almadaoji sent the informant a video of himself pledging allegiance to ISIS, according to the FBI. He also allegedly translated ISIS propaganda for the informant, believing he was in fact delivering the translation to ISIS.