Saddam Mohamed Raishani, also known as Adam Raishani, expressed to an undercover informant that he wanted to join ISIS. The informant was working with the FBI and the New York Police Department. As part of a sting, the informant and an FBI undercover agent met with Raishani to discuss ISIS and how to join the terrorist organization. The informant told Raishani that he had contact information for an ISIS affiliate in Yemen who could facilitate travel. Raishani then reached out to the supposed contact in Yemen. The contact, who was another undercover agent, told Raishani that another ISIS affiliate would meet him in Turkey and assist him in getting to Syria. Raishani was arrested after he paid cash for an airline ticket to Turkey.