A man affiliated with ISIS is under arrest for his participation in an alleged plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush.
Fox News Digital has learned that the suspect, identified as Shihab Ahmed Shihab, was arrested and is due in federal court in Columbus, Ohio shortly where he will appear before a federal magistrate on charges related to his involvement in the plot.
An FBI search warrant application filed on March 23 in the Southern District of Ohio showed that a suspect affiliated with ISIS traveled to Dallas, Texas to record video around Bush’s home and recruited help from individuals he intended to smuggle into the United States across the southern border, according to Forbes.
It is unclear if any steps have been taken to increase security around former President Bush.
“President Bush has all the confidence in the world in the United States Secret Service and our law enforcement and intelligence communities,” Freddy Ford, chief of staff for the Office of George W. Bush, said in a statement.
The United States sanctioned ISIS facilitators this week in Syria and Turkey in an effort to “expose and disrupt” the network of “violent extremists.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Monday that by designating them, the Biden administration aims “to expose and disrupt an international ISIS facilitation network that has financed ISIS recruitment, including of vulnerable children in Syria.”
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
Scroll down to leave a comment and share your thoughts.