The U.S. Attorney’s office revealed late Thursday why the FBI searched a home in Buffalo earlier in the day. It said a woman who lived at the home, Safya Yassin, had made numerous threats against FBI agents, military forces members and President Barack Obama on nearly 100 Twitter accounts, some of which were associated with the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, which U.S. government officials call ISIL.
The FBI has been following and investigating Yassin’s threat since it got a tip nearly 13 months ago. Here’s just a sample of the threats mentioned in the FBI agent’s affidavit. “On August 24, 2015, and under the banner ‘We are the hackers of the Islamic State,’ Yassin retweeted the personal identifiable information of two Federal Bureau of Investigation agents with the statement ‘Wanted to kill,'” according to an FBI agent in a court document. READ MORE