Indiana: Muslim brothers try to sell guns to ISIS, say they’re “just trying to get a higher rank on that watch list”

If you click on the image and enlarge it, you’ll see Mahdi (which is how he spells his name) Dannon saying that he and his brother are “just trying to get a higher rank on that watch list.” It appears to have been said in jest, but the guns and their activities for the Islamic State make it clear that Mahdi meant this very seriously.

Where did these brothers learn about Islam in Fishers, Indiana? Where did they go to mosque? What is taught there? Has their mosque been investigated? Why not?

“Fishers brothers charged with trying to sell guns to Islamic State group,” by Crystal Hill, Indianapolis Star, July 11, 2019:

Two brothers from Fishers accused of trying to sell manufactured firearms and ship the weapons overseas to the Islamic State group are facing federal charges, authorities said.

A federal grand jury indicted Moyad Dannon, 21, and Mahde [sic] Dannon, 20, with firearms offenses and one count of attempting to provide material support and resources, including firearms, to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as IS, U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced Thursday….

The case is the “first of its kind” for the FBI where individuals are allegedly making guns to sell to IS, according to a news release….

Around the same time, officials say the brothers also started manufacturing untraceable “ghost guns” by buying unserialized firearms parts online and assembling those parts into semiautomatic rifles that they allegedly sold to the agent.

In February, the brothers built a fully-automatic rifle that they provided to the agent, Minkler said. Moyad Dannon later accompanied the agent to a location near the southwest border to try to market the rifle to a potential buyer who also was with the FBI, according to authorities.

Moyad Dannon learned during the trip that the potential buyer wanted to ship the weapons to a location in the Middle East, where they’d be used by IS, a designated foreign terrorist organization, the news release said….

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