Place of Birth: Illinois, United States;
Joseph Jones, also known as Yusuf Abdulhaqq, is an Illinois man was sentenced to twelve years in prison for conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State terrorist group.
He advocated on social media for violent extremism in support of the terrorist group. In 2015, Jones began meeting with undercover FBI employees and individuals who, unbeknownst to Jones, were cooperating with law enforcement.
During the meetings, Jones discussed his devotion to Islamic State and his commitment to Islamic State principles.
In 2017, Jones furnished cellular phones to one of the cooperating individuals, believing the phones would be used to detonate explosive devices in Islamic State attacks overseas.
On April 7, 2017, Jones drove with the cooperating individual to O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, with the understanding that the cooperating individual would be traveling to Syria to fight with Islamic State terrorist group.
A video was posted on Jones’ Google Plus profile entitled, ‘Some of the Deadly Stabbing Ways: Do not Forget to Poison the Knife,’ the complaint says.
Another time, a person in on the FBI sting asked Jones if he ever thought about traveling to Syria to live in Islamic State territory. Jones, who was also known as ‘Yusuf Abdulhaqq,’ allegedly answered: ‘Every night and day.’
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