(February 26, 2015) – One of six Bosnian immigrants accused of helping ISIS was arrested Friday, Feb. 6 along Ronald Reagan Parkway near Indianapolis International Airport. This was the same day that President Obama visited Indianapolis.
Twenty-six-year-old Nihad Rosic of Utica, New York, was part of a group of six people helping ISIS that was based out of St. Louis. He is charged with funneling money and weapons to ISIS in the Middle East as well as conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country. The warrant for his arrest was issued out of St. Louis County on February 5th. He was in the Marion County Jail from February 6th through February 11th before being transported to a jail in Missouri which is where the case will be tried.
These court documents show that Rosic, also known as Yahya AbuAyesha Mudzahid, immigrated to the United States and is a naturalized American citizen. It is unknown why Rosic was in Plainfield at the time of his arrest.
The other five people who were arrested are Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 34 of Schiller Park, Illinois; Jasminka Ramic, 42, of Rockford, Illinois; and Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, 40, his wife Sedina Unkic Hodzic, 35, and Armin Harcevic, 37, all of St. Louis County, Missouri.
If convicted, the crimes of conspiring to provide material support and providing material support carry penalties ranging from 15 years for each count and fines up to $250,000. Rosic’s crime of conspiring to kill and maim persons in a foreign country carries a penalty of up to life in prison.