Barack Obama still claims that ISIS has been “contained” and that they pose no threat of attack on our soil. However, he’s eating these words in a big way this week after a major terrorist attack was thwarted in Roanoke, Virginia.
According to ABC News, Wasil Farooqui, 20, was arrested on Saturday after he tried to behead a man and a woman in an ISIS-inspired assault. Farooqui attacked his victims with a knife at an apartment complex as he screamed “Allahu Akbar!” Authorities believe he was trying to behead the male victim first, and likely would have beheaded the female as well. Both victims were apparently picked at random.
Farooqui and his two victims were all hospitalized immediately after the attack, but their conditions have not been made public. Farooqui has since been charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and is being held without bond at the Western Virginia Regional Jail.
In the past year, Farooqui travelled to Turkey and may have tried to sneak into Syria, where ISIS is recruiting sympathizers all over the world.
We will update you further as this story develops.