June 14, 2019 | From Breitbart News
An Islamic State (ISIS) fighter allegedly captured in Syria claimed that ISIS had concocted a plan to sneak terrorists across the U.S.-Mexico border to attack financial targets and “cripple the U.S. economy,” according to a report published this week by the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE).
The report is based on testimony from Abu Henricki, an ISIS terrorist with dual citizenship in Canada and Trinidad. Henricki said he traveled to the Islamic State’s “caliphate” in Syria to serve as a front-line fighter for the terror state, but his poor health kept him on the sidelines.
In late 2016, he claims the Islamic State’s intelligence service asked him to become part of a special unit of Trinidadians that would be sent into Mexico via Puerto Rico, cross the U.S. border, and carry out attacks on financial targets like Wall Street.
Henricki said ISIS had a habit of falsely declaring its foreign recruits killed in action so they could work for the intelligence wing as an “undead” attack force. The Islamic State was keenly interested in operatives who could speak English and slip past American domestic security without raising suspicions, he alleged.
“Apparently, they have the contacts or whatever papers they can get to a false ID, false passports. They have their system of doing it,” Henricki said. “So that’s maybe the way that I could have gone out with other individuals. It wasn’t me alone. They were sending you to Puerto Rico and from Puerto Rico [to Mexico].”
Henricki said the operation would be run by “a guy in America,” evidently headquartered in New Jersey at the time he was recruited by ISIS intelligence. This led Henricki to suspect the attack would involve bombing financial targets in New York City, although he said other jihadis never provided him the details. (Excerpted from Breitbart News article by John Hayward)