Sunday, May 14, 2017

Key West ISIS Soldier Harlem Suarez Gets Life in Prison For Beach Bomb Plot I Profiled This "Mook" on WFLA in 2015.


MIAMI HERALD...Harlem Suarez, the 25-year-old convicted of buying a bomb and plotting to blow up a Florida Keys beach in allegiance to the Islamic State, deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison, a federal judge ruled. “The offense is such a serious offense that people need to know that you can’t do that,” Judge Jose Martinez said in U.S. District Court in Key West after an hour-long sentencing hearing. I Profiled This "Mook" on WFLA in 2015.
Harlem Suarez, “He was talking the talk. He was walking the walk and was in possession of what he thought was a weapon of mass destruction.” Suarez has the right to appeal but the federal system has no option of parole. Suarez was sentenced to life for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and an additional 20 years, to be served at the same time, for “providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.” “Suarez discussed wanting to conduct a terrorist-style attack on or about July 4th, possibly in Marathon, Florida, or on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, or both,”

In July 2015, Suarez, who lived with his parents in a Stock Island apartment just north of Key West, met with undercover federal agents he believed were ISIS sympathizers and purchased a backpack bomb. The bomb was inert but Suarez didn’t know that, prosecutors pointed out. A jury took 47 minutes to find him guilty as charged earlier this year. “He posted a ton of pro-ISIS propaganda including graphic videos and photographs,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Anton said during the hearing. “When told the shrapnel would rip through people faster than bullets, he smiled and said, ‘Great, great.’ This defendant has shown no remorse. He has demonstrated no sense of responsibility.”
 
July 4, 2015.... ISIS inspired terrorist Harlem Suarez was planning to blow up a Key West Fl beach on the 4th of July and shoot beach goers with a AK-47 as they fled to their cars in the parking lot. Could this terror plot still be in play with other bad actors from ISIS, most likely yes. According to the FBI, Suarez recorded a video in May in which he said: “We will destroy America and divide it into two. We will raise our black flag on top of your White House and any president on duty.” WFLA TV Tampa FL…Key West ISIL supporter planned to detonate backpack bomb, says FBI. MIAMI, Fla. (WFLA) – A Florida man who authorities say is a supporter of the terror group ISIL, is accused of attempting to make a backpack bomb that he allegedly planned to bury on a Key West beach. Harlem Suarez, also known as Almlak Benitez, 23, of Key West, Florida, was charged on Monday with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against a person or property within the United States.
Suarez came to the attention of the FBI after a person contacted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in April and said that someone named Almlak Benitez tried to friend him on Facebook and recruit him to join ISIS. At that point, undercover agents made contact with Suarez. The criminal complaint states Suarez told an undercover FBI informant that he wanted to make a “timer bomb.” “Suarez discussed wanting to conduct a terrorist-style attack on or about July 4th, possibly in Marathon, Florida, or on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, or both,” states the complaint. SONY DSC
Sarasota private investigator Bill Warner has worked on terrorism cases in the past. Suarez’ appearance makes Warner uneasy. “With the tattoos and short haircut, no beard, no mustache, clean cut and he goes to the beach,” Warner said. “Who would suspect he’s a terrorist?” PI Bill Warner said ISIL uses the Internet to spread its message and recruit members, and unlike terror groups before it who chose big, populous targets, the Islamic State is different. “These ‘Mooks’ are going after the low-key, little soft targets,” Bill Warner said. “They go to the mall and shoot people, go to the beach and shoot people. How do you stop this?” see http://wfla.com/2015/07/28/key-west-isil-supporter-planned-to-detonate-backpack-bomb-says-fbi/ 


Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota to Panama City Fl, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com