FBI says 3 Brooklyn men planned to kill President Obama if they couldn’t join ISIS overseas

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NEW YORK, NY – The war against Islamic State terrorists may be too close to home for comfort. The FBI it arrested three men Tuesday night for trying to join ISIS and carry out attacks on the US soil.

The feds say Abdurasul Juraboev, 24, Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19, and Abror Habibov, 30, planned to assassinate President Obama, kill FBI agents, and plant of a bomb at Coney Island if they couldn’t get overseas.

The FBI and members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force arrested one of the men at JFK airport as he was ready to fly to Turkey. Another was going next month.

The three Brooklyn men now face charges of trying to supply material support to ISIS. The FBI says they recorded one man saying if he couldn’t get to Syria, he would buy an AK-47 and kill police, and then use their weapons to “kill the FBI people.”

In Washington, FBI director James Comey said homegrown terrorists are now in all 50 states.

"Those people exist in every state. I have homegrown violent extremist investigations in every single state.”

ISIS is also rounding up more Christians. Syrian activists say ISIS fighters raided two Assyrian Christian villages in northeast Syria, taking at least 150 men, women, children, and priests.

ISIS fighters kidnapped several Assyrian Christians last year, but released them after long negotiations. But after the beheading of Egyptian Christians earlier this month, those no guarantee the new Assyrian captives will come out of this alive.

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