A Brooklyn, New York resident has been charged by federal authorities for supporting terrorism, after making online postings supporting ISIS in plotting to commit an attack in Times Square similar to that in Nice, France.The man has been identified as Mohammed Rafik Naji, 37, a legal US resident originally from Yemen, according to NBC News investigative reporter Tom Winter. He revealed his support of the terrorist organization on his Facebook page, including a photo of an ISIS flag, videos of jihadists engaged in fighting, and a YouTube link of an ISIS spokesman exhorting attacks on Western targets, according to court papers.Last summer, Naji allegedly expressed support to an informant for carrying out a deadly attack in Times Square with a garbage truck crushing pedestrian just like the ISIS truck attack in Nice, France in JulyIn the emails exchanged with his girlfriend back in the US, the Yemen-born man disclosed he faced problems crossing into ISIS-controlled areas.

“It’s very hard to get in I’m on my 5 try its difficult mad po po military and ppl here very scared,”

-he allegedly wrote to his girlfriend.

“Hunny 1 last favor $2 grand for plane ticket and to get back I promise I’ll pay u back when I get there,”  “It’s hard then [sic] I thought m [sic] tired hiding n mountains for 3 weeks it’s very very hard wallah,” he added using the Arabic expression for “I promise by God.”

-he wrote her on April 4, 2015.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement Monday regarding the arrest.

“The arrest of Mohamed Rafik Naji on charges he provided material support to ISIL is a sharp reminder of the evolving threat of global terrorism. New York must remain vigilant in the face of hate and intolerance, and continue to advance the core values of democracy that this state and nation were founded upon. While we do not have any specific threat at this time, public safety is paramount and we will continue to work aggressively with all local and federal partners. I would like to thank the dedicated professionals at the FBI, US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District, and state and local police on the Joint Terrorism Task Force for their efforts to keep New Yorkers safe.”

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