FBI: Wisconsin woman recruited on behalf of Islamic State

FBI: Wisconsin woman recruited on behalf of ISIS
Posted at 6:54 PM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 16:43:07-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Federal authorities allege a Wisconsin woman hacked social media accounts to recruit on behalf of the Islamic State group.

45-year-old Waheba Issa Dais of Cudahy is charged with providing "material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization."

According to an FBI affidavit, Daisalso also provided instructions" on how to make explosives, biological weapons and suicide vests."

Dais, a native of Jerusalem, was allowed to come to the U.S. in 1992 without a passport because of her marriage to a U.S. citizen. The couple divorced in 2003, according to court records. She is now a lawful permanent resident who the FBI believes does not work outside of the home.

It's unclear if Dais has an attorney who could comment on her behalf. 

In a statement, the FBI praised the multiple law enforcement agencies that came together to make the arrest.

“The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) is dedicated to identifying and bringing to justice those individuals in Wisconsin who attempt to provide material support to foreign terrorist organizations and who promote violent extremism," Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Milwaukee Field Office Justin Tolomeo said.

"Today’s arrest was made possible by the tireless efforts of our JTTF, including the invaluable contributions of our federal, state, and local partners.”