New Facebook page supports terror plot suspect

Posted at 9:55 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 12:54:26-05

MILWAUKEE -- Samy Mohamed Hamzeh lived with his mom, dad, and sister.  His family says their loved one isn't a terrorist. 

They're not alone.  A new Facebook page is showing support for the suspect.

The family doesn't believe Samy is capable of anything in the criminal complaint.

The document shows Samy had conversations about his plan to kill 30 people at the Humphrey Scottish Rite Masonic Center.  According to the complaint, it shows he wanted to lock the building, spray anyone he found and shoot whoever he came across. 

The family believes the FBI set Samy up and made promises to his friends.  They say the car he was driving during the arrest was a friend's, and to them that's a warning sign.  They're questioning law enforcement, asking why they would take so long to arrest Samy if he was believed to be dangerous.

His mom said Samy is the one who supports the family, holding down two jobs at a time to pay the bills. Dad said his son is honorable and leads a simple life.

The family hasn't seen or talked to their son since his arrest.