Two self-proclaimed members of 'Boogaloo Bois' charged with attempting to support Hamas

Two self-proclaimed members of theBoogaloo Boiswere arrested by federal agents after allegedly conspiring and attempting to becomeassetsto a foreign terrorist organization that shared theiranti-US government views,” the Justice Department announced on Friday.

Michael Robert Solomon and Benjamin Ryan Teeter were taken into custody on Thursday and will be held pending a formal detention hearing on Wednesday in US District Court in Minneapolis.
Salomón, 30 of New Brighton, Minnesota, and Teeter, 22, of Hampstead, Carolina del Norte, caught the eye of the FBI after they attended a George Floyd protest in late May. according to a news release from the Justice Department.
Witnesses told federal authorities that they were both seen carrying a firearm and discussed being members ofBoogaloo Boisand their subgroup called theBoojahideenthat had intentions ofcommitting acts of violence against police officersand had goals ofoverthrowing the government and replacing its police forces,” according to the criminal complaint.
    They allegedly discussed raiding a National Guard Armory to steal weapons andbombsand would seek outassassinatingwhite supremacists while someone else recorded it, according to the criminal complaint.
    At some point in June, federal authorities learned from a confidential informant and in audio-recorded conversations that Solomon and Teeter told someone they believed was a member of Hamas that theydesire to employ themselves as ‘mercenaries’ ” for the terrorist organization, los fiscales dijeron.
    Solomon told an undercover FBI agent who posed as a senior member of Hamas that he and Teeterwould be an asset to Hamas” porque “we’ve got to be pretty valuable because two American-born white boys, derecho? We can move around like nothing. I can take anything anywhere,” according to the criminal complaint.
    Solomon and Teeter allegedly told the undercover FBI agent that they wanted to destroygovernment monuments, raiding the headquarters of a white supremacist organization in Nort
    h Carolina, and targeting politicians and members of the media,” los fiscales dijeron.
    They also discussed a self-defense plan.
    If I have to shoot someone I’m not going to call the cops and stick around,” said Teeter.
    If you’re carrying for self-defense you’re going to call the cops and go through the process,” Solomon responded.
    If we are able to accomplish our goals, the US would be f***ing done,” Solomon said to the undercover, according to the criminal complaint.
    In one of the taped conversations, Solomon said he didn’t want to blow up courthouses but wanted totake down twenty senators while they’re f***king playing baseball,” according to the criminal complaint.
      They also said they had the ability to manufacture unmarked, untraceable and unregistered parts for guns and weapons with $ 700 of equipment, according to the criminal complaint.
      Attorneys were not listed for them.

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