Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers and U.S. Attorney Erica H. MacDonald for the District of Minnesota today announced that ABDELHAMID AL-MADIOUM, 23, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has been charged by indictment with providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization.
AL-MADIOUM was detained overseas by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and recently transferred into FBI custody.
According to the allegations in the indictment and a law enforcement affidavit, from July 8, 2015, through March 15, 2019, AL-MADIOUM knowingly provided material support and resources, including personnel (namely himself) and services to ISIS. On June 23, 2015, AL-MADIOUM, a native of Morocco and naturalized U.S. citizen, and his family traveled from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to Casablanca, Morocco, to visit their extended family. On July 8, 2015, AL-MADIOUM left Morocco and traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, and then on to Iraq and Syria, where he joined ISIS. In March of 2019, AL-MADIOUM was captured and detained by the SDF. (Source: U.S. Department of Justice)