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Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams biography: 13 things about Seattle, Washington man born in Santa Rosa, California

Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams (©US District Court)
Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams (©US District Court)

Elvin Hunter Bgorn Williams is a white man from Washington, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in or near Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA. (a)
  2. He lives in Seattle, King County, Washington. (a)
  3. In October 2017, he administrators at his high school reported to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that Williams told others at the school that he wanted to join the designated foreign terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and claimed that the ISIS attack at Ariana Grande‘s concert in Manchester, England, United Kingdom on May 22, 2017 was justified because Grande dressed provocatively. (a)
  4. On November 17, 2017, FBI special agents interviewed his mother. He had told his mother he wanted to move to Syria or Iraq to fight for ISIS, she told the agents. She also said she had terminated internet service at her home because he was using the internet to access sites and social media accounts related to ISIS. (a)
  5. In November 2020, a member of a mosque in the Seattle area contacted the FBI about him. To engage in online chats with ISIS radicals and view ISIS propaganda videos of beheadings and other acts of violence, he used electronic devices provided by the mosque, which had encouraged him to de-radicalize and provided him with a place to live, food and tuition fee for a semester of college. On November 13, 2020, he participated in an online group chat using the name thatrussianmuslim and explained how he first learned about Islam. On November 20, 2020, he posted an online video of himself pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi. (a)
  6. On December 22, 2020, he admitted to FBI agents that he regularly made pro-ISIS postings on social media, he stopped attending mosques because he was too extreme for all the local mosques and wanted to go to the Maldives because there are more ISIS supporters there. On December 23, 2020, he used the name Ali Ar-Rusi when he shared his ideas for conducting an attach in an online chat. (a)
  7. In January 2021, an FBI online covert employee (OCE) contacted him. He was suspicious at first but he eventually engaged the OCE in conversation. he told the OCE that he wanted to travel to Burma to fight for ISIS. (a)
  8. In February 2021, he started communicating with two FBI confidential human resources (CHR), who represented themselves to be ISIS recruiters who would approve and facilitate his travel for jihad on behalf of the designated foreign terrorist organization.
  9. On March 10, 2021, he made an in-person passport application at a post office in Des Moines, King County. On March 15, 2021, he pawned a laptop computer in a pawn shop in Federal Way, King County. (a)
  10. In April 2021, he worked at a food processing plant to raise the funds needed to support his plan to leave the U.S. (a)
  11. On May 6, 2021, he received his passport, sent a photo of the passport to the two FBI CHRs and bought an airline ticket for travel from Seattle to Cairo, Egypt via Amsterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France to join ISIS. The departure would be at 1:35 p.m. on May 28, 2021. (a)
  12. On May 27, 2021, he and an FBI confidential human source (CHS) checked into a motel nearby the Seattle–Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport in Seattle. On May 28, 2021, he went to the airport to catch the first leg of his international flight and was arrested at the departure gate. (a)
  13. He was 20 years old when he was arrested on May 28, 2021. FBI special agent David Narrance filed a criminal complaint against him signed that day by U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian A. Tsuchida. He was charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. (a)

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