Xavier Pelkey Wiki – Xavier Pelkey Biography

BANGOR, Maine (AP) —Xavier Pelkey a 19-year-old Maine man who the FBI says built homemade explosives and conspired to attack a mosque on behalf of the Islamic State group will plead guilty to providing material support to terrorists.

Xavier Pelkey of Waterville faces a maximum of 15 years in prison under a plea deal in which a second charge will be dropped, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The change of guilty plea hearing is scheduled for next week in the US District Court. Pelkey’s attorney did not immediately respond to a phone message seeking comment Thursday.

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the age of Xavier Pelkey is 19 years.


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Xavier Pelkey found guilty in mosque attack

Law enforcement officials said Pelkey was in communication with two minors, one in Canada and the other in Illinois, about carrying out a mass shooting at a Chicago-area Shiite mosque and possibly other houses of worship. . The three alleged conspirators believed in a radical form of Sunni Islam that views the Shiite branch of Islam as non-believers, authorities said.

Pelkey was 18 when he was arrested last year by FBI agents who found three homemade explosives at his residence. The devices were made of fireworks attached with staples, pins and thumbtacks to create shrapnel, the FBI said.

Investigators also found a handwritten document in Pelkey’s bedroom that appeared to be a draft statement about the planned attack on the mosque, attributing it to the name of the Islamic State group. In the statement, Pelkey claimed allegiance to the extremist Sunni militant group, and an Islamic State flag was painted on his bedroom wall, investigators said.


Despite their defeat in Syria in March 2019, the militant group’s sleeper cells still carry out deadly attacks in both Syria and Iraq, where they once declared a “caliphate.”Read More…..

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