Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari was being held at the Pinellas County Jail at the request of federal agents. ISIS Terrorist Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari who planed mass murder attack in Tampa and purchaed a variety of firearms released from jail on Friday Sept 4th 2020 at 9:30 a.m.. TAMPA TERRORIST MUHAMMED MOMTAZ AL-AZHARI released from US Marshals hold from at Pinellas County Jail on Sept 4th, 2020. Samuel Landes the Attorney for ISIS terrorist Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari has filed a Motion to Dismiss Indictment as Based on Unconstitutional Statutes in the terrorism case of Al-Azhari, the US Govt has till October 5th, 2020 to respond. In the meantime Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari was released from detention at the Pinellas County Jail, he is not in Federal Bureau of Prisons custody or in the Hillsborough County Jail. 10 News Report: Muhammed Al-Azhari returned to Tampa in 2019, and less than a year later in April of 2020, federal investigators say he began trying to purchase guns illegally on eBay. “Wow! This guy should've had giant red flags all over him,” said Bill Warner (Sarasota P.I.). “He wanted to use the silencer so he wouldn't have a mass hysteria in the Hard Rock casino. He could shoot up one place in the Hard Rock casino and move on to another before they knew what happened.” Even the Defendant’s own proposal to live with his father and abide by restrictions fails to move the needle on release. The Defendant’s father is not a suitable custodian or bond cosigner because he was imprisoned on terrorism charges alongside the Defendant in Saudi Arabia, and the Defendant has stated that he wants to kill his father because he is not a true Muslim. (“You die, you win. I want to kill a kaffir [infidel]. I want to kill my dad.”). The US Govt also wrote in Al-Azhari's indictment, he is a danger to the community if defendant is released. And yet after all this he is out?
Muhammed Al-Azhari's cop hating knife wielding sister Hiba was just as bad as him: Following an extensive review, our office has concluded that the two Temple Terrace Police Department officers were justified in their use of deadly force against 21-year-old Hiba Momtaz Alazhari on May 29, 2020, after Alazhari attempted to stab them in an unprovoked attack. In reaching this conclusion, our office conducted an exhaustive review of all available evidence and applicable legal standards. Detectives attempted to determine Alazhari’s motive. The evidence suggests she became distraught after the FBI arrested her brother the weekend before this incident and that she plotted her attack in revenge. Searching through her discarded trash, investigators discovered the pieces of a torn up note apparently written by Alazhari. Detectives assembled the small pieces to reconstruct most of the message. In the note, Alazhari writes, “…I want to do jihad and I must but all I see I [missing piece] do is take the kitchen [missing piece] and [missing piece]ttack the police…”
In 2015 Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari was convicted of terrorism related charges in Saudi Arabia and sent to Al-Ha'ir Prison a Saudi Arabian maximum-security Mabahith-affiliated prison located approximately 25 miles south of Riyadh. Al-Ha’ir prison maximum-security facility housing an estimated 5,000 prisoners, including those convicted for attacks on behalf of al-Qaeda and Islamic State. Al-Ha’ir is Saudi Arabia's largest prison, the complex includes facilities for both common criminals and security offenders like Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari who spent 3 years there, and reportedly houses a number of al-Qaeda figures. He went on to explain the difference between al-Qaeda and ISIS, remarking that ISIS consists of all jihad groups together, and said, “We don’t care about the name. We care about the purpose. America is afraid because we are united.” It appears that Tampa's Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari got his 'Masters Degree' in terrorism at Al-Ha'ir Prison.
Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari was arrested and imprisoned for 3 years by the Saudi government for joining Jaysh al-Islam. Since December 2015, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has been trying to assemble a list of terrorist groups in Syria. Russia, Lebanon, and Egypt support classifying Jaysh al-Islam as a terrorist group. REPORT 2/18/2020 arrest of Islam Alloush, former spokesperson for Jaysh al-Islam, followed by his indictment by the war crimes unit of the Paris Tribunal for war crimes, torture, enforced disappearance, and complicity in these crimes, marks the opening of the first investigation into crimes committed by the rebel armed group Jaysh al-Islam. Jaysh al-Islam has been regularly accused of committing international crimes against the civilians living under its rule, starting in 2011 until 2018. The group is also suspected of having abducted, detained and tortured human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh. The group targeted people suspected of complicity with the regime, but also ordinary civilians, accused of not applying the shariah imposed by the group rigorously enough, or because they belonged to religious minorities. MUHAMMED AL-AZHARI appears to have been convicted of possession of extremist propaganda, holding extremist views, and attempting to join a terrorist organization, namely, Jaysh al-Islam. AL-AZHARI was accused of conspiring with two other individuals, including his father, to commit those crimes.
|Pinellas County Jail Name||R||S||Date of Birth||Booking Date/Location||Docket #|
|AL-AZHARI, MOHAMMED MOMTAZ||W||M||2/18/1997||
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Back on Fri May 29, 2020, Heba Momtaz al-Azhari the Sister of Muslim Terrorist Muhammed Momtaz al-Azhari was Shot Dead While Trying to Kill a Cop With Large Knife in Temple Terrace Fl today. BAY New 9 writes: Spectrum Bay News 9 has confirmed that the woman who died is the sister of a man accused of terrorism. Police say Heba Momtaz Al-Azhari requested help from an officer at Temple Terrace City Hall, and then attacked him with a large knife. Al-Azhari was then shot when officers responded to the attack, and Heba Momtaz al-Azhari later died at the hospital. The father of these two terrorists appears to be Momtaz Moham al-Azhari Temple Terrace Fl he is in his 50's. It is Muslim tradition for the children to have the fathers first name as their middle name, Momtaz. Classic example of why you never bring a knife to a gunfight. "Gee the al-Azhari family sure are wonderful peace loving Muslims in Tampa Fl".
By his own admission, the Defendant Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari is a member of ISIS and a fervent supporter of that designated foreign terrorist organization. As the complaint details, the Defendant is a United States citizen born in California who was returned to this country from Saudi Arabia in December 2018 after he was convicted of terrorism-related charges in Saudi Arabia. Within months of returning to the United States, the Defendant began consuming ISIS propaganda. In June 2020 Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announced the return by a federal grand jury of an indictment charging Muhammed Momtaz Al-Azhari (23, Tampa) with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (“ISIS”), and with violations of the National Firearms Act. If convicted on all counts, Al-Azhari faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison. According to court documents, Al-Azhari was an ISIS supporter who planned and attempted to carry out an attack on behalf of that terrorist organization.
Since at least 2019, Al-Azhari has consumed ISIS propaganda and spoken favorably about ISIS. Al-Azhari, who has a criminal history that includes prior terrorism charges in Saudi Arabia, acquired multiple firearms, including a Glock pistol and silencer. Al-Azhari also expressed admiration for Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen and spoke of his desire to carry out a similar mass shooting killing at least 50 people. Additionally, Al-Azhari researched and scouted potential targets in the Tampa area, including the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, beaches and the FBI Tampa Field Office. He also rehearsed portions of an attack and statements that he would make during or in connection with such an attack. FBI agents arrested Al-Azhari on May 24, 2020, after he took possession of weapons, including a Glock handgun and silencer, to be used in an attack. In or around 2015, AL-AZHARI was convicted in Saudi Arabia of terrorism charges involving his planning to travel to Syria to participate in jihad and to join terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government. Specifically, AL-AZHARI appears to have been convicted of possession of extremist propaganda, holding extremist views, and attempting to join a terrorist organization, namely, Jaysh al-Islam. AL-AZHARI was accused of conspiring with two other individuals, including his father, to commit those crimes. AL-AZHARI was sentenced to serve three years in prison in Saudi Arabia. After serving that sentence, he was deported to the United States in around December 2018, and he has resided here since then.
AL-AZHARI was heard rehearsing the following phrase: “Hello America. Today is your emergency. Today we kill from you like you kill from us. Know America, today is your emergency, today we fight you in your own country.” Recorded Conversation: AL-AZHARI: that’s how I want to die, to be honest. I want to die, you know, in a shootout with the kuffar [disbelievers/non-Muslims]. CHS-1: You want to take four or five kuffar with you? AL-AZHARI: I don’t want to take four or five, no. I want to take at least 50. Since AL-AZHARI’s return to the United States, he has lived in Florida and California, most recently returning to Tampa in approximately June 2019. While AL-AZHARI has been in Tampa, the FBI is aware that he has acquired at least three firearms. AL-AZHARI’s possession of a firearm as a felon is in violation of the laws of the State of Florida. FBI Agent: based on my training and experience, as well as my familiarity with this investigation, I believe that AL-AZHARI’s having a foreign felony conviction may explain his efforts to acquire firearms outside of normal commercial channels.
UC-1 offered to sell an extended magazine, and AL-AZHARI said, “An extended mag would be cool, but also an extended, threaded barrel.” UC-1 said that he would check on it, and then confirmed that AL-AZHARI wanted a Glock 19, a threaded barrel, and an extended magazine. AL-AZHARI responded, “Exactly.” Before concluding the conversation, AL-AZHARI asked, “Hey bro, you know, do you also have, like, a baby AK or something like that?” UC-1 explained that he had one, broken down, in storage, and said, “Stuff like that has to stay hidden.” AL-AZHARI agreed to talk more in two days. On April 27, 2020, UC-1 called AL-AZHARI. UC-1 said that he had taken pictures of the items that he had in his storage area, and he asked if AL-AZHARI was still interested in buying any of them. AL-AZHARI said, “Yeah, hell yeah, bro. I’ve been waiting for your phone call, bro.” UC-1 said he had two Glock 17 pistols, a Glock 19 pistol, and an AK-47 rifle. AL-AZHARI interrupted and asked how much UC-1 wanted for the AK-47. AL-AZHARI asked for 7.62 caliber ammunition for the AK-47 and inquired whether the gun would be automatic, or if UC-1 could convert it to automatic. UC-1 said that he could ask someone to covert it, but cautioned that they we’re “treading in dark waters” and that AL-AZHARI could not say where he had obtained the items. UC-1 then agreed that he would convert the AK-47 to be fully automatic. AL-AZHARI said that he needed a “fully automatic.”
On May 1, 2020, Tampa Police Department officers arrested AL-AZHARI for unlicensed carrying of a concealed firearm after he tried to enter a Home Depot store in Tampa with a derringer-style pistol on his person. AL-AZHARI was detained overnight. As a condition of his release, the state court issued an order prohibiting AL-AZHARI from possessing any firearms. AL-AZHARI asked UC-1 if he had converted the AK-47 into a fully automatic rifle. When UC-1 said that he had and that he had obtained all of the items that AL-AZHARI requested, AL-AZHARI asked what the price was for all of the items, including the AK-47, Glock 19, the magazines and ammunition. UC-1 said that the total price was $1,750, and AL-AZHARI tried to negotiate a lower price. The two agreed on $1,600 and that AL-AZHARI would pay part of the money up front, followed by a second payment once the items shipped, and the remaining balance after. A court-authorized physical search of AL-AZHARI’s iPhone 6 revealed that on April 30, 2020, at approximately 8:10 a.m., AL-AZHARI also used a messaging application to make a video of himself displaying two guns. AL-AZHARI was observed singing as he showed off the guns. AL-AZHARI said the following: “We have a local (which I interpret to mean “homemade”) silencer and the bullets are 9mm. To raise to the highest levels is a must for every crusader. This is 9mm, thank God. Will be used against God’s enemies. And this .22 caliber Uzi submachinegun. Of course 22 of a hundredth of inches, not millimeter. I ask God the almighty to enable me and give me a duty that God will be happy with, and God is able to do that.”
A court-authorized physical search of AL-AZHARI’s iPhone 6 revealed that on April 30, 2020, at approximately 8:18 a.m., AL-AZHARI also created a video using his cell phone. The video depicts AL-AZHARI wearing a face mask, holding a long weapon (which I believe to be the Uzi Submachine gun) pointing the gun. AL-AZHARI appears to address an audience of potential victims, speaking in both in English and in Arabic as follows: “Hey you, get on the floor. Get on the floor now. Don’t you move, don’t you move, I’m telling you, I will kill you. Get on the floor, God willing, the Exalted.” AL-AZHARI then pointed the gun at what is presumed to be someone on the floor and said, “Get on the floor.” Then, while standing up with a facemask on, AL-AZHARI looks to the camera and says the following: “God willing, the exalted. This is revenge for my brothers Al Muwahideen [the monotheists] in Guantanamo in general, and for my brother [redacted] in particular. God willing, he may be praised and exalted. God willing, this is a revenge for all my Muslim brothers in Iraq and al-Sham [Syria] and everywhere.” After this, AL-AZHARI points the gun at what is presumed to be someone on the floor and says, “Those who were killed by the hands of those filthy crusaders.” While pointing the gun and mimicking shooting the person on the floor, AL-AZHARI then says, “In the name of God, Allah Akbar [God is great].” AL-AZHARI then stands, looks up, and says, “God willing, the exalted, the Islamic State is lasting.”
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