Washington, D.C.–A Wisconsin woman has been charged on Wednesday in a criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support or resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
According to the criminal complaint, beginning in at least January, Waheba Issa Dais, 45, an Israel native and a U.S. legal resident residing in Cudahy, attempted to provide services, personnel, expert advice and assistance to ISIS, by promoting ISIS’s agenda, facilitating recruitment and maintaining a virtual library of instructions on how to make bombs, biological weapons, poisons and suicide vests to assist self-proclaimed ISIS members and supporters in their attack planning.
Dais used multiple social media accounts that she hacked and took over from unwitting victims and private social media platforms to provide and facilitate her support. She used one of her pro-ISIS accounts to encourage an individual, whom she believed to be an ISIS supporter, to conduct an attack in the name of ISIS. She provided detailed instructions on how to make Ricin and then suggested the individual introduce the Ricin to a government post or water reservoirs. In another post, she suggested potential targets for bombing attacks, including street festivals and celebrations in the summer.
Dais was arrested by the FBI on June 13. Dais appeared before a federal magistrate judge on the charges that same day.