USA v. McCormick, Kevin Iman
Kevin Iman McCormick of Hamden, Connecticut was charged by indictment in October 2022 with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization. McCormick made several statements to others expressing a desire to travel to Syria and to fight for ISIS. In one conversation, McCormick stated "I gotta fight bro, because those people, Abu Masa and ISIL, they fought for me bro, I know it, I can feel it, in my heart. So it's my time to fight . . . It just is what it is bro, it's just my – it's just my time to go bro." When McCormick was asked to elaborate on where he would like to travel, McCormick responded, "I don't know, I don't know bro – it's gotta be like Syria. Where ISIL is at....whichever place is easiest, whichever place I can get there the fastest, the quickest, the easiest, and where I can have a rifle and I can have some people bro. That's what I need, I need a rifle and I need some people, I need Islamic law, I need, that's what I need, because if I have these things, it's going to be very hard to kill me." McCormick pleaded guilty in January 2023 to attempting to provide material support to ISIS.