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Teen Radicalized in Idaho Arrested for Church Attack Plot with ISIS Ties: A Warning on the Dangers of Radicalization

Teen Arrested in Coeur d’Alene for Alleged Church Attack Plot Linked to Islamic State

Authorities Foil Attack Plan: Coeur d’Alene Teen Allegedly Supported ISIS

According to SCNOW the people in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho are shocked after police arrested an 18-year-old named Alexander Scott Mercurio. He’s accused of planning to attack churches to help the Islamic State group. Authorities say he talked to FBI agents pretending to be IS supporters for two years. They caught him just before he could carry out the attack he planned on multiple churches.

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(PHOTO:Daily Mail)Teen Radicalized in Idaho Arrested for Church Attack Plot with ISIS Ties: A Warning on the Dangers of Radicalization

Teen’s Radicalization Raises Concerns: Coeur d’Alene Arrest Highlights Terrorism Threat

Investigators found out Mercurio wanted to be a martyr and do violent acts. Even though his Christian parents didn’t agree with his decision to become Muslim he stuck to his extreme beliefs. He showed his support for the Islamic State group in messages and recordings. This arrest shows how dangerous radicalization can be and it reminds us that law enforcement must stay alert to stop terrorism in the U.S.

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