James Bradley and his wife Arwa Muthana allegedly attempted to leave the country to join ISIS. Bradley had expressed his devotion to ISIS in conversations with an undercover New York Police Department officer and through social media posts. The undercover arranged for a cargo ship that Bradley and Muthana believed would take them to the Middle East. As they tried to board in New Jersey, FBI agents arrested the couple. Arwa Muthana is the older sister of Hoda Muthana, who left her family in Alabama to join ISIS in Syria. A federal judge ruled that Hoda Muthana could not return to the United States because she is not a U.S. citizen.