Tahir Ismail Tayyab

Charged: December 13, 2018
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Florida
District
Southern District of Florida
Sting
No
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Importation, manufacture, distribution, or storage of explosive material
FISA Notification
No
Pleaded Guilty: February 28, 2019
Details
Tahir Ismail Tayyab
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Asian
Tahir Ismail Tayyab allegedly posted bomb-making instructions to what the FBI described as a "mobile message platform" frequented by supporters of ISIS. Tayyab was an associate of James Medina, a homeless man living in South Florida who plotted with an FBI informant to bomb a Jewish community center. During the FBI's undercover investigation of Medina, Tayyab allegedly told an informant of his desire to join ISIS. In addition to bomb-making instructions, according to charging documents, Tayyab also distributed ISIS propaganda.