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Affidavit Connects Warwick Man to Roslindale, MA Terror Probe

Warwick, RI – Court documents released this morning show the FBI has charged Nicholas Rovinski,  25, of 167 Aspinet Drive, 25, a.k.a. Nuh Amriki a.k.a. Nuh al Andalusi, with conspiring support the terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIL), in connection to a terrorism investigation in Roslindale, MA.

A photo of Nicholas Rovinski, posted to the dating site fubar.com
A photo of Nicholas Rovinski, posted to the dating site fubar.com

Rovinski was arrested without incident at his home Thursday night.

The arrest followed the FBI’s ‘Joint Terror Task Force’ investigation that began June 2, within hours of a  police shooting that killed Usaama Rahim of Roslindale, MA, targeted in a recent terrorism investigation involving him and David Wright of Everett, MA. Court documents connected to that investigation reference a meeting between Rahim, David Wright of Evertt, MA and one other on a Rhode Island beach.

According to an FBI affidavit filed today in Massachusetts, Rovinski admitted to an agent that he was the third person involved in that meeting. During the meeting, the three discussed beheading Pamela Geller of New York, who had organized a conference in Garland, Texas on May 3, 2015, featuring cartoons depicting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Later, Rahim changed plans, expressing an intent to focus instead on police nearby his home, according to court documents.

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The FBI alleges that for at least the past six months, Rovinski  has been posting comments on social media platforms, including YouTube and Twitter, supportive of ISIL, and expressed the opinion on YouTube that innocent Americans should die.

Warwick Post will update this story as more information becomes available.

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Rob Borkowski
Author: Rob Borkowski

Rob has worked as reporter and editor for several publications, including The Kent County Daily Times and Coventry Courier, before working for Gatehouse in MA then moving home with Patch Media. Now he's publisher and editor of WarwickPost.com. Contact him at editor@warwickpost.com with tips, press releases, advertising inquiries, and concerns.