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Southwest Missouri woman arrested for pro-ISIS posts, anti-FBI tweets

The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri has charged 38-year-old Safya Roe Yassin with communicating threats of violence over the internet. FILE PHOTO

BUFFALO, Mo. (KRCG) -- Federal authorities have arrested a southwest Missouri woman for allegedly making terror threats from Twitter accounts affiliated with ISIS.

The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri has charged 38-year-old Safya Roe Yassin with communicating threats of violence over the internet.

The residents of Buffalo, Missouri, a small town north of Springfield in Dallas County, still can't believe it.

The FBI raided Yassin's home Thursday morning, looking for evidence of violence.

According to court documents, the government first identified Yassin as a potential threat in January, when someone complained through the FBI's public access line that Yassin had friended him on Facebook, warning that he would "go to hell" if he did not divorce his non-Muslim spouse, and get rid of his pets and all non-Muslim friends.

The complainant said Yassin claimed ISIS will save the world.

In August, on an account affiliated with ISIS, Yassin allegedly posted the names, home addresses and phone numbers of two FBI agents with the words "Wanted to Kill".

Since then, investigators have turned up dozens of social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, many of which had been suspended.

Yassin will remain in the Greene County Jail until she gets a federal detention hearing next week.

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