FAIRFIELD, NJ — After boasting about her alleged participation in the riot on Facebook, a Fairfield woman has been arrested and charged with taking part in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, court records show.
Rasha N. Abual-Ragheb was arrested Tuesday and charged with unlawful entry and violent behavior in the Capitol, authorities said. The FBI alleges that Abual-Ragheb is a member of New Jersey’s chapter of American Patriot 3%, often collectively called Three Percenters.
She appeared on a list of 102 defendants charged in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.
Authorities claim Abual-Ragheb bragged about her participation in a Facebook post.
“Just left Dc… I got tear gas, paper spray!!! But I was part of the history. We the people won’t take it anymore. Antifa were between us, i and other MAGA people told Dc police, get that Antifa they didn’t do anything," Abual-Ragheb says in the post seen in the court papers.
Authorities charged her with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct in any restricted building or grounds, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to the criminal complaint in the case.