He wanted to join the Army so that he could turn and kill American soldiers. “SI man indicted on terror charges,” by Mitchel Maddux in the New York Post, December 23:
The Staten Island man who hoped to become a jihadi, operating Web sites calling for a holy war against the West, was indicted today on three counts of lying to FBI agents.
The charges against Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, 21, stem from false statements he allegedly provided to investigators in an effort to hide his interest in joining terror groups in Pakistan.
Shehadeh also allegedly tried to travel to Somalia to join jihadist groups there, but these allegations were not part of the Brooklyn federal court indictment….
In 2008, Shehadeh appeared at the Times Square recruiting station and tried unsuccessfully to join the Army.
Officials said he was hoping to gain sophisticated US military training that he would later use “to fight beside fellow Muslims against their enemies, including United States military forces.”…