He was on his way to join the jihad. “FBI arrests suburban Denver man in Chicago over allegation he supported terrorist organization,” from the Associated Press, January 23:
DENVER “” The FBI has arrested a refugee from Uzbekistan at Chicago’s O”Hare airport on terrorism charges after he was accused of planning to travel overseas to fight on behalf of a terrorist group.
Jamshid Muhtorov, 35, of Aurora, Colo., who also goes by several other names, was arrested Saturday by members of the FBI”s Denver and Chicago Joint Terrorism Task Forces, the FBI said.
Muhtorov was indicted on a charge of providing and attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, the FBI said. The group named is the Islamic Jihad Union.
Authorities said there was no evidence that Muhtorov was plotting attacks inside the United States.
Muhtorov made his initial appearance Monday in federal court in Chicago, according to the Department of Justice.
The department said the group has been blamed for suicide attacks in Uzbekistan, and claimed responsibility for numerous attacks against coalition forces in Afghanistan.
The Justice Department said the Pakistan-based organization is an extremist group that seeks to replace the current regime with a government based on Islamic law.
Muhtorov was indicted by a federal grand jury in Colorado, charged with one count of providing and attempting to provide support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. If convicted, Muhtorov faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, and up to a $250,000 fine….