One day the feds, especially since they’re forbidden to study and understand the motivating ideology behind all this, are going to miss one of these plots, and people will be killed. Nothing is being done to prevent that from happening. The ideology that fuels this kind of thing is being taught all over this country, and it would be “Islamophobic” to oppose it.
“Ohio man who trained with Jabhat al-Nusra is indicted on terrorism charges,” by Adam Goldman, Washington Post, April 16, 2015:
An Ohio man who traveled to Syria in 2014 and trained with an al-Qaeda affiliate before returning to the United States, possibly to launch an attack on American soldiers, has been indicted on terrorism charges, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Authorities also revealed that the man’s brother was killed last year fighting in Syria on behalf of the affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra.
Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, of Columbus faces three felony counts that include attempting to provide and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization as well as lying to the FBI.
It is the first public case the Justice Department has brought this year in connection with al-Nusra, unlike a string of federal cases tied to the Islamic State, the brutal militant group that produces slick propaganda and has attracted thousands of Western recruits.
Mohamud, who was born in Somalia, was previously arrested in February and pleaded not guilty to state terrorism charges and held on a $1 million bond. He was transferred to federal custody Thursday.
According to the indictment, Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen, began planning in 2013 to join his brother, Abdifatah Aden, who had left for Syria in May of that year.
On his Facebook page, he posted an image of what appeared to the black flag of the Islamic State and he uploaded another photograph of a soldier holding a sniper rifle with the Islamic State emblem on it.
In April 2014, prosecutors said, Mohamud bought a one-way ticket to Athens via a connecting flight from Istanbul.
Authorities said Mohamud never caught his connecting flight to Greece and instead began to make his way to the Turkish border with Syria. Turkey has become the most popular transit country for aspiring jihadists trying to reach the Islamic State and other groups.
In late April, the United States intercepted communications indicating that Mohamud had joined al-Nusra, although he had apparently traveled with the intention of enlisting in the Islamic State, according to court documents.
Once in Syria, Mohamud shared videos of himself holding weapons. But before he could join the fight, he said a cleric told him to return to the United States and carry out an act of terrorism at home, according to court documents.
Authorities said Mohamud flew back to the United States and later told an unnamed person that he had learned how to shoot weapons, had undergone explosives training, and wanted to target the U.S. armed forces as well as police officers. He said he would soon join his brother in death.
Mohamud told another unnamed person whom he attempted to recruit that he wanted to do something “big” and discussed attacking a military base in Texas and killing U.S. soldiers “execution style,” according to the indictment….