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“Indiana teen accused of supporting ISIS, terrorism,” by Justin L. Mack and Madeline Buckley, Indianapolis Star, June 21, 2016:
An Indiana teenager accused of attempting to join ISIS is now facing federal charges.
According to a federal criminal complaint, 18-year-old Akram I. Musleh of Brownsburg has been supporting the terrorist organization online for years.
He was arrested by FBI agents Tuesday while attempting to board a bus from Indianapolis to New York where he was to fly to and transit through Morocco to ISIS-controlled territory.
Court documents allege that from there, his plan was to join ISIS….
FBI investigators learned that Musleh’s YouTube account shared videos of Anwar al-Awlaki, the late U.S.-born leader of al-Qaeda. Investigators spoke with Musleh at Brownsburg High School. The teen said he was aware of Al-Awlaki’s history and only used the videos to better understand the history of Islam.
But nine months later, Musleh went online and purchased the flag flown by ISIS, also known as ISIL, according to court documents. In June 2015, he posted a photo of himself in front of the flag.
Court documents say that he also used online communication to show his affiliation and support of ISIS. Investigators believe that Musleh attempted to travel to other countries to provide material support of ISIS, including himself as personnel.
Brownsburg police also responded to an incident in Williams Park where Musleh is accused of asking young people if they wanted to join ISIS.
Throughout 2015, Musleh made five reservations to travel to Iraq or Turkey, court documents said. FBI officials noted that Turkey is a common entry point to Syria for citizens of western countries who wish to join ISIS.
His planned trips in April and May 2015 fell through. In late June 2015, he attempted to board a flight in Chicago, but was stopped and questioned by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Court documents said he first told investigators that he was going to visit family. He then said he was going to get married.
FBI officials learned that while he had no family in Turkey, he did have an alleged fiancee living in Sweden, who officials believe is an ISIS sympathizer.
In April 2016, Musleh purchased a one-way ticket from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to Morocco, court documents said. He also purchased a Greyhound bus ticket to travel from Indianapolis to New York on Tuesday.
About a month after buying his plane and bus tickets, Musleh viewed a news article about an Indiana Department of Homeland Security list of about 8,500 potential terror targets in Indiana, court documents said.
Around that same time, he researched explosive materials online. He also was seen shopping for pressure cookers by an FBI agent in the Brownsburg Wal-Mart. Court documents state that pressure cookers are used as a component in improvised explosive devices.
In the days after making his travel plans, according to records, Musleh had a conversation on social media expressing his desire to travel outside of the country to join ISIS….
A Google Plus account that is connected to a YouTube account highlighted by investigators as belonging to Musleh shows posts and comments on YouTube videos, at least one of which included a reference to ISIS. In some videos the user of the account, presumably Musleh, shared his views on Islam. In others, he appeared to advocate for violence.
In 2013, he commented on a video that referenced Hitler, writing, “Gays are going to hell.” On another video shared on his Google Plus account in 2014, he wrote [sic]: “Someone Should Of Shot All Those Cops And Then Burn There Bodies.” The video purports to show a 2010 attack on Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who angered some at a speech at a Swedish university when he showed a film that depicted Muhammad walking into a gay bar.
In another video shared in 2014, he commented on an explainer of the Iraq War, writing: “A bunch of lies the Isis never kidnapped children.”
The account has a tagline that reads: “ I am a Muslim, not a terrorist.” He posted on the account that he loves playing football, basketball and soccer.