Yet another convert to Islam gets the crazy idea that the Religion of Peace commands him to commit treason and mass murder. Yet anyone who dares to suggest that conversion to Islam should be scrutinized as a security issue is nothing but a racist, bigoted Islamophobe.
“Former Metro Transit Police Officer Indicted on Charges of Attempting to Support ISIS,” NBC Washington, December 15, 2016:
A former Metro Transit Police officer was indicted Thursday on charges of trying to support ISIS, according to federal prosecutors.
Nicholas Young, of Fairfax, Virginia, is accused of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. He was arrested Aug. 3 at Metro headquarters, NBC News reported.
Young, 37, believed a friend of his, who was actually an FBI informant, joined ISIS in 2014. When the FBI told Young they were investigating his friend’s attempt to join ISIS, Young tried to deceive them on behalf of his friend, prosecutors said.
On Nov. 20, 2014, Young sent his friend a text to mislead the FBI to think his friend was on vacation in Turkey, when Young actually believed his friend traveled to Turkey to ultimately go to Syria and fight for ISIS.
Between December 2015 and July, Young also sent the man digital gift card codes to be used with mobile messaging accounts ISIS uses in recruiting, according to prosecutors. ISIS fighters and supporters communicate using encrypted apps, some of which charge fees, NBC News and Newsweek reported.
Young also told an FBI informant that he was stockpiling weapons in his home, prosecutors said. After his arrest, agents removed dozens of boxes from Young’s townhouse, including at least one designed to hold long guns.
According to court records, Young was under scrutiny since 2009, when Metro officials reported suspicious behavior to the FBI, NBC News reported. His employment with Metro was terminated after his arrest, according to the transit agency.
Young has been a longtime supporter of Islamic extremism and also has Nazi sympathies, prosecutors allege. He traveled to Libya in 2011 and told the FBI he fought with rebels seeking to oust dictator Moammar Gadhafi, NBC News reported.
Law enforcement officials first interviewed Young in September 2010, in connection with his acquaintance Zachary Chesser.
Chesser, of Bristow, Virginia, pleaded guilty to providing material support to the terrorist group al-Shabab. The Muslim convert also told the creators of the television show “South Park” they risked death for mocking the Prophet Muhammad in an episode….