RALEIGH, N.C. – A Muslim man from North Carolina has plead guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Akba Jihad Jordan, 22, of Raleigh, and friend Avin Marsalis Brown, 21, were arrested earlier this year after they unknowingly engaged in conversation with an undercover FBI agent.
During the discussions, the men spoke of their desire to travel overseas, either to Yemen or Syria to wage war against the “kuffar,” who are non-Muslims, and “munafiq,” who are Muslims that are considered hypocrites. The men also outlined the weapons that they had in their possession, and noted that they would not hesitate to use them both in the United States and abroad to fight the “kuffar.”
The men were arrested in March of this year following the discussions, with Brown being taken into custody at Raleigh Durham International airport as he sought to fly to Turkey and eventually join ISIS, or as they call themselves the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Jordan had not yet purchased his passport, but officials state that he had made an appointment to do so. His weapons—both guns and swords—were confiscated from his apartment following his arrest.
Written by Heather Clark
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