Muslim Pakistani immigrant to US wants
to go on a Jihad to Syria.
What the Fuck! - Call me crazy, but what the hell are we doing importing Muslims into the US to start with? Don't we have enough home-grown loons?
A North Carolina man has been indicted on a charge of trying to provide support to the Iraqi arm of al-Qaida by fighting in Syria’s civil war.
Basit Javed Sheikh, 29, was arrested at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Nov. 2 shortly before boarding a plane to Canada, with a final destination of Lebanon, according to federal court documents.
An indictment against him was unsealed three days later.
Sheikh, a Pakistan native who also goes by the name Abdul Basit, is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization reports WRAL News.
According to the indictment, between April and the time of his arrest, he was arranging to provide personnel to al-Nusrah Front, an Iraqi group affiliated with al-Qaida that has claimed responsibility for hundreds of attacks in Syria in the last two years.
An affidavit of an FBI agent states that Sheikh repeatedly posted on his Facebook page links to news stories and videos backing a jihad in Syria. He also discussed with a government informant going to Syria to fight in that country’s civil war and that he was ready to be a “martyr,” according to the affidavit.
Believing the government informant could help smuggle him from Lebanon to Syria, authorities say, he purchased a one-way ticket to Lebanon.
An arrest report indicates Sheikh works at a local post office, but more information wasn't available Monday.
If convicted, Sheikh faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.