Even though the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria has suffered serious setbacks in recent months, that hasn’t stopped brainwashed goons and dedicated would-be jihadists from attempting to join the so-called caliphate.
One such individual was an 18-year-old South Carolinian who was arrested Thursday at the Charleston International Airport right before boarding a flight to the Middle East, according to The Daily Caller.
The man’s name is Zakaryia Abdin, and he is currently being held at the Charleston county jail pending hearings and additional terrorism-related charges.
According to a Justice Department news release, Abdin has been charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, in this case the Islamic State group.
Abdin had been under surveillance by an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and was taken into custody in the terminal of the airport before he was able to board a flight leaving the country.
According to Charleston’s The Post and Courier, this actually isn’t the first time Abdin has run afoul of the law for terrorism-related crimes. He had even served time previously on a juvenile conviction.
Abdin, an American citizen whose family came from Syria, was arrested on a gun charge in 2015 at the age of 16 when it was discovered that he intended to rob a gun store and then murder American military service members as an act of revenge for U.S. military actions in the Middle East.
Even though Abdin was found guilty and sentenced to remain in a juvenile detention facility until he was 21, a parole board decided to release him in May 2016, against the wishes of prosecutors and local law enforcement.
Hopefully this time the wanna-be jihadist is not summarily released back into the world to try yet again to murder innocent Americans.
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