Skip to comments.U.S. teenager accused of seeking to join al Qaeda-linked Syrian group
Posted on 04/20/2013 7:39:03 PM PDT by markomalley
An 18-year-old Chicago-area man accused of planning to join an al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria has been arrested by the FBI, the agency said on Saturday.
Abdella Ahmad Tounisi of Aurora, Illinois, was taken into custody late on Friday as he prepared to board a plane at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport bound for Turkey, the FBI said in a statement.
It added that Tounisi was a friend of Adel Daoud, an American accused of trying to stage a bombing outside a downtown Chicago bar last year. The agency said Tounisi had not been involved in that plot.
Tounisiappeared before a U.S. magistrate on Saturday on one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He was ordered held until his next court appearance on Tuesday, the FBI said.
A criminal complaint accused Tounisi of making online contact in March with a person he thought was a recruiter for Jabhat al-Nusrah, the militant Islamist Syrian group that the U.S. government calls a foreign terrorist organization operating as a wing of al Qaeda in Iraq.
The supposed recruiter was an FBI employee working undercover, the agency said.
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“Abdella Ahmad Tounisi “
Wow...nice all American name.
Probably the typical boy next door.
What the hell rogue has taken over the FBI. Holder must be (fast&) furious with him!
“Abdella Ahmad Tounisi”
sounds like one of obama’s names from indonesia. He’s had a lot of aliases I lost count...
If the Obama administration is funding these guys and supplying weapons to them, then how is it a crime for this guy to join the group?
Why don’t we just pass a health care bill that exempts all these muslims from having to follow or pay their share and why don’t we just pass an immigration bill that will make them all citizens to boot .
Oh wait we have already done one of them and are about to do the second one .
The new Amerika
a health care tax on all non muslims
an open invitation for IED’s placed on our streets and our women raped and our houses burned
But hey our political class sure does love their Saudi money
Why don’t we just disarm our people too so they can just roll over and place their head on the chopping block
Hey when you toss God out of the country something else is going to fill that void and allah is NOT GOD .
This appears to be part of a broader sweep against Jabhat al-Nusrah (Al-Nusrah Front, a group allied with Ayman al-Zawahiri under the leadership of Abu Mohammad al-Golani): Six Jabhat al-Nusra affiliated Iraqis arrested on Syrian border (April 19, 2013).
Smooth timing, Ace
Bring back the draft! Boot camp with ‘father role models’ will focus the minds of our ‘lost generations’ of young men.
Patriotism is polished in the camaraderie of the military.
WRT to muslim wannabee terrorists - they should be monitored, arrested and sent back to the ME. And stop ‘refugee’ immigration. If a human being will not fight for his native country - what makes us think he/she will fight for the US????
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