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  • South Carolina Teen Planned to Join ISIS, Attack Military Base

    A teenager who prosecutors say planned to join the terror group ISIS (Islamic State) and kill US soldiers has been sent to juvenile prison. The latest case in a string of homegrown terror comes from York County, South Carolina.

    The sixteen year old will only spend up to five years behind bars and could even get out earlier. The unidentified teen could spend so little time in jail for such a diabolical plot because South Carolina does not have a terrorism law. He could only be charged for possessing a pistol found in his home, which led investigators to his potential plans.

    “It just demonstrates that every community in America has to be careful about Jihad or radical ideology or religious groups,” York Mayor Eddie Lee says. “I’ve been Mayor almost since 9-11.. every community, including this wonderful community needs to be vigilant about threats.”

    Investigators say he planned to rob a gun store with a Muslim militant in North Carolina then use the guns to kill American soldiers at a military base, all in retaliation of a military air strike in the Middle East.  The teen told police from there he wanted to join ISIS in Syria where he and his family are from.

    Prosecutors say he had ISIS materials on his computer and an ISIS flag in his room.

    “It wasn’t some fantasy that he was acting out,” says 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Bracket. “He was very sincere and earnest in his expressions of his desire to join ISIS and go to Syria raise jihad, and do all the things we’ve been reading about, he embraces that ideology whole heartedly.”

    Brackett says the case illustrates “how many people are out there like that.”

    This comes days after six men accused of trying to join ISIS were arrested in Minneapolis and San Diego. All six were being recruited by Abdi Nur, a former American who made to Syria. Security experts say these men are focused on joining terrorist groups by any means possible.

    The Obama administration’s Syria policy has exacerbated most of the current problems in the Middle East and is the main reason for the rapid growth of ISIS. Nearly every day, it seems, another crazed domestic supporter of the Islamic State is busted by the feds in their attempt to execute a heinous terror plot.

    The FBI says the presence of ISIS can be felt in all of the 50 states. At this rate, if the federal government doesn’t do something drastic, an ISIS attack is only a matter of time.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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