• ISIS-Trained American Indicted on Terror Charges

    An American citizen who is accused of training with terrorists overseas and then plotting to attack an American military base or prison pleaded not guilty on Friday.

    Officials say 23 year-old bought Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud bought a ticket to Greece last year, but he instead ended up at a terror training camp in Syria where he was trained to use weapons, breaking into homes and using explosives.

    Mohamud came from Columbus, Ohio and traveled to Syria in 2013 to join his brother who was already fighting alongside the Al-Qaeda affiliate known as al-Nusra Front.

    Muhamud posted about his support for ISIS to social media.

    His 11 page indictment alleges that the 23-year-old was directed by ISIS to go back to the United States to launch an attack.

    The indictment reads in part:

    “…a cleric in the organization told Mohamud that he should return to the United States and carry out an act of terrorism. Mohamud wanted to kill Americans, and specifically wanted to target armed forces…”

    His stated goal according to the court papers was to attack a base in Texas and kill at last three soldiers execution style.

    Mohamud was already in the custody of Franklin, Ohio authorities on state charges of supporting terrorism and money laundering when he was indicted on these federal charges this week. He was arrested in February and accused of providing case computers and tablets to a terrorist organization.

    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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