Wisconsin: Child Sex Offender Arrested After Trying to Join Islamic State

Joshua Ray Van Haften REUTERS/Dane County Sheriff’s Office/Handout

A Madison sex offender is accused of trying to join the Islamic State terrorist organization, according to the United States Department of Justice.

The DOJ says Joshua Ray Van Haften, 34, intended to travel to Iraq or Syria to join ISIS.

He was arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago Wednesday night as he returned from Turkey. He was formally charged in Madison on Thursday with attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization…

  • Alain

    They should just let him go. After all it would allow him to practise his sexual orientation freely as opposed to here or the US.

    • Seriously it’s a win win.

    • olddog

      Him and about 40 million (D)erelict (D)em-wits..Let them share the (D)iversity..thingy.. with the Mudslimers..

    • Frau Katze

      What a creep!

      • Justin St.Denis

        Understatement Alert! 😉

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I know correlation is not causation but pedophile and Islamic State seem to go together for some reason.
      I wonder what that reason is?

      • Justin St.Denis

        Gee whiz! Ummmmm….would that be Mrs. Mohammad? Y’know, nine-year-old Aisha?

        Just a hunch.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I like you, Justin.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Cool. But we’re real straight about it, right? 😉

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Mickey Rourke circa 1987 is on my list.
            If I ever ran across Jane Weidlin from the Go-Go’s,
            Or Elisha Cuthbert.

          • Justin St.Denis

            OMG! I am going to make you very jealous. Through my wife, I actually met Jane Weidlin in NYC during a business trip. Wifey also arranged for me to meet the B-52s. This was in the later 1980s. Good times, if you weren’t strung out on something.

  • J. C.

    I’m sorry, but shaving your top lip while letting the rest of your facial hair grow wild is not considered beard grooming…

    • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

      He looks like ‘Teen Wolf’ struggling through his mid-30s.

    • simus1

      Among muslim fanatics it is.
      It has to do with, er, how can one phrase this most delicately, “ensuring that one does not, ah, ah, unintentionally cause one’s fellow super devout religious …………….. No long moustaches !!!

  • WalterBannon

    we stopped him from leaving why? and if we were determined to stop him why was he not shot while resisting arrest?

    government seems to never get anything right

    • Justin St.Denis

      There are, I am sure, virtually dozens of witnesses willing to testify to how he resisted arrest and was uncooperative with authorities, forcing the latter’s hand and resulting in his untimely demise. 😉

      Hey! Sh!t happens all the time, right?

  • cmh

    can you blame him? all those kids for free….should have paid for his ticket