Ohio man who trained with Islamic militants charged with supporting terrorism

WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) – A Columbus, Ohio, man who trained with Islamic militants in Syria has been arrested and charged with supporting terrorism and making false statements, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday.

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 23, a naturalized American, had been instructed by a Muslim cleric to return to the United States and carry out an act of terrorism, a federal indictment said.

The indictment said Mohamud told an associate that he wanted to go to a military base in Texas and “kill three or four American soldiers execution-style.”

Mohamud’s brother was killed fighting with the Nusra Front, the Syria-based affiliate of al Qaeda, the indictment said.

  • Gary

    What are the odds that all these converts misunderstand the peaceful teachings in the quran .

    • Well evidently Islam is the easiest religion in the world to misunderstand.