FBI: Terror affiliate arrested in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — A San Diego resident suspected of terrorist connections during his time in Syria was arrested in Rancho Bernardo Wednesday, accused of lying about his role as a Sharia law judge and acting as a mediator between the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front, according to a complaint filed Thursday.

Mohamad Saeed Kodaimati, 24, was arrested by the FBI at his home and booked into custody on charges of making false statements involving international terrorism.

Saeed left San Diego in 2012 for Istanbul.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Rancho Bernardo is an upscale, quiet, almost a semi-retirement town, that is a little bit off the beaten track (by only a few miles and off a minor freeway) that you almost have to seek out.
    That’s a very curious place to go to, as its not terribly “diverse”.
    A nice place to be sure, and sure for a jihadi to be instantly noticed.
    Odd choice, but if he was living there, he had some money.