US Knew Pro-ISIS Soldier Had Radical Islam Sympathies For Years

The recently arrested, allegedly pro-ISIS U.S. soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, was known to make arguments sympathetic to radical Islamic terrorists as early as in 2011, the Associated Press reports.

Kang’s troubling behavior reportedly began after a deployment to Iraq in 2010. Upon his return, Kang was reprimanded for making pro-radical Islamic terrorism comments and making threats against other service members. These repeated death threats and troubling behavior led to the revoking of his security clearance in 2012.

Despite repeated red flags, Kang was re-deployed to Afghanistan in July 2013.