Former National Guard soldier, Mohamed Jalloh, 26, has been charged with plotting to aid the Islamic State and contemplating a Fort Hood style attack against the United States military. Jalloh is from Sterling, Virginia and is a former member of the Army National Guard. He alleges to have quit after hearing lectures from radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. FBI documents state that Jalloh was witnessed purchasing an assault rifle on Saturday.
Jalloh was apparently considering carrying out an attack mirroring the 2009 Fort Hood, which resulted in 13 deaths according to an affidavit laying out the plans of a three-month sting operation. Jalloh’s sister denied knowledge of charges against her brother and adamantly insisted that he had no hand in helping the Islamic state. Jalloh was scheduled to make an initial appearance on Tuesday in federal court.
Awlaki appeared in thousands of Al Qaeda's online propaganda videos and became the first American citizen to be targeted and killed by a United States drone strike in 2011. His lectures became a regular part of counter-terrorism investigations, according to the New York Times. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, co-perpetrator of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing posted Tsarnaev’s videos on Twitter prior to carrying out the vicious attacks.
Awlaki was born in New Mexico and later earned the infamous label of “The Bin Laden of the Internet.” In 2010, former President ordered a legal investigation and approved the execution of Awlaki. He died in 2011 in Yemen where he led Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Source: Mail Online
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