Men Held at JFK Airport Planned ‘Violent Jihad’

It appears that two men who were arrested at a JFK airport in New York planned to travel to Somalia to wage violent jihad, and also had expressed a willingness to commit violent acts in the United States.

From CNN:

Mohamed Mahmoud Alessa, 20, of North Bergen, New Jersey, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24, of Elmwood Park, New Jersey, were taken into custody Saturday at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The two intended to take separate flights to Egypt on their way to Somalia “to join designated foreign terrorist organization al-Shabaab and wage violent jihad,” federal prosecutors said in a statement.

The two are charged with conspiring to kill, maim and kidnap people outside the United States, according to court documents.

Read the criminal complaint against Alessa and Almonte (PDF)

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One Comment on “Men Held at JFK Airport Planned ‘Violent Jihad’”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    “Kill’em all, let God sort’em out”….

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