U.S. Teenager Arrested After Admitting Attempt To Join Al-Qaida
A NY high school senior who was headed on a trip to Oman, Saudi Arabia was arrested just as he was about to board his flight before later pleading guilty to planning to visit the country in hopes of joining the infamoums Al-Qaeda terrorist organization.
via ABC News
Federal authorities say a high school student from New York wanted to travel to Yemen to volunteer to fight for an al-Qaeda offshoot.
The case against Justin Kaliebe was announced on Wednesday. The 18-year-old pleaded guilty in February to providing material support to a terrorist organization.
Authorities wouldn’t say why that plea was kept secret. They say the investigation is ongoing.
A criminal complaint says that during conversations with undercover investigators Kaliebe talked about his desire to join al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula so he could wage jihad, or holy war.
U.S. agents arrested the Long Island resident in January at Kennedy Airport as he was boarding a flight to Oman.
We’d be interested to hear some background on this knucklehead. You’re not even old enough to drink yet and your already making plans to become a terrorist?? Who hurt you?