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Hawaii Grand Jury Indicts US Soldier on Terrorism Charges for Trying to Aid ISIS

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posted on Jul, 22 2017 @ 04:07 PM
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Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Erik Kang was arrested by FBI SWAT on July 8th for allegedly trying to provide material support to ISIS, and has now been indicted on terror charges.

Undercover FBI agents posed as ISIS members and received classified military documents from Kang (yes, it's one of those cases)

Kang apparently bought a drone intended to be used by ISIS, and ultimately wanted to commit a mass shooting for the terror group.



The soldier faces "a maximum of 20 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine for each count," according to a press release from the United States Department of Justice National Security Division.


Kang reportedly went on tour in Afghanistan in the past:




“He’s a decorated American soldier for 10 years, goes to Afghanistan and comes back and things start going off the rails.”


There were red flags while he was serving as well, including his promoting pro-ISIS ideas while on the job..




“He was reprimanded on several occasions for threatening to hurt or kill other service members, and for arguing pro-ISIS views while at work and on-post,” according to the affidavit.


Apparently Kang had security clearance revoked from these incidents, but he complied with military authority and had it granted back to him a year later.

He is being charged with 4 counts of providing military support to ISIS.
He was indicted on Friday and will be arraigned on Monday.



According to the affidavit, Kang provided the materials hoping the documents “would assist ISIS, including with fighting and military tactics.



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An earlier thread about Sgt. Kang's jailing can be found here: thread



edit on 22-7-2017 by FamCore because: capitalization in title




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