Friday, October 26, 2018

Ohio: Muslim arrested at airport, was heading to Afghanistan to join the Islamic State

"Beavercreek neighbors stunned by news of ISIS-related arrest," by Chris Stewart and John Bedell, WHIO, October 25, 2018:
BEAVERCREEK — Neighbors were shocked to learn that federal investigators had charged a Beavercreek teen with trying to help an ISIS affiliated group.
Naser Almadaoji, 19, was arrested at a Columbus airport on Wednesday with tickets to Kazakhstan. He planned to go from there to Afghanistan to support ISIS, according to US Attorney for the Southern District Benjamin Glassman.
In Beavercreek on Thursday, James Fisher, who lives near Almadaoji, said, "I’m extremely shocked that somebody that close to me's thinking about joining a terrorist group like that. In my opinion if they don’t want to be here, then why are they here?"
"But this is kind of scary thinking that someone that close to me's a possible terrorist," he added of Almadaoji.
Fisher said the of people living at the house: "They kind of keep quiet. I see them, but because of the direction where it’s at, I don’t have any contact with them."

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