Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chicago Teenager Arrrested For Trying To Join Al Qaeda Terrorist Group

From Fox News via The Religion of Peace.

Illinois man tried to join Al Qaeda-linked group, FBI says

CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago teenager has been arrested on terrorism-related charges and accused of seeking to join an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in war-torn Syria, the FBI announced Saturday.

Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was arrested Friday night as he attempted to board a flight from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to Turkey, which borders Syria, the FBI said. He hoped to join Jabhat al-Nusrah, a group fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime in a bloody civil war.

There are no links between Tounisi and the Boston Marathon bombings earlier in the week, the head of the FBI office in Chicago, Cory B. Nelson, said in a statement announcing the arrest.

Tounisi, a U.S. citizen, was snared in an Internet sting after contacting a sham website set up by the FBI that purported to hook up would-be fighters with terrorists, the federal complaint says.

The 18-year-old Aurora man was surprisingly frank about his lack of fighting experience.

"Concerning my fighting skills, to be honest, I do not have any," he allegedly wrote in one email written this year, according to the complaint. "I'm very small ... physically but I pray to Allah that he makes me successful."

At the top of the website were the words, "A Call for Jihad in Syria," and the site invited interested parties to "come and join your lion brothers ... who are fighting under the true banner of Islam." Elsewhere, the site advised users on how to conceal their Internet tracks, the complaint says.

Email responses to Tounisi from an FBI agent posing as a terror-group recruiter referred to Tounisi as "Brother Abdullah" and encouraged him not to despair about his lack of battle skills.

Tounisi is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. If convicted, he faces a maximum 15-year prison term.

FBI Special Agent Joan Hyde told that Tounisi was provided with a bus ticket that would take him from Istanbul to a city near the border of Turkey and Syria.

"The charges were a result of some online communications that he had with an undercover employee...Mr. Tounisi thought that the individual was a recruiter for the al-Nusra terrorist organization," Hyde told the station.

Tounisi was carrying out research online about Jabhat al-Nusrah, or Nursa Front, which is a well-organized rebel faction Assad's regime, the complaint says. In late 2012, the U.S. government designated the group a foreign terrorist organization, describing it as an alias for the group Al Qaeda in Iraq.

According to the complaint, Tousini's Internet searches included the keywords "martyrdom operations," as well as the phrases "providing material support what does it mean" and "Terrorism Act 2000" — a possible indication that he was concerned about the legal implications of what he was contemplating.

Neither the complaint nor the FBI statement includes the name of an attorney for Tounisi. And there was no public telephone listing for a Tounisi in Aurora, which is just west of Chicago.

The complaint says Tounisi was a close friend of Adel Daoud, a Chicago-area teen who was arrested last year on charges he sought to detonate a device he thought was a bomb outside a downtown bar.

Daoud has pleaded not guilty and is in jail awaiting trial. Daoud's attorney, Thomas Durkin, has raised questions about whether agents employed improper methods in a bid to woo or trick Daoud into committing crimes.

The complaint does not accuse Tounisi of participating in the alleged attack planned by Daoud, though it does contend the two friends discussed possible targets before Daoud's arrest. The complaint in Tounisi's case also does not include new allegations against Daoud.

Tounisi allegedly toyed with the possibility of joining Daoud's alleged plot, the complaint says. But the filing adds that Tounisi eventually opted out when he concluded Daoud's contact may have been working for law enforcement. In filings after Daoud's arrest, prosecutors did say the contact was an FBI informant.

"Tounisi's interest in violent jihad continued, notwithstanding Daoud's arrest," the complaint says.


Rebecca said...


I "lost" ur email acct due to my special treatment by the IRS...anyway, I just listened to your show July 9th 2013...on Gay marriage-->sometimes the Catholic Church makes "sense" (and seems so "strict" or "unfair" to some) Marriage is for "procreation" PERIOD. That is the "rule" that must BE present ---meaning, you "understand" that by marrying you must be "open to life" coming out of that marriage, that is why (in a nutshell---but there are deeper thesis I won't attempt) that is why birth control is a "sin" for Catholics. That, God is the author of all life, not humans. LOVE is needed in Marriage, but the "primary" purpose as instituted by God was for procreating (not cause I can't live without you, right)..."Be fruitful and multiply" not "Be in LOVE and Yea, LOVE each other" We "overdo" the whole "romantic" notion of "love" and how it "relates" to Marriage....YES, if you are known to be barren or if you are "old" you can still marry, and there is nothing wrong with that. BUT here with the whole gay Marriage thing, if you ain't got the proper plumbing then no can do. And the "Conservative" Catholics (Gawd knows there are just as many "liberal" idiot Catholics), but that is why Obama is sooo freakin adamant about breaking the whole Birth Control thing within the Church, its part of a much bigger agenda, seems stupid right? Most people use BC pills, hmmmm, well and the Muslims will out populate us in the next 50 years, Game Over. SORRY this is so long, I haven't been getting out much. That "creepy" 1960's sexual "revolution" sure "fixed" how all this is viewed.

Rebecca said...

PS you may be thinking, yea, but that's CRAZY if you dont use BC pills you can get stuck with 15 kids you can't take care of---well, "back in the day" there was a thing called "controlling yourself" y'know good old fashion abstaining, not having to "act" on every sexual impulse---ahh, but that sounds crazy right? SURE, its what differentiates "Man from Beast"our ability to not act on every impulse...I used BC pills in my 20's before I read the whole "teaching" on it and started to see how the Progressives have used sex etc against the Conservative movement. They did similar things in Russia on BC meausres/ womens rights way back in 1917, this is nothing new, new lies for old.