FBI: Hawaii-Based Soldier Arrested On Terror Charges

11 Juillet, 2017, 20:31 | Auteur: Christian Jacquard
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By late afternoon Monday the elder Kang was still struggling with the news. "In this case, the FBI worked closely with the U.S. Army to protect the citizens of Hawaii".

Authorities believe he acted alone.

A United States soldier in Hawaii was arrested Saturday for alleged ties to a terrorist group according to the FBI.

FBI spokesman Arnold Laanui said that SWAT team special agents arrested Kang on Saturday. The FBI alleges that Ikaika tried to pass military documents to ISIS, but reports that Kang was not successful in getting those secret military documents to ISIS.

Kang wanted to torture the civilian who led to the loss of his air traffic controller's license, according to the federal complaint.

A US army sergeant accused of pledging allegiance to Islamic State has been arrested on suspicion of trying to supply confidential military documents to the extremist group. He, then, pledged his loyalty to ISIS.

Kang's reputation as a soldier had already been tarnished after he had to be addressed on more than one occasion for "threatening to hurt or kill other service members, and for arguing pro-ISIS views while at work and on-post". Kang and the undercover agent had several discussions and Kang once told him that the only terrorist organization in the world is the United States.

Kang's attorney, Birney Bervar, told NBC News his client "may have some service-related mental health issues which the government was aware of but neglected to treat".

His clearance was reinstated a year later after he completed military requirements.

After Ikaika converted to Islam, he would teach his father the Koran when he was home and living in Hawaii, his father told the station.

An active-duty U.S. Army soldier based in Hawaii is in custody after allegedly attempting to give ISIS classified and unclassified documents and a drone. Hasan and his cousin had plotted to attack the National Guard Armory in Joliet, Illinois, with rifles and grenades.

This is a developing story.