Fairfax County man accused of trying to join Somali terrorists Al Shabab

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A Virginia man who once warned the creators of “South Park,” the cartoon satire television show, of the dangers of poking fun at the Prophet Mohammed was arrested Wednesday and charged with providing material support to a foreign terrorist group.

Zachary Adam Chesser of Fairfax County, Va., is alleged to have tried to join the Somalia-based Al Shabab group, which officials say maintains ties to Al Qaeda.

Al Shabab was added to a State Department list of terrorist groups in 2008. Officials say its members are violent and brutal.

Full story: Virginia man arrested over alleged efforts to join terrorist group Al Shabab – Christian Science Monitor