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American With Name ‘Jihad’ Pleads Guilty To Supporting Terrorists

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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The aptly-named Akba Jihad Jordan pleaded guilty before a North Carolina magistrate of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, the McClatchy news service reported Thursday.

Jordan and his co-conspirator were arrested for attempting to travel to the Middle East and join either ISIS, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), or al-Nusrah Front, otherwise known as al-Qaida in Syria.

The Department of Justice wrote that Jordan and his co-conspirator Avin Marsalis Brown “talked frequently about weapons and the use of weapons in fighting the kuffar [nonbelievers], both overseas and in the United States. Jordan specifically discussed with Brown the weapons he had in his possession, including an AK-47, and described how he would not hesitate to use them. The affidavit describes a meeting at Jordan’s apartment on Dec. 30, 2013, during which Jordan showed Brown how to break down the AK-47.”

The Justice Department also indicated that Jordan was an American citizen. “American citizens who offer support to terrorist organizations pose a grave threat to our national security and will face serious consequences for their actions.”

The jihadist was arrested back in March. A WNCN in Raleigh reports indicated at the time that the FBI found an AK-47, a bullet proof vest, swords and other weapons in his apartment.