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FBI Nabs Terrorist Wannabe In Ohio One Day Before The Election

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Eric Lieberman Deputy Editor

A man in Ohio was arrested by the FBI Monday after authorities detected he was helping the Islamic State.

Law enforcement agents at the FBI and the Southern Ohio Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) allege that in January the man sent $250 in material support to an ISIS operative. He also apparently “communicated his commitment to violent overseas jihad,” according to the Department of Justice press release.

The criminal complaint accuses 20-year-old Aaron Travis Daniels (who also goes by Harun Muhammad and Abu Yusef) of setting up electronic communications, like email address and social media accounts, in order to create aliases and express “his interest in violent jihad and traveling overseas.”

Daniels notified an undercover FBI agent that he planned on traveling to Trinidad before going to Libya in order to support violent terrorist operations. (RELATED: ISIS Controlling Low-Level Terrorists From Afar To Potentially Distract From Larger Plot)

The wannabe terrorist bought an airline ticket to leave the country Monday, Nov. 7, the same day he was apprehended.

He was reportedly caught right before boarding the flight.

Daniels faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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