Kansas Man, In The Name Of ISIS, Tries To Detonate Truck Bomb At …

Image for representational purposes only. A 20 year old former Army enlistee sought to carry out a truck bomb attack against soldiers at Fort Riley, Kansas, on Friday. John T.

Booker of Topeka, Kansas, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested by the FBI near the gate of the Army installation as he was making final preparations to conduct a truck bomb attack. Federal informants had notified authorities of Booker s plans and had also rendered his bomb inert. Advertisement-content continues below The criminal complaint states that authorities were alerted to Booker by Facebook posts he made in March 2014, such as, Getting ready to be killed in jihad is a HUGE adrenaline rush.

I am so nervous. NOT because I m scare to die but I am eager to meet my lord. In another post that same month, he wrote, I will soon be leaving you forever so goodbye!

I am going to wage jihad and hopes sic. that i die. I want to be with my lord so bad that I cry but I will miss you guys I am not going to lie..

Booker enlisted in the Army in the spring of 2014, but never made it to basic training. According to the complaint: Advertisement-content continues below On March 24, 2014, Booker was interviewed by FBI agents related to his Facebook postings. After being advised of and waiving his Miranda rights, Booker admitted that he enlisted in the United States Army with the intent to commit an insider attack against American soldiers like Major Nidal Hassan had done at Fort Hood, Texas.

The Army terminated Booker s enlistment that day, two weeks before he was to start basic training. The FBI kept Booker under surveillance, which led to his arrest on Friday. CNN reports: He was charged with one count of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to damage property by means of an explosive and one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq, a designated foreign terrorist organization.

On Thursday, federal authorities also charged a Wisconsin man with attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Joshua Van Haften, 34, flew to Turkey last year with the intent of joining ISIS in Syria; but he was unable to successfully cross the border. He was detained by Turkish authorities and returned to the United States earlier this week.

Heffen s next hearing is set for April 24.

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