Richmond Va: 2 Arrested at Airport For Trying to Fly to Syria to Join ISIS

ISIS? Wait–I thought we were all safe now after Obama’s “smart” diplomacy resulted in the Iran Deal.


From The Richmond Times-Dispatch:

A Northern Virginia man who is accused of trying to join the Islamic State in Syria was arrested by federal authorities at Richmond International Airport on Friday as he headed toward his flight gate.

Joseph Hassan Farrokh, 28, of Woodbridge is charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Another Woodbridge man, Mahmoud Amin Mohamad Elhassan, was arrested in Northern Virginia and charged with aiding and abetting Farrokh.

If convicted, both men face up to 20 years in prison, prosecutors said. Both are scheduled to appear before a U.S. magistrate judge in Alexandria on Tuesday.

Farrokh, 28, was born in Pennsylvania. He was introduced in August to an informant who Elhassan believed “maintained connections to individuals engaged in jihad outside the United States,” the complaint reads.

Elhassan, 25, is originally from Sudan and became a legal U.S. resident in 2012.

Remind me again. Isn’t “climate change” the biggest threat to our national security, at least according to the One?

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