A U.S. citizen was charged by the U.S. Justice Department on July 3rd for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).
The defendant was identified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as Mohammad Bailor Jalloh of Sterling, Virginia.
A native of Sierra Leone, Jalloh lived most of his life in the United States before his arrest this past weekend for terror related activities.
An avid supporter of the Al-Qaeda linked “Sheikh Anwar Al-Aulaqi,” Jalloh quit the U.S. National Guard after listening to the aforementioned’s sermons.
Jalloh planned on making “hijra” (migration) to Libya in 2016, where he was expected to join the Islamic State.
In addition to his plans overseas, Jalloh also purchased an assault rifle prior to his arrest in early July.
Jalloh is currently awaiting trial in a eastern Virginia federal court.