South Carolina: Muslim teen plotted jihad murder of military personnel and civilians, juvenile board released him

Zakaryia Abdin

 

South Carolina: Muslim teen plotted jihad murder of military personnel and civilians, juvenile board released him

 

Jun 12, 2019

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Reprinted from: Jihad Watch

 

 

paroled. Did the parole board determine that he was no longer a risk to wage jihad? Apparently. But what was done while he was in juvi to disabuse him of his jihadist beliefs? Nothing at all, of course. To have attempted such a thing would have been “Islamophobic.” And now he will go to prison, and once again, the views that led him to wage jihad in the first place will not be challenged. If anything, they’ll be reinforced.

“He grew up in York and twice tried to join ISIS to kill Americans. Now comes prison.” by Andrew Dys, The Herald, June 11, 2019 (thanks to Robert):

Zakaryia Abdin grew up in York, where he went to York schools and worked washing dishes at his parents’ restaurant.

Then Abdin twice tried to join ISIS to kill Americans, authorities said in several court cases related to Abdin’s case. The first time he was just 16 years old and still a student at York Comprehensive High School, The Herald previously reported.

The second time came after law enforcement officials and others repeatedly tried to warnSouth Carolina parole officials that Abdin was a threat to Americans despite being caught, The Herald previously reported.

Monday in federal court in Charleston, Abdin will be sentenced to as much as 20 years in federal prison.

Abdin, now 20, is scheduled for court at 10 a.m. after pleading guilty in August 2018 to attempting to provide material support to the terrorist group ISIS, according to federal prosecutors and court documents…

After his release from juvenile detention in 2016, Abdin again plotted to join ISIS and kill Americans, federal prosecutors and FBI agents said. Agents had monitored his activities and intercepted communications where Abdin told an undercover FBI operative that he wanted to be a martyr and that victims would “pay the price with their blood.”

Abdin, of Syrian heritage, was arrested by the FBI in 2017 in Charleston before he could board a plane for Jordan. He has been in jail ever since.

In 2015, York Police Department officers arrested Abdin when he was 16 years old on a weapons charge after he was caught in communication with others trying to plot an attack on military groups and civilians in North Carolina. Abdin had an ISIS flag in his bedroom and plotted an attack on soldiers, police said.

Abdin admitted to law enforcement after his arrest in 2015 that he would kill officers and civilians if anyone interfered with his ISIS plans, law enforcement officials said.

Because of his age and status as a juvenile, Abdin was convicted in York County Family Court in 2015 of the weapons charge, prosecutors said.

Abdin was sent to juvenile detention in Columbia, where he could be until age 21.

When asking to be paroled in 2016, Abdin claimed he had changed and no longer wanted to join ISIS…

Abdin was released by South Carolina’s juvenile parole board.

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