from Bill Still
lass=”” >A former National Guardsman in Virginia was charged yesterday with plotting to carry out a terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the name of ISIS.
Mohamed Jalloh, a naturalized U.S. citizen, originally from Sierra Leone, was arrested on Sunday, July 3.
Jalloh made contact with ISIS operatives in Nigeria during a six-month visit last year. At the time, he allegedly considered travelling to Libya to fight for ISIS.
Upon his return to the U.S., he made contact with ISIS again. On April 9, he had a face-to-face meeting with a government informant posing as a member of ISIS.
He praised the terror attack last year that killed 5 US service members at a recruiting center in Chattanoga, TN.
He also said he wanted to carry out an attack similar to that of Major Nidal Hassan, who murdered 13 people at the Fort Hood army base in Texas in 2009.
Jalloh quit the National Guard after listening to online lectures by jihadist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
He was arrested on Sunday the day after he had purchased a rifle from a gun shop in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, the gun shop had disabled the gun before selling it at the request of the FBI.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. He was jailed without bond.
I’m Still reporting from Washington. Good Day.