Former national guardsman charged with contacting ISIS, planning terror

A former member of the US National Guard, 26-year-old Mohammed Jalloh, is suspected of planning to carry out a terrorist attack within a US military base similar to the 2009 Fort Hood attack by US military psychiatrist Nidal Hassan in which 13 people were murdered. A federal judge on Tuesday ordered that Jalloh be kept under arrest until the completion of the legal proceedings against him. Jalloh served for six years in the National Guard but decided to be discharged after being influenced, like Hassan, by radical Muslim preacher Anwar al-Awlaki. The suspect was captured in a sting operation by the FBI after the authorities monitored his calls to ISIS activists. Jalloh tried to donate funds to the terrorist organization but the donation reached FBI investigators instead, and he was arrested early this week after he tried to buy an assault rifle at a gun shop.  

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