From the article:
A former North Carolina police officer says he tried to join ISIL, the Islamic militant group responsible for the kidnapping and recent killing of a pair of American journalists in Syria, but was stopped while trying to enter the country.
Don Morgan, a 44-year-old Catholic-born North Carolina native, told NBC News he tried to enter Syria through Turkey but was turned away at the airport in Istanbul.
“My reason for the support of [ISIL] is because they’ve proven time and time again to put Islamic law as the priority and the establishment of an Islamic state as the goal,” Morgan said in an interview from Beirut before returning to the United States on Aug. 2, when he was arrested on a weapons charge.
At a court hearing in Brooklyn on Aug. 4 after an arrest at JFK, the FBI said it was aware of Morgan's support for ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also called ISIS), but the arrest was for his attempt as a convicted felon to sell a rifle online — and unrelated to terrorism.
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Edited by OverSword, 04 September 2014 - 07:12 PM.