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Man Named ‘Jihad’ Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges

A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, according to a Department of Justice press release.

That’s a relatively normal bit of news, besides the fact that the man’s name is “Jihad.”

According to the DoJ release, Akba Jihad Jordan and a co-conspirator “engaged in numerous discussions with an FBI confidential source in which they expressed a desire to travel overseas to join certain groups in fighting the ‘kuffar’ (non-Muslims) and ‘munafiq’ (Muslims considered to be hypocrites), primarily in either Syria or Yemen.”

After purchasing one-way tickets to Turkey, Jordan and his accomplice were arrested for attempting to join ISIS or AQAP.

Earlier this year when Jordan was first arrested and his apartment raided, his brother told WNCN his accused-terrorist-brother is “a good dude.”

“I’m 19. I’ve known him for 19 years and he never talked about bringing any harm to the U.S. Never talked about blowing up buildings or anything,” Jordan’s brother continued.

Jordan is an American citizen, and has now pleaded guilty to those very charges.

Watch WNCN’s report from earlier this year on the apartment raid:

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[h/t Charlotte Observer/McClatchy News]

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