A U.S. citizen has been arrested for allegedly plotting to detonate a bomb at an Army base in Kansas & trying to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
John T. Booker, a 20-year-old from Topeka, Kansas, was charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction at a military base & trying to provide material support to ISIS, CBS News reports.
Booker, who was recruited by the U.S. Army in 2014, enlisted with the intent to commit an insider attack, according to the criminal complaint.
The complaint alleges that Booker planned to detonate a car bomb in a suicide attack at Fort Riley in Kansas.
On March 15, 2014, the complaint alleges, Booker publicly posted on Facebook: "I will soon be leaving you forever so goodbye! I'm going to wage jihad and hopes that i die."
Booker, who also goes by the name "Mohammed Abdullah Hassan," becomes the 7th individual to be charged with material support in the last 10 days, Reid reports.
On Thursday, a Wisconsin man accused of traveling to the Middle East in a failed attempt to join ISIS was been ordered held without bond.
Last week, a Philadelphia woman was arrested on charges she tried to join & martyr herself for ISIS, a day after 2 women in New York were charged with plotting to wage jihad by building a bomb & using it for a Boston Marathon-type attack.
Federal prosecutors said last month that U.S. Air Force veteran Tairod Pugh plotted to travel to Syria to join ISIS & was arrested on terrorism charges.
Also last month, federal prosecutors said an Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join ISIS & his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S.
And in February, 3 Brooklyn residents were formally charged with providing material support to ISIS.
Officials will raise commemorative banners on Boylston Street early Wednesday. A moment of silence follows at 2:49 p.m., marking the time the 1st of two bombs exploded near the finish line April 15, 2013. Church bells will then ring throughout the city.
Mayor Marty Walsh has also declared April 15 "One Boston Day," a new tradition meant to honor the city's resilience & spread goodwill...
People are encouraged to share their random acts of kindness using the Twitter hashtag OneBostonDay. The city has also launched a website — www.onebostonday.org
ATLANTA — A restaurant employee was caught helping an elderly man cross the street in a now viral photo.
The moment was witnessed the moment outside Johnny's New York Style Pizza in East Cobb.
The man in the photos is Caleb Abolarin. The Atlanta native started working at the restaurant nearly two years ago & also manages another local restaurant.
Abolarin says the man he helped is a regular at Johnny's.
“He always gets two slices of pepperoni & a Diet Coke,” Abolarin joked. “If he doesn't, the world is going to end.”
Abolarin says that, while he's thankful for the attention, he's not the only person who deserves it.
“We all (coworkers) help take care of Jim....it would be unjust if I take all the credit.”
Abolarian has this final message to everyone who saw the story & was impacted by it: "...take initiative to understand people. Use your willpower to love all types of people, no matter who they are. Be selfless. If you want a better world, these are the things you have to do."
he helped one man. across one street. not particularly significant in the big picture.