BROWNSBURG, Ind. – An Indiana man was arrested after allegedly attempting to join a terrorist organization.
According to WTHR, FBI agents arrested 18-year-old Akram Musleh as he tried to board a bus from Indianapolis to New York.
At that point, investigators believe Musleh planned to board a plane to Morocco before heading into ISIL-controlled territory.
According to a criminal complaint, when Musleh was in high school, he posted three videos of a radical cleric who encouraged Muslims to kill Americans.
The report says the school worked with the FBI to dissuade Musleh from “engaging in radical extremism.”
In 2014, Musleh purchased an ISIL flag online, posting pictures in front of it.
In 2015, police learned that Musleh was asking juveniles if they wanted to join Daesh.
Officials say Musleh attempted to travel overseas several times in 2015 but was denied due to issues with his credit card and passport.