Having demanded "American blood," the news that a suspected American militant who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group in chilling Twitter rants is being held without bail after his arrest at New York's Kennedy Airport is somewhat concerning. Donald Ray Morgan, 44, who has a previous conviction for firing a gun, had allegedly been brokering deals for military-grade weapons and ammo in his home state of North Carolina and was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to The Daily News. The presiding judge noted, his actions "clearly implied to me that he is trying to go to Syria or Iraq as the next step and trying to be actively engaged."
As The Daily News reports,
FBI agents nabbed Donald Ray Morgan, a 44-year-old ex-convict from North Carolina, on Aug. 2 when he returned to the U.S. after an eight-month stay in Lebanon, where his wife lives.
Morgan, who has a previous conviction for firing a gun, had allegedly been brokering deals for military-grade weapons and ammo in his home state and was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
But what caught counter-terrorism agents' attention were his chilling Twitter rants from the Middle East under the alias “Abu Omar al Amreeki.”
“It’s possible that he traffics in guns to people in this organization (ISIS),” Moore said in Brooklyn Federal Court.
Besides pledging allegiance to chief ISIS thug Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his tweets strongly suggested he may have been preparing for jihad in Syria, Iraq or possibly the states, law enforcement officials feared.
He also referred to himself as a mujahedeen, or jihad fighter.
* * *
In addition to this, The Islamic State has recently issued chillingly grotesque and disturbing #AMessageFromISISToUS twitter stream...