US charges 2 Virginia men with trying to join Islamic State

January 16, 2016 22:07


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Two Virginia men have been charged with terrorism offenses related to attempting to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State, the US Department of Justice said on Saturday.

Joseph Hassan Farrokh, 28, was arrested on Friday at the Richmond International Airport in Virginia as he was trying to board a flight to Chicago, the Justice Department said in a statement.

From there, the statement said, Farrokh planned to travel to Amman, Jordan "with the ultimate destination of Syria."

The Justice Department added that Farrokh has been charged with "attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIL," using another name for the Islamic State.

Mahmoud Amin Mohamed Elhassan, 25, was arrested after driving Farrokh to the airport, the Justice Department said.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 19, 2018
Labor party workers joint LGBT strike scheduled for Sunday