Counterterrorism magazine posted my Threatcon column on their website.
You can read the column via the below link or the below text:
Quaker William Penn named the city he founded between the Delaware River and the Schuylkill River in his Pennsylvania colony “Philadelphia,” as the name means “brotherly love” in Greek.
But one young Philadelphia resident stands accused of feeling more hate than
love with his alleged crimes of storing weapons of mass destruction and being
in contact with foreign terrorist organizations.
“The work of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force potentially thwarted a
catastrophic terrorist attack in the name of a perverted ideology that in no
way, shape, or form represents the beliefs of the overwhelming majority of
peace-seeking people of faith, including Muslims,” Philadelphia District
Attorney Larry Krasner said. “The charges we have filed against this
individual represent the most serious alleged terrorist activity prosecuted
in Philadelphia County court in recent history.
Jacqueline Maguire, the FBI Special Agent in Charge of Philadelphia Office,
added, “Protecting the United States from terrorist attacks is the FBI’s
number one priority, and I think it’s very fair to say that lives were saved
because of this investigation.
The juvenile’s phone number was also found by
investigators to have a banner of Riyad-us-Saliheen Martyrs’ Brigade, a
Chechnya-based terrorist group, as its profile photo. On August 6, according
to the Task Force, the juvenile’s WhatsApp profile photo was changed to the
image of the ISIS banner.
The attorney, Qawi Abdul-Rahman, told the Daily Beast that he was
shocked and devasted to discover that his 17-year-old son was arrested for by
the FBI for terrorist activity.