Allen B. West.com by Allen West
Neighbors of Akram Musleh, an 18-year-old American-born Muslim and local high school student, were shocked to learn that little Akram apparently wasn’t your average American high schooler. Most teenagers would be planning for college, playing soccer or football, or texting friends. Akram instead was arrested by the FBI on Tuesday at an Indianapolis Greyhound station where he planned to travel to New York, then catch a direct flight to Morocco….
Indystar says, Musleh had been on the FBI’s radar for years, the criminal complaint indicates. Agents spoke with him in 2013 while he was in high school after he posted videos online of terrorist leaders. The teen replied that he was simply trying to understand Islam’s history. Brownsburg police in 2015 were called to a park after people there told police Musleh was asking young people to join the Islamic State.
He snapped photos of himself in front of a flag associated with the Islamic State group, the complaint says. Musleh started communicating with suspected members of the Islamic State, expressing his desire to travel overseas and making a number of travel plans that were thwarted, the complaint says….