En amerikansk soldat er arrestert, mistenkt for å ha forsøkt å gi dokumenter og en drone til IS. Soldaten var stasjonert på Hawaii.
Ikaika Kang (34) trodde han ga informasjon til IS-agenter, men det var føderale agenter som utga seg for islamister.
A Hawaii-based U.S. Army soldier was arrested over the weekend after allegedly attempting to provide military documents and a drone to the ISIS terror group.
Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, 34, was arrested late Saturday night by an FBI SWAT team at the Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, the FBI said.
FBI Special Agent Jimmy Chen alleged in an affidavit that Kang tried to give classified and unclassified military documents and a drone to undercover agents and informants whom he believed would pass the information on to ISIS. Kang is also accused of attempting to teach the group combat techniques.
FBI ser mest alvorlig på at Kang sverget en ed til IS-leder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi og uttalte at han gjerne ville bruke sitt tjenstevåpen til å drepe en masse mennesker.
Most notably, Chen alleged that Kang swore an oath of loyalty — known as bayat — to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday, shortly before his arrest. After doing so, Kang allegedly told an undercover agent that he wanted to use his rifle to «kill a bunch of people.»