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Aurora teen charged with aiding terrorists

An 18 year old Aurora teen is charged with attempting to aid a terrorist organization.

Abdealla Ahmad Tounisi was arrested as he was about to board a plane to Istanbul yesterday and is being held without bond.0 crime

The FBI says Tounisi, who is a U.S. citizen, was headed to Syria to join a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda.

He’s charged with knowingly attempting to provide support and resources to a terrorist organiz

ation.

Tounisi also had close ties to a man charged in a foiled bombing in Chicago last summer.

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10 Comments to “Aurora teen charged with aiding terrorists”

    Fed up said:
    April 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Wait, let me guess. He is a peace loving Muslim who was framed by the American government.

      bee man said:
      April 21, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      An18 years old kid ! and he already had ties to a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda!!!!!!!! somehow I feel like there is a big part of the story missing , did he even graduate high school ?!!!!!!!

    online hotels deals said:
    April 21, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    The County Sheriff and Prosecutor have been criticized by the Rutherford Institute.

      Scott said:
      April 21, 2013 at 2:02 AM

      That only tells me the County Sheriff and Prosecutor are great. The Rutherford Institute is an awful organization.

    GUEST said:
    April 21, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    CAncel Student VISA program for a while and withdraw the ones that are here. ITs too easy. I willa lso be changing where I stop for gas -t here is a nasty gas station at 103rd and Kedzie that sells expired food items including pop and sells ciggys to minors – where is the money going? IT certainly wakes you up

    keeping real said:
    April 21, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    outstanding job!!!! to the officers that catch that enemy!!!!! strip that enemy of his citizenship!!!! where are this enemy parents they should be held accountable!!!

      Fed up said:
      April 21, 2013 at 9:17 PM

      Deport the whole family. This kid picked up some beliefs from home, then explored radicalized Islam and was turned. But, the family must have planted some seeds first.

    Dubliner said:
    April 22, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    I think a certain percentage of young males are attracted to trigger happy 'causes'. They go looking for them if it's not on their doorstep. Think of all the men from different countries who went to fight in Spain during Francos time. Think of the IRA. There are endless examples worldwide. If those same men survive to be 30 they are often appalled by what they have done. In America it's easy enough to provide most of these young men with the thrill they are seeking because of the myriad of gangs and militias. Those options are less available to the Muslim young males so they look abroad for their 'cause'. Young male alienation and penchant for violence is the issue more than any specific 'cause'.

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