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.

10 comments

    • bee man

      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 ?!!!!!!!

  • GUEST

    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

    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

      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

    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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