Texans arrested for attempting to aid rebel fight in Syria – the U.S. government doesn’t like competition from the private sector

Photo published at TheBlaze.com purporting to show an ISIS commander, Muhajireen Kavkaz wa Sham, inside a USAID tent. The US government has since confirmed that it is arming, funding, and training various Syrian rebel groups.

EXAMINER.COM (6/19/14)- Two suspected jihadists in Texas were arrested on Tuesday and formally charged on Wednesday with suspicion of aiding Islamic terrorists, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) now fighting in Iraq and Syria, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas.

Rahatul Ashikim Khan and Michael Todd Wolfe were nabbed near Austin, Texas, by federal agents and local police officers who serve on the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). The 23-year-old Khan was arrested without incident at his Texas home. The 23-year-old Wolfe was arrested at the George H.W. Bush Houston Intercontinental Airport as he was about to board a plane flying to Europe, according to police.

In the criminal complaint unsealed on Wednesday, Khan was charged with the federal offense of “providing material support to terrorists.” According to the U.S. Justice Department, beginning in early 2011 through January 2012, “[Khan had] conspired… to recruit [radical Muslims] to travel overseas to support terrorist activities including committing violent jihad,” the Justice Department said.

Khan’s co-defendant, Wolfe was also charged with providing material support to terrorists after attempting to travel to the Middle East via Europe to join one of the radical groups — ISIS, Al-Nusra Front — engaged in armed combat against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad or battling the Iraqi government.

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