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Illinois National Guard soldier accused of trying to help the enemy

Posted by wlpo on March 26, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) – An Illinois National Guard soldier and his cousin have been arrested for allegedly wanting to help the ISIS terrorist group.

Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds was arrested Wednesday before he allegedly was going to fly to Egypt to eventually join ISIS. His cousin Jonas Edmonds was also arrested Wednesday at his home in Elgin. He’s accused of plotting to carry out a terrorist act in the United States.

Governor Bruce Rauner put out a statement saying “on behalf of all citizens of Illinois, I thank all members of our National Guard as well as the FBI for protecting our state and defending our country”.

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