The FBI took a decorated U.S. Army sergeant into custody Monday for providing material support to the Islamic State.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 11, 2017
Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, who has served tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan, allegedly offered the terrorist organization documentation and training based upon his own military experience, and told an FBI undercover agent that he wanted to “kill a bunch of people.”
Kang apparently never made actual contact with the terrorist organization, and the public was never in danger, according to FBI sources, who described this as a joint FBI-U.S. Army sting operation.
His arrest, which took place at the Schofield Barracks at Wheeler Army Airfield on the island of Oahu where he was stationed, marked the culmination of a nearly one-year investigation.
Kang was a member of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division.
An FBI affidavit filed in court with the criminal complaint summarized a lengthy sting operation employing several undercover agents and other “confidential human sources” who posed as Islamic State operatives and sympathizers.
As described in the affidavit, the sting drew to a climax as Kang swore a pledge of loyalty to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, then proceeded to make training videos for the extremist group, also known as ISIS, which has seized large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.
He was taken into custody that same day, the affidavit said. Hours earlier, according to the FBI, he had purchased a GoPro drone aircraft and camera kit that he intended to be sent to the Middle East to help ISIS fighters evade enemy tanks in battle.
Kang’s military clearance was revoked in 2012 for making pro-Islamic State comments following his deployment in Iraq, His clearance was reinstated later and he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2013.
The FBI reported that Kang’s is but one of hundreds of such cases being investigated.
In addition to his two tours of duty in the Middle East, Kang served in 2002 to 2003 in South Korea.
Clip via CBS News
People on social media were both angered and saddened by the news.
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It’s sad to see someone representing our country is a traitor.
— Giovanti28 (@Giovanti28) July 11, 2017
He looks like a nice kid but … shame!!
— FOLLOW_ME (@Chihuahua1900) July 11, 2017
— Richard Andis (@richallen1975) July 11, 2017
One way ticket to #GITMO!
— LariMartinez (@larimartinez) July 11, 2017
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