Friday, April 10, 2015

Blog 8: Fort Riley

A 20 year old in Kansas has been arrested on charges of plotting a suicide attack on the Army base Fort Riley. John Booker Jr was denied enlistment into the Army after a Facebook post was discovered about him wanted to “wage jihad”.  In December he made comments to a government official that he had ideas to attack Fort Riley. John Booker Jr. filmed himself in a video claiming the reason for his attack was in the name of the Islamic State. John Booker goes by an Islamic name as well, Mohammed Abdullah Hassan.  He was charged with providing support to a foreign terrorist organization, attempting to damage property by means of an explosive, and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. His exact post was “ I will soon be leaving you forever so goodbye” I’m going to wage jihad and hopes I die.”  Undercover informants worked with Booker to create a bomb that was a dud. Booker never got close to Fort Riley before he was arrested. He wanted to attack For Riley because it was popular and would draw attention to him.

Christopher Eakes

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