Man charged with conspiring to hijack aircraft for brand-new 9/11 terror

‘Reminds us of the deadly threat that radical Islamic terrorists continue to pose to our nation’

Bob UnruhBy Bob Unruh
Published December 16, 2020 at 8:18pm

A federal indictment accuses a Kenyan national of getting pilot training and researching how to conduct a 9/11-type of attack on the United States at the direction of the Muslim terrorist group al-Shabaab.

The plot was halted when the Kenyan, Cholo Abdi Abdullah, was arrested, the Department of Justice said.

He was charged with six counts of terrorism-related offenses, including conspiring to hijack an aircraft to conduct a 9/11-style attack.

Abdullah was arrested in July 2019 in the Philippines on local charges. He moved into the custody of U.S. law enforcement just this month for prosecution, the DOJ said Wednesday.



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