Man accused of failing to say that he wanted to commit jihad

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who prosecutors say told an undercover agent that he wanted to commit jihad and also tried to join the U.S. military has been arrested.

Federal authorities in said Thursday that they arrested Shivam Patel on charges he hid information from military recruiters.

The U.S. Attorney’s office said in a press release that the 27-year-old told an undercover agent and a confidential source that he wanted to join a “Muslim army” and to commit jihad. prosecutors say the man from Williamsburg, Virginia, had also visited China and Jordan.

Authorities said Patel was deported from Jordan to the United States.

When Patel tried to join the U.S. Army and Air Force, prosecutors said he failed to disclose his foreign travel.

Court records don’t list a lawyer for Patel.

The post Man accused of failing to say that he wanted to commit jihad appeared first on WTOP.

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