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‘Having A Blast … Literally’: California Convert To Islam Posts The Joy Of Jihad On Facebook, Arrested For Aiding Terrorists


Hadith Sahih Muslim 1:33, “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah …”

By AP, Daily Mail – “A 24-year-old Muslim convert who had been licensed to work as a security guard has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempting to join Al-Qaeda and lying on a U.S. passport application to aid international terrorism.

Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, who also went by the name Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum after converting to Islam, was arrested on Friday in Santa Ana while waiting to board a bus to Mexico, the FBI said.

Officials said he planned to become a foot soldier for the terrorist group and had spent time in Syria.

Facebook page with the name Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, the same identity Nguyen used in his passport, documented a trip to Lebanon last year and a crossing into Syria.

In January, Ghannoum wrote: ‘I’m doing well in Syria … having a blast here, and I mean literally.’

The Garden Grove, California, resident was ordered detained on the grounds of danger and risk of flight during a brief federal court appearance in Orange County. He is a U.S. citizen.

The four-page indictment alleges Nguyen attempted to work under the direction of Al-Qaeda, but no details of the alleged terrorism act were provided.

The Orange County Register reported Nguyen went to Syria in December after hearing about the civil war.

‘He said that he wanted to protect his brothers,’ Nguyen’s sister, Minh Ngoc Nguyen, said. ‘He would want to help other people.’

Nguyen lived with his parents, two sisters and two brothers in Garden Grove. Another brother lives in Nevada and serves with the Army.” Read more.

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