North Carolina resident Akba Jihad Jordan is an American who planned with co-conspirator Avin Marsalis Brown to fight alongside extremist groups including ISIS, AQAP, and the Nusra Front. Starting in May 2013, both Jordan and Brown communicated and met with FBI agents posing as jihadists. The pair told the agents that they wished to fight kuffar (nonbelievers), both in the United States and overseas.“United State of America v. Avin Marsalis Brown (aka Musa Brown) Akba Jihad Jordan,” United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, March 20, 2014, http://ftpcontent5.worldnow.com/wncn/pdf/raid.pdf. The FBI agents witnessed Jordan and Brown discuss weaponry, and Jordan reportedly told Brown that he would not hesitate to use his AK-47.“Raleigh Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support for Terrorism,” U.S. Department of Justice, October 16, 2014, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/raleigh-man-pleads-guilty-conspiring-provide-material-support-terrorism. According to a federal affidavit, Jordan “functioned as a type of physical fitness, firearms and tactics instructor” for Brown.Bruce Siceloff, “Second Raleigh man pleads guilty in ISIS terror-support conspiracy,” News & Observer, October 16, 2014, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/wake-county/article10098290.html.
In March 2014, U.S. authorities raided Jordan’s apartment and arrested him, finding a bulletproof vest, an AK-47, swords, and other weapons in his home. Authorities simultaneously arrested Brown at Raleigh Durham International Airport as he attempted to board a plane headed for Turkey. In October 2014, Jordan pled guilty to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.“Raleigh Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Provide Material Support for Terrorism,” U.S. Department of Justice, October 16, 2014, http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/raleigh-man-pleads-guilty-conspiring-provide-material-support-terrorism.
Date of Birth
Place of birth
United States (suspected)
Place of residence
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
3/19/2014: material support
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