Islamic US Soldier Kang Jailed for Supporting ISIS
Last year US Army SFC Ikaika Kang was arrested and charged with trying to materially support ISIS — including providing them classified information and a drone.
Last week he pled guilty:
Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, handcuffed and wearing a beige prison jumpsuit, spoke in a clear voice when he told a U.S. magistrate judge he’s guilty of all four counts against him.
“Your honor, I provided unclassified, classified documents to the Islamic State,” Kang said, adding that he also provided the drone.
Kang is among dozens of American civilians, US veterans, and even serving US military members who have been motivated by their Islamic faith to either plot against or attack US troops.
In Kang’s case, there were insinuations the Army knew of his anti-US sentiments but overlooked them out of an abundance of politically correct caution, given that he was a Muslim.
Prior incidents by US troops:
- Soldier attempted to send ISIS a drone (SFC Ikaika Kang, 2017)
- Army deserter supported Islamic extremism (Daniel Seth Franey, 2016, 10 years on weapons charges)
- Soldier attempted to join ISIS (Hasan Edmonds, arrested 2015)
- Fort Hood attack thwarted, PFC Abdo, two life sentences (2011)
- Shots fired at Pentagon, other military bldgs (Marine Reservist Yonathan Melaku, 2010)
- Fort Hood massacre kills 14 (Army Maj Hasan, 2009)
- Fragging in Kuwait by Army Sgt Hasan Akbar (2003) (death sentence on appeal)
Fifteen civilians or veterans similarly planned to attack or did attack US troops, motivated by their Islamic faith:
- Planned assassination of US troop, (Nelash Das, 2017)
- Supported ISIS planned attack (Robert Hester, charged in 2017)
- Advocated terrorism (Mohamed Jalloh, 2016)
- Tried to join ISIS (Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, terrorism charges, 2016, 35-year sentence)
- Fort Riley attempted car-bombing (John Booker, 2015, 30 years)
- Chattanooga recruiting center attack (Mohammad Abdulazeez, 2015)
- Execution-style attack thwarted (Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, 2015, 22 year sentence)
- Pipe bomb attack thwarted (Jose Pimentel, 2011)
- Remote control airplane Pentagon attack thwarted (Rezwan Ferdaus, 2011)
- Seattle recruiting station attack thwarted (2011)
- Frankfurt airport attack kills 2 US Airmen (Arid Uka, 2011, life sentence)
- Baltimore recruiting center bomb thwarted (Antonio Martinez, 2010, 25-year sentence)
- Quantico attack by Raleigh jihadists thwarted (6 multi-decade prison sentences, 2009)
- Arkansas recruiting station attack by Abdulhakim Muhammad (2009, life without parole)
- Fort Dix attack thwarted (2007) (6 convictions, 4 life sentences)