A 34-year-old soldier in the United States Army died in Hawaii for alleged attacks on the Islamic state enlisted three months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Sergeant. Ikaika Erik Kang was detained Saturday night in Honolulu, authorities said Monday.
Kang, Waipahu, is an active soldier assigned to the 25th Brigade Combat Aviation. He is stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield in Honolulu, according to court documents obtained by Hawaii News Now.
He is accused of trying to provide classified military documents and other documents sensitive to the Islamic state, and has left about $ 1100 for an unmanned aircraft he hoped to find in the hands of the terrorist group, according to court documents filed on Monday. District of Hawaii.
The criminal complaint paints Kang as a volatile soldier scolded several times for threatening other service members and sympathizing with ISIS militants.
The document states that the military has sent FBI agents to Kang, believing that the soldier became radicalized in August 2016.
The council has triggered a one-year investigation that included a confidential informant and multiple FBI secret agents, one posing as an ISIS recruiter.
A confidential informant claimed in September 2016 that Kang played the audio of an Arabic speaker reciting the Quran as the two sat together in the car.
The following year, in March, the same informant said that Kang was studying how to torture people, especially a civilian taken to his license revoked traffic control.
“Kang said that if I had seen him one more time, he would attack and pour Drano into his eyes,” according to court documents.
The federal agency was first explored to its team in October 2016 and discovered a cache of video files and documents related to the terrorist band, including 13 tracks from Inspire, the English language propaganda magazine.
Next month, Kang met an undercover agent during a training session at Fort Rucker in Alabama and allegedly made statements that he wanted to travel to Turkey to help ISIS.
The official indicated that Kang uses his hand-to-hand combat experience to record training sessions for the terrorist group.
In June of this year, Kang attempted to transmit his documentary document to a pair of secret agents in a hotel room in Honolulu, state documents.
Over time he was promised loyalty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi July 8 and said he wanted to kill “a group of people.”
That day, the FBI stopped Kang. He then said that he believed that he transmits documents to an NGO.
The FBI also detailed Kang’s problems with the army. The Army revoked its security clearance for about a year in 2012 after a reprimand for example. He received advice for once saying that September 11 was an inside job and that if deployed back to Iraq, he would not return to militant fire.
At one point, he expressed sympathy for goose shooter Omar Mateen and Hitler, the FBI’s source.
Hawaii News Described Kang as a decorated soldier with multiple deployments. The court records indicate that it served in Iraq 2010-2011 and Afghanistan 2013-2014.
The soldier is expected to appear in federal court on Monday.
Kang’s father, Clifford Kang, expressed surprise at the arrest of his son.
“I’m in shock,” the father told Hawaii News Now. “I just hope there’s some kind of misunderstanding or something.”
He said that Kang has recently converted to Islam.