Former Army Soldier Sentenced for Jihadist Plot

U.S. Dept. of Justice
Article Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice

Article Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice

Ethan Phelan Melzer, via @hendley_quinn/Twitter and Sportskeeda screenshot
  • Former U.S. Army soldier Ethan Phelan Melzer, aka Etil Reggad, was sentenced to 45 years in prison for attempting to murder U.S. service members, providing and attempting to provide material support to terrorists, and illegally transmitting national defense information.
  • Melzer, 24, planned a jihadist attack on his U.S. Army unit days before their deployment to Turkey and sent sensitive details about the unit, including its location and security, to members of Order of the Nine Angles (O9A). 
  • Melzer and his co-conspirators also passed such messages to a purported member of al-Qaeda. 
  • O9A is a white supremacist, neo-Nazi and pro-jihadist group which shares many beliefs with accelerationist groups, including the perception that Western society is decadent; antisemitism; the lionization of Nazis; and a desire to bring about societal collapse. Read More

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