“A Dayton-area man will spend 10 years in prison after police said he tried to go overseas, to join the terrorist group ISIS.

Twenty-three-year-old Naser Almadaoji, from Beavercreek, was sentenced on Wednesday [2/1/2023].

According to court documents, Almadaoji purchased a plane ticket for travel on Oct. 24, 2018, and was arrested after checking in and obtaining his boarding pass.

Almadaoji intended to travel to Astana, Kazakhstan, where he planned to be smuggled into Afghanistan so that he could join and receive military training from ISIS- Khorasan (ISIS-K) in support of both that terrorist group and ISIS, those documents state. …

He pleaded guilty in 2021, right before he was scheduled to go on trial.

‘Almadaoji was not just an ideological supporter of terrorism, he attempted to train to fight, assassinate, kidnap and kill, in hopes of employing violence in America on behalf of ISIS,’ U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Parker said in a statement.”

– WLWT Digital Staff, “Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Join ISIS,” wlwt.com, February 2, 2023

Editor’s Note: According to most historians of the Islamic State (also referred to as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh), “the group emerged out of al-Qaeda in Iraq as a response to the U.S. invasion in 2003.” See Hassan Hassan, “The True Origins of ISIS,” theatlantic.com, November 30, 2018, for more information.