Two New Jersey men Arrested at Kennedy Airport on Terror Charges

Outside the home of Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, in North Bergen, N.J. | Robert Stolarik for The New York Times

The home of Carlos Eduardo Almonte | Joe Epstein/Associated Press

“Two New Jersey men who were bound for Somalia  with the stated intention of joining an Islamic extremist group to kill American troops were arrested at Kennedy International Airport late Saturday.”

Mohamed Mahmood Alessa, 20: United States citizen, born in the United States to Palestinian and Jordanian parents.

Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24: naturalized United States citizen, born in the Dominican Republic.

[Mohamed Mahmood Alessa to undercover officer]: “They only fear you when you have a gun and when you — when you start killing them, and when you — when you take their head, and you go like this, and you behead it on camera.” He added: “We’ll start doing killing here, if I can’t do it over there.”

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