Yesterday, Parveg Ahmed, 22, a U.S. citizen of Queens, New York, was arrested on charges of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State.
As alleged in the complaint, the defendant traveled to Saudi Arabia in June 2017, purportedly to celebrate an Islamic religious holiday. Upon his arrival in Saudi Arabia, the defendant attempted to travel to Syria to enter ISIS-controlled territory.
The defendant was deported back to the U.S. on August 28, where he was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York.
If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.