Throughout American history, those who provided support to the enemy were typically branded for life with a moniker that was less than desirable. One of the very first was General Benedict Arnold who, had it not been for his moment of weakness and treason, would have been held up as one of the greatest American military generals of all time. As it is, his name is now synonymous with “traitor.”
Even those who really didn’t have an outstanding service record were still regarded as the very worst sorts of cowards. Some have even gone to the length of not only betraying the country, but attacking their fellow soldiers outright. An example of this would be Lieutenant Colonel Nidal Hassan, who had decided one day that he was going to kill a bunch of his fellow service members at Fort Hood. It’s the infamous (and shameful) moment when President Barack Hussein Obama opted to call this attack “workplace violence” and denied certain military accolades to those wounded.
You may not have heard of Ikaika Erik Kang, but this active duty Army soldier was recently arrested by the military police in connection with claims of passing on sensitive documents to ISIS and actually pledging allegiance to the terrorist group.
Last week the presence of a Muslim such as Ikaika Kang in the U.S. Army would have been held up as evidence that concern about the loyalties of Muslims in the U.S. was sheer “Islamophobia.” Not today.
An active duty Hawaii soldier has been arrested for allegedly trying to provide material support and training to the Islamic State terrorist group.
FBI special agents and SWAT arrested Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, on Saturday evening at his Waipahu apartment.
Authorities said they believe Kang was a “lone actor,” and “not associated with others who present a threat to Hawaii.”
“Kang has been under investigation by the U.S. Army and the FBI for over a year,” Honolulu FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul D. Delacourt said. “FBI assets and Army investigative resources were continuously deployed to ensure the public’s safety during the course of this investigation and Kang’s eventual arrest.”
Kang, a 2001 graduate of Kaiser High School, is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks.
His rank was sergeant first class, and he enlisted in December 2001, just months after the 9/11 attacks.
This is the reason why our military intelligence is so focused on Muslim service members. It’s easy to say that this sort of behavior is “lone wolf” type operation, but the pattern is distinctive and repeats. Soldiers arrested for providing training and documents to the enemy, as well as pledging allegiance to them, is one of those behaviors that cannot be ignored.
Kang’s father is suggesting that his son may suffer from PTSD, but it seems awful convenient for him to be claiming this, especially when he seems perfectly capable of secretly passing on information to the enemy.
Source: Jihad Watch