USA v. Hossain, Delowar Mohammed
[SDNY] Delowar Mohammed Hossain from Bronx, NY, was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport while allegedly attempting to travel to Afghanistan to join the Taliban in order to kill Americans. He was charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorism. Beginning in the fall of 2018, Hossain expressed his desire to join the Taliban and fight against American forces. Over the months that followed, Hossain attempted to recruit a confidential source of the FBI ("CS-1") to travel with him from the United States to Pakistan, and then to cross the border into Afghanistan to join the Taliban. Hossain was convicted in October 2021 for attempting to provide material support for terrorism and attempting to make a contribution of funds, goods, and services to the Taliban. Hossain was sentenced to eight years in prison in March 2022 for trying to provide material support for terrorism by contributing funds, goods and services to the Taliban.