Ikaika Kang may have lived in paradise in Waipahu, Hawaii, but the high-ranking soldier’s heart in the army was with ISIS. According to Hawaii News Now, Ikaika was a first class army sergeant, but Kang is now in custody facing terrorism charges. The FBI alleges that Ikaika tried to pass military documents to ISIS, but reports that Kang was not successful in getting those secret military documents to ISIS.
The 34-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang can be seen in photos like the ones below, as well as in photos from Kaiser High School in Honolulu. Kang enlisted in the army after the 9/11 attack but became radicalized by ISIS in the Middle East. By August 2016, the army passed along Ikaika’s name to the FBI after Kang made no attempts to hide his support for ISIS.
Kang spoke of his research on painfully torturous ways to hurt people in March, like pouring Drano in their eyes. Ikaika also showed sympathy for the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooter by saying he “did what he had to do.” Kang also told a source that Hitler was correct, and that Ikaika also believed in Jews being killed en masse. Now red evidence tape could be seen on Ikaika’s condo in Hawaii, and Kang’s photos are spreading online.
— Lynn Kawano (@LynnKawano) July 11, 2017
Kang got in trouble for saying that he wanted to kill “a bunch of people,” and the words are shocking people who learn that Ikaika was once awarded a terrorism service medal.
In the wake of Kang being arrested on Saturday at his condo in Waipahu, President Trump tweeted on Tuesday that there have been “Big wins against ISIS!”
— Chris Stewart (@CStewartWPTV) July 11, 2017
It’s not clear if President Trump was referencing Kang’s case, or reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is confirmed as dead, as reported by Newsweek, or both cases.
Big wins against ISIS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2017
Kang reportedly swore a pledge to ISIS, and expressed a desire to help ISIS fight people committing genocide.
Ikaika desired to purchase a drone to help ISIS.
— Rajul Bat ن (@RajulBat) July 11, 2017
Ikaika also owned firearms, and had extensive military training. Kang’s father was shocked by the news about his son and claimed he believed that Ikaika was suffering from PTSD. Kang was first deployed in 2010 to Iraq. Ikaika also served in 2014 in Afghanistan.
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