[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](Fox News) A Wisconsin man accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria was ordered held without bond Thursday for trying to aid a terrorist group.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Joshua Van Haften, 34, made his first court appearance a day after being arrested at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. During the brief hearing in federal court in Madison, Van Haften did not contest his detention.
A newly unsealed criminal complaint charges Van Haften with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
The complaint, which had been under seal since Oct. 28, alleges that Van Haften talked to people about his plan before leaving the United States in August for Istanbul. But it says he was unable to cross the border into Syria.
The complaint says Van Haften’s former roommate told FBI officers that he made comments referring to jihad. When asked to explain what he meant, the complaint says, Van Haften folded a $100 bill to make it look like the twin towers of the World Trade Center that were destroyed in the Sept. 11 attack. The complaint says Van Haften folded another $100 bill to look like a missile.
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