Crazy Looking White Dude From Madison, Wisconsin Tried to Join ISIS

Posted by on Apr 09, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Meth is just a terrible drug.

The Department of Justice said Thursday that authorities had arrested a Madison, Wisc., man for trying to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The FBI’s Milwaukee Division apprehended Joshua Ray Van Haften, 34, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport Wednesday evening. Van Haften was purportedly returning from Turkey after researching points of contact with the terrorist group.

“We hope this arrest will serve as a deterrent for others who may be terrorist sympathizers here in Wisconsin, across the nation or abroad,” Special Agent in Charge Robert J. Shields, Jr., said in a statement.

“They will be held accountable for support of terrorism against our citizens and our international partners,” he added.

The FBI said it had charged Van Haften with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization. It added that Van Haften had allegedly hoped to physically aid ISIS any way he could.

“We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to investigate, arrest and vigorously prosecute all extremists who choose to aid ISIL, or any other terrorist organization, and to stop them before they harm the United State or our allies,” said U.S. Attorney John W. Vaudreuil of the Western District of Wisconsin, using an alternate acronym for ISIS.

He’s also a convicted sex offender and apparently has always looked nuts:


To no surprise, he hails from Madison.


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