New York, June 9 (ANI):Mahmood Alessa, one of the Jersey Jihadists arrested at the John F. Kennedy Airport last week, had boasted about wanting to mutilate gays and blow up his school when he was in his teens.
According to the New York Daily News, Alessa, 20, and Carlos Eduardo Almonte, 24, were nabbed Saturday as they tried to board flights to wage jihad in Africa.
The report said that six years earlier, Alessa was barred from attending classes at North Bergen High School because officials deemed him dangerous.
"He was exhibiting this crazy, radicalized behaviour. He was threatening classmates, threatening staff - all as part of this radicalised terroristic behaviour," a source told the NYDN.
Hints of Alessa's radicalisation came when he was only 14.
A school official said: "Everyone tried to help this kid. He's just an angry young man." (ANI)