A 17 year old teenager from Virginia in the United States who was arrested by the FBI last Friday for his alleged involvement in providing assistance to a man who wished to travel to Syria so as to fight alongside ISIS has been identified as Ali Shukri Amin.
Amin, who wrote for the Bitcoin news site Coin Brief on a variety of topics including Dark Wallet and Open Bazaar, is reported to have been charged as a juvenile for his as yet to be announced crimes. Attempts to charge the student as an adult are also reportedly under way.
Amin's arrest marks the second incident this week where bitcoiners have allegedly provided assistance to ISIS. Bryce Weiner of Blockchain Technology Group was banned from twitter and changetip earlier this week after using changetip to send bitcoins to alleged members of ISIS.