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Man with plans to kill non-Muslims overseas faces judge

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A Federal criminal complaint says Akba Jihad Jordan and another man, Avid Brown, had plans to wage jihad in Syria or Yemen. A Federal criminal complaint says Akba Jihad Jordan and another man, Avid Brown, had plans to wage jihad in Syria or Yemen.
RALEIGH, N.C. - A Wake County man facing terrorism charges went before a judge Tuesday in Federal Court.

Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Akba Jihad Jordan's apartment.

A Federal criminal complaint says Avin Brown and Jordan had plans to kill non-Muslims in Syria or Yemen.

During that search last week, agents found an AK-47 assault rifle, swords and other weapons.

During Tuesday’s court appearance, Magistrate Judge James E. Gates told Brown he had a right to a detention hearing, but Brown waived that right.

Brown will remain in custody until a trial date is set. Judge Gates accepted Brown’s waiver and he was escorted to his cell.

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