Accused Terrorism Supporter
The FBI arrested Jamshid Muhtorov on Janurary 21, 2012 at Chicago's O'Hare airport. At his first court appearance on February 2, he proclaimed his innocence through an interpreter. He was allegedly on his way from Denver to Asia in order to fight on behalf of the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU). The State Department has designated the IJU as a terrorist organization. It is based in Pakistan. It conducts suicide attacks in Uzbekistan and attacks coalition forces in Afghanistan. Jamshid came to America as a refugee from Uzbekistan in 2007. He was working as a truck driver. He had been living in Aurora, Colorado with his wife and two children. He told his daughter over the phone "that he would never see her again" but that "if she were a good Muslim, he will see her again in heaven." In June 2018 a jury found him guilty of "aiding a terror group."