A Palestinian man residing in Texas has been charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State.
Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 24, was indicted Wednesday on three counts of attempting to provide support to a terrorist organization, procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlawfully and making false statements, according to FBI documents made available Thursday.
Al Harden somehow entered the U.S. in 2009 as an Iraqi refugee. In 2011, he was granted legal permanent residence status and moved to Houston.
He is believed to have given expert advice and training to members of foreign terrorist organizations throughout 2014.
Al Harden faces up to 53 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 if he is found guilty on all charges.