Ikaika Erik Kang

Charged: July 10, 2017
Affiliation
ISIS
State
Hawaii
District
District of Hawaii
Sting
Yes
Involves Informant
Yes
Charges
  • Material support
FISA Notification
No
Awaiting Trial
Details
Ikaika Erik Kang
  • Age
    34
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Ikaika Erik Kang was a U.S. Army sergeant assigned to Wheeler Army Airfield in Oahu, Hawaii. An air traffic control operator, Kang told an FBI informant that the Pulse nightclub shooter in Florida “did what he had to do.” An FBI search of Kang’s hard drive discovered classified military documents and videos related to ISIS. The FBI introduced an undercover agent who posed as a guest lecturer at Fort Rucker in Alabama, where Kang was participating in a six-week training program. Kang told the undercover agent that he wanted to join ISIS, and the agent suggested he meet with an associate who would soon be traveling to Hawaii. After Kang returned to Hawaii, he allegedly met with three undercover agents and provided classified and sensitive military documents that he believed would be delivered to ISIS. Kang also allegedly purchased a drone for ISIS and pledged allegiance to the terrorist group.