A man convicted of attempting to join ISIS was granted supervised release from a Minnesota halfway house Thursday — fewer than three years since he tried boarding a jet to meet up with the Islamic terror group in Syria.
Abdullah Yusuf, 21, has been held at the federal halfway house since November 2016.
Yusuf was among nine men who were arrested in a sweeping FBI probe of ISIS recruitment in Minnesota in 2014 and 2015. He’s one of the few Americans to be allowed back into society after trying to join the terror group, the Star Tribune reported.
“We’re just very glad to meet again our son,” Yusuf’s father, Sadiik Yusuf told reporters after the Thursday hearing. “We will be ready to help him.”