This piece was co-authored by Lee Ferran

Law enforcement officials today announced terrorism charges against a New York resident who was arrested at JFK airport in September while allegedly attempting to travel to Pakistan and join a jihadist cell there.

Agron Hasbajrami, a legal U.S. resident and citizen of Albania, was picked up Sept. 6 after he allegedly exchanged emails with a contact in Pakistan who authorities said admitted he was involved in violent military operations that had killed American soldiers.