[JURIST] Mahmud Faruq Brent, a Southern Maryland resident, was charged in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] Thursday with aiding and abetting a terrorist organization. According to prosecutors, Brent openly bragged about his decision to attend a terrorist training camp in Pakistan and continued to pledge assistance to radical Islam. The investigation began because of a connection between Brent and Tariq Shah, the subject of another criminal terrorism proceeding. The case is similar to the "Virginia jihad" cases, which were recently reviewed for sentence reductions [JURIST report]. AP has more.