Father of New Jersey man charged in Islamic State plot says son had no intent to join group

August 11, 2015 4:01 PM

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AMMAN, Jordan – The Jordanian father of a New Jersey man who allegedly plotted with others to fight alongside Islamic State extremists says his son had "no serious intentions" to join the group.

Khader Saadeh spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, a day after his 20-year-old son Nader was charged in New Jersey with attempting to provide services and personnel to the militants.

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