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Friday, 12 August 2016

Young black woman who plotted to join ISIS with Muslim fiancé, sentenced to 12 years in prison

A 20-year-old Mississippi woman has been jailed for conspiring with her Muslim fiance to join the Islamic State group.

Jaelyn Young, a former Mississippi University student and daughter of a former Navy seal, who sought to disguise a planned honeymoon to join ISIS was sentenced by a federal judge on Thursday to 12 years in prison on a terrorism charge.

 
The honour student at Warren Central High School broke down in heavy sobs during her sentencing by U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock. Young pleaded guilty in March to one count of conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

Young had faced up to 20 years in prison. Her parents pleaded for leniency at Thursday's hearing. Young, amid sobs, said she was ashamed of her actions. 
Her fiance, Muhammad Dakhlalla, pleaded guilty March 11 to a similar charge and is set to be sentenced Aug. 24. Prosecutors have said Young, who converted to Islam while studying at Mississippi State University, had prodded Dakhlalla into the plan.
The two were arrested in 2015 before boarding a flight from Columbus, Mississippi, with tickets for Istanbul, Turkey.

"I found the contacts, made arrangements, planned the departure," Young had written in a farewell letter to her family. "I am guilty of what you soon will find out."

Young and Dakhlalla were among a number of people arrested around the country for Islamic State sympathies. Like many, authorities said, they had developed views supporting the Islamic State in part by watching online videos and were arrested after social media posts attracted the attention of the FBI.

The two were arrested in August 2015 before they could board the flight from Mississippi with tickets for Istanbul purchased using her mother's credit card without permission, according to court records. Authorities said the couple had contacted undercover federal agents in May, seeking online help in traveling to Syria. Both remained jailed in Oxford since their arrests.

Court papers say Young announced her conversion in March 2015 and began wearing a burqa, a garment worn by some Muslim women to cover their face and body.

"After her conversion, Young distanced herself from family and friends and felt spending time with non-Muslims would be a bad influence," prosecutors wrote.

A court statement said Young increasingly complained about the treatment of Muslims in the United States and United Kingdom. Prosecutors said that, after watching videos included pro-Islamic State messages from a British Muslim preacher who faces criminal charges of supporting the group, she began to view the fighters as liberators.

"Young continually asked Dakhlalla when they were going to join (the Islamic State group) and began to express hatred for the U.S. government and to express support for the implementation of Sharia law in the United States," prosecutors wrote.

By May 2015, she had begun seeking advice online on how to travel to Syria, eventually making contact with undercover FBI employees, according to prosecutors.

Young told the undercover FBI employees that she and Dakhlalla would like to be medics treating the wounded. Dakhlalla, in online contacts, said he was good with computers and media and wanted to contribute to the Islamic State's struggle. Court papers say Dakhlalla said online that he wanted to become a fighter and learn "what it really means to have that heart in battle."

Source: AP

39 comments:

Davido's driver said...

12 years is too small

livingstone chibuike said...

Okponu..

Uju Phil said...

Imagine this beautiful young girl fa... #CantShout

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

SHE NEEDS MORE THAN THAT! IDIOT









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kelvin zack said...

Hmm.... Heavy odoyor.... When people are doing good things with dre life... She for get life sentence sef

linda ikeji's driver. said...

Good, look at how beautiful you are, u want to waste your time and youth on a clueless mission, kai,isLAM,BRAIN WASHING DIS YOUNG LADY,it SHAL NOT BE WEL WIT U GUYS.

linda ikeji's driver. said...

GO DER N SPEND TWELVE YEARS OF UR ACTIVE Life DER,WEn U ARE OUT,NO ONE WIL TEL U DAT JESUS IS D ONLY SON OF God, U WIL LOOK FOR CHURCH AL BY URSELF ! BITCH

Chidyz said...

She should be sentenced again and again. Wasted Specie!


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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Good for her


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Musa simon audu said...

Serve them right....#Lindatakenote

Ogenah Boris said...

Sorry for her. She made the decision so she should face the law

RareSpecie Z said...

Fuck Islam.

Peace Alfred said...

person wey una go sentence to death...una dey give am jail sentence...see her demonic face

Anonymous said...

THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHILDREN OF NOWADAYS EAT TOO MUCH CHICKEN AND CHIPS.

Juliet Iwuno said...

Serves her right. Linda take note!

Ichebi Christian said...

Mumu geh

OSINANL said...

They should lock her up forever and throw away the keys

OSINANL said...

They should lock her up forever and throw away the keys

christie benjamin said...

I guess that's luv too. Yeah? Foolish woman!

HRM Paul said...

Stupid little bitch go do 10 years u ignorant idiot

emmanuel ebuka said...

They met thr water loo God is nvr asleep. Let thm go & cool real off in jail, devil incarnets...

Oron babe said...

Na wah

Ayodele said...

She must be stupid!!! Other ladies are doing great things for themselves by learning great skill at www.earnbase.com. She is here thinking of dying for one stupid man. Love sha!!!!!!

Luciana Chinda said...

Hmmmmmmmmm! Some people with evil mind. God have mercy.

adaeze said...

12 years is too harsh

Anonymous said...

Send them to the guillotine

Ebuka Vincent said...

she de mad

Amos Mohammed said...

12yrs is too small pls.

pioneer m said...

In American over 2000 women converts to islams every year.

Eleojo Blessing said...

Can u imagine

Maureen Mordi said...

Jail small dey shld be killed asap

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

She wanted to marry by all means and now has new accommodation for joining herself with a mad man

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

She wanted to marry by all means and now has new accommodation for joining herself with a mad man

posh jay said...

Happy 12 years in prison. ..ewu

posh jay said...

Happy 12 years in prison. ..ewu

Anonymous said...

Any support for terrorist organizations means life is nothing to you then when arrested life in prison with hard Labour is the best sentence

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GREAT LADY said...

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