Mississippi Man Sentenced to Prison After Trying to Join ISIS
A federal judge sentenced a Mississippi man to eight years in prison on terrorism charges after he attempted to join the Islamic State in Syria with his fiancé during a trip the couple disguised as their honeymoon.
Muhammad Dakhlalla pleaded guilty in March to conspiring to provide material support and resources to the terrorist group and faced a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Dakhlalla’s fiancé, Jaelyn Young, was sentenced earlier this month to 12 years in prison and mandatory mental health treatment.
Prosecutors said Young converted to Islam while studying at Mississippi State University and persuaded Dakhlalla to join ISIS with her. Still, prosecutors argued that Dakhlalla agreed to the plan. – READ MORE