Mississippi man sentenced to 8 years for trying to join Islamic State with his wife


A man has been jailed for eight years for planning to join ISIS with his wife.

Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla conspired to provide material support to Islamic State with an undercover FBI employee, prosecutors said.

The 23-year-old, of Starkville, Mississippi, pleaded guilty in March to one conspiracy count.

A judge ordered Dakhlalla to serve 15 years of supervised released once his prison term is up, prosecutors said in a statement.

Dakhlalla’s wife, Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, was sentenced to 12 years in prison at a hearing on August 11.

Prosecutors have brought dozens of criminal cases against US citizens related to their support of Islamic State.

Young’s Twitter posts about her desire to join Islamic State caught the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in May 2015, and an FBI employee posing as an Islamic State recruiter began corresponding with her and Dakhlalla.

Dakhlalla told an FBI employee in one exchange, according to the court papers: “I am willing to fight. I want to be taught what it really means to have that heart in battle!”

Authorities arrested Dakhlalla and Young at a Mississippi airport in August 2015 while they were attempting to board a flight to go to Turkey.

News Source MirrorNews

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