Denied Bond: Mississippi College Couple Who Arranged To Join ISIS
Two terrorist college students from Mississippi who were arranging to go fly to the middle east and join ISIS are being denied bond. Bond was denied for Jaelyn Young, and her 22-year-old husband Muhammad Dakhlalla.
The couple has been under investigation since May by the FBI when Young tweeted about wanting to join ISIS. These stories keep popping up here in America and it seems that radical Islam is spreading here at home. Everyone needs to be diligently watching for things out of the ordinary. Radical Islam has infiltrated many parts of Europe and Europeans continually send warnings to the U.S. about this threat.
From Fox Carolina:
Undercover FBI agents contacted the couple through social media. They said Young went into detail about wanting to be a medic for ISIS. Dakhalla planned to use his computer science background to help recruit for the terror group.
The federal affidavit goes on to say Young admitted to being the leader in the plan to join ISIS. She told investigators she became interested after converting to Islam in April 2015.
The criminal complaint details how the couple planned to fly to Istanbul so they could enter Syria and join ISIS.
The couple arrived at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport on Saturday with plans to fly through Atlanta and Amsterdam before arriving in Istanbul.
Golden Triangle Airport Executive Director Mike Hainsey confirmed to the Vicksburg Post that the incident took place around 6:30 Saturday morning. He says it is the first time in his career at the airport someone was detained by the FBI.
Shortly after their arrests, both Dakhlalla and Young confessed to attempting to fly overseas to join the terror group.
An attorney representing the family of Dakhlalla told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the family is “absolutely stunned” by the arrest.
The attorney, Dennis Harmon, said that the family has been cooperating with the FBI.
Harmon says the man’s father, Oda H. Dakhlalla, is imam of the Islamic Center of Mississippi in Starkville. He says Dakhlalla is the youngest of three sons and was preparing to start grad school at MSU.
Harmon told the AP that the FBI searched the home over the weekend and that the family “did not expect this at all.”
The charge in the complaint carries a maximum of potential penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
The case is being investigated by the FBI Jackson’s Joint Terrorism Task Force.
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