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AL man gets 15 years in prison for planning ISIS terror attack

ISIS flag (WikiMedia)
June 21, 2018

Aziz Sayyed, a former Alabama college student, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a lifetime of supervision by a federal judge Wednesday for providing material support to ISIS and plotting a terror attack in Huntsville.

The judge also ordered that Sayyed never be allowed to travel outside of the United States, reported WHNT News.

Sayyed pleaded guilty in March to gathering bomb-making materials to make a triacetone triperoxide (TATP) bomb, and planning to bomb a police building on behalf of ISIS.

Sayyed visited three different Walmart stores on three separate occasions to purchase the bomb making materials, AL.com reported.

At his sentencing, Sayyed told U.S. District Judge Abdul Kallon: “I’m sorry about the path I’ve taken. I don’t know what else to say, your honor.”

Prosecutors said that Sayyed watched propaganda videos from terrorist organizations that depicted ISIS committing bombings, executions and beheadings.

Sayyed admitted in his plea deal that he showed his support for the terrorist organization by singing ISIS chants, having an ISIS flag and saying the group was on the “right path.”

He also admitted that he conversed with at least two other people his desire to execute an attack on Redstone Arsenal or on police stations.

Sayyed visited a shooting range in north Alabama to learn how to operate certain firearms and practiced shooting them.

Sayyed is an American citizen who was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He lived in Huntsville and attended Calhoun Community College.

Sayyed’s parents live in Kuwait. He has an uncle who lives in Huntsville and works for NASA.