Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Sunday, May 31, 2020

FLORIDA SUPPORTER OF ISIS SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS FOR PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS



A US District Judge in Fort Myers, Florida sentenced ALISON MARIE SHEPPARD a/k/a AIISHA ABDULLAH to five years and ten months in Federal Prison, after she pled guilty to one count of Attempting to Provide Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization (ISIS), a 20-year felony. She also received a term of fifteen years of Supervise Release.

The defendant:

(1) Purchased cellular telephones, to ship to ISIS, for use as detonators for improvised explosive devices (IED), to be used in so-called "pressure cooker" bombs.
(2) Counseled and assisted individuals on how to join ISIS, and provided detailed instructions.
(3) Published repeatedly on Facebook and social media jihadi pro-ISIS videos, repeatedly glorifying violence and ISIS.
(4) Communicated with individuals whom she believed were supporters of ISIS. They were undercover agents of American law enforcement.

Readers who wish additional information, may access the defendant's Plea Agreement here.

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