MISSISSIPPI COUPLE ATTEMPTED TO JOIN ISIS PLEADED GUILTY
Twenty-year-old Jaelyn Delshaun Young and 22-year-old Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, both USA citizens, who were arrested at a local airport just before boarding a flight with tickets bound for Istanbul, went before a U.S. Magistrate Judge on Tuesday 08/11/2015 in Oxford, Mississippi. The judge denied bail for the couple saying their desire commit terrorism is “probably still there.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner likened them to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying that like him, they could commit violence with knives, vehicles or homemade weapons.
FBI agents arrested them at a Mississippi airport, filing criminal charges that both were attempting and conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist group, a federal crime punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
The government says FBI agents began interacting online with Jaelyn Young in 05/2015 about her desire to travel to Syria to join the group (see also – WESTERN JIHADISTS ).
In 10/2012 – Jaelyn Young, was an honor student at Warren Central High School, is the daughter of a Vicksburg police officer, Leon Young, who is also a reservist with the armed forces, According to family members she converted to Islam “just recently”.
The couple were together for few months Jaelyn Young allegedly admitted that she was the mastermind of the plan and had established the contacts and made the arrangements for the couple to go to Syria.
Muhammad Dakhlalla has a blackbelt in Taekwondo and Judo was always a good athlete and a peaceful person and s student in psychology . He graduated in 05/2015 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. the couple married in 06/2015 and planned to use the traditional “honeymoon” as a coverage story for their plans to join ISIS .
* Jaelyn Delshaun Young pleaded, on Tuesday 03/29/2016, guilty in federal court on trying to join Islamic State in Syria, 2-1/2 weeks after her husband Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla entered the same plea. The couple entered their guilty pleas in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, in Greenville. In exchange for Young’s guilty plea to a single count of conspiring to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, U.S. prosecutors agreed to not press any other charges.
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