Americans supporting ISIS isn’t something you hear every day. But a former National Guard member was just sentenced to eleven years in prison for supporting the radical terrorist organization. He is 27-year-old Mohamed Jalloh of Sterling, Virginia who admitted to the court he traveled to Africa and boarded a truck to work for the Islamic State.
He plead guilty back in October. He has aided authorities in helping to bring down the organization. Prosecutors initially sought a twenty-year sentence. But defense attorneys asked for seven years as the man had renounced the organization. Jalloh wrote the following in a letter to court,
“I feel like a complete idiot for accepting such a superficial and dishonest interpretation of Islam.”
He eventually got cold feet and turned his back on the group. Which he details in his letter. He detailed how terrorists would whip people to pack them in the truck. He’s a naturalized American citizen but is originally from Sierra Leone where he originally went and met an ISIS recruiter. He traveled to his home country to meet the facilitator.
He traveled to Niger and Libya to work with the group. He traveled with other recruits on trucks. Eventually, he contacted an ISIS operative online named Abu Saad Sudani. He assisted him in putting him in touch with someone who would help facilitate an attack on America.
They discussed implementing a Fort Hood-style attack. He even spent hundreds of dollars on an undercover FBI informant who he had believed to be an ISIS member. Lawyers tried brushing off his crimes as that of a flirtation with a criminal life brought on by a difficult childhood in war-torn Sierra Leone. But no excuse in the book rationalizes betraying one’s country.
Since 2014 he is one of a hundred people who have been charged with treasonous crimes for renouncing their American citizenship and working with the Islamic State. Lock him up and throw away the key. Now that President Trump is in office these types of animals will get the treatment they deserve and our country will be protected the way it should.