US national gets twelve years in prison for joining IS
SACRAMENT, CAL—A California man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for seeking to travel to Syria to join the ISIS group and wage holy war, authorities said.
Nicholas Michael Teausant, a 22year-old convert to Islam, had pleaded guilty in December to a charge of attempting to provide material support or resources to a terror sentence in Sacramento, California. “It is the court’s responsibility to fashion a sentence to reduce any risk you might pose in the future.” According to authorities, Teausant caught the attention of the FBI in 2013 after he joined online forums, expressing a desire to “conduct violent jihad and to be part of America’s downfall.” the vulnerability of young people who can fall prey to extremist groups on the Internet.
“Violent extremists of all kinds — foreign and domestic — actively recruit disillusioned youth who can be radicalized and motivated to harm others,” said Monica Miller, in charge of the FBI bureau in Sacramento.
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