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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

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    This is another thing we have to watch out for.....What say ye?


    A US teenager who agreed to marry a fighter from the militant network that is threatening to overrun Iraq has been arrested and charged with trying to help a foreign terror group.

    Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, was arrested in April as she prepared to fly to Turkey to join the jihadist, who was fighting in Syria, according to court documents unsealed this week. She was described as a quiet girl, but changed markedly in the six months before her arrest, after meeting the fighter, a 32-year-old Tunisian identified only as "Y.M." Conley, a registered nurse, allegedly agreed to get engaged to him and join him in Syria, where she offered to provide any help she could, whether as a nurse or otherwise.

    In preparation for her mission, Conley joined the US Army Explorers (USAE) last September to be trained in US military tactics and firearms, it is alleged. She was arrested at Denver airport on April 8 as she prepared to board a flight for Istanbul, via Frankfurt. Conley is charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. If convicted, she faces up to five years in jail or a $250,000 fine, or both.....snip~

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    It takes a minimum of 2 years to become a nurse, and even a 2 year program takes longer than 2 years to finish due to the time requirements involved. Where I taught we would not allow anyone in who was under 18. I wonder where she went to school, that she is an RN by age 19.
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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

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    They "fell in love" on line apparently. There's no evidence it's some kind of targeted, organized effort. Hard to believe she's a registered nurse at age 19; in fact, I'd say that's not true. I wonder why they arrested her. Had they been watching her? Was it her destination? What triggered an alert?
    I was thinking that as well. If she is a nurse at all, she is likely an LPN. LPN programs are usually less than a year.
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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    It takes a minimum of 2 years to become a nurse, and even a 2 year program takes longer than 2 years to finish due to the time requirements involved. Where I taught we would not allow anyone in who was under 18. I wonder where she went to school, that she is an RN by age 19.
    Heya Maenad. I am not sure with what they say she was. Although she does admit to taking training. Since she said she wanted to help the terrorists. Also that before she met this 32 year Tunisian. That there isn't much on her talking about believing in Jihad for Muslims.

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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

    Should be an interesting case to watch...

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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

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    Heya Maenad. I am not sure with what they say she was. Although she does admit to taking training. Since she said she wanted to help the terrorists. Also that before she met this 32 year Tunisian. That there isn't much on her talking about believing in Jihad for Muslims.
    Most middle eastern men are quite handsome, IMO. I think my husband had some middle eastern blood, he was very dark, and my son looks middle eastern. I worry about him when he travels. A lot of American women get involved with men from the middle east, and when they come here the seem to like our women for some reason. Around college towns, which I live near one, you see a lot of young white women wearing hijab. I had a friend who got involved with an Iranian. When she went home to meet the family, the grandmother asked her if she would convert to islam. She said, 'No, I'm a Christian and I'm not changing.' She said the grandmother paced up and moved out until after she left the country. She did not in fact marry the man. I have another friend who did marry an Iranian. She is Jehovah's Witness. But it's not much of a stretch to go from one repressive religion to another, really.

    It is really hard to believe this girl was an RN due to the age, but beyond that by the time a person finishes nursing school, they have a pretty firm footing. A nursing education is a difficult, expensive, far reaching, and life changing thing. Becoming a nurse changes who you are. It is not often that someone throws it all away like that. It does happen though.
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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

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    Heya USC.....its definitely a concern now. Not just for the US either. Although any calls going overseas will be picked up and monitored. You can bank on that.
    I hope so.

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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    It takes a minimum of 2 years to become a nurse, and even a 2 year program takes longer than 2 years to finish due to the time requirements involved. Where I taught we would not allow anyone in who was under 18. I wonder where she went to school, that she is an RN by age 19.
    I teach at a Paramedic/EMT school and we allow minors to enroll with the understanding that they can't get licensed and work until they are 18. If she was 17 at graduation from HS its possible, especially if she took AP classes that give college credit.

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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    Most middle eastern men are quite handsome, IMO. I think my husband had some middle eastern blood, he was very dark, and my son looks middle eastern. I worry about him when he travels. A lot of American women get involved with men from the middle east, and when they come here the seem to like our women for some reason. Around college towns, which I live near one, you see a lot of young white women wearing hijab. I had a friend who got involved with an Iranian. When she went home to meet the family, the grandmother asked her if she would convert to islam. She said, 'No, I'm a Christian and I'm not changing.' She said the grandmother paced up and moved out until after she left the country. She did not in fact marry the man. I have another friend who did marry an Iranian. She is Jehovah's Witness. But it's not much of a stretch to go from one repressive religion to another, really.

    It is really hard to believe this girl was an RN due to the age, but beyond that by the time a person finishes nursing school, they have a pretty firm footing. A nursing education is a difficult, expensive, far reaching, and life changing thing. Becoming a nurse changes who you are. It is not often that someone throws it all away like that. It does happen though.
    From this passage it sounds like you have lost your husband. Sorry to hear this.

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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

    So did she get tricked or is there evidence that she was trying to help the "terror"? Do we even know if she knew about his affiliation or maybe shes just a really good person? Being a nurse that heals people is a bit different than waging war on America.
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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    So did she get tricked or is there evidence that she was trying to help the "terror"? Do we even know if she knew about his affiliation or maybe shes just a really good person? Being a nurse that heals people is a bit different than waging war on America.


    Heya DPC. Ltns, How ya been bro? Yeah they haven't said.....for myself I think he was definitely looking to play on her/use her.

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