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

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

    She was arrested and put in jail. If found guilty she will stay there for awhile.
    This is what happens when people are idiots.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    She was arrested and put in jail. If found guilty she will stay there for awhile.
    This is what happens when people are idiots.
    Mornin' John S. 5 years.....day for day. She is out in 2-1/2. Cop 90 days good time that's 2 years and 3months. Last 3 Work release program. Depending how much money can be paid. Even more time reduced and first offense.

    Guy was Tunisian.....fighting in Syria. 32 years old. Looking for a young American girl to help him out. Devious bastard. 19.....huh?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    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~

    US teen charged with trying to help jihadists
    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?
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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    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?
    Mornin' Maggie. Yep says they were going to get married. I heard something on with the radio. Could have been the training she was taking. Firearms use.....mapping etc.

    They are saying Conspiracy to provide material support. She even admits to wanting to go Jihad. Not interesting in doing humanitarian or charity work.

    If she made any calls to him. They would know that way. Or it could be thru whatever social site they used.

    Still 19 is young IMO. Which how much could she really know about any of what is taking place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin' Maggie. Yep says they were going to get married. I heard something on with the radio. Could have been the training she was taking. Firearms use.....mapping etc.

    They are saying Conspiracy to provide material support. She even admits to wanting to go Jihad. Not interesting in doing humanitarian or charity work.

    If she made any calls to him. They would know that way. Or it could be thru whatever social site they used.

    Still 19 is young IMO. Which how much could she really know about any of what is taking place.
    Well, I don't cut her much slack on account of her age. I'm sure a large majority of terrorists are under age 25...at least the cannon fodder is.
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    Re: US Teen Charged with trying to help Jihadists.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, I don't cut her much slack on account of her age. I'm sure a large majority of terrorists are under age 25...at least the cannon fodder is.
    Well with all the concern over the Terrorists getting US passports and European.....and for the reasons they are going with heightened security at most European and US Airports. This will need to be a concern as well.

    Which this all went active as of Friday......worse is us knowing there are other Americans already there and fighting with the terrorists.

    Also like they discovered this guy was from Tunisia and not one from Syria or Iraq.

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

    I will bet this type of thing is more common than we know-but isn't reported on. This is why we should stay in Iraq-leaving that unsavory neighborhood as it is will be a disaster for us to come.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I will bet this type of thing is more common than we know-but isn't reported on. This is why we should stay in Iraq-leaving that unsavory neighborhood as it is will be a disaster for us to come.
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    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 read somewhere... her parents became alarmed over her actions and plans.. notified the FBI...

    or so it was reported ???? who knows; I don't have much trust in the media these days.

    Parents must make difficult decisions. They'd rather see her in prison than a body bag of parts, maybe.

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