Illinois Woman Sentenced for Supporting Jihadists in Syria

(ABC News-Chicago) An Illinois woman, Mediha Medy Salkicevic, 39, was sentenced last Tuesday to 6 1/2 years in federal prison for supporting terrorist fighters in Syria. Salkicevic was part of a group of Bosnian nationals who bought tactical gear and sent it overseas to ISIS fighters along with field supplies and cash. The Bosnian-Muslim jihadists operated a secret network aimed at underwriting terrorist militias - first aligned with al-Qaeda and later with ISIS. Salkicevic espoused the ISIS philosophy that infidels should be killed and once said that unbelievers should be buried alive. At first Salkicevic planned to fight the federal charges, claiming she was a lawful combatant involved in a legitimate war.

2019-06-25 00:00:00

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