Two ISIS Militants Charged in Deaths of American Hostages in Syria

(Washington Post) Rachel Weiner and Ellen Nakashima - Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh have been charged in U.S. federal court for involvement in the Islamic State beheading of American journalists and aid workers on camera. The two were flown Wednesday to the U.S. from Iraq. Kotey was born in London; Elsheikh moved there from Sudan as a child. Both became radicalized in Britain, and were arrested on 9/11 after taking part in a demonstration cheering the attacks in the U.S. The defendants fought for a prosecution in Britain rather than the U.S., where criminal punishment is harsher. But Britain stripped Kotey and Elsheikh of their British citizenship.

2020-10-08 00:00:00

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