Jalloh also targeted Pamela Geller for jihad murder, although the FBI didn’t bother to apprise her of that fact. Nobody much cares anymore about jihadis trying to murder defenders of the freedom of speech; almost everyone in the mainstream is willing to concede and appease jihad murderers on that front.
Anyway, Jalloh didn’t explain how the Islamic State’s understanding of Islam was “superficial and dishonest,” raising the question of whether he was just telling the judge what he wanted to hear in order to try to get a lighter sentence.
“Ex-Guardsman gets 11 years for Islamic State group support,” Associated Press, February 10, 2017:
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former National Guard soldier who admitted traveling to Africa and boarding a truck to join the Islamic State group before ultimately bailing out was sentenced Friday to 11 years in prison.
Mohamed Jalloh, 27, of Sterling, Virginia, pleaded guilty in October to attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group. Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence. The defense had asked for a term of less than seven years, saying the man has renounced the Islamic State.
“I’m sorry to the court, to the people and to the U.S. military,” Jalloh said Friday, WRC-TV reported.
Jalloh is one of more than 100 people in the U.S. to be charged with terror offenses connected to the Islamic State since 2014, according to George Washington University’s Extremism Tracker, and one of seven from the northern Virginia area alone to be charged in the past two years.
In Jalloh’s case, the charges originated from an FBI sting operation. After his arrest, though, Jalloh admitted that he had made his own contact with the group before he had ever been introduced to the FBI informant — contact the government had been unaware of at the time.
Jalloh, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Sierra Leone, had traveled back to Africa with his father in 2015. While there, he met an Islamic State recruiter. In August 2015, Jalloh traveled from Sierra to Leone to stay with the group’s facilitator. He intended to travel to Libya to join the Islamic State, but the plans fell through….
Before returning to the U.S., Jalloh made contact online with an IS operative named Abu Saad Sudani, who put Jalloh in contact with a person he hoped would help Jalloh carry out an attack in the U.S. But that person turned out to be a government informant.In conversations with the informant, Jalloh discussed carrying out a Fort Hood-style attack. He also sent hundreds of dollars to an undercover FBI employee he believed was an IS member….
In court papers, Jalloh renounces the Islamic State group.”I feel like a complete idiot for accepting such a superficial and dishonest interpretation of Islam,” Jalloh wrote in a letter to the court.