Former Army Guardsman Gets 11 Years for Plotting With ISIS

By Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner:

A former member of the Army National Guard was sentenced to 11 years in prison after meeting members of the Islamic State in Africa and plotting an attack in the U.S., according to Justice Department.

Mohamed Bailor Jalloh wanted to attack a military installation, in the style of the Chattanooga, Tenn., and Fort Hood shootings, according to the Justice Department. He had served in the Virginia Army National Guard but “decided not to re-enlist after listening to online lectures by Anwar al-Awlaki,” the U.S. citizen who was killed in a drone strike after emerging as al Qaeda’s top propagandist.

After leaving the military, Jalloh connected with ISIS members in Nigeria during a six-month trip to Africa. A member of the terrorist group put him in touch with someone in the United States — but neither of them realized that contact was an informant for the FBI.

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