Friday, April 3, 2015

Philly Woman Arrested Trying to Join Terrorists; Keonna Thomas Planned to Go to Syria Via Turkey

Keonna Thomas (also known as Fatayat Al Khilafah), 30, of Philadelphia was charged today (April 3, 2015) with knowingly attempting to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, the FBI website reports.

According to the criminal complaint, Thomas posted on Twitter the following statement: "If we truly knew the realities ...we would be rushing to join our brothers in the front lines Pray ALLAH accept us as shuhada [martyrs]."

The complaint also states that Thomas knowingly attempted to travel overseas to Turkey and then Syria, in order to join, fight with, and martyr herself on behalf of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria).

If convicted, Thomas faces a maximum possible sentence of 15 years in prison.

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