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Judge Denies Bond to ISIS Suspects

posted on August 12, 2015

In The Clarion-Ledger, Therese Apel reports that U.S. Magistrate Judge Allan Alexander denied bond to Mississippi couple Jaelyn Young and Muhammad Dakhlalla, who are accused of trying to join the Islamic State. Both Young and Dakhlalla spoke to undercover FBI agents posing as ISIS recruiters online, expressing their support for the militants. In court, prosecutors argued that “while the defendants’ lawyers argued that they had no military training or weapons, they were not harmless,” since ISIS encourages its followers to conduct attacks even without training.

Read at The Clarion-Ledger