CMC ISIS Essay

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Cabrera, Ray. "Colorado Teen Pleads Guilty in Plan to Join ISIS." CNN. January 1, 1970. Accessed September 11, 2014.

A Colorado teen is arrested and pleaded guilty in joining the ISIS. The ISIS, also known as The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a Sunni jihadist group in the Middle East. They self proclaimed themselves as a caliphate. They claim religious authority over all the Muslims in the world and brings them under it’s political control beginning with Iraq, Syria and some other countries in the Levant region which includes Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus, and a part of southern Turkey. Shannon Conley’s plan was to join the ISIS and serve as a nurse at a jihadist camp ended when she was arrested at the Denver International Airport in April. She was about to go on a journey to Germany and then to an ISIS camp near the Turkish border. She told investigators that she was going to Turkey to meet a man, who soon was identified as Yousr Moulhi. He is an ISIS member she met on the Internet and is planning to marry him. When Conley was arrested, she had certification papers for first aid and nursing. Conley faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine. Conley may not be the only American that is fighting alongside with the ISIS. “More than 100 Americans have tried to join various militant groups in Syria, U.S. officials say.” There are two other similar cases of U.S. citizens arrested for having connections with the terrorist groups. U.S. authorities arrested a man in August 2 from returning overseas; whom they say is a sympathizer of the ISIS. Donald Ray Morgan was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York. He was returning from Germany when they found illegal weapons on him. Even though the court documents make no mention of the ISIS connection, officials have drawn their attention in Morgan’s online activities, making Twitter postings in support of the terrorist group. The second case is a 20-year-old California man who told authorities he wanted to go to Syria and join the ISIS. He was first arrested for traveling with a fake passport and was then questioned. Adam Dandach, the suspect told federal agents he planned to travel to Syria to join ISIS, "a known terrorist organization, that he would assist ISIS with anything the ISIS asked him to do, and…