Virginia: Muslim honor student pleads guilty to assisting ISIS

WASHINGTON — A Virginia honor student pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to charges that he supported the Islamic State’s recruitment campaign in the U.S. The 17-year-old, one of the youngest Americans to face such terrorism-related charges, is the latest example of the growing influence of ISIL among youth in America.

Ali Shukri Amin acknowledged assisting in the radicalization of an 18-year-old friend, Reza Niknejad and aiding Niknejad’s travel overseas earlier this year to join ISIL’s ranks in Syria.

Amin also established a Twitter account, amassing thousands of followers, used to instruct prospective jihadis on how to mask financial contributions to ISIL by using the virtual currency Bitcoin, according to court documents…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Not an “honor student”!?
    I hope he enjoys the next decade and a half of gay sex.

  • Zaba

    to join ISIL’s ranks in Syria

    The ‘L’ in ISIL is Levant which includes Israel.
    This is why hussein o., and apparently USA Today, like to use ISIL……

  • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

    Good luck for him , he might spend the best years of his life behind bars.

    • Zaba

      Luck is not islamic.
      allah the moon god ‘will provide’.