Muslim sentenced to 22.5 years in prison after trying to recruit FBI informants into ISIS

Mufid Elfgeeh muslim terroristAn American man was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison on Thursday after trying to recruit FBI informants to the Islamic State group in Syria.

Mufid Elfgeeh, 32, from Rochester in upstate New York, pleaded guilty in December to attempting to provide material support to the extremists and was described by prosecutors as ‘one of the first’ IS recruiters captured in the United States.

Prosecutors said Elfgeeh spread IS propaganda on social media, sought funds for extremists and attempted to recruit and send two individuals – both of whom were cooperating with the FBI – to Syria to fight with IS.

  • luna

    He’ll likely serve a reduced sentence since his dahwah (Muslim outreach) in prison will be viewed as good behavior.