Colorado: White girl turned-Muslim gets 4 years; remains defiant, wants to marry jihad recruiter

Shannon Conley during US Army Explorer training (Facebook)

…A 19-year-old Arvada woman who was arrested while headed to the Middle East on a terror mission was sentenced on Friday to four years in prison.

“That woman is in need of psychiatric help,” U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore said before sentencing Shannon Conley. “She’s a bit of a mess.”

Moore also ordered Conley to spend three years under supervision and 100 hours of community service.

Conley told the judge she never intended to hurt anyone…

…Prosecutor Gregory Holloway said Conley continues to demonstrate her defiance in jail with guards. He also said the FBI repeatedly warned her that she was breaking the law, but she went ahead and planned to go to Syria to join a jihad instead…

At her sentencing she said she wanted to marry Yousr Mouelhi, whom she met online. She had previously told an FBI agent that she wished to fight a guerilla war in the Middle East or work as a nurse.