Trial to start in Islamic State-linked charges in Texas cartoon contest

Halfway through 2014, three Arizona men were falling under the sway of the Islamic State group, authorities say.

The trio watched videos depicting violence by jihadists, tried to get pipe bombs, planned an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas last year and researched travel to the Middle East so they could join Islamic State fighters, investigators say.

Two of the men brought semiautomatic rifles and an Islamic State flag to the May 3 contest featuring cartoons deemed offensive to Muslims and died in a shootout with police before hurting anyone attending the event in suburban Dallas.

The third man goes on trial Tuesday in Phoenix in what is believed to be the first time the U.S. government has put a person on trial on terror charges related to the militant group.

  • Gary

    This will be fun to hear the islamist cite verses from the quran to condone what they did while CAIR tries to claim that those verses don’t exist.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Shocking to portray Mo. Ooops. My bad. 😉