Austria sentences Muslim terrorist to 20 years

Vienna (AFP) – A Muslim preacher at the centre of an Austrian jihad propaganda network was sentenced to 20 years in jail for recruiting young fighters to the Islamic State group.

The 34-year-old “brainwashed” dozens of people aged between 14 and 30, according to the public prosecutor, and recruited a number of them to fight for the jihadist organisation in Syria.

A court in the southern city of Graz found the preacher, who goes by the name of Ebu Tejma, guilty of belonging to a terrorist organisation and of inciting terrorist attacks following a trial that has been running since February.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    20 years? That’s cruel and unusual punishment by European standards.

    • Alain

      Considering he has 20 years of a captive audience to convert to Islam, perhaps not.

      • simus1

        A muslim terrorist hostage taking initiative in a suitable Shitistan in the near future will no doubt include his own self in the swap.