American jihadist to be released 14 years into 65-year sentence

An American jihadist who used a paintball park to train for combat will be freed after serving 14 years of his 65-year sentence, a Virginia judge ruled Friday.

Seifullah Chapman, 45, was a member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror group who traveled to Pakistan in August 2001 to train in its camps.

Chapman, an American citizen, was convicted on terrorism charges in 2004. But a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling in April — in which conservative darling Neil Gorsuch voted with the court’s four liberal justices — struck down the law that defined Chapman’s crimes.