Mississippi Cheerleader Joined ISIS, Now Faces 20 Years Jail Time
A cheerleader-turned-ISIS-member from Mississippi, pleaded guilty before a federal court for criminal charges after she voluntarily joined the notorious terrorist group.Advertisement
Jaelyn Young, a chemistry dropout from Mississippi University was charged with one count of conspiring to ‘provide material support’ to ISIS. When arraigned, Young pleaded guilty
According to a report from Fox News, Young used to be a cheerleader back in high school and was a promising honor student before converting to Islam in March 2015. Since then, Young exhibited Anti-US sentiments, the prosecutors noted.
Court records show that Young traveled to Syria together with her fiancé, Muhammad Dakhlalla, who is also facing criminal charges before a federal court. Young volunteered to work as a medic for the terrorist group upon her arrival in Syria. Young, whose father is a retired US Navy veteran, has been vocal on airing her pro-ISIS sentiments online, the report added.
“What makes me feel better after watching the news is that an akhi carried out an attack against US marines in TN! Alhamdulillah, the numbers of supports are growing…” she’s said to have written as quoted by the Fox News.
According to a separate report from the CBS News, District Judge Sharion Aycock is set to sentence Young of 20 years jail time and fines for as much as $250,000. She’s also scheduled to spend a lifetime on probation.
Authorities believe that it was Young who convinced Muhammad to join ISIS, that’s responsible for recent bombings all over the world. The reports, however, did not elaborate on what specific types of material did Young provide to the terrorist group. She’s set to be sentenced at a later date.