Just one year? Do authorities in Phoenix actually believe that Abu Talib al-Amriki is going to emerge from prison after a year (and probably less) as a loyal, stable, productive citizen? It’s much more likely that his jihadi views will be reinforced in prison, which have become in all too many places breeding grounds for jihad terrorists. This sentence is a repulsive joke. It shows how out of touch our judicial system is with the reality of the global jihad. If Abu Talib al-Amriki carries out a successful jihad massacre after he is released, the judge who gave him this sentence ought to be held responsible.
PHOENIX — A Phoenix man who was accused of planning an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Arizona was sentenced to one year in prison and four years of probation on Monday.
Derrick Thompson, aka Abu Talib al-Amriki, pleaded guilty to two felony charges: Assisting a criminal syndicate and solicitation to commit misconduct involving weapons.
Thompson was first arrested in 2016 after he allegedly took steps to commit an ISIS-inspired, lone-wolf attack in the state. Court documents at the time showed Thompson tried to buy a semi-automatic weapon online the year prior “with the intent to use that weapon to promote or further the objectives of a criminal syndicate.”…
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