20 year sentence for son of police captain in Boston terror plot

Daily WireA Boston police captain's son was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday for plotting a terrorist attack for the Islamic State (ISIS) with firearms and homemade bombs on an unidentified university in New Mexico.

The terrorist, who gave himself an Arabic name that translates to "Ali the American," pleaded guilty in May to terrorism charges, including attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and attempting to use weapons of mass destruction, ABC News reports.

Authorities describe the thwarted terrorist as a "committed soldier" of ISIS who wished to inflict "maximum damage."

In a statement, Hank Shaw, the special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office, stressed that the terrorist "was a committed soldier of ISIS who wanted to kill innocent people at a United States university with assault rifles and pressure cooker bombs, not an unwitting dupe who didn't understand the gravity of what he was doing."

This is the son of a police captain, and he's going away for 20 years for a terrorist plot similar in almost every detail to the Boston Marathon bombing. The son of a high ranking police officer! What the hell is wrong in Boston?

I guess the captain deserves kudos for doing the right thing in what must have been a very, very hard decision.

This entry was published Fri Sep 07 11:16:55 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-09-07 11:16:55.0. [Tweet]

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