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Florida Citizen Charged for Allegedly Trying to Join and Support ISIS: FBI

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Florida Citizen Charged for Allegedly Trying to Join and Support ISIS: FBI

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Authorities have charged a U.S. citizen for allegedly attempting to join and support the ISIS terrorist group after traveling to Turkey, according to court documents. Mohamed Fathy Suliman, a 33-year-old former University of Florida student, has been returned to the United States and charged with attempting to provide material support for a designated foreign terrorist organization, FBI Special Agent R. David Collins wrote in a criminal complaint (pdf) released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Gainesville, Florida on Monday. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in federal prison and pay an additional $250,000 fine. Suliman has been accused of knowingly seeking to support “violent jihad” between February 2009 and June 2014 by traveling to areas of conflict in an effort to provide material support—including himself—to organizations designated a terrorist group by the U.S. government, according to the affidavit. “At all times relevant to the current charge, there was …

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