Via Pam Geller
An Ohio college student who pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State-guided attack on a U.S. military employee and a police station was sentenced to two decades in prison, authorities said Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors said Munir Abdulkader, 22, was directed to carry out an attack in the Cincinnati area by Junaid Hussain, a well-known figure in the Islamic State. According to the details outlined in court documents, Abdulkader had planned to record the military member’s death before attacking the police station.
Hussain, also known as Abu Hussain al-Britani, was a hacker as well as a recruiter for the extremist group, and he was reportedly killed in a U.S. drone strike in Syria in August 2015. The Justice Department said that Abdulkader had communicated with Hussain months before the drone strike.
Abdulkader was arrested in May 2015, but the case was not unsealed until July 2016 — more than a year after his arrest and four months after Abdulkader pleaded guilty. A spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office said that the case was sealed until July “due to an ongoing investigation.”
What mosque did Munir Abdulkader attend? Was he indoctrinated there? What about any other connections?