If you’re a college student with your whole life ahead of you, one of the dumbest things you could do is throw your future away by joining a terrorist group. That’s just what one young man from New York did. Now he’s headed to jail for a long time.
The New York Post reported:
Wannabe terrorist college student gets 20 years in prison
An ISIS-loving Queens college student who planned terror attacks on Big Apple landmarks will spend almost two decades behind bars, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Munther Omar Saleh, 22, was sentenced to 18 years in prison and 10 years’ supervised release in Brooklyn federal court after pleading guilty last year to conspiring to help the jihadist group and assaulting a federal law enforcement officer.
Saleh, a student at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens, worked with late British ISIS recruiter Junaid Hussain to construct a pressure-cooker bomb and also discussed potential New York targets with him — including the Statue of Liberty.
They also plotted for Saleh’s co-defendant, Fareed Mumuni, to use a similar bomb in a suicide attack on law enforcement officers who had been following the pair around.
What a waste of potential. And for what? A hatred of America?