ISIS US Woman accused of joining Islamist fundamentalist group due in court

A judge is to decide if the Philadelphia native must remain jailed or be freed on bail pending a trial.

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30-year-old Keonna Thomas who was arrested and charged with trying to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group is due in court for a detention hearing, Associated Press reports.

A judge is to decide if the Philadelphia native must remain jailed or be freed on bail pending a trial.

She has been in custody since her arrest on Friday at her family's town house in a public housing development, which was the day after 2 women in New York were charged with plotting a Boston Marathon-type attack.

Prosecutors say Thomas, who allegedly goes by the names Fatayat Al Khilafah and YoungLioness, was preparing to fly to Spain with hopes of reaching Syria to fight with the terror group.

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