Our source says the teenager pleaded guilty to providing advice and encouragement to ISIS and its supporters.
Teen might bag 15 years jail term for helping ISIS online
17year old Ali Shukri Amin, has been accused of aiding ISIS and its supporters online. Prosecutors describe him as a tech savvy teen.
A crime that might see him bag a 15year jail term. He will be mature and wiser by the time he comes out.
Prosecutors said he aided ISIS by advising them how to hide financial transactions using Bitcoin virtual currency. They said he also helped some ISIS volunteers travel to Syria.
He used a Twitter handle @Amreekiwitness to carry out these acts.
John Carlin, US Assistant Attorney for National Security said “Around the nation, we are seeing ISIL use social media to reach out from the other side of the world using the acronym most frequently employed by Washington officials when referring to IS. “Their messages are reaching America in an attempt to radicalise, recruit and incite our youth and others to support ISIL’s violent causes.”
Carlin also warned parents to watch their kids’ Internet interactions.
He also said that Carlin, in a statement, issued a warning to parents to closely monitor their kids’ online interactions. 'This case serves as a wake-up call that ISIL’s propaganda and recruitment materials are in your communities and being viewed by your youth. This challenge requires parental and community awareness and action to confront and deter this threat wherever it surfaces.'
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