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U.S. Man Gets 15 Years For Trying To Join ISIS
Arafat M. Nagi, 47, of Lackawanna, New York, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, for attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State (ISIS).
On Aug. 28, 2014, a community member advised the FBI that Nagi spoke about violent jihad to various people in the Lackawanna community and it was common for Nagi to get into verbal complaints over his jihadi beliefs. Further investigation determined that Nagi pledged allegiance to ISIS and the leader of the terrorist group, Abu Bakr al Bagdadi.
Investigators learned that Nagi traveled to Turkey on two occasions, in October 2012 and July 2014, with the intention of meeting with members of ISIS.