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American gets 20 years in jail for plotting IS attack with money from UK-Bangladeshi firm

A man, who received money from a UK-Bangladeshi firm run by a supporter of the Islamic State, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. The 33-year-old was given the jail term by a US court on March 30, reports the Baltimore Sun. He was convicted for accepting thousands of dollars from Islamic State terrorists overseas to carry out an attack in the US. According to the report, Mohamed Elshinawy had pleaded guilty in August, 2017 to receiving money from the terror group in the summer of 2015. The case is the only known example of the Syrian group sending money to an operative in the US.
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  • 01 April 2018