Ohio ISIS Supporter Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Planning Attack on Synagogue

Damon Joseph also went by the name Abdullah Ali Yusuf.

An Ohio man who supported ISIS was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday after planning to attack a synagogue in Toledo, Ohio, according to a Department of Justice press release.

Damon Joseph, 23, also pleaded guilty to attempting to provide weapons to the terror group. He pleaded guilty to the crimes in May. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison and will face supervised release for the rest of his life.

Joseph, who goes by Abdullah Ali Yusuf, initially drew attention from law enforcement in 2018 after posting photographs of weapons and various messages supporting ISIS on his social media accounts. He also shared a photograph originally distributed by the media wing of ISIS.

Joseph engaged in multiple online conversations with undercover FBI agents where he repeatedly reaffirmed his support for ISIS, according to the press release. In the following weeks, he said he wanted to participate in an attack on behalf of the terror group. He forwarded a document that detailed his plans on “Jews who support state of Israel.” His plan included an escape and possible combat with law enforcement.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Rachel Scully

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