An American woman has been charged with aiding terrorist organizations.
The DOJ released a press release on Saturday announcing that Fluke-Ekren is being charged with providing and conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization designated as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, Also known as ISIS.
The release says that Kansas The teacher is accused of participating in a number of terrorist activities in the name of IS after she came to Syria a few years ago for this purpose of fighting terrorism.
Fluke-Ekren has been planning and recruiting special agents for a future planned attack on a U.S. university campus since at least 2014, according to the lawsuit.
She is also alleged to be the leader and organizer of an all-female IS army battalion called Khatiba Nusayabah, which teaches women married to male IS fighters how to use weapons such as AK-47 assault rifles. , grenades and suicide belts.
“In addition, Fluke-Ekren is alleged to have provided ISIS and ISIS members with services, including providing accommodation, translating ISIS leaders’ speeches, and training children how to uses AK-47 assault rifles and suicide belts, and teaches radical ISIS doctrine,” release read.
2019 criminal complaint was withheld on Saturday detailing six separate eyewitness accounts of people who observed her alleged acts of terrorism.
Fluke-Ekren allegedly told a witness that “she considered any attack that did not kill a large number of individuals as a waste of resources,” according to an FBI affidavit.
According to court papers, Fluke-Ekren moved to Egypt in 2008 and returned regularly to the US until 2011, when she moved permanently.
Photo from a family blog called 4KansasKids shows Fluke-Ekren and her children through the years as they travel between Kansas and Egypt, pose with the pyramids in Egypt, and visit friends in Wichita.
Prosecutors believe she moved to Syria around 2012 with her husband, an IS sniper trainer.
Court papers say that Fluke-Ekren was arrested in Syria before being turned over to FBI custody in the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday, but it is unclear when she was arrested, or whether she is being held. How long to stay in Syria.
She was returned to the United States on Friday to face the charges in federal court.
A pair of assistant US attorneys named Raj Parekh and John T. Gibbs from the Eastern District of Virginia are prosecuting the case.
“Fluke-Ekren is a fervent believer in the extremist terrorist ideology of ISIS for many years, having traveled to Syria to commit or support violent jihad,” Parekh said Friday in a statement. memorize.
Fluke-Ekren is scheduled to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia at 2 p.m. Monday, where she will likely be appointed attorney.
If convicted, Fluke-Ekren faces up to 20 years in prison.
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