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GOT HIM! Arizona Man Charged For Recruiting College Student For ISIS

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Casey Harper Contributor

An Arizona man who once bragged about Islamic State on social media has now been arrested and charged with recruiting a college student to join ISIS.

Ahmed Mohammed el Gammal could face up to 55 years in prison for allegedly recruiting a New York college student and helping send them overseas for training from ISIS.

“As alleged, Ahmed Mohammed el Gammal actively touted online his support for ISIL and its terrorist ways, ultimately meeting and assisting a New York college student to travel to Syria to obtain military training from ISIL,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. “Individuals like Gammal who allegedly serve as facilitators for ISIL fuel the hatred and radicalization that keep terrorist organizations like ISIL alive.”

El Gammal communicated with the 24-year-old college student over social media. Social media has been a key tool for recruiting ISIS sympathizers on U.S. soil.

El Gammal has been indicted for providing and conspiring to provide material support to ISIS on top of aiding and abetting the receipt of military-type training from ISIS and conspiring to receive such training. He was also charged with receiving military-type training from a designated foreign terrorist and  conspiring to receive military-type training from a designated foreign terrorist organization

This is just one of many people in America to be arrested for trying to join ISIS. At the end of July, a New York man was arrested for buying military gear and trying to recruit people for ISIS.

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