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Virginia teen gets 11 years for aiding ISIS | TheHill

29.8.15

Virginia teen gets 11 years for aiding ISIS | TheHill:

The case underscores the more aggressive posture that
the Justice Department has taken toward suspected Islamic extremists in
recent months, amid increased fears of “lone wolf” terror attacks.

Department
officials have maintained that they need to be more forceful with
prosecutions in light of the possibility that individuals grow
radicalized on the Internet and then are inspired to launch violence in
their home communities.

FBI Director James Comey has said that the bureau is following leads connected to ISIS in every state in the country. Dozens of people have been arrested this summer for charges of supporting the group.

Critics,
however, claim that the government is too willing to file charges
against people who merely expressed hateful views on the Internet but
would not likely have had the ability to actually carry out any
violence.


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