Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pennsylvania man, Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, pleads not guilty to supporting ISIS

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to charges of supporting Islamic State by trying to help others travel to the Middle East where the militant group is engaging in ground combat.

The man, Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, spoke little during a hearing at US District Court in Harrisburg, just entering his plea and indicating he understood the proceedings.

Prosecutors contended that he had put together a "go bag" including ammunition for an assault rifle, a knife and a black mask.

"The evidence is extremely strong," said Assistant US Attorney Daryl Bloom. "We know that he wants to kill all unbelievers."

Jalil had a "kill list" of 100 individuals, their addresses and personal information, he said.

(Fox News) Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz smiled at his family when walking into the courtroom in Harrisburg. Prosecutors say he used 57 Twitter accounts to spread Islamic State propaganda and had a bag with ammunition, suggesting he may have been planning an attack.

Charging documents describe him as a fervent Islamic State supporter and someone who "espouses violent jihadist beliefs."