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‘Seduced’ by ISIS

21 Apr, 2015

A 16-year-old South Carolina boy is sentenced to five years in juvenile prison on a gun charge related to plans to join ISIS. A solicitor with the 16th Circuit describes the teen as

. . . wholeheartedly sincere in his beliefs, and we are very concerned for the safety of the community and the country . . . He had a plan to randomly shoot American soldiers. [The boy] embraced the ideology [of ISIS]. [He was] seduced by the radical ideology known in the Middle East as ISIS. He wanted to join.

The teen apologizes in court.

I just regret it. If I get out, I will be a completely different person. I want to change everything I did and go back and have a nice life.