Minnesota: Muslim gets 3-years for lying about ISIS contact

Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton

Abdul Raheem Habil Ali-Skelton

Source: MN man sentenced to 3-years for ISIS contacts | KARE11.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for lying to the FBI about his social media exchanges with Islamic State group recruiters.

Abdul Raheem Ali-Skelton, of Glencoe, pleaded guilty in April to lying about his communications with the group.

Prosecutors argued Tuesday for a five-year sentence. Minnesota Public Radio reports that Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Kovats said the 23-year-old Ali-Skelton maintained secret contact with “the worst of the worst of terrorist organizations.”

But it was another episode that drew him back into the news and eventually into federal custody: Ali-Skelton threatened to blow up a Walgreens. That incident stemmed from a drunken “jealous rant” after seeing his wife with another man at the store, his attorney, Robert Richman said.

Ali-Skelton apologized and distanced himself from ISIS ideology, saying he never supported terrorism. His attorney cited mental health issues, saying communicating with the group made Ali-Skelton feel important.

The case was separate from a terrorism conspiracy case that ended in the sentencing of nine young Minnesota men in November.

This is the same Muslim who Threatened to Shoot, Blow Up Walgreens after ‘allegedly grabbing the phone for the all-night pharmacy’s PA system and stating his intention to “kill everyone.”‘

One thought on “Minnesota: Muslim gets 3-years for lying about ISIS contact

  1. Is cooperating with an illegal organization only worth three years in prison? I suspect there are other charges that weren’t used against this man.

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