PHOENIX — A Phoenix man who was accused of planning an ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Arizona was sentenced to one year in prison and four years of probation on Monday.
Derrick Thompson, aka Abu Talib al-Amriki, pleaded guilty to two felony charges: Assisting a criminal syndicate and solicitation to commit misconduct involving weapons.
Thompson was first arrested in 2016 after he allegedly took steps to commit an ISIS-inspired, lone-wolf attack in the state. Court documents at the time showed Thompson tried to buy a semi-automatic weapon online the year prior “with the intent to use that weapon to promote or further the objectives of a criminal syndicate.”
One year in jail for what police described as an “avowed jihadist” who wanted attack churches? And he was already a convicted felon.
In Florida, a man got 15 years for leaving bacon at a mosque!