Even though some voices claim the fact the ISIL is just another terrorist organization that will soon be ceased, it seems that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant still attracts people from all around the world, including, or even especially immigrants from the Occident, to come and join the the militants and fight alongside them in order to accomplish the written words of the Koran and bring victory to the self declared caliphate.
Of course, this is not happy news at all but the truth is that it is still happening. On Friday, a woman from Philadelphia was taken into custody. The authorities claim that she had links with the terrorists of the Islamic State. The woman is thought to have planned to join the Islamist militants and offer her service in the interest of one of the most dangerous jihadist movements that the world has ever known.
This event happened very shortly after two other women, in that case from New York, were accused to had been working on a bomb that they wanted to use for a terrorist attack of the Boston Marathon kind.
The Philadephia woman is named Keonna Thomas and she is 30 years old. She had in mind to emigrate right into the core of the Islamic State, but the police prevented that from happening. Instead, she was taken into custody from her house.
The police made a statement regarding the links Keonna Thomas had with the Islamic State. It seems that the Philadelphia woman talked to one of the ISIL members and she was asked if she would fight under Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi`s command as a martyr. The fighter of the Islamic State was located in Syria. Keonna Thomas replied that she considered the proposition an excellent opportunity.
It has not yet been made clear by the authorities if the woman has a lawyer to represent her and make comments on the matter. Still, Keonna Thomas will have to appear in front of the court on Friday.
For over a year now, Keonna Thomas have been constantly posting tweets in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. She was planning to go to Syria through Spain and Turkey. After she followed the procedure in order to get the passport, she deactivated her Twitter account so she could keep a low profile.
“I wouldn`t be pleased till I became soldier of the Islamic State.”
is one of the most alarming tweets posted by Keonna Thomas.
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