American Woman Pleads Guilty to Aiding Islamic State

    Image copyright: Alexandria Sheriff’s Office [via The Washington Post]

    The Facts

    • Allison Fluke-Ekren, a Kansas-born woman who led an all-female Islamic State battalion, pleaded guilty on Tues. in federal district court to conspiring to provide material support for terrorism.

    • Fluke-Ekren, who was captured in Syria and transferred to US custody in January, is scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 25. She faces up to 20 years in prison.

    The Spin

    Narrative A

    Muslim converts turning to jihadism is distressingly common. Biden's willful ignorance and politicization of counterterror activity to focus on a fictional white supremacist threat instead is costing American lives.

    Narrative B

    Very few Muslim Americans and converts become radicalized. Rather than focusing on the tiny group that do, the government has vilified all of Islam with its 20-year securitization campaign.

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