First American Vet Convicted For Joining ISIS

A federal judge sentenced the first American ever to be convicted of attempting to engage in jihad on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) to 35 years in prison.

“Today, Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, a U.S. citizen and former member of the U.S. Air Force, was sentenced to 35 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and obstruction of justice,” announced the Department of Justice (DOJ), noting that News Jersey resident was convicted in March 2016.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis sentenced the wannabe jihadist on Wednesday.

“I am a black man, I am a military man, I am a Muslim man,” Pugh told the judge on the day of his sentencing before dissolving into tears, reports the New York Post.


Originally published by Breitbart.