30 Nov '16, 1am

North Carolina man pleads guilty to conspiring with Islamic State recruiter | FDD's Long War Journal

North Carolina man pleads guilty to conspiring with Islamic State recruiter | FDD's Long War Journal

Justin Nojan Sullivan, a 20-year-old man from Morganton, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to terrorism charges today after admitting that he had conspired online with Junaid Hussain, who was one of the Islamic State’s key digital operatives. Hussain was killed in an American airstrike in Raqqa, Syria on Aug. 24, 2015. But his virtual fingerprints continue to be uncovered, as Hussain has been tied to a number of Islamic State supporters in both the US and UK. Sullivan (seen on the right) was arrested in June 2015, just over two months before Hussain was killed. “Sullivan was in contact and plotted with now-deceased Syria-based terrorist Junaid Hussain to execute acts of mass violence in the United States in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL),” Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord said in a statement . “Sullivan admitt...

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