Mississippi newlyweds arrested, accused of planning to join ISIS

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Shi'ite paramilitaries ride in military vehicles in Nibai, May 26, 2015, in effort to push Islamic State out of Sunni heartland of Iraq. Photo courtesy of Reuters.

Shi'ite paramilitaries ride in military vehicles in Nibai, May 26, 2015, in effort to push Islamic State out of Sunni heartland of Iraq. Photo courtesy of Reuters.

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OXFORD, Miss. (Reuters) A Mississippi couple, accused of seeking to join the militant Islamic State group on a planned honeymoon trip, remained in custody on Tuesday after being denied bond in federal court.

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  • Larry

    Still the funniest story in the last month is how ISIS got scammed by a bunch of teenage girls out of thousands of dollars in a mail order bride scheme.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/29/chechen-girls-troll-isis-with-fake-bride-scam.html

    Hell hath no fury like a 15 year old girl on a social messaging service.

  • Larry

    I don’t know why there aren’t government programs to bilk ISIS of funds and intelligence using their online resources. If they can have tons of FBI agents posing as 14 year olds on chat rooms, to strike fear in the heart of people like bqrq, why not do so for ISIS recruiting resources?

  • Ayesha

    The US Constitution guarantees Freedom of Association. Of course, it is a racist document that only applies to white people.

    And as Glenn Greenwald has pointed out, all of these Americans who are trying to join ISIS (which is supposed to be their Constitutional right) are being led into it by FBI informants, anyway. Google Glenn Greenwald and ISIS to learn why ISIS is harmless and the US government is the real terrorist organization.

    And even if they were actually trying to join ISIS and even if doing so were wrong, it would the West’s fault for marginalizing and othering Muslims and people of color in the first place.

  • Jack

    Everybody likes a winner and nobody likes a loser, so part of the way we stem recruitment is to obliterate ISIS.

    I would like a front-row seat someday when these monsters who cheer at the torture and misery of other human beings get tossed into the Lake.

  • Jack

    Are you for real? It doesn’t sound like it.

  • Scott Shaver

    Interesting was the judge’s assessment:

    “the relative life of privilege has insulated them from the actual reality of what they were doing”.

    Perhaps so, but it certainly wouldn’t have insulated any potential victims had their plans continued to fruition.

  • Bernardo

    So now we are stuck with them? How about some inexpensive justice? The guillotine ?

  • Larry

    As I said before, Ayesha is someone’s approximation of a lefty PC “Poe Troll”. A parody of actual positions by taking its most extreme view.