Details of the case of an American woman accused of conspiring to kill innocent people in sensational attacks in the US have emerged, as she stands trial for supporting terrorism tomorrow.
Allison Elizabeth Fluke-Ekren42 years old, helped train children and women with suicide belts and machine guns, planned horrific attacks on American students and shopping malls in America, and even faked death own to avoid arrest.
The DoJ released a press release on Saturday announcing that Fluke-Ekren is being charged providing and conspiring material support to the terrorist organization designated as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, also known as ISIS.
The feds say Fluke-Ekren, who is known by a series of names including Umm Mohammed al-Amriki, Umm Mohammed and Umm Jabril, left the US in 2008 for Egypt and emigrated to Libya and then Syria. circa 2012 with her husband, an ISIS sniper trainer.
A witness is said to have told investigators.
Fluke-Ekren and her husband allegedly brought $15,000 into Syria to buy weapons, grenades and other military supplies. Prosecutors say she has been involved in a range of activities on behalf of ISIS since 2014.
After her husband died in an air strike in early 2016 when he carried out a terrorist attack, later that year she married a Bangladeshi ISIS member who died shortly after their marriage. . Fluke-Ekren went on to marry a “famous” ISIS military leader, the lawsuit said.
ONE blog called “4 Kansas Kids” created to “share the adventures of the Fluke-Ekren family” appeared to show photos of Fluke-Ekren and her children, smiling in front of the Egyptian pyramids and playing in the snow in the rural Midwest circa 2010.
One witness told FBI agents that on one occasion they saw one of Fluke-Ekren’s sons, who she said was about 5 or 6 years old, holding a machine gun during a home visit. her, where there are usually rifles placed around.
She is accused of being the leader and organizer of an IS military battalion, known as the Khatiba Nusaybah, that trains women in the use of automatic-fire AK-47 assault rifles, grenades and automatic belts. close.
In addition, Fluke-Ekren is alleged to have provided ISIS and ISIS members with services, including providing accommodation, translating speeches by ISIS leaders, and training children in how to use used AK-47 assault rifles and suicide belts and taught radical ISIS doctrine.
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She also discussed a plan with a witness in 2014 to attack a college in the US by planting a backpack with explosives, justifying the attack as retaliation for children killed in US air strikes.
One witness recounted that the mother said the idea came from a desire to seek “revenge” after children were killed when a market in Syria was bombed by air strikes, which she blamed. for the United States.
An ISIS leader approved funding for the attack, but it was postponed after Fluke-Ekren learned she was pregnant, the report said.
Fluke-Ekren is also said to have discussed attacking a mall in the United States by using a device to detonate a car packed with explosives in a parking lot, but she was unable to proceed with the plan due to objections from her husband, according to the lawsuit.
According to the complaint, family members say that, despite her husband’s protests, Fluke-Ekren “admits that she fantasizes about conducting other attacks,” and “considers any assaults.” Which does not kill a large number of individuals is a waste. resources. ”
As alleged by the same witness, it was said that she would hear about external attacks taking place in countries outside the US and would comment that she wanted the attack to happen on land. USA.
A Fluke-Ekren’s family member also described her as a “jihadist” and “ISIS member,” allegedly telling investigators she “didn’t like America or Americans.”
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To prevent the US government from finding her, Fluke-Ekren sent a message to one of her family members through a third party saying that she dead, according to a witness who learned about it in 2018.
Court papers say that Fluke-Ekren was arrested in Syria before being turned over to FBI custody in the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday, but it is unclear when she was arrested, or whether she is being held. How long to stay in Syria.
She was returned to the United States on Friday to face the charges in federal court.
A pair of assistant US attorneys named Raj Parekh and John T. Gibbs from the Eastern District of Virginia are prosecuting the case.
“Fluke-Ekren is a fervent believer in the extremist terrorist ideology of ISIS for many years, having traveled to Syria to commit or support violent jihad,” Parekh said Friday in a statement. memorize.
Fluke-Ekren is scheduled to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia at 2 p.m. Monday, where she will likely be appointed attorney.
Fluke-Ekren was charged with providing and conspiring to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization.
If convicted, she faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are often less than the maximum penalty.
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