A man from Tennessee was convicted of attempting to send material support to ISIS.
Following an eight-day trial, Benjamin Carpenter, 31, of Knoxville, Tennessee, aka Abu Hamza, was convicted on October 19.
Carpenter, according to the Department of Justice, “served as the leader of Ahlut-Tawhid Publications, an international organization of pro-ISIS’munasirin’ (i.e., supporters), dedicated to translating, producing, and distributing ISIS propaganda throughout the world.”
“For years, Carpenter, using his alias ‘Abu Hamza,’ published a large body of ISIS media, including his weekly newsletter ‘From Dabiq to Rome,’ a periodical that, among other things, celebrated the deaths of American soldiers, glorified suicide bombers, and called for open war against the United States and its Western allies,” the DOJ said in the press release.
Carpenter allegedly contacted an undercover agent while attempting to provide translation services for ISIS’s foreign-language media arm, according to the DOJ.
“In 2020 and 2021, Carpenter contacted an individual he believed to be affiliated with ISIS’s central media bureau and provided translation services for a project intended to relaunch Al-Hayat Media Center, ISIS’s official foreign-language media arm. Unbeknownst to him, that individual was an FBI undercover employee who had infiltrated Carpenter’s group,” the Department of Justice said.
Carpenter told 10News in 2021 that he thought his actions were protected by free speech.
The case was investigated by the Knoxville Joint Terrorism Task Force, which is made up of federal, state, and local law enforcement organizations, with help from FBI Field Offices across the country.
Carpenter has not yet been sentenced, but he faces up to 20 years in prison and life on supervised release.
On the other hand, Tlaib, Omar, AOC, and their cronies openly express their hatred for America and support for Hamas and other terrorist organizations.
Keep in mind who the true terrorists are!