July 02, 2014

Denver Woman Arrested on Way to Syria

denverhomelyjohadi.jpgWhat kind of woman wants to go to Syria to help out the new Islamic Caliphate? This kind:

The FBI says a 19-year-old Colorado woman has been arrested while trying to board a Denver flight with the goal of meeting with a terrorist group called Islamic State in Iraq, also known as ISIS.

A federal criminal complaint states that between Sept. 7, 2013 and April 8, 2014, Shannon Maureen Conley, together with others, tried to provide material support and resources, including personnel and expert advice, to a foreign terrorist organization. She's charged with providing material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

It only gets wierder from there. Apparently, she got onto the FBI's radars screen after she was spotted casing a church. The church had previously been the victim of a lunatic on a shooting spree, so they confronted the teenage girl and then called the Feds. The FBI interviewed the girl twice, and it seems she willingly told them of her pro-jihad, kill the kafirs type sentiments.

So, the FBI comes to interview you and you tell them, yes, I support violent jihad and killing infidels? Wow.

And then, knowing she was on the FBI's radar, she decided to pack up and fly to Syria so she could join a terrorist organization. Is there a separate category in the Darwin Awards for best supporting actress?

Anyone have a pic of her? Her name is so common that I'm getting way too many hits with a normal Google search.

Also, we need a good nickname for her. We have Jihad Jane and Jihad Jamie (who was, incidentally, also from Colorado). How about Syrian Shannon? Nah, not catchy enough. Suggestions?

Update by Howie: Image credit, Daily Mail.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:28 PM | Comments |