terrorism

Terrorism Conviction Overturned for Islamic State Recruit Who Plotted to Murder Pamela Geller

A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of 30-year-old David Daoud Wright for supporting a terrorist organization on the grounds that Wright’s trial judge did not give proper instructions to the jury. Wright’s conviction pertained to his participation in plots to kill police officers, overthrow the U.S. government, and behead blogger Pamela Geller at the behest of the Islamic State (ISIS).

David Wright, 28, was convicted of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group on Wednesday

U.N. Warns Cash-Rich Islamic State Still a Global Terror Threat

The Islamic State terror group might have taken a beating in Iraq and Syria but it remains a global threat with up to $300 million in its coffers, U.N. counterterrorism officials warned Tuesday. Europe has been targeted for specific threats given the large numbers of former fighters looking to join refugees who continue to flood across the E.U.’s open, porous borders.

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