Thursday, June 1, 2017

What happens when you join the Islamic State - then change your mind | Grand Forks Herald

What happens when you join the Islamic State - then change your mind | Grand Forks Herald: As soon as his cab arrived in an Islamic State safe house in December 2015, his lawyers say, Mohamad Khweis realized he had made a huge mistake.

The 27-year-old Fairfax County, Virginia native fled the group three months later and was captured by Kurdish forces in Iraq. Now, as his trial begins this week in federal court in Alexandria, a jury will weigh whether a mistake of that gravity can be forgiven under terrorism laws.

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