Tairod Pugh, the first U.S. defendant convicted at trial for supporting ISIS, seen in a frame of footage from a security camera at Ataturk Airport, in Istanbul Turkey, on the day he was stopped, according to the U.S. government, from traveling onward into Syria. Photo by U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

Tairod Pugh, the first U.S. defendant convicted at trial for supporting ISIS, seen in a frame of footage from a security camera at Ataturk Airport, in Istanbul Turkey, on the day he was stopped, according to the U.S. government, from traveling onward into Syria. Photo by U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York

"Conviction in First ISIS Trial in the U.S. Underscores Foreign Fighter Threat" PBS News Hour

CNS Fellow Phil Hirschkorn reports that Tairod Pugh, "the first accused ISIS supporter to be convicted by a jury trial in the U.S.," was found guilty of attempting to provide material support to ISIS and obstructing an official proceeding for destroying evidence. 

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