“Bolingbrook man given almost 3 ½ years for bid to join Islamic State” Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune reports that Mohammed Hamzah Khan was sentenced for attempting to join the Islamic State. Khan’s lawyer, Thomas Anthony Durkin, told the judge  that Kahn was a "naive and foolish" teenager and that Khan's main goal was to join an Islamic caliphate and live according to Muslim doctrine, not fight a holy war against the U.S. His sentence is much more lenient than other sentences for similar crimes. The judge stated,  "nothing can better expose the moral depravity that is ISIS than to contrast its barbarity with the very high standard of civilized behavior" in the U.S. court system.