“Va. cab driver who tried to help Islamic State gets 11 years” ABC WJLA

ABC WJLA reports that Mahmoud Elhassan, a cab driver who convinced a friend to join the Islamic State has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. His lawyer, Thomas A. Durkin said that Elhassan deserved “a level of mercy” and questioned the utility of federal sentencing guidelines for terror cases which often makes the recommended sentence the statutory maximum regardless of the individual circumstances of the case.

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