“He wanted to be a lone wolf. Now he wishes he had sought mental help.” The Washington Post
The Washington Post reports that Mahmoud Elhassan has pleaded guilty to helping a friend try to join the Islamic State and subsequently lying to the FBI. Elhassan’s lawyer, Thomas A. Durkin, said that his client has had “a horrible, horrible life” and suffered from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Elhassan apologized to his family, Muslims, and American society as he was sentenced.