A US man pleads guilty to attempting to support IS

WASHINGTON, March 17 (KUNA) – A US man pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to so-called Islamic State (IS) and violation of firearms law.
Amir Al-Ghazi, 39, also known Robert McCollum from Ohio, pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to provide material support to IS and two counts of possessing firearms as a felon, said a statement from US Department of Justice Thursday.
According to the statement, Al-Ghazi pledged allegiance to IS through social media and made “multiple statements trying to persuade others to join IS.” “He also expressed his own desire to perpetrate an attack on the United States and attempted to purchase an AK-47 assault rifle,” concluded the statement. (end) yt.ajs