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Teenage Girl Arrested for Trying to Aid ISIS

09-08-2014
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Police arrested a teenage girl in Denver for trying to provide support to the foreign terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Court documents claim Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, told members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force, "If they think I'm a terrorist, I'll give them something to think I am."

Officials began investigating Conley after she was spotted in Muslim clothing wandering around a church and taking notes about the buildings.

"She was carrying a backpack and had a notepad, taking notes at various places. And that alerts us right away," George Morrison, pastor of Faith Bible Church, recalled.

"She became a little more hostile, and we said, 'It's better you don't come back," he said.

The teen allegedly met a 32-year-old Tunisian terrorist online who had arranged for her to travel to Syria by way of Turkey.

Conely was arrested at Denver International Airport. Officials found materials on jihad and al Qaeda in her luggage.

The FBI said they had tried to talk her out of going to help ISIS but she refused.

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