News

Judge orders Harrisburg teen accused of helping ISIS held without bail

Written by Ben Allen, General Assignment Reporter | Dec 23, 2015 3:22 PM
ISIS_raid012.jpg

Photo by Diana Robinson/Keystone Crossroads

The FBI raided this home in Harrisburg's midtown neighborhood and eventually arrested 19-year-old Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz on charges of attempting to assist the terrorist group ISIS.

(Harrisburg) --A federal judge is ordering a Harrisburg teen held without bail.

19-year-old Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz is facing charges of providing support to the terrorist group ISIS.

In a short hearing in federal court in Harrisburg, Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson ordered Aziz held without bail until his next court date.

Carlson says there's clear and convincing evidence Aziz is a significant risk to the community, and he may flee if released.

Aziz, who was shackled at the ankles and wrists and wearing an orange and cream colored jumpsuit during the court hearing, pleaded not guilty to two charges of helping the terrorist group ISIS.

He's accused of using 57 twitter accounts to share ISIS propaganda and help link potential ISIS fighters with the group's leaders.

Aziz faces up to 40 years in prison, and $500,000 in fines if convicted.

His family did not comment after the hearing.

Jury selection in Aziz's trial is set to begin February 2nd.

An earlier story is below:

19-year-old Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz faces charges of providing support to the terrorist group ISIS.

Aziz is due to appear in front of Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson at three this afternoon in Harrisburg

He's accused of linking ISIS supporters in the Mideast with the group's leaders, and also tweeting ISIS propaganda that threatened to behead President Obama and members of the U.S. military.

Federal agents searched his parent's Harrisburg rowhome last week.

If convicted, he could face up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Aziz is currently in federal custody.

A detention hearing is also set for today.

Published in News

Tagged under , ,

back to top

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »