3 MUSLIM TERRORISTS sentenced in Ohio

Unfortunately, they didn’t get put away for life. So they’ll probably be out in 3 years.

Mohammad Amawi

Mohammad Amawi

TOLEDO, Ohio Three (MUSLIM) men convicted of plotting to recruit and train terrorists to kill U.S. soldiers in Iraq were sentenced in federal court Wednesday to more than eight years in prison.

Mohammad Amawi, 29, received a 20-year term, with credit for three years he has already spent in custody. He will remain under lifetime supervision upon his release, U.S. District Judge James Carr said.

Marwan El-Hindi, 46, described by prosecutors as the leader, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and given an 18-month consecutive term on an unrelated fraud conviction.

Both men had faced a maximum sentence of life in prison. “This isn’t a capital ‘T’ terrorism case,” Carr said. (No, but wherever you find the word terrorist, there’s always a capital “M” for Muslim next to it)

Wassim Mazloum, 27, was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison.

But the judge said he hoped the sentences send a message to anyone who is tempted to even talk about harming American soldiers.

Marwan El-Hindi

Marwan El-Hindi

Amawi, El-Hindi and Mazloum, all of Middle Eastern descent, met in Toledo about five years ago and began plotting and training to help insurgents in Iraq, the FBI said during their trial last year.

But defense lawyers argued that their clients were set up by an undercover FBI informant. (And this is a bad thing?)

Wednesday, the judge said that while the informant played a huge role in the case, his actions did not amount to entrapment. Carr said Amawi could have backed out, but instead talked about plans to help the insurgency in Iraq and watched jihadist videos. Talk of killing troops isn’t protected by free speech, the judge said, and is not just “idle chatter or fantasy.”

Prosecutors described El-Hindi as the leader among the three. “His role was to recruit, encourage and facilitate his proteges,” federal prosecutor Thomas Getz said.

Wassim Mazloum

Wassim Mazloum

An attorney for El-Hindi, who has lived in the United States for 25 years, said his client never took any action toward harming U.S. soldiers. And El-Hindi said his only mistake was speaking with a man who turned out to be a government informant. (Sounds like a CAIR loiyah)

The judge determined that El-Hindi tried to recruit two Chicago-area cousins into the group’s plot.

After the judge first sentenced Amawi, defense attorney Edward Bryan said Carr was courageous given that the government wanted the maximum punishment for his client. Bryan said Amawi’s interest in learning how to shoot guns and defend himself was based on a desire to protect himself and his family. He said the case against Amawi was conceived, contrived and concocted by the government. (RIIIIIIIGHT!)

Amawi and El-Hindi are U.S. citizens. Mazloum came to the U.S. legally from Lebanon. El-Hindi was born in Jordan. Amawi was born in the U.S. but also has Jordanian citizenship. ONN TV

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