A 19-year-old Colorado woman is facing charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, after she was arrested by the FBI trying to board a flight to Turkey to meet with members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to ABC News.
Court documents allege that Shannon Maureen Conley told investigators she was a convert to the Muslim faith, adding “if they think I’m a terrorist I’ll give them something to think I am,” and that she liked the idea of “guerilla warfare” because “she could do it alone.”
The complaint alleges that Conley, along with others, sought to provide material support and resources to the group—which is officially designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S State Department—between Sept. 7, 2013 and April 8, 2014.
Reuters reports the woman met a co-conspirator on the Internet, identified only as “Y.M.” in court documents. Investigators said she planned to meet the collaborator in Syria via Turkey.
ISIS insurgents have brutally participated in Syrian and Iraqi hostilities, including reportedly carrying out public crucifixions of alleged collaborators.Caesar can be reached at Christopher.Caesar@globe.com or via Twitter @ChrisCaesar.