United States Air Force veteran is found guilty of providing support to ISIS


Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh tried to help ISIS

Jersey man guilty of supporting ISIS.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

BROOKLYN — Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, a veteran of the United States Air Force, provided material support to ISIS. Now he figures to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Pugh was found guilty in Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday and, according to Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin, it’s the first conviction by a jury in U.S. history that involved an individual attempting to migrate to Syria to join the Islamic State. “Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh was willing to become a martyr, using his U.S. military training as a weapon for ISIL. Instead, found guilty of his crimes, he is facing a lengthy incarceration,” said FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Diego G. Rodriguez.

Pugh, 47, is a former avionics instrument system specialist from New Jersey. His lawyer, Eric Creizman, was disappointed at the verdict but he understood. “Our client maintained his innocence since day one, so we went to trial and put up the best fight we possibly could,” Creizman said.

“It was a well tried case, an interesting case, because the whole thing was what they could glean from his state of mind from things he did, on the Internet and on the computer.”

Pugh faces the maximum sentence of 35 years in prison.

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  1. There is certainly a real need to find out why even Veterans who had put their lives on the line in the Middle East, fighting as loyal Americans, are now joining & willing to die with ISIS!

    We will not be able to break the trend if we don’t get to the root cause of it. Now that Pugh is under arrest, perhaps, it’s time to start with him. I doubt that just his having a wife in Egypt serves as sufficient reason for his attraction to joining ISIS!

    Again, why does Turkey keep allowing the entry of potential foreign jihadists who use Turkey as their gateway to ISIS. Is Turkey one if the sponsoring countries of ISIS?

  2. My Clone Did it Not me

    This is why we should never allow Muslims to join the military or any armed services at the
    end of the day they are only loyal to Islam.

  3. Fact is muslims will always turn against the West and Christians, when they feel they have dominating strength. Many are nice people, but if they decide to get serious with the religion of war and death, they will betray the USA.

  4. Darker Days R Coming

    So he was an aircraft maintenance airman and believe his skills would benefit them Muslims, well fly him over Egypt or Turkey with a fully loaded mechanics tool box chained around his neck, push him out the back door at about 10,000 feet so that he can breathe just enough oxygen until 6,000 feet and then die fulfilling his dream landing in a country of his dreams.

  5. Non-Allowed Keywords

    Well, I hear Allah is popular in prison. You’ll be fine.

  6. What’s up with people ‘converting’ to Islam? What ‘spiritual awakening’ did they have one fine day?…

    Was it “Gee, a world where we torture and kill others who don’t believe as we do, cover women in spacesuits, chop off their cIits, forbid education, and marry and sexually assault 6 year old boys and girls sounds F:U:C:K:l:l\l:G fantastic!”

  7. They gonna throw that nigga under the jail

  8. Jimmy the Greek Lives

    Donald Trump said it best: Let’s ban all Muslims!

  9. Dont drop the soap u muslim bitch

  10. Stories like this make me want to vote for Donald Trump

  11. Praise to Allāh

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