A 30-year old woman from Philadelphia has been charged with trying to join the Islamic State. Federal Prosecutors say she knowingly attempted to travel overseas to provide material resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. Thomas posted the following statement on Twitter, according to the criminal complaint against her. “If we true knew the realities, we would all be rushing to join our brothers in the front lines pray ALLAH accept us as shuhuda (martyrs),” she tweeted. She then deleted her Twitter account and applied for a US passport and contacted an Islamic State fighter in Syria. Prosecutors allege they asked her if she wanted to be a martyr to which she replied, “that would be amazing…a girl can only wish.” She then made arrangements to fly to Spain and Turkey.
INC News, 03/04/2015 - via RT