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Colorado woman accused
of trying to help ISIS

CNN, by AnneClaire Stapleton & Steve Almasy

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/3/2014 3:46:54 AM

A Colorado woman was arrested at the Denver airport in April and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists, according to court documents that were unsealed Wednesday. Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, allegedly told FBI agents before her arrest that she was going to be with a member of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, that she had met through the Internet. "It´s a difficult time for us," her mother, Ana Conley, told CNN on Wednesday. Conley´s attorney, Robert William Pepin, said he had no comment. His client was arrested on a jetway while trying to board a flight to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 7/3/2014 7:16:11 AM     (No. 9909315)

A cry for help and low self-esteem.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: altoona, 7/3/2014 7:51:00 AM     (No. 9909354)

The female psychological counterpart of Bowe Bergdahl.

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