Texas couple sentenced to prison for lying about sons who were fighting for ISIS

A U.S. District judge sentenced a Texas couple to prison for lying to the FBI about their adult sons’ involvement with the Islamic State in Syria.
District Judge Marcia A. Crone in Plano, Texas, handed down one year in prison to Mohommad Ali, 57, and 30 months to his wife, Sumaiya Ali, 49, in back-to-back hearings on Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reported. Both paid a $5,000 fine and will serve three years of supervised release after prison.
The couple pleaded guilty last year to making false statements to the FBI regarding international terrorism.
What’s the story?
Prosecutors said the couple’s sons, Arman Ali, 27, and Omar Ali, 26, traveled to Syria in late 2014 where they joined to fight with the Islamic State. Sumaiya communicated with her sons regularly and knew they wanted to fight with the terrorist group.
In February 2014, Sumaiya texted her younger son, “Do what u need to do.” Omar responded, “[O]k then going

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