Man Gets 30 Years for Helping Plot Texas Attack

A Phoenix man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges that he provided support to Islamic State by masterminding a thwarted attack on an anti-Islam event in 2015 in Texas.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem told the judge he "had nothing to do with this crime" before receiving the 30-year sentence. Judge Susan Bolton called it an "extraordinarily serious crime."

Authorities say Kareem provided the guns that two friends used to open fire outside the Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas and hosted the two Islamic State followers at his home to discuss the upcoming attack.

His friends, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were killed in a police shootout outside the contest.

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