Pennsylvania man admits to conspiring to help ISIS

HARRISBURG, PA (WHTM/AP/WCMH) — A Harrisburg man accused of helping ISIS has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.

Jalil Ibn Ameer Aziz, 20, pleaded guilty Monday before US District Court Chief Judge Christopher C. Conner to conspiracy to provide material support and resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization and transmitting a communication containing a threat to injure.

Aziz could spend up to 20 years in prison. He’s accused of using Twitter to spread ISIS propaganda, actively recruit new members and share the names and addresses of about 100 American service members with statements such as “kill them in their own lands” and “behead them in their own homes.”

Authorities also suspect Aziz may have been plotting an attack before his arrest in December 2015. They said a backpack in his closet had five high-capacity magazines loaded with ammunition, a modified kitchen knife, a thumb drive, medication and a balaclava.

No sentencing date has been scheduled.

Aziz is a natural born American who was arrested in Harrisburg in December 2015. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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