ABC: “An Illinois man who tried to slip out of the country to join ISIS in the Middle East should be freed from prison in time for him to begin college courses next fall, a federal judge ruled today, but he will be subject to intensive, customized monitoring and supervision for 20 years following his release.”
“U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp told Mohammed Hamzah Khan at a sentencing hearing, “I hope you appreciate what has happened in this case. You are standing here as someone who was on his way to join an organization that would like nothing more than to destroy the United States. But you have not been treated as an enemy. You have been treated with respect.”
Drawing a stark contrast between what he called the “barbarism” of ISIS and the “standards of civilization” in the U.S. courts, Tharp emphasized to Khan that “instead of a public be-heading, you have been given a public trial.”
Khan was 19 years old when he was arrested at O’Hare International Airport in 2014, as he and his two teenage siblings, both minors, were preparing to travel overseas to join ISIS, the Syria-based terrorist group. The younger children were not charged.
As a condition of his release next August, Khan will be subject to what prosecutors and defense counsel agreed were among the strictest conditions of supervised release ever fashioned in this judicial district.”
All of the republican establishment which defied Trump throughout the campaign against Hillary, regardless of the upcoming judicial appointments, can reflect on this decision. Obama selected him.