July 3, 2014 7:18 am -

The reason: She fell in love.

Shannon Maureen Conley, 19, of Arvada, Colorado, was charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization after FBI agents arrested her at Denver International Airport on April 8 as she tried to board a flight to Frankfurt, Germany, according to a U.S. criminal complaint and a supporting affidavit. She allegedly had connecting flights to Istanbul, Turkey, and then to Adana, Turkey, just a few hours’ drive from the Syrian border.

Conley, licensed as a certified nurse’s aide in Colorado, according to the affidavit, told investigators that she hoped to meet her online suitor in Syria and reside with him near the Turkish border as his wife and a camp nurse. Her parents told investigators her suitor was a 32-year-old Tunisian man, whose name is redacted in the documents.

“When Conley told the suitor she wants to provide his camp with medical services and training, he told her that was good because they needed more nurses,” the affidavit read.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to U.S. Teen Arrested For Trying To Join Isis

  1. NMAXXS July 3rd, 2014 at 7:56 am

    ISIS is a designated terrorist organization?

    • Spirit of America July 3rd, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Yes, since October 2006, when Masri adopted the alias Islamic State of Iraq (ISI). As they morphed in mission statement and nomenclature, the DoS kept them on as a recognized TO.

      • fahvel July 4th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

        well a TO is worse than an AHOLE but not nearly as scary as a BLT with mayo. When the world reduces itself to letters, it reduces it apparent intellect too.

  2. ryan July 3rd, 2014 at 8:00 am


  3. Anomaly 100 July 3rd, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Wow, I thought I picked the wrong guys.

  4. R.J. Carter July 3rd, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I remember when Captain Marvel joined Isis.

    • Hirightnow July 3rd, 2014 at 10:31 am

      OK, that was funny.

    • fancypants July 4th, 2014 at 8:06 am

      at least you were close
      Don’t strain your eyes when isis elevates off the ground before flight

  5. starskeptic July 4th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    And the photo of Morgan Geyser has what to do with this story?

  6. fahvel July 4th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    and the crime – other than the dumb words used by the us govt is what? She gonna train their nurses? ooooh what a horror. The usa is a collective, more and more, of frightened and paranoid people.

  7. Joey Tranchina July 8th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    If offering to provide medical care
    — to the wounded on either side of a conflict —
    is a crime, I plead guilty.

    As to citizens joining ISIS, I believe I have a solution.
    I think no government has the right to stop a citizen
    from following his or her conscience.

    If someone choses to go into this hell-hole to fight and probably die,
    they should be free to do so. I would recommend that governments
    offer plane tickets to those citizens in exchange for their passports.

    It’s your right to go on jihad; it’s our right to say you can’t come back.