Shannon Maureen Conley

Shannon Maureen Conley is an American citizen and attempted foreign fighter for ISIS. The FBI arrested Conley on April 8, 2014, at the Denver airport after purchasing a one-way flight to Turkey via Frankfurt, Germany.Ed Mazza, “Shannon Maureen Conley, Colorado Woman, Arrested on Terror Charges,” Huffington Post, July 2, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/02/shannon-maureen-conley-arrested-isis_n_5553622.html. Conley allegedly sought to travel to Syria to marry a Tunisian ISIS fighter she met online.Ed Mazza, “Shannon Maureen Conley, Colorado Woman, Arrested on Terror Charges,” Huffington Post, July 2, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/02/shannon-maureen-conley-arrested-isis_n_5553622.html.

In November 2013, federal authorities were alerted to Conley’s suspicious behavior outside the Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, Colorado, where she allegedly appeared taking notes on numerous days.Jenny Deam, “Colorado woman’s quest for jihad baffles neighbors,” Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2014, http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-high-school-jihadi-20140726-story.html#page=1. According to court documents, the FBI visited her and her family on various occasions in an attempt to dissuade her from joining ISIS.Jenny Deam, “Colorado woman’s quest for jihad baffles neighbors,” Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2014, http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-high-school-jihadi-20140726-story.html#page=1.

In January 2015, Conley pled guilty to the charges and received a four year prison sentence.Michael Martinez, Ana Cabrera, and Sara Weisfeldt, “Colorado woman gets 4 years for wanting to join ISIS,” CNN, January 24, 2015, http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/23/us/colorado-woman-isis-sentencing/.

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