Jaelyn Young

Jaelyn Young will spend the next 12 years of her life in federal prison for trying to join terror group ISIS.

The 20-year-old honor student from Vicksburg was arrested Aug. 8, 2015. She was charged with conspiring and attempting to join a terrorist organization.

The daughter of a school administrator fought back tears as she apologized to her family and friends in open court in Oxford.

Young told the judge she suffered from bouts of anxiety and depression and she was a cutter who mutilated herself with sharp objects.

"That's not who I am," said Young, who contemplated suicide in the past.

Prosecutors from the federal government read letters Young wrote to her fiancé Muhammed Dakhlalla. The letters were written while she was in federal custody.

Dakhlalla and Young were arrested by the feds at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus.

Prosecutors said Young and Dakhlalla planned to fly to Turkey then cross over the border into Syria to join ISIS.

Young's mother, Banita Young, told the judge her daughter called her from Mississippi State and told her "It's too much. I can't do it."

She said she encouraged Jaelyn, adding she didn't know the pressures her daughter was under at school.

Federal prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Young to 20 years in prison. But the judge considered Young's age, her mental health, and her lack of criminal history in sentencing her.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Lordt I really don't know what to say about this


    sooo she got 12yrs for TRYING to join terror group ISIS...DAMMN.
    thats crazy...but you got Trump inciting riots and sprewing false claims and lying to folks.

  • baby einstein

    I aint got nothing so here's a meme

  • Emily post

    Black women dont get the mental illness defense even though a lot of women are mentally ill. 12 years for Thinking about it for a Black woman. While real Isis sympathizers committing mass murders they get ignored. Living in a Liberal world.


    Muhammed Dakhlalla....

  • Emily post

    Seems more of a Democrat policy.... Prosecuting Blacks to the fullest extent of the law. Now what did Donald Trump do again?

  • That’s Interesting

    Nothing good comes from getting with a Muslim. Nothing.

  • ReadingUfromTX

    "Jaelyn Young will spend the next 12 years of her life in federal prison for being black and trying to join terror group ISIS."

    Fixed it for ya

  • hottlanta

    She should have learned from Debbie Thomas. Debbie Thomas got with a white man and he led her from a world champion figure skater, to doctor to a lice infested trailer park with a creek in the back yard.

  • Critical_Thinking

    You get 12 years in jail for trying to join ISIS, but 0 years in jail for raping someone.

  • Mel

    good looking chirens dumb decisions now look all that education finna get waste away in prison

  • Mel

    Not lice infested Lawd

  • Incog-knee-gress

    She deserved to go. For following up behind a nigga. Dummy.

  • Jay

    It beats what she would have got had she actually made it over there, which is raped repeatedly and then killed.

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  • Incog-knee-gress

    She was well on her way before him tho per that episode of Fix My Life


    i guess...

  • Teresa Uriel

    God will punish women HARDER & FASTER than He would the man. This 'young' lady got judged by God, that's why she got 12 years.

  • Teresa Uriel

    And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.

    Leviticus 26:18

  • Teresa Uriel

    hell...if you think about it, God actually saved her from making a very stupid mistake. I figure By the time them 12yrs a slave is up, she gonna know more scripture than Redeemed777

  • eljjai

    not all muslims are like that. although unfortunately all the muslim men I know ain't sht.

  • ChikPea

    So sad she wasn't strong enough to walk away

  • Sucker Free

    She probably had self-esteem issues I feel for her ?



  • Jackie Brown

    Creek in the back yard..lol

  • Jay

    Google Kayla Mueller. Her and ALL of her friends that decided to join ISIS were made into sexxxx slaves and then killed. There was also another girl killed this week, but I can't remember her name. This right here, ain't about Black and white. White folks are going to jail over it all the time. You can't become a traitor to your country and think they are going to let you go and finish your last 2 semesters at college.

  • LeBrick James

    That made a lot of sense. Too much sense, actually.
    You're not from around here, are you? :-)

  • stav

    Yet another white boy rapes someone that is incapacitated, and he gets no time again. She didn't not even carry out her intended plan. Certainly not condoning her intentions , but Wow!

  • LeBrick James

    That was so sad. Her gofundmepage is still up today.

    Hopefully she's on her way to getting back on track.

  • LeBrick James

    I dont think he's been sentenced yet. His is coming.
    But from what I was reading, he cooperated as soon as he got arrested, and she was being stubborn and unco-operative. So I'm guessing they'll hit him with a lighter sentence than her.

  • LeBrick James

    She'll look back one day and realize that getting caught was one of the best thing that ever happened to her.

  • LeBrick James

    So true.
    Very few of those "Isis brides" end up making it back home safely.

  • kgirl33

    I heard that she was the one who came up with the crazy idea to join. He was following her.

  • HugItOut

    Do the crime do the time. No sympathy from me.

  • LeBrick James

    I can believe it. Sounds like she really got caught up. She wrote a letter before she left, incriminating herself.

    “I found the contacts, made arrangements, planned the departure,” Young had written in a farewell letter to her family. “I am guilty of what you soon will find out.”

    "Joiner [the prosecutor] also said Young had acknowledged in farewell letters that she was committing a crime, had lied to federal agents and encouraged Dakhlkalla in prison letters to lie and remain true to a radical vision of Islam."

  • Jay

    LOL! I come through when I can.

  • Tea??

    They find these people before they commit acts of terror when they want too lol. Didn't let her black ašš slip through the crack smh

  • Taylordanes

    she is a ball of hot mess...

  • Rayne

    Wow oh woww!!

  • Di Ana

    Shame on her! Also, if she knew her history which obviously she doesn't then she would know that those Arab people consider black people as slaves and takes them as slaves to this very day in the western area of Africa. Disgusting and serve her a** right.

  • Hummingbird_225

    Yes I saw that he got 20 years probation

  • Hummingbird_225

    If we're speaking of the same boy he got 20 years probation and some other punishment I can't think of right this second.

  • the guest

    Her mind was totally GONE. She needed a serious intervention and deprogramming just like a lost cult member.

  • SouljaSociety

    Thats what you get for not dating a brotha...dumb bedwench

  • Guest who

    Yea 12 years is very harsh for planning and not executing

  • ramosyo

    Of course she got 15 years Tuh! She is black. Although it's possible she was young and naive and that fiancé misled her.

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  • PhillyFacts

    90% of men are dead behind a woman

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    He hit her with that Dakhlalla.

  • LibraGirlonly

    This may have saved her life.


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    ‘Inventing terrorists’: New study reveals FBI set up terrorism-related prosecutions
    Published time: 15 Jun, 2014 16:36
    Edited time: 16 Jun, 2014 11:43
    AFP Photo / Anne-Christine Poujoulat
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    Nearly 95 per cent of terrorist arrests have been the result of FBI foiling its own entrapment plots as a part of the so-called post
    Terrorism, USA, FBI
    According to thereportentitled ‘Inventing Terrorists: The Lawfare of Preemptive Prosecution’, the majority of arrests involved the unjust prosecution of targeted Muslim Americans.

    The 175-page study by Muslim advocacy group SALAM analyzes 399 individuals in cases included on the list of the US Department of Justice from 2001 to 2010.

    “According to this study’s classification, the number of preemptive prosecution cases is 289 out of 399, or 72.4 percent. The number of elements of preemptive prosecution cases is 87 out of 399, or 21.8 percent. Combining preemptive prosecution cases and elements of preemptive prosecution cases, the total number of such cases on the DOJ list is 376, or 94.2 percent,” the report concluded.

    The authors define ‘preemptive prosecution’ as “a law enforcement strategy adopted after 9/11, to target and prosecute individuals or organizations whose beliefs, ideology, or religious affiliations raise security concerns for the government.”

    Nearly 25 percent of cases (99 of 399) contained material support charges. Another almost 30 per cent of cases consisted of conspiracy charges. More than 17 per cent of the analyzed cases (71 of 399 cases) involved sting operations. Over 16 percent of cases (65 of 399 cases) included false statement or perjury charges, and around six percent of cases involved immigration-related charges.

    According to the report, since 9/11 only 11 cases posed “potentially significant” threat to the United States.

    “Only three were successful (the [Tamerlan and Dzhokhar] Tsarnaev brothers and Major Nidal Hasan), accounting for 17 deaths and several hundred injuries,” the paper says.

    One of the FBI’s strategies involved “using agents provocateur to actively entrap targets in criminal plots manufactured and controlled by the government.”

    “The government uses agents provocateur to target individuals who express dissident ideologies and then provides those provocateurs 25 with fake (harmless) missiles, bombs, guns, money, encouragement, friendship, and the technical and strategic planning necessary to see if the targeted individual can be manipulated into planning violent or criminal action,” the report concluded.

    The government could also choose to use “minor ‘technical’ crimes,” such as errors on immigration forms, an alleged false statement to a government official, gun possession, tax or financial issues, etc., to go after someone for their “ideology.”

    “What they were trying to do is to convince the American public that there is this large army of potential terrorists that they should all be very-very scared about. They are very much engaged in world-wide surveillance and this surveillance is very valuable to them. They can learn a lot about all sorts of things and in a sense control issues to their advantage,” Steven Downs, an attorney for Project SALAM, which issued the report, told RT. “And the entire legal justification for that depends on there being a war on terror. Without a war on terror they have no right to do this. So they have to keep this war on terror going, they have to keep finding people and arresting them and locking them up and scarring everybody.”.


    Mean while REAL terrorist in america ,that are on multiple countries terrorist list, that have been under survelliance, and in and out of hostile terrorist countries, are blowing up marithons, committing mass murder in gay bars, and blowing up federal buildings and some how they never get caught and everybody is surprised.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    I'm crying. Lawd.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Fugg her ?

    ?This should deter others from trying to join.

    "It's too much, I can't do it"


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  • sealsaa

    Oh well, they did her dumb ass a favor. ISIS would have thrown a sheet over her head and treated her like property. Probably would have made her a sex slave.

  • Incog-knee-gress


  • Incog-knee-gress

    We all in the same gang...

  • Taj B.

    Meanwhile white rapists are blaming the victim for becoming drunk & given only a 3 month prison sentence : /

  • Anna Maria

    Debbie Thomas has been diagnosed with bipolar disease.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    DEAD...I read that story...sad all the way around...but no one led her...she been crazy. If you read the horror stories online of all the medical students that want "out"...it's damn sad. Medical school does something to folks...and not in a good way. Doesn't help that ALOT of students are pushed by their parents into the profession...Asians especially...

  • barbeez

    You forgot to mention that she's a doctor too crazy to practice. SMH.

  • Anna Maria

    He told his followers that they could use the second amendment to get their revenge. The implication was they could shoot her if things don't work out for him.

  • barbeez

    She's lucky she got 12 years. She could have easily gotten life. Why do you think that one guy ran over to Russia or China or whatever? He gave some sort of secrets to some of our enemies. He can't ever come anywhere America for the rest of his life.

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Two totally different things...this bish didn't know any secrets. Yes, she committed treason...but folks going around raping people and getting less time. I'd say a year at most...plus she's mental...get her some help.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    How do you really feel, alright now!!!

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Y'all not playing are you all,

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I read that in Michele's voice! ???

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    Nijans will try anything wtf she knows about ISIS. 12yrs for being a damn dumb follower.

  • Emiliana

    Her sentencing is ridiculous considering her age and history.

  • God is working on me!

    I'm not sure I missed it, but what was his punishment?

  • Kelly Jhene

    Oh well. I'm glad they got caught. Two less terrorist to be concerned about

  • Kelly Jhene

    Oh well. I'm glad they got caught. Two less terrorist to be concerned about

  • Jusstlookn To Stay Woke

    Well damn

  • Keyster29

    How do you consider someone's mental health and still send them to prison instead of a mental facility. In 12yrs she'll still be dealing with those untreated issues. All while our government keeps ALLOWING the KKK to continue recruiting on their soil.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I took a Terro rism class back in the 90s and we researched the cells in all major cities.

    They're here ?
    We know who and where they are.

    I found your comment/article intriguing ??


    Thanks, Smurfette..(Smile)

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    They probably did her ass a favour! Had her ass gone across there all of them sick mofos would've swam deep in her chocolate!

  • SpiceGirl

    all kinds of messed up!

  • MzFutureLCSW

    12 years is too young. She shld have been sent to a locked psych ward for 5 years.

  • Allihave2say

    Am I missing something here? what did the BF get?

  • ODB63

    12 years , which could actually mean she might get 6 years. She got off easy.

  • KB


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  • Moon Lee

    12 year's a slave! Got Damn.

  • http://devilsadvocate.sme/ snarcissism

    What you said. Smh

  • S T

    I like that. Copy, paste....and use at work often!! Thank u for that! So true.

  • S T

    Buahahaa!! Where u been? Some days I come in here just to see what you posted!! Lol. Helping strangers make it through a rough work week and don't even know it! :0)

  • IGuess

    She should have known better they will scam u, promise u things n wen u get there it will be a different story! I seen a documentary on it

  • MsKitty MeowMeow

    big ole dummy

  • baby einstein

    Welcome boo lol

  • Guess Who

    Uh....da fuq? Did her dude get any time? What was so stressful and depressing that this chick opted to join ISIS? WTF...what do folks be thinking when they decide stuff like this?

  • SpillyNillie

    But yet they can't find the real ISIS members out here bombing and killing folks! REALLY????

  • Pamela

    Not a creek in the back yard. Nice.LOL

  • Pamela

    How much money done donated by now?

  • Quitedeliteful

    She's lucky she only got twelve years for being a dumb-dumb. Prison will be a cakewalk compared to being a woman in Syria. Time for this little girl to man up! She wanted to be a billy bad-ass. Now she can do so in the clink...

  • Quitedeliteful

    She's lucky she only got twelve years for being a dumb-dumb. Prison will be a cakewalk compared to being a woman in Syria. Time for this little girl to man up! She wanted to be a billy bad-ass. Now she can do so in the clink...

  • Ron Kelman

    This just sounds wrong to me. Obviously mentally she was not all there. Somewhere another news article seemed to imply she would have actually had no money and stole her mothers credit card... to travel to Syria and join ISIS with no money, that's crazy. And on top of crazy she never really was talking to ISIS she was talking to the FBI. Or am I missing something. She never really did anything, had no money no guns never left the country and she got 12 years?