Virginia Man Charged for Sending Money to ISIS Women

Article Source: NDTV

Article Source: NDTV

Women queue to receive humanitarian aid packages at the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp in Syria, which held relatives of suspected Islamic State group fighters, August 18, 2021 - DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images
  • Mohammed Azharuddin Chhipa from Fairfax County, Va., has been charged with providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization after allegedly wiring thousands of dollars to Islamic State women overseas.
  • Chhipa purchased $172,000 in virtual currency and collected $15,000 in digital funds from others, with more than $18,000 allegedly going to wallets used by ISIS women in Syria.
  • Chhipa communicated frequently with a British-born woman and member of the Islamic State living in Syria, with the two discussing moving money overseas in a way that might avoid detection.
  • Chhipa had been using social media to fundraise for women in the al-Hol refugee camp since 2019, claiming the money was for shelter.
  • Chhipa faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted and is being held in jail pending trial. Read More

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