Illinois man sentenced for trying to join Islamic State

By Timothy Mclaughlin CHICAGO (Reuters) – A would-be Islamic State recruit who worked in a Chicago-area hardware store was sentenced on Friday to more than three years in prison for seeking to join the militant group, federal prosecutors said. In exchange for a more lenient sentence than he might otherwise have faced if tried and convicted, Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 21, pleaded guilty last year to a charge of attempting to provide material support, namely himself, to a terrorist organization. Khan's lawyer said at the time of the plea that his client had been brainwashed by online propaganda.

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