Terrorist Recruit Sentenced to Federal Prison

Fareed Mumuni will spend the next 17-years of his life in federal prison for attempting to kill an FBI agent in June of 2015. Special Agent Kevin Coughlin and a squad of officers were searching for Mumuni and another ISIS recruit in a Staten Island apartment building when Mumuni jumped down a flight of stairs and stabbed agent Coughlin repeatedly. Thankfully Coughlin was wearing a tactical vest that deflected the deadly blows.

Agent Coughlin testified in Brooklyn federal court yesterday saying, "Mumuni came down the stairs with the intention of killing one of us." Coughlin then added, speaking directly to Mumuni, "I've never met you. I've never wronged you, yet you tried to kill me. This was not on the battlefield, this was the City of New York and you tried to kill me."

Brooklyn federal Judge Margo Brodie chastised Mumuni before sentencing saying, "There is no question your conduct here is grave and reprehensible, you attacked a law enforcement officer and tried to kill him."

In an article published in the New York Post, Mumuni's lawyer, Anthony Ricco described his client as a victim of ISIS recruiters saying, "Fareed Mumuni is a young person who is capable of redemption."

Mumuni who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS and attempted murder of a federal officer in 2017 will be transferred to a federal prison to serve out his sentence.

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