A Texas teenager was sentenced to 20 years in prison for recruiting fighters on behalf of a Pakistan-based terrorist association.
Eighteen-year-old Michael Kyle Sewell was sentenced Monday in federal court in Fort Worth after pleading guilty in May to a charge of conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Police say Sewell attempted to sponsor a fellow American to combine Lashkar-e-Taiba, the militant group behind a 2008 assault in India’s financial capital of Mumbai that killed 166.
Sewell set the individual in touch with someone he believed would ease overseas traveling to combine the terror group.
But police say that the third individual was an undercover FBI agent.
Prosecutors state Sewell had submitted numerous online messages threatening to assault individuals who he thought opposed his revolutionary beliefs.