Teen gets 20 years for terror plot to shoot up mall in Dallas suburb

Teen gets 20 years for terror plot to shoot up mall in Dallas suburb
Matin Azizi-Yarand. Collin County DA

[Ed. – “Inspired by ISIS.” Lone wolf. Etc.]

A suburban Dallas teenager has pleaded guilty to plotting an Islamic State group-inspired mass shooting at a North Texas mall.

A state judge sentenced Matin Azizi-Yarand to 20 years in prison Monday for solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat, state and federal prosecutors announced. The 18-year-old is eligible for parole after serving 10 years.

Azizi-Yarand was arrested last May for plotting to shoot civilians and police at a Frisco mall in a rampage authorities said he was timing to coincide with Ramadan. IS has called on its supporters to carry out attacks during the Muslim holy month.

The then-high school student had been recruiting others to participate in the shooting and planned to explain it with the release of a “Message to America” …

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