Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Mississippi: Muslim Newlyweds Jaelyn Delshaun Young and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla Arrested for Attempting to Join ISIS

Jaelyn Delshaun Young was a sophomore studying chemistry at Mississippi State University. However, after converting to Islam, she hatched a plot to join ISIS by marrying another Muslim student and posing as honeymooners. Her new husband, Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, has a degree in psychology and was about to start graduate school.

How many more young people have to throw away their lives before we can have an honest discussion about Islam? Will politicians and the media continue to assure us that jihad is the result of joblessness and illiteracy when so many jihadists are highly educated young people with bright futures and loving families?
Jaelyn Delshaun Young and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla
JACKSON, Mississippi - The would-be blushing bride and groom sat in a Mississippi courtroom Tuesday, side-by-side, facing charges that they tried to join the world's most notorious terrorist organization.

Criminal charges filed Saturday say Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla, 22, were arrested that morning at a regional airport near Columbus, Mississippi, allegedly on their way to join jihad.

Officials say the couple were trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS.) And they claim it was the 19-year-old Young who was the mastermind behind the plot to do so, which involved getting married and pretending to be on a honeymoon to get there, reports CBS affiliate WJTV in Jackson.

Both are officially charged with attempting and conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist group. An affidavit by an FBI agent says both confessed their plans after their arrest.

At a second hearing Tuesday in the case in Federal Court in Oxford before U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander, it was unveiled that on social media sites, Young expressed her happiness about the recent shooting in Chattanooga where five service members were killed, reports WJTV.

Judge Alexander Tdenied bail, saying that even though the pair have never been in trouble with the law and have relatives willing to oversee their home confinement, their desire commit terrorism is "probably still there."

Urging the court to keep the suspects in custody, Assistant U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner likened them to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying that like him, they could commit violence with knives, vehicles or homemade weapons.

"They don't need a gun to do harm," Joyner said. "They don't need military training to do harm. What they need is a violent, extremist ideology, and that's exactly what they have espoused." (Continue Reading.)
To understand why Jaelyn Delshaun Young and Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla were willing to leave comfortable lives in the United States in order to join ISIS, watch this:


Unknown said...

“Will politicians and the media continue to assure us that jihad is the result of joblessness and illiteracy when so many jihadists are highly educated young people with bright futures and loving families?” – Answering Muslim

Today’s increase of Jihadists’ strength around the world is result of failed statesmanship of President Obama. He misunderstood his enemy ISIS and their source of motivation to fight against supper power America and European Union. He failed to convince Muslim young around the world that killing innocent lives is against will of Muslim Allah and they would be punished when they die instead of martyrdom, if this is true in Islam. President Obama indirectly encouraged young Muslims to join ISIS not criticizing these terrorisms as Islamic terrorism. Young Muslims are encouraged to know that to kill Christians; American/European is to please their Allah and ensured seats in heaven. If Muslim wants to survive in this world, they should be taught against Jihad and live good neighborly. President Obama might have sympathy for Muslims to level as terrorist’s religion because of his paternal parent’s religion.

Honesty is the best policy even in politics.

Anonymous said...

Dear David Wood.

I'm an atheist ex muslim and despite your websites being influenced by Christianity an I still welcomed to post my comments on AnsweringMuslims? You're website and AnsweringIslam.Org really facilitated my understanding of Islam without sugar coating. Thanks.

Unknown said...

I read one article where the Muslim said he wanted to work in ISIS media department to correct all the lies the kuffar have been saying about ISIS. Its a shame he didn't get to go lol

nacanacazo said...

Not all muslims are violent but the ideology is poison. See


Unknown said...


1) Yes,
2) yes,
3) but no. It absolutely matters. ISIS is explicitly the enemy of the US - they HATE us, if nothing they've done so far has been any indication (I'm sure they've all but stated it more than once). If you leave the US to join forces against the US, that is a crime. It's called treason.
4) If they managed to catch these two before they left, obviously they followed a trail. So yes, they do have a case against them. And what do you mean by "her politics were right"? If someone's ideology is objectively right, it's not okay to withhold them from throwing their lives away and betraying their country? And if the case were simply that she disagreed but otherwise did nothing about it, then this is apples & oranges - if she weren't actively struggling against her shipmates, then what they did to her was wrong. But that's not what happened here - these two were trying to leave the US for our stated enemy. There absolutely is a case against these two.

Unknown said...

Chopper Girl wrote...
"Its irrelevant if the US government considers that group its enemy. At various points in history all Native Americans, Candians, Britians, Mexicans, Confederate Southerners, Germans, Japanese, Italians, etc were the enemies of the United Statws government."

My Response: Yes and the US government fought the Native Americans, British, Mexicans, Confederate Southerners, Germans, Japanese, Italians etc... Don't know about the Canadians lol.

Your not really that bright lol

Anonymous said...


Freedom is not a right, it is an ability. If I am found guilty of a crime I did not commit I will lose my "right" to freedom. If I am hit by a drunk driver and killed, though I have a right to life and liberty that right will be taken from me. If your freedom is nothing more than your right to do whatever you want to, then your freedom is an illusion.

No, freedom is an ability. It is the ability to do what is right in every circumstance. No-one can take this away from me and there is no circumstance in which I cannot exercise this freedom. Now that's freedom!