Woman accused of supporting ISIS pleads guilty to threats

(AP) - A southwest Missouri woman who sympathized with the
Islamic State has admitted sending threatening messages over Twitter.Forty-year-old Safya Yassin, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty Wednesday to two
counts of transmitting threatening communication across state lines.

Federal prosecutor say Yassin used several Twitter accounts to provide
information she believed was from the Islamic State, including soliciting
violence against two FBI employees and two former members of the military and their families.

Using the name "Muslimah," Yassin tweeted messages supporting ISIS or reposted messages she knew were from ISIS operatives.

Court documents say the case started in January 2015 when the FBI received a tip about her Twitter activity.

As part of her plea agreement, another conspiracy charge will be dismissed and no additional charges will be filed.

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