American woman waives hearing on Islamic State charges

By REUTERS
November 20, 2014 03:22

An American woman from Virginia  on Wednesday waived a preliminary hearing on terrorism charges over allegedly lying to US investigators about using social media to promote and recruit for the radical Islamic State group.

Heather Coffman, 29, of Henrico, Virginia, was arrested on Monday after trying to recruit an undercover FBI agent for Islamic State, according to documents filed in the US District Court in Richmond.

Authorities began investigating Coffman, the mother of a seven-year-old child, in June after noticing her Facebook activity, according to the criminal complaint.

The FBI alleges in the court filings that Coffman used several Facebook accounts to promote the group and claimed to have Islamic State contacts in Syria. She listed "jihad for Allah's sake" under her "work and education" on Facebook, according to the FBI.


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