Ohio man, ISIS sympathizer, sentenced for planning US Capitol attack

December 5, 2016 22:42


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


CINCINNATI - An Ohio man was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a federal judge on Monday for plotting to attack the US Capitol with guns and bombs and sympathizing with Islamic State militants.

Christopher Cornell, 22, of Green Township, Ohio, near Cincinnati was arrested in January 2015 and accused of planning to travel to Washington to attack the US Capitol during President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.He pleaded guilty in August to charges of attempted murder of government officials, possession of a firearm to commit a crime and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

Cornell is one of a string of people arrested in the United States over the past two years over accusations they planned to join or help Islamic State, which controls swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria.

"Allah is in control not this judge," Cornell said as he left the court on Monday.

Cornell researched the construction of pipe bombs, purchased two semi-automatic rifles and 600 rounds of ammunition as part of his plan to carry out the plot, prosecutors said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
June 26, 2019
N.Korea says U.S. extension of sanctions 'a hostile act'


Cookie Settings