Oregon man guilty: ISIS producer, bomb videos

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon


A Troutdale man pleaded guilty to helping do promotion, production and material support for the terrorist group ISIS.  This included videos on how to properly knife someone to how to use a detonator to explode a bomb to kill people.

The man faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a life term of supervised release.

The US Attorney, Oregon Office Reports, “Mothafar immigrated to the U.S. from Iraq in 2014 and, since his arrival, has resided in Troutdale. An ISIS supporter since 2014, Mothafar was the co-founder of the Sunni Shield Foundation, a pro-ISIS media organization that created and published violent propaganda promoting ISIS ideology and objectives. In this role, Mothafar created the Sunni Shield’s first media product, a video of ISIS battle footage obtained from an official ISIS online platform intended to promote ISIS. In subsequent videos produced by Mothafar, he encouraged viewers to travel to Iraq and Syria to fight for ISIS and conduct attacks on behalf of the organization.”

The report further states, “Mothafar aided other pro-ISIS media organizations and conspired with numerous ISIS associates in furtherance of his support to the terrorist organization. Mothafar provided graphic designs to the Khattab Media Foundation, assisted in the production of the Youth of the Caliphate magazine, published ISIS news on Nashr News Agency channels, worked with Fursan al-Rafa’ (Knights of Uploading) to publish pro-ISIS material on various websites, and assisted the Saqri Foundation with designs. Mothafar also communicated with Abu Qaswara al-Shanqiti, a Specially Designated Global Terrorist imprisoned in West Africa, and connected Qaswara al-Shanqiti with two ISIS officials in hopes of aiding his release.”

What is interesting from this case is how long it is taking.  The defendant is being charged with crimes going back to 2014.   The grand jury gave a verdict in 2020.  In 2023, he pleads guilty.  His sentence won’t be issued until 2024.  This may be a sign that our Federal prosecutorial system is just as overwhelmed and delayed as our State system.

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