Leon Davis an Augusta man was sentenced yesterday 15 years for trying to aid the Islamic State known as ISIS. Officials were investigating Davis for over a year and they eventually arrested him at Hartsfield-Jackson last October. Davis actually was attempting to fly abroad to help ISIS at that very moment. He was arrested for attempting to provide material support to a terrorist organization.
Davis’s attorney argued in court, Davis was far from a typical terrorist, saying he made immature posts on social media and was a low level threat. For those reasons, he said the suggested sentencing of 15 years may be too harsh. But the judge disagreed, saying it may discourage others.
Davis admits that he was brainwashed into thinking that terror was an effective way to heaven. The hardest question for the judge to answer was how an Augusta man became interested in helping in the first place. Goes to show you how ISIS is using social media to recruit.