Arizona Man Convicted Of Plotting Attack At Garland Muhammad Cartoon Contest | KERA News

Arizona Man Convicted Of Plotting Attack At Garland Muhammad Cartoon Contest

Mar 17, 2016

A jury has convicted an Arizona man of conspiring to provide support to the Islamic State terrorist group.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem also was found guilty Thursday on other counts stemming from an attack last spring at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland.

Authorities say Kareem bankrolled and motivated two Islamic State followers who were killed in a shootout while trying to carry out a rampage at the anti-Islam event.

Kareem also was convicted of providing guns used in the May 3 attack. Authorities say he and the two gunmen had researched travel to the Middle East to join Islamic State fighters.

The case marked one of the first times a person was tried in the U.S. on charges related to the terrorist group.