They are still an extremist threat.
In one Facebook post Dais wrote in part, “…I was and I continue to be on the doctrine of the Islamic State,” according to her plea agreement.
“She spread ISIS’ message of violence to numerous individuals in countless places,” U.S. Attorney Matthew Krueger said.
This included sharing step-by-step videos for making bombs and poison with potential ISIS attackers.
“Without people like Dais to perpetuate extremism online, ISIS’ reach would be much more constrained,” he said.
Two years earlier, Yosvany Padilla-Conde of Milwaukee conducted similar acts by helping a man named Jason Ludke try to provide materials and resources to the Islamic State Group.
Krueger said both cases reveal the continuing threat of homegrown terrorism.
“While ISIS no longer controls any significant parts of Iraq or Syria, they continue to exist online and in the hearts and minds of those who believe that violence against innocence is an acceptable means to an end,” he said.