A man was sentenced to 28 years in prison after being found guilty of planning to attack the police and behead an American woman in New York in an action supporting ISIS.
28-year-old David Wright was found guilty in October then, planning to go to New York with an uncle and a friend to cut off conservative blogger Pamela Geller. Geller sparked outrage by Muslims for organizing a contest to make drawings of caricatures about the Prophet Muhammad.
The plan to chop Gellers was never done, but Wright's uncle, Usamah Rahim, was shot dead by police in the state of Massachusetts while trying to attack the police with a machete. Wright was arrested shortly afterwards.
Prosecutors say Wright has collected dozens of videos made by ISIS as well as documents advocating violence against Americans, including a manifesto that says "American days are coming to an end."
Wright said in court that he began collecting and distributing ISIS propaganda materials out of loneliness. He said the plan to kill Geller was "just by talking." [ii]