Sentencing is set Wednesday for an American-born Muslim convert convicted of supporting the Islamic State group and helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.
(FOX)- Prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, while his defense attorney has asked for less than six years of prison time.
Authorities say Kareem, the owner of a moving company in Phoenix, provided the guns that two friends used to open fire outside the anti-Islam event in suburban Dallas and hosted the two Islamic State followers at his home to discuss the upcoming attack.
His friends, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, were killed in a police shootout outside the contest in Garland. A security guard was wounded, but no one else was injured. The contest featured cartoons that are offensive to Muslims.
It’s unknown whether the attack was inspired by the Islamic State or carried out in response to an order from the group.