USA v. Masood, Muhammad
Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)
Muhammad Masood was charged with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS). According tothe complaint, Masood, a licensed medical doctor in Pakistan, was formerly employed as a Research Coordinator at a medical clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, under an H-1B Visa. Between January 2020 and March 2020, Masood made several statements to others, including pledging his allegiance to ISIS and its leader, and expressing his desire to travel to Syria to fight for the terrorist group. Masood also expressed his desire to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks in the United States. Masood pleaded guilty in August 2022 to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization. He was sentenced to over 18 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for attempting to provide material support to ISIS.