USA v. Fluke-Ekren, Allison
Allison Fluke-Ekren, a United States citizen, organized and led an all-female military battalion on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). She was charged with providing and conspiring to provide material support to ISIS. Fluke-Ekren was previously apprehended in Syria and transferred into the custody of the FBI in January 2022. Fluke-Ekren, aka "Allison Elizabeth Brooks," aka "Allison Ekren," aka "Umm Mohammed al-Amriki," aka "Umm Mohammed," and aka "Umm Jabril," a former resident of Kansas, traveled to Syria several years ago for the purpose of committing or supporting terrorism. Since her departure from the United States, Fluke-Ekren has allegedly been involved with a number of terrorism-related activities on behalf of ISIS from at least 2014. These activities allegedly include but are not limited to, planning and recruiting operatives for a potential future attack on a college campus inside the United States and serving as the appointed leader and organizer of an ISIS military battalion, known as the Khatiba Nusaybah, to train women on the use of automatic firing AK-47 assault rifles, grenades and suicide belts. Additionally, Fluke-Ekren allegedly provided ISIS and ISIS members with services, which included providing lodging, translating speeches made by ISIS leaders, training children on the use of AK-47 assault rifles and suicide belts and teaching extremist ISIS doctrine. Fluke-Ekren pleaded guilty in June 2022 to organizing and leading an all-female military battalion in Syria on behalf of ISIS. Fluke-Ekren was sentenced to 20 years in prison in November 2022 for organizing and leading an all-female military battalion in Syria on behalf of ISIS.