Texan faces up to 88 years on terrorism-related convictions

A North Texas man faces up to 88 years in a U.S. prison after being convicted of sharing online messages promoting terrorism and lying to investigators.

Prosecutors in Dallas on Monday announced Said Azzam Mohamad Rahim was convicted on eight counts related to social media and supporting terrorism.

Jurors on Friday convicted him of conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, attempting to provide material support to foreign terrorism organization and six counts of making false statements involving international terrorism to federal authorities.

Investigators say Rahim, a U.S. citizen living in the Dallas area, was arrested in 2017 at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport while trying to board a flight to Amman, Jordan. Prosecutors say Rahim, when questioned by officers, denied supporting terrorism or promoting such violence.

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