Teacher Gets Four Years Prison for Promoting Islamic State

YERUSHALAYIM -

A Bedouin teacher in the Negev has been sentenced to four years in prison for disseminating Islamic State ideology.

The Be’er Sheva District Court on Thursday found 28-year-old Mohammed Abu Al Kian, from the town of Hura, guilty of supporting the outlawed terrorist organization.

Al Kian confessed to various pro-IS activities, including speaking on its behalf at a mosque, participating in secret meetings, and establishing a secret cell that planned travel to Syria for the purpose of joining Islamic State.

“The accused acted intensively to spread the ideology of an extremist militant terrorist organization that presents a great risk to Israel,” Judge Yoel Eden said in pronouncing sentence.

The judge added that Al Kian “abused his position of respect in his community to deliver speeches in the mosque in order to persuade them join the organization.”