A Wisconsin woman faces up to 20 years of imprisonment for her role supporting the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization.
Waheba Issa Dais, 46, pleaded guilty Monday, April 22 in federal court to one count of attempting to provide material support to ISIS. The plea was based upon her conduct in 2018, according to a release from the US Department of Justice.
According to admissions made in connection with her plea, Dais used hacked Facebook accounts and encrypted social media channels to pledge her allegiance to ISIS, encourage and recruit other ISIS supporters and provide information such as videos on how to make an explosive belt and the recipe for the poison Ricin.
Dais, identified by Wisconsin Public Radio as a Cudahy mother of seven, faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, a maximum life term of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000. Her sentencing is set for Sept. 12 before Judge Pamela Pepper.
This conviction is the result of an extensive investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Milwaukee Field Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rebecca Taibleson and Trial Attorney Jennifer Burke of the National Security Division.