Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 9:18 am
Shannon Maureen Conley was just 19, barely out of high school and a convert to Islam, when she fell in love with a Tunisian man who said he was an Islamic State fighter in Syria. And, according to a criminal complaint, she wanted to leave her Denver suburb and join him.
Over the course of five months, the FBI talked to Conley nine times, trying to persuade her not to go to Syria.
But it didn't work. According to a local news report, her father tipped off the FBI after he found her one-way ticket from Denver to Turkey.
President Obama will address the nation tonight at 7 pm MST on the conflict in Syria. The President is expected to again call for military intervention in Syria after the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.