Wisconsin woman pleads not guilty to terrorism charges

MILWAUKEE – a Wisconsin woman accused of trying to plan terrorist attacks with the help of hacked social media accounts has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

Waheba Issa Dais entered her pleas Wednesday during a brief hearing in federal court. She is facing two counts of providing material support to terrorists.

The plaintiffs claim that the mother of seven tried to recruit people to carry out attacks for the Islamic State, with information on how to make explosives and toxic substances.

The FBI said that its investigation found that Stage used hacked social media accounts to talk about possible attacks by self-proclaimed members of the Islamic State of the group, but the authorities have not connected her to an attack plots.

A lawsuit is scheduled for August. 27. She is facing up to 20 years in prison, if convicted.

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