Man convicted of terrorism to sentenced

An Arizona man will be sentenced for supporting ISIS and plotting attacks in Texas.

PHOENIX - The day has come for Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem to learn his fate in federal court for supporting the Islamic State and plotting and attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon drawing contest.

A jury found Kareem guilty in March, and his conviction marks the second time someone was tried in the U.S. on charges related to the terrorist group.

Kareem was accused of providing the gun used at the event in the Dallas area in 2015.

He hosted two friends who were Islamic State followers at his home during the attack, though he testified that he had no idea about the attack.

Prosecutors want a life sentence, but Kareem's defense team is trying to achieve a sentence of six years or less.

The sentencing hearing starts at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in federal court in downtown Phoenix.

Copyright 2016 KPNX


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