MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin mother of seven pleaded has guilty to trying to plan terrorist attacks on behalf of the Islamic State group by distributing information on making explosives and biological weapons.
Waheba Issa Dais (dys) entered her plea Monday but the agreement was finalized last month. She initially pleaded not guilty to two counts of providing material support to terrorists but prosecutors dropped one of the charges in exchange for her guilty plea.
Court documents say she used hacked social media accounts to discuss possible attacks with self-proclaimed members of the Islamic State. Prosecutors say Dais tried to recruit people to carry out attacks and provided information on making explosives and poisons.
Dais lives in Cudahy, a city just south of Milwaukee. She faces up to 20 years in prison when she is sentenced Sept. 12.