- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - An Aug. 16 sentencing date has been set for an Arizona man convicted of supporting the Islamic State terrorist group and helping to plot an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.

Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem was accused of providing the guns used at the event in suburban Dallas on May 3, 2015, and hosting two friends who were Islamic State followers at his home to discuss the upcoming attack.

Prosecutors say Kareem also went target-shooting in the remote Arizona desert with two men killed in a police shootout outside the contest, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi.

Kareem testified that he had no knowledge beforehand about the attack and insisted that he didn’t even know about the event until after Simpson and Soofi were killed.

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