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FBI translator married ISIS terrorist she was supposed to investigate

May 3, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
FBI translator married ISIS terrorist she was supposed to investigate

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An FBI translator assigned to investigate a dangerous ISIS terrorist ended up falling in love with the man — and married him.

Daniela Greene, 38, was allegedly so head over heels by the German-born jihadist that she left her husband in the U.S. to be with him in Syria, and then lied to the FBI about where she was, CNN reported.

Denis Cuspert — an aspiring rapper-turned-ISIS pitchman — became the apple of Greene’s eye at some point in 2014, despite having an infamous reputation for violence.

He has been seen showing off the group’s savagery in numerous execution videos, some of which show him holding dismembered heads.

Approximately three years after joining the FBI as a linguist, Greene was assigned to the Detroit bureau in 2014 and was asked to investigate Cuspert.

By June, she was already obsessed with the tatted-up jihadist and made plans to be with him in the Middle East. They reportedly got married in Syria sometime that month.

FBI translator went rogue, married ISIS terrorist in Syria, court docs show – CBS News

However, the FBI translator eventually became unnerved and came back to the U.S. in August 2014. Upon her return, she was immediately detained.

According to CNN, Greene emailed an unidentified person back home about having second thoughts about her decision to pack up and leave after she got married.

“I was weak and didn’t know how to handle anything,” she wrote in one email on July 8th. “I made a mess of things this time.”

After her arrest, the woman agreed to cooperate with investigators. She pleaded guilty to making false statements involving international terrorism in December 2014 and was released from prison in August 2016 after she served a two-year sentence.

Some have contended that Greene — who is now employed as a hostess in a hotel bar — got off easy, compared to other Americans who’ve been prosecuted for terror-related crimes.

A 2016 study conducted at Fordham University concluded that such people typically receive an average of 13½ years behind bars.

Although Greene’s behavior was referred to in court documents as skirting “a line dangerously close to other more serious charges,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Gillice requested that she receive a lighter sentence because she cooperated.

FBI agent Daniela Greene (L) married German rapper Denis Cuspert turned ISIS terrorist

Greene allegedly told the FBI she was visiting family in Munich, Germany when she went to Syria to be with Cuspert.

But instead of visiting her family, Greene traveled to Istanbul, Turkey, and then to the city of Gaziantep, located 20 miles from the Syrian border. From there, she met with Cuspert and crossed into the country with the help of a third party.

Greene, who was born in Czechoslovakia and grew up in Germany, had been married to a former U.S. soldier before she went to Syria.

She reportedly moved to the United States with him when she was younger and later attended Cameron University in Oklahoma.

After she had earned a master’s degree in History from Clemson, she worked up to the FBI and gained her top-secret national security clearance.

Court records obtained by CNN outlined how she got acquainted with the man’s online presence and rap persona — watching several of his ISIS videos and following his accounts — to get a better understanding of who he was.

In one video from July 2014, Cuspert was seen “beating a corpse with a sandal” after the “bloody aftermath of the ISIS takeover of the Al-Sha’er gas fields in Homs,” a Middle East Media Research Institute report indicated.

The man, known as Abu Talha al-Almani in Syria, is also known in Germany for his terror-themed rap songs.

Pentagon officials released a statement in 2015 announcing that Cuspert had been killed in an airstrike, but later revised the report and said he had survived.

Greene’s case is only now being reported after the Justice Department sealed it.

CNN reported that it wasn’t unsealed until after she was finished cooperating with the feds.

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