More than two years of trial the doctor of Pakistani origin, Muhammad Masood was convicted of terror charges. He opened up during the interrogation by the FBI that he pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State and that he wanted to carry out lone wolf attacks in the United States. According to reports, Muhammad Masood is a Pakistani doctor and former Mayo Clinic research coordinator entered a guilty plea to a terrorism charge on Tuesday.

Apart from that Muhammad Masood entered a guilty plea to one count of attempting to give material support to a foreign terrorist group, according to online court documents. There is no defined time for sentence.

Masood, according to the prosecution, was in the country on a work visa. They claimed that beginning in January 2020, Masood spoke to hired informants who he thought were members of the Islamic State group on many occasions and pledged his allegiance to the organisation and its leader.

According to the prosecution, Masood stated a desire to carry out lone wolf strikes in the United States as well as fly to Syria to fight for ISIS.

Masood was not working for the Mayo Clinic at the time of his arrest, but the medical institution has previously acknowledged that he was a former employee of the Rochester, Minnesota-based facility.

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