A young Mississippi couple who is charged with attempting to join the Islamic State was ordered held without bail Tuesday, pending federal grand jury action on the charges.

Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 20, and Muhammad “Mo” Dakhlalla, 22, who were arrested at a Mississippi airport just before boarding a flight with tickets bound for Istanbul, went before U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander in Oxford on Tuesday.

Alexander denied bail, saying that even though the pair have never been in trouble with the law and have relatives willing to oversee their home confinement, she believed their desire to commit terrorism is “probably still there.” Read more…

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Mississippi couple charged with attempting to run away and join ISIS