100 left in jury pool for PHX terror suspect

Posted at 5:51 PM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 21:04:03-05

Jury selection is set to resume Wednesday at the trial of an Arizona man charged with supporting the Islamic State terrorist group and helping to plan an attack last year at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.

Tuesday marked the first day of jury selection for 44-year-old Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem.

About 100 people remain in the jury pool.

The trial is believed to be the first time the government has put a person on trial on charges related to the Islamic State.

Kareem is accused of providing the guns used in the May 3 attack.

See details of alleged terror suspects with Arizona ties in the graphic below.

Authorities say Kareem and the two men who carried out the Texas attack also researched travel to the Middle East so they could join Islamic State fighters.