The owner of a Fairfax gaming center was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for obstructing justice and making false statements regarding ISIS.
Police say that Michael Queen, 28, of Woodbridge, lied to FBI agents as they attempted to investigate Haris Qamar. According to the FBI, Qamar, who is Queen’s friend, attempted to travel overseas to join ISIS in 2014. Queen, along with Soufian Amri, 32, of Falls Church, allegedly knew of Qamar’s plan, but gave the FBI the name of someone else and described someone who wasn’t Qamar, but rather a Hindu individual, to investigators.
According to police, Queen later told Qamar, “I’m never going to throw a Muslim under the bus to try to do the right thing.”
Qamar was sentenced to eight and a half years to attempting to provide material support to ISIS and Amri is scheduled to be sentenced on October 27.