From ABC News which refers to an “Ex-Texan” in the headline. Hmmm. A Methodist, perhaps? Surprisingly, no.
A former Houston man arrested in Kenya last month has been charged in Texas with teaming with al-Qaida to overthrow the Somali government and form an Islamic state there.
Daniel Joseph Maldonado, 28, a Muslim convert also known as Daniel Aljughaifi and Abu Mohammed, was ordered held without bail Tuesday on federal charges of undergoing military training with a terrorist organization and conspiring to use a destructive device.
More from the charming “Ex-Texan”:
Maldonado told FBI agents in Kenya that he went to Somalia to fight “jihad,” or holy war, for a true Islamic government, according to the complaint.
“I would be fighting the Somali militia, and that turned into fighting the Ethiopians, and if Americans came, I would fight them, too,” he is accused of telling the agents. He also told the agents he had “no problem” with killing Americans or with the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the complaint says.
Look for press releases from the Council on American Ex-Texan Relations (CAER) to note rising levels of violence and bigotry against Ex-Texans.