Nicholas Michael Teausant is a convert to Islam. His Muslim name is Ased Abdur-Raheem. But the universal practice of the mainstream media is to refer to converts to Islam by their Muslim names if they do good things and are revered, beloved figures (think Muhammad Ali and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), and by their Infidel names if they do evil in the name of Islam (think Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, aka Mujaahid Abu Hamza and Ismail ibn Abdullah, the jihad murderers of Lee Rigby; John Walker Lindh, the Marin County mujahid, who is now known as Suleyman al-Faris, etc.).
Anyway, here again we see that a convert to Islam somehow gets the idea that jihad has to do with murdering Infidels. There are no programs in mosques in the U.S. to teach why such a notion is un-Islamic. And this earnest young convert certainly had murderous dreams — witness the graphic image of a shooting that you can see at Pamela Geller’s site. (I’m not able to post it here; my security settings flagged it.) Nonetheless, he was quite recently planning to travel to London, and no doubt would have had no problem getting into the country:
This little creep follows me on Twitter. Checking out the state of the resistance?
Nicholas Michael Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., was arrested and charged Monday, March 17, 2014, with attempting provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, according to government officials.
A California National Guardsman was captured Monday after an FBI investigation revealed a foiled plot to attack the Los Angeles subway system and plans to help al-Qaida, officials said.
Nicholas Michael Teausant, 20, of Acampo, Calif., was arrested near the Canadian border in Blaine, Wash. and charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner said in a news release.
Teausant is a student at San Joaquin Delta Community College in Stockton, officials said.
A reservist with the National Guard based in Stockton, Teausant went to the Canadian border in hopes of traveling to Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or al-Qaida, according to a federal complaint.
Teausant’s “training was minimal,” and “due to his lack of required academic credits, he never attended basic training,” the complaint alleged.
He allegedly said in a phone call that while on a post-Thanksgiving camping trip, his group discussed “hitting” Los Angeles subways with a targeted attack on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, according to the complaint.
According to prosecutors, Teausant made inquiries about buying fireworks “with the biggest boom” and subsequently texted a friend advising, “Don’t go to LA Anytime soo Akhi Please trust me on this… and if you do don’t use the subway.”
A five-month investigation found Teausant had “explored ways of supporting violent extremist activities and providing material support to various terrorist organizations, culminating in his attempt to join” al-Qaida, the complaint alleged.
Teausant allegedly told a confidant that “his goal was maximum fear and a maximum blow to the US government so he could watch it tumble and fall in the wake of a civil war,” according to the complaint.
Teausant was making preparations to fight in Syria and told his confidant he planned to “train fighters in Syria to shoot properly,” according to the complaint. His plan allegedly involved first going to Canada via Greyhound to maintain a low profile.
Prosecutors allege that he confided to his source that he planned to travel during a school break, telling his mom he would be snowboarding at Mount Whistler in Canada, which would ease any concerns over his need for a passport.
If convicted, Teausant faces a maximum statutory penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.