Mohammed Hamza Khan “allegedly wrote he feels an obligation to migrate to the region now that the Islamic State has ‘been established,’ referring to the terrorist group’s self-declared caliphate.” As I have said many times here lately, the idea of the caliphate looms large in the consciousness of many Muslims. It is what makes the Islamic State so attractive, and is why so many Muslims from the West have gone to join it.
The photo of Mohammed Hamzah Khan, according to the New York Daily News, is from his Facebook page. But I couldn’t find the page at Facebook. It is very likely that authorities, as always trying to downplay and deny the Islamic aspects of jihad terror activity, don’t want another embarrassing challenge to their narrative — as they just suffered with Oklahoma beheader Jah’Keem Yisrael, whose Facebook page made a mockery of their “workplace violence” claim.
A suburban Chicago man was charged Monday with attempting to travel overseas to join the Islamic State.
Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, of Bolingbrook, was arrested without incident at O’Hare International Airport after being questioned by FBI agents Saturday.
The alleged wannabe terrorist left behind a three-page letter for his parents explaining his actions, according to the criminal affidavit.
“My dear parents, there are a number of reasons I will be going to the blessed land of Shaam (another name for Syria) and leaving my home,” the letter reads.
He allegedly wrote he feels an obligation to migrate to the region now that the Islamic State has “been established,” referring to the terrorist group’s self-declared caliphate.
Khan also raged against what he considered the decline of western societies, the affidavit said.
“We are all witness that the western societies are getting more immoral day by day. I do not want my kids being exposed to filth like this,” he wrote, according to the FBI.
The letter was signed “Your loving son, Hamza (Khan’s middle name.)”…
Here is a photo of Hamza’s parents. How shocked and saddened do you think they are that he tried to join the Islamic State? Do you think he might have learned his understanding of Islam, or much of it, at home? Do you think the apple has fallen far from the tree?