Where did this convert to Islam get the idea that what the Islamic State was doing was consistent with Islam and Sharia, when Muslim and non-Muslim authorities in the U.S. insist that is not the case? Is anyone curious about that, or do they just wave away the question by insisting that he was “radicalized on the Internet”?
“Alexander Ciccolo, ISIS-Inspired Son of Boston Cop, Praises Terrorist Organization,” by Garrett Quinn, Boston Magazine, July 15, 2015:
The son of a Boston Police captain with alleged sympathies for the apocalyptic Islamic terrorist death cult ISIS is being held in a federal detention facility until his trial begins.
Alexander Ciccolo, 23, of Adams, was one several individuals arrested by the FBI during a counterterrorism sting over the July 4 weekend. Ciccolo allegedly plotted to attack a college campus with a pressure cooker bomb and small arms. Ciccolo was given two rifles and two handguns for the attack for free by a cooperating witness working with the FBI.
During his detention hearing prosecutors played a video of Ciccolo speaking highly of ISIS during an interview with the FBI after his arrest on gun charges.
“Are they doing a good thing?” asks the unidentified person off camera.
“Yeah, yeah they are,” answers Ciccolo.
Ciccolo said they’re doing “good” things like “implementing sharia, freeing people from oppression, wherever they go they’re changing things.”
In the 8 minute and 30 second video Ciccolo went even further, defending the executions by ISIS and declaring reports about them killing women and children as lies. He said people killed by ISIS were either criminals or standing in the way of the implementation of sharia law….