He said he would “‘cut off the head of his non-Muslim son if necessary’ to show that he was a true believer.” Meanwhile, Muslim leaders in the U.S. maintain that such behavior has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. So how did Amir Said Abdul Rahman Al-Ghazi, who converted to Islam in prison, get the idea that cutting off his Infidel son’s head would show he was a true believer? Muslim leaders in the U.S. never explain how this misunderstanding of Islam became so widespread.
“Sheffield Lake terrorism suspect indicted on guns, marijuana charges,” by Eric Heisig, Northeast Ohio Media Group, July 16, 2015:
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A federal grand jury has indicted a Sheffield Lake man who was arrested in June after the FBI said he bought an AK-47 assault rifle in pursuit of supporting the Islamic State in the U.S.
Amir Said Abdul Rahman Al-Ghazi, 38, is charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS, according to an indictment filed Thursday. He is also charged with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, based on the assault rifle the FBI said he paid an undercover agent $400 to acquire and a handgun he had on him when he was arrested.
Al-Ghazi, who changed his name from Robert McCollum earlier this year, was being monitored by the FBI since 2012, when he posted violent extremist content on his Facebook page, authorities said. He pledged his support to ISIS on social media websites in 2014 and talked to people he believed were part of the terrorist organization, court records state.
The suspect also spoke of carrying out terrorist attacks in the U.S. and said he would “cut off the head of his non-Muslim son if necessary” to show that he was a true believer, a criminal complaint filed in June says. But there is no evidence that Al-Ghazi acted on his beliefs.
He was arrested in North Olmsted on June 19. The criminal complaint said he had tried for months to buy an AK-47 to use in propaganda videos….
The criminal complaint says Al-Ghazi told told an informant that he already had a ski-mask and a “green screen,” and that he had bought a machete.
He also used Google Drive and YouTube to share early versions of propaganda videos he had made with confidential informants, and made references to conducting “cyber jihad,” the complaint states.
He also said if law enforcement came looking for him, he wasn’t sure whether he “wouldn’t pull the trigger,” according to the complaint.
Al-Ghazi’s mother, Gail Johnson, previously said that her son converted to Islam in prison. While her son never talked about violence, she said, his conversion did cause strain their relationship.