This story says that “Brown had allegedly said he was motivated by a ‘bloody crusade’ to punish the U.S. government for its foreign policies.” However, how likely is it that a “strict Muslim” would say that he was on a “crusade”? Last year, King5.com reported that “multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation say Brown told police he carried out the murders because he was on a jihad to kill Americans.” So over the past year, the mainstream media has transformed Ali Muhammad Brown from a jihadi to a crusader.
“Man Indicted On Terrorism Charges In Murder Of College Student In West Orange” CBS New York, July 2, 2015:
NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Seattle man was indicted on terrorism and murder charges Thursday in a shooting that killed a college student in West Orange, New Jersey last year.
Ali Muhammad Brown, 30, was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of terrorism, one count of murder and other charges in the June 25, 2014 shooting that killed Brendan Tevlin, 19, of Livingston, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s office.
It was the first murder case in New Jersey in which a defendant was charged with terrorism under state law, prosecutors said. Brown had allegedly said he was motivated by a “bloody crusade” to punish the U.S. government for its foreign policies.
Tevlin was shot and killed as he stopped at a traffic light at Walker Road and Northfield Avenue West Orange on his way home.
Tevlin was driving back from visiting friends at the time, prosecutors said.
Investigators said Brown then drove Tevlin’s vehicle to an apartment complex on Northfield Avenue where he stole undisclosed items from the victim.
Tevlin had just completed his freshman year at the University of Richmond in Virginia and was home from college for the summer.
“The investigation in King County and New Jersey reveals that this defendant is responsible for a series of murders, none of which appear to be provoked, and all of which show an extreme level of violence,” King County, Washington Prosecutor Dan Satterberg said in a statement.
Detectives tracked Brown through cartridge casings linked to the slayings and surveillance video that showed a distinctive Dodge Durango sport-utility vehicle. Prosecutors said police were also able to get a palm print from inside a victim’s car in the Seattle slayings that was matched to Brown.
Brown allegedly later told police his mission was vengeance and said lives are taken every day by America, so “a life for a life.”
Brown had earlier been charged with aggravated murder in the June 1 shooting deaths of two young men in Seattle, Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young, and in the April 27 shooting of 30-year-old Leroy Henderson in Skyway, south of Seattle.
Henderson was out walking late at night when he was shot. The young Seattle men were shot a short time after they left a nightclub.
“The defendant was on a bloody crusade, executing four innocent men — with the same murder weapon, over the course of approximately two months, and all under the common and single scheme of exacting ‘vengeance’ against the United States government for its foreign policies,” King County prosecutors said in court documents.
Brown told cops he chose his victims because they were adult men with no women or children around.
In a probable cause affidavit filed in Seattle, King County sheriff’s Detective John Pavlovich said Brown described himself to detectives after his New Jersey arrest as a strict Muslim who had become angry with what he described as the U.S. government’s role in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan that he said had led to the death of innocent civilians and children….