Yet another Muslim in the U.S. misunderstands Islam so drastically as to think (horror of horrors) that the Islamic State has something to do with Islam. If only Ali Saleh had had John Kerry and David Cameron and the U.S. Catholic bishops and other non-Muslim authorities who know all about Islam to set him straight about the true, peaceful nature of his religion.
“NY Man Arrested for Trying to Join ISIS Overseas,” by Pete Williams, NBC News, September 17, 2015 (thanks to Bulldog):
A New York man has been arrested and charged with trying to get overseas to join the ISIS terror group.
Ali Saleh, 22, of Queens, New York, is charged with with attempting to provide material support to a terror group. He was arrested earlier today at his home and appears in court this afternoon.
The FBI says in the past year he has tried several times to get to the Middle East to join ISIS. In August 2014, he booked a flight Kennedy airport to Istanbul. A few days earlier, the FBI says, he used his Twitter account to post, “I’m ready to die for the Caliphate, prison is nothing”.
He did not take the trip but kept trying. In July of this year, prosecutors say, he booked a flight from JFK to Cairo.
“On the same day, Saleh used his Twitter account to communicate with an ISIL facilitator who instructed followers to contact him for hijrah advice to (the Islamic State) in Libya only,” prosecutors say.
He was denied boarding at the airport.
In the next two days, he went to the airport, in Newark and Philadelphia Liberty but was again denied boarding. He then went to an AMTRAK station in Cleveland hoping to take a train to Toronto and travel to the Middle East from there….