Yes, it’s all just “some strange fantasy” until people start getting killed. Then it becomes “mental illness.” At no point does it have anything whatsoever to do with Islam. At this point, we know the drill.
But no authorities ever seem to wonder how Robert Blake Jackson got the idea that his new religion called for treason and murder, and no one seems to care where he picked up these ideas.
“Trial set for suspected Pensacola ISIL supporter,” by Kevin Robinson, Pensacola News-Journal, August 25, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
An October trial date has been set for a Pensacola man charged with lying to federal agents who were investigating his alleged support of the Islamic State.
Robert Blake Jackson, 31, was arraigned Wednesday morning on one count of making materially false statements in a federal investigation. Jackson has pleaded not guilty to the charge, and he has been scheduled to stand trial Oct. 3.
A criminal complaint affidavit alleges that on several occasions in 2014 and 2015, Jackson made Facebook postings expressing support for extremist terrorist groups and stating a desire to assist the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL). The affidavit also alleges Jackson was fired from a Pensacola telemarketing business for viewing ISIL and other terrorist-related websites and videos on his work computer.
Jackson denied the activities in a June 2015 interview with FBI agents, but investigators were allegedly able to tie the pro-ISIS posts to Jackson’s home computer. Jackson was arrested in July 2016.
In an argument for Jackson’s release, his attorney pointed out that Jackson had little prior criminal history. Jackson’s counsel also noted he had no actual affiliation with ISIL, and his statements represented “some strange fantasy.”
U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles J. Kahn Jr., ultimately determined Jackson was a danger to the community and ordered he remain in custody pending his trial — noting that “lone wolf” terrorist attacks had become the norm, and that Jackson allegedly expressed a desire to see Jews and Americans burn in “hellfire.”
In his detention order, Kahn wrote, “During the course of the June 2015 FBI interview, the defendant told serial falsehoods having been advised of the consequences. Although he is charged with (false statement), I cannot overlook the substance and quantity of the online statements made by the defendant. A number of these statements condone, at best, and encourage, at worst, violence toward those he perceives as opponents of ISIS. I also cannot overlook the defendant’s expressions that he would like to be of assistance, or even be part of, known terror organizations.”…