“To grow their brand of hate-filled violence and radicalization, terrorist organizations like ISIS need facilitators and promoters around the world.”
How do they find them? By appealing to Muslims as the caliphate, the sole legitimate government for Muslims on earth, and presenting themselves as the foremost exponents of Islamic authenticity. Meanwhile, mainstream Western analysts wave all this away and insist that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam. This is a dereliction of their duty to understand the enemy, which is a prerequisite to defeating it.
“ISIS recruiter convicted for sending NYC college student to Syria,” by Kaja Whitehouse, New York Post, January 30, 2017:
A Manhattan federal jury on Monday convicted an ISIS recruiter who helped send a Baruch College student to Syria — and ultimately his death fighting for the terror group.
Ahmed Mohammed el Gammal was pronounced guilty on all four counts of providing and conspiring to provide material support to ISIS and for aiding and abetting the receipt of military training from the terror group.
El Gammal, wearing a lilac sweater and matching collared shirt, listened stoically as the verdicts were read….
El Gammal made arrangements for Baruch student Samy El-Goarany travel to Syria through Turkey in February 2015, and introducing him to people who helped him join ISIS, prosecutors said.
El-Goarany was killed in action in November 2015.
“To grow their brand of hate-filled violence and radicalization, terrorist organizations like ISIS need facilitators and promoters around the world,” Bharara said. “And the jury found today that Ahmed Mohammed El Gammal was one such terrorist facilitator.”
El Gammal, a 44-year-old resident of Avondale, Ariz., faces up to 55 years in prison.
He had celebrated ISIS victories on social media going back to at least 2014….