Yes, that is it, all right. Everyone who lacks self-control ends up sending beheading photos to family members and threatening to attack churches for the Islamic State, no? Don’t be a greasy Islamophobe. After all, he now he insists that “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam,” and since that is music to the ears of American authorities, he is likely to get off lightly. If he does, and turns out to have been practicing Muhammad’s dictum “War is deceit,” what will those who set him free quickly say then?
“Detroit-area man ‘humiliated’ by his Islamic State threats,” by Ed White, Associated Press, March 27, 2017:
A Detroit-area man who works at his father’s pizzeria repeatedly apologized Monday for making provocative threats in support of the Islamic State group and insisted he meant no harm to anyone.
Khalil Abu Rayyan, 22, didn’t commit terrorism, but federal prosecutors are asking for a severe punishment — eight years in prison — for a gun crime and making false statements to get a firearm in 2015. They point to his online messages with an undercover FBI operative as proof that a long sentence is necessary to protect the public.
“I am so ashamed. I have humiliated myself,” Rayyan told a judge.
Rayyan sent photos of a beheading to his brother, watched “shock and awe” terror videos, and said he was willing to attack a church and a police officer in a hospital.
“He lacks self-control,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Ronald Waterstreet said.
U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh said he needed more time before sentencing Rayyan. He’s considering two portrayals of Rayyan: Is he a dangerous young man or simply foolish and insecure?
“That conduct is not who I am or what I believe in. … ISIS has nothing to do with Islam,” Rayyan said in court in a loud, firm voice. “I have shamed my faith. I have shamed the Muslim people.”…