Where did Raishani get this “Islamophobic” idea? Can we get some learned imam such as Pope Francis to pay him a visit and explain to him how to read the Qur’an properly, so as to see that it rejects every form of violence?
“Home Health Care Aide Accused of Trying to Aid Terror Group,” by Larry Neumeister, Associated Press, June 22, 2017:
NEW YORK (AP) — A home health aide was charged with trying to aid the Islamic State group after he unwittingly planned his trip to Syria under the eye of law enforcement authorities, prosecutors said Thursday.
Saddam Mohamed Raishani, 30, of the Bronx, was arrested Wednesday night as he prepared to board a plane at Kennedy Airport to begin his travel, according to a release by U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim….
Kim said Raishani wanted to join and train with the militant group after helping another man get there.
“Raishani allegedly acted on his own desire to wage violent jihad, planning to leave his family and life in New York City for the battlefields of the Middle East,” Kim said….
Authorities said Raishani’s plans were foiled in January after he unknowingly contacted a person who was a confidential source working at the direction of law enforcement. According to a criminal complaint, Raishani told the source that he had helped a friend shop for supplies to bring to the Islamic State group and had driven that person to the airport and contributed money before the friend left the United States….
“Raishani also indicated his desire to wage jihad and his belief that the Quran can be read to justify the violence, including beheadings,” according to the complaint.
Eventually, the source introduced Raishani to an undercover law enforcement officer who posed as someone who also wanted to fight for the Islamic State group, authorities said.
The complaint said Raishani told the undercover officer that he had been in contact with other Islamic State group supporters and no longer felt comfortable in the U.S….