Like so many other jihad terrorists, Justin Sullivan’s will to commit jihad violence is consigned to mental illness. Yet while Sullivan is described as “socially awkward” with “psychological problems,” which are undesirable traits in Western culture, the jihadist culture of war and conquest cultivates those very traits, glorifying violent impulses as obedience to the divine will and thereby turning them into “skills” of jihad warfare against infidel countries.
Sullivan planned to carry out a massacre over the next few days “at a concert, bar or club, where he believed as many as 1000 people could be killed using the assault rifle and silencer.” He “remained ardent in his Islamic beliefs and had not expressed remorse.” Psychological problems.
ASHEVILLE–Calling Justin Sullivan’s plot a “cold and calculated” conspiracy of ISIS-inspired terror, a federal judge in Asheville sent the 21-year-old Morganton man to prison for the rest of his life….
Sison, a veteran federal public defender from Asheville, called one witness – a Durham psychologist who testified that Sullivan suffers from psychological problems that could spiral into full-fledged schizophrenia if does not receive adequate prison treatment or is housed with hardened inmates.
Under questioning by Savage, Dr. Jim Hilkey said that during his 15 visits with Sullivan, his patient remained ardent in his Islamic beliefs and had not expressed remorse.
As part of the sentencing, Reidinger ordered that Sullivan undergo a psychological assessment, with the findings to help determine where he should be held.
In the last three years, 125 persons have been arrested in the United States on charges of aiding ISIS. Sullivan becomes the second to receive a life sentence.
In April, Harlem Suarez became the first, following his conviction for buying a bomb to blow up a beach in the Florida Keys……