Aron Travis Daniels, who is apparently yet another convert to Islam who has misunderstood his new, peaceful religion, must be a racist, bigoted “Islamophobe.” After all, as everyone knows and as Linda Sarsour would tell him, “jihad” is just about standing up peacefully to tyrants. How did Daniels come to misunderstand jihad so severely, and in exactly the same way that so very many other Muslims have misunderstood it?
“Ohio man pleads guilty to sending $250 in attempt to join Islamic State,” United Press International, July 7, 2017:
July 7 (UPI) — Ohio man Aron Travis Daniels pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to Islamic State as a result of an undercover FBI sting….
According to the Department of Justice, Daniels, 20, attempted to make contact with people to join Islamic State beginning in September 2015. He sent e-mails to people not named in the FBI’s criminal complaint “seeking assistance in traveling to Syria to conduct violent jihad and expressed a desire to stop the Russian-Iranian ‘onslaught of our people.’”
In some of these emails, Daniels said he would need financial assistance to travel to Syria “to do jihad.”
After three months of occasional emails to people he believed were jihadists, Daniels sent $250 via Western Union to a person in Libya he believed was an intermediary to an Islamic State recruiter.
After sending the money, an undercover FBI informant posing as an Islamic State recruiter came into contact with Daniels. When the informant asked Daniels what he had done to prove his allegiance to Islamic State, Daniels said he sent $250.
In conversations between Daniels and the informant, Daniels asked for advice on how to join Islamic State and how he could get to certain Islamic State-controlled areas….