Extreme Vetting Doesn’t Sound Too Bad Now Does It?
President Trump Only Wants To Make America Safe Again. These Extremist Have Come Through On Barack Obama’s Watch.
The Obama generation of terrorist are vile and honestly could care less about what anyone thinks. They’re recruiting thousands of American college students, and everyday trash to become apart of their “Cleansing”! If I recall, it was “Cool” to go join ISIS. Remember when the Australian girls went off to join ISIS? Then they wanted to come home, and apologize. Hell no, They deserve to stay over there and die for all we care. President Obama did nothing to stop Americans from pledging allegiance to terrorism.
A college student from Spring pleaded guilty on Monday to plotting to join ISIS in Syria, a joint plan that resulted in the death of a Klein Oak high school classmate he helped recruit to the jihadist insurgency.
U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes questioned Asher Abid Khan, a mechanical engineering student at the University of Houston, about whether he knew he was supporting a terrorist organization that produced and posted violent videos of executions. Khan, who was accompanied in court by his parents, admitted he knew what ISIS was doing and “stupidly bought into their propaganda.”
Khan, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, ditched his plan in Turkey as he was on his way to joining jihadist forces, but he continued to talk of becoming a martyr after he returned home. A co-defendant Khan knew from high school and their mosque is believed to have died fighting in Syria, a fact federal prosecutors said was critical to his culpability.
“Khan provided ISIS a battlefield soldier to further the terrorist organization’s violent agenda,” Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez said in a statement. The plea, Martinez said, demonstrated the Justice Department’s commitment to pursuing justice for “those who would give aid and comfort to terrorists operating in the United States and abroad.”
A third defendant, accused of facilitating the trips to join ISIS, is still at large and thought to be living in Turkey or Syria.
In exchange for Khan’s plea, prosecutors agreed to withdraw additional charges. He faces up to 15 years in prison and a maximum of life on supervised release at his sentencing on March 5. He remains free on bond.
Khan is the sixth person in Texas to plead guilty to attempting to provide support for ISIS, according to the Program on Extremism at George Washington University. A seventh man is awaiting trial in Dallas.
In an unrelated local case before the same federal judge, Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan, 25, is due for sentencing in Dec. 18 after pleading guilty to an ISIS bomb plot in the Houston area.
Khan stood at a podium in a suit and tie Monday afternoon, his hands interlaced, answering the judge’s broad-ranging questions about the history of the Islamic state, his news consumption and what prompted him to join ISIS. Via
“You knew what ISIS was doing? What were they doing?” Judge Hughes asked.
“They were trying to take over or dismantle the regime in Syria and at same time they had ambition to restart a caliphate,” Khan replied.
The judge then asked Khan about the last time there was a caliphate. About 100 years ago, during the Ottoman Empire, Khan said.
It was earlier, the judge rebutted.
“You wanted to re-establish the Ottoman Empire?” the judge asked.
“No, sir,” Khan said.
“The Ottoman Empire had it’s faults, but it was tolerant,” the judge added.
Hughes asked Khan how this informal group was trying to re-establish the caliphate.
“I thought they were trying to win over people’s hearts and now I realize it was completely false propaganda,” Khan said.
What about the 2014 videos on YouTube where they were shooting people on the spot? the judge wondered.
“I was very close minded then,” Khan said, adding he only believed the explanations of ISIS sympathizers of what took place in the gruesome videos of slayings.
“I knew what they were doing and at the time I stupidly bought into the propaganda,” Khan said. He said he now completely disagrees with all they stand for and hope to achieve.