Former al Qaeda Supporter & Terror Suspect Now Supports Ron Paul
Khattab quoted in an al Qaeda magazine
Joseph "Yousef al Khattab" Cohen is throwing his crucial support behind Ron Paul. Khattab, a one time supporter of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and the co-founder of the Revolution Muslim group which has been linked to scores of convicted terrorists, now claims that he's seen the light and no longer supports such violent groups.
In a 21 minute YouTube video in which Khattab comments on the terror conviction of his friend Jesse "Younes Abdullah Muhammad" Morton, who co-founded Revolution Muslim, Khattab throws his support behind Republican candidate for President Ron Paul.
In addition, his YouTube channel is running a "Will you be supporting Ron Paul" poll.
In another video, he describes himself as a "libertarian in the United States" and Ron Paul supporter. In it, he says that a Ron Paul administration would stop funding the "terrorists" -- meaning Israel.
In the video Khattab laments US foreign policy, its war crimes, and support of the "enemy Zionist entity". He also claims he believes he will be arrested for his role in radicalizing scores of domestic terrorists.
Doesn't this just about sum up Ron Paul's candidacy and the kooks that seem to be attracted to him?
The video brings up a question that I've been going back and forth with others for awhile. Joey began to distance himself with the Revolution Muslim gang just about the same time that those in his circle of friends began to be implicated in various terrorist plots.
I've also pointed out that if you listen to Yousef closely, you'll detect that he actually supports many of the former positions that some have said he's distanced himself from. For instance, in the video above when he talks about his love for the First Amendment, but caveated with the notion that free speech wouldn't be something he supported in Muslim lands.
My argument has been that Yousef is just a coward who doesn't want to go to jail, so he's changed his public opinions so he can keep free. And that those positions haven't changed nearly as much as some believe.
But others seem more convinced in his sincerity. He's seen the light.
What do you think?