FBI Arrests 2 in North Carolina Trying to go to Syria for Jihad

Their names are Akbar Jihad Jordan and Avin Marsalis Brown and they were arrested just as one of them was about to head to Syria. You know, we could have saved the taxpayers tons of money had we just let them go to Syria where they probably would have died anyway. They die and get their virgins, maybe kill a Hezbollah goon or two, we don't have to pay to incarcerate them, everybody's happy. It's win-win-win.

Interestingly enough, I did a Google News search of these guys and only WRAL has anything to say about them at all. No national news outlet is covering this (that I could find).

At what point did a couple of Americans wanting to go join al Qaeda become so common and mundane that it doesn't even merit a back page story at the Times or the WaPo?

Posted by: Rusty at 10:54 AM


1 Rusty most of the casualties in any war are the noncombatants . Now yes they are all probably muslims but 1/2 are kids.

Posted by: righter at March 21, 2014 11:15 AM

2 Eh, I get that in the aggregate, but would -- let's say two dozen, more fighters from the US actually increase the number of civilian casualties?

Posted by: Rusty at March 21, 2014 11:22 AM

3 They are moslimes. They will kill the kids no matter what anyone does.
All it takes is anyone of them to declare, no matter what kind of moslime you are, it is the Wrong kind. If you have not noted that about islam, you have not been paying attention.

Posted by: Kafiroon at March 21, 2014 01:45 PM

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