American Muslim Samir ibn Zafar Khan felt a deep compulsion. Despite everything the United States had provided for him, he saw the country as his enemy. Islam teaches its followers that the world is divided into two houses – Dar al-Islam, the house of Islam, and Dar al-Harb, the house of war. In other words, the world through the lens of Islam is very black & white – there is no tolerance or mercy shown to those in Dar al-Harb. Samir Khan held this polarized worldview, and traveled to a terror camp in Yemen to join mujahideen (jihadi) fighters.
In 2005, Khan began blogging about Al Qaeda from his parents’ North Carolina residence. He made numerous connections, both inside and outside the US, and he realized his calling was to become a traitor. He blamed the US for killing tons of Muslims in the war on terror, and cited that as one of the major factors in his decision to wage jihad.
How did an everyday American Muslim find his way to a terror camp? It couldn’t possibly be that tons of Muslims have extremist views or have connections to those who do, since MSNBC reaffirms every day that Islam is a religion of peace. The FBI started monitoring him, but no arrest was made.
In Yemen, Khan wrote numerous manuals for al Qaeda on subjects ranging from martyrdom to bomb consctruction. It is believed these manuals were used to assemble the bombs used at the Boston marathon. Khan also wrote that evil Jinns, or invisible demonic spirits believed to feed on poop, were manipulating the government of Saudi Arabia.
After he left for Yemen, he gave an interview in which he stated: “I am a traitor to America because my religion requires me to be. We pledge to wage jihad for the rest of our lives until either we implant Islam all over the world or meet our Lord as bearers of Islam.” Yep, religion of peace right there. CNN and Fox News covered Khan’s interview. MSNBC, however, wrote this piece to paint his now drone-fried terrorist ass as a victim.
Online, Khan had praised Osama bin Laden, calling him the “leader of this global fight” against western infidels. Remember, this is a Muslim who lived here. In one of our neighborhoods. A Muslim like this could be living next door, or down the street. Maybe we should all be keeping closer watch to fight radicalization.