Roid rage and Islam do not mix, and 18-year-old New York Muslim convert Justin Kaliebe is evidence of this. Kaliebe lived a rather normal life as a high school senior who enjoyed working out and taking testosterone enhancers. What’s special about Kaliebe is that he spent his free time talking to jihadis online and planning to become a mujahid (warrior for Allah), a decision probably driven by the roids. He was involved on several jihadi sites, and got into contact with someone whom he believed would guide him in his jihad. His intended goal was to travel to Yemen to train with al Qaeda, then fight and die to finally lose his virginity.
His plan didn’t work so well. The person he was talking to was an undercover government agent. Kaliebe was arrested trying to board a plane to Oman, from which he would take a connecting flight to get to Yemen. Still on US soil, Kaliebe’s defense team had to think of a valid defense for why their client was planning to go overseas to learn how to blow people up, and why he had claimed he wanted to die for jihad. The excuse they came up with? Autism.
The defense team refused to provide the medical diagnosis they claim Kaliebe received from a doctor as a child, so it’s quite likely their claim is as valid as that of every socially-isolated dweeb who blames their social ineptitude on self-diagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome instead of their creepy My Little Pony collection. Kaliebe is facing up to 30 years behind bars if convicted.