American Daesh fighter radicalised at university has now defected

An American Daesh fighter who was radicalised at an Ivy League university has now defected back to the US and has spilled the beans on the evil of ISIS.

An American man has said joining ISIS was the worst decision he’s ever made in his 27-year-old life, which would seem to be a no-brainer. But saying he was clueless about what he was getting himself into is even more baffling.

NBC News recently interviewed that man and it will be aired on Dateline Sunday. He is only identifying himself as “Mo” to protect his identity. Mo joined ISIS in 2014 and apparently paid no attention to countless news feeds about this band of murderous, head-severing savages carving a path of destruction across the globe.

He was groomed inside Ivy League’s Columbia University in New York City and was saving his money to buy a ticket to Turkey. According to his interview, he had become “entranced by the Islamic State and its promise of a global caliphate through online videos and articles.” It says Mo “was seduced by promises of a utopian Islamic State” but found out the hard way (by becoming a traitor to his country) that they were quite the opposite.

Life under ISIS would be nothing like the paradise that was promised to fools like this guy.

Once inside Turkey in June 2014, the indoctrination began at training camps where he learned about sharia law and received military training. It didn’t take long for Mo to see the havoc caused by his new Muslim brothers-in-arms. But it wasn’t until he crossed the border into Syria that his eyes were completely opened:

“At one point towards the end as things were getting more and more serious, I did see severed heads placed on spiked poles. Like a lot of things, I just blocked it out.”

After nearly five months as an ISIS member, Mo escaped to the U.S. consulate in Turkey, where he said he banged on the door and shouted, “Let me in!”

Now, Mo is in U.S. custody and facing charges and a potential prison sentence up to 25 years. However, he has agreed to assist authorities and is giving up information on the identities and activities of other ISIS members, according to the FBI.

“I’m helping in every sense that I can to help rid the world of the evil that I saw,” Mo said. “And it’s an arrow in my quiver every time I help.”

Mo maintains that he had no intention of becoming a terrorist and that this was all a “misunderstanding.”

“The Islamic State is not bringing Islam to the world, and people need to know that,” he said. “And I’ll say that… till the day I die.”

“I lost sight of how people could be so evil,” Mo added.

This is what an Ivy League education produces? Great job, academia.

If it is happening in US universities, then it is also happening in NZ universities.


– Truth Revolt

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