Soldier Tried to Join ISIS, but Only Christians are Threats
Last month, the Los Angeles Times (repeated at the Stars and Stripes) noted that an Illinois National Guard Soldier was arrested in the Chicago airport as he attempted to leave the country to join ISIS:
Hasan [Edmonds] told the [undercover] agent he had been a member of the U.S. Army National Guard for three years, and had converted to Islam at some point during that time, according to the criminal complaint.
…The cousins met with a second undercover FBI agent and discussed an assault on the base where Hasan Edmonds had been training, the complaint said.
The article notes this isn’t the first time a US military member or veteran has tried to join ISIS:
Earlier this month, 47-year-old Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, a former mechanic with the U.S. Air Force, was deported back to the United States and arrested after Egyptian security forces intercepted him as he tried to travel [and] planned to join the terrorist organization…
Hasan Edmonds and Pugh join a fairly long line of military members, veterans, and others who have either planned or participated in attacks against the public or against the US military itself.
Even with the growing list of examples, Michael “Mikey” Weinstein has declared that Christians in the US military are the “national security threat.” Acolytes have claimed that the MRFF would act against other religions if they presented a threat — yet Weinstein has focused solely on Christians, avoiding even mentioning Islamic service members unless cornered.
Mikey Weinstein even personally interacted with one now-convicted terrorist planner, Naser Abdo, before his arrest — and yet Weinstein never spoke out against him or the others who shared his ideology.
To Mikey Weinstein, Christian Soldiers holding Bibles are “national security threats.” Soldiers inspired by their Islamic faith to attack their fellow troops?
Doesn’t even register.