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Dimwitted Virginia Man Regrets Joining ISIS

Dimwitted Virginia Man Regrets Joining ISIS

“It’s not like the Western countries, you know, it’s very strict.”

If you’ve ever wondered what could make an American join the terror group ISIS, we can now confirm one reason is plain old-fashioned stupidity.

Mohamad Khweis of Virginia doesn’t seem to know what he was getting himself into.

Mark Zapotosky reports at the Washington Post:

American ISIS fighter captured by Kurds: ‘I found it hard’

The 26-year-old Virginia man who was taken into custody in Iraq after he purportedly deserted the Islamic State told a Kurdish TV station Thursday that he decided to escape after he grew dissatisfied during intensive religious training in Mosul.

Mohamad Khweis told Kurdistan 24 that his life under the Islamic State in Mosul was a “very strict” regimen of prayer, eating and eight hours of daily instruction in religion and sharia law. He said he soon came to realize that “I didn’t really support their ideology.”

Khweis said he stayed only about a month, then reached out to someone who could help him make his way toward Turkey. He said he planned eventually to return to the United States.

“It was pretty hard to live in Mosul,” he said. “It’s not like the Western countries, you know, it’s very strict. There’s no smoking. I found it hard for everyone there.”

Bret Baier covered the story on FOX News:

Here’s the punchline. His family claims they thought he was on vacation.

Neal Augenstein of WTOP has the story:

Family of Va. man believed he was on vacation, not fighting for ISIS

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The family of a Fairfax County man accused of fighting alongside ISIS in Iraq denies the allegation…

Khweis’s father said he was meeting with American officials to determine what they knew about his son’s situation.

When reporters continued to ask questions, the man turned a garden hose on journalists, who were standing on public property. Fairfax County police were summoned, and order was restored.

Eventually, Khweis’s father repeated his grown child’s innocence.

“He is my son, he’s a good person, he’s a good son. And I raised my kids in the right way,” the father said.

“That’s him. I cannot believe it,” his uncle, Kamal Khweis, told NBC News, Monday. “He doesn’t even speak Arabic. ISIS? I cannot believe this.”

Kamal Khweis said his nephew had said he was taking a European vacation, and when his family last heard from him he said he was in Greece.

This would be funnier if it wasn’t also a national security issue.

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Oh, gee, so he didn’t like sharia 24/7. Guess all that marauding, beheading and raping didn’t look so good after all when he found out he couldn’t smoke. That dimwit should be made to stay there or to be tried as a traitor should he be allowed to return. We have far too many people in this country that don’t value this country and then end up working to ruin it for the rest of us.

As Bill Engvall says, “Here’s your sign.”

Some what OT. It’s funny how the very people that claim “Palestinians” are a people that deserve a country despite the fact that they have no “Palestinian” culture or language, deny the Kurds claim to a country when they HAVE a language and culture.

Humphrey's Executor | March 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm

There’s a pretty good reason you don’t see any Puritans around anymore.

He went there for the virgins but his nicotine craving got in the way. Priceless…….

He had no trouble assimilating to the rapes, murders, slavery, etc but cut off his coffin nails and he’s ready to run home. You can take the boy out of tobacco country but you can’t take the tobacco country out of the boy.

Taking up arms against one’s country — isn’t that treason? Can we execute him? I’ll supply the knife.

We need a serious “Keep America Beautiful” campaign. Something to prevent a zero like this from coming back.

Soon we’ll have dimwits like this regret joining the democrat party.

conservative tarheel | March 22, 2016 at 2:48 am

he needs to be not allowed back in the states
he left to join a army .. let him stay there