You may not have heard of Brendan Tevlin. His murder has received precious little national media coverage.
In September 2014, we asked, Why is the Brendan Tevlin murder so underreported?
On June 25, 2014, 19 year-old Brendan Tevlin hopped into his car to return home after spending the evening at a friend’s house. Minutes later, Ali Muhammad Brown approached the vehicle as it was stopped at a red light and fired ten rounds into the car, killing Brendan.
Originally, the teen’s murder was labeled an attempted robbery, allowing the media to remain silent.
Now, court documents have revealed that Brown’s motivation for killing Tevlin had less to do with thievery, and more to do with America’s pushback against Jihadist terrorism in the Middle East….
Whether or not Brendan’s murder was part of a systematic plot to introduce jihad to our shores or a self-directed act, is beside the point.
What’s important here is that an innocent American is dead because of Jihadist violence, and the media is keeping it relatively quiet.
We followed up a year later when terror charges were brought, Prosecutors: Brendan Tevlin’s murder was an act of terror:
After Brown was caught and arrested, he told police that the murder was a “just kill” and said it was an act of “vengeance” to compensate for U.S. military killings in the Middle East. He was vocal in his opposition to American intervention overseas, emphasized multiple times the vengeful nature of the act—and yet the media did nothing to expose what could have been the next act of violent jihad come to America.
The media’s malpractice in this case has been well documented, yet outlets for the most part have only just begun to scratch the surface of what happened. True justice for Brendan, however, is in reach. Last Thursday, Brown was indicted on charges of terrorism, murder, felony murder, carjacking, and robbery, as well as multiple weapons offenses….
Brown’s troubles with the law were not limited to calculated acts of violence. The FBI was investigating Brown as far back as 2004 in connection with activities at a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
Brown just pleaded guilty during jury selection in his trial. NorthJersey.com reports:
A Seattle man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing a New Jersey teenager as part of a self-described jihad, authorities announced.
Ali Muhammad Brown, 34, admitted to shooting Brendan Tevlin, 19, in West Orange on June 25, 2014, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. As jury selection was underway in his case, he decided to plead guilty, the prosecutor’s office stated.
Unprompted, Brown also admitted to three other killings in Washington before he came to New Jersey. Two of the people he killed because he thought they were gay and the other was part of a road-rage incident, according to the prosecutor’s office. He described the killings as part of a jihad.
Brown faces a mandatory life prison sentence.
NJ.com has more details of the killing spree:
Authorities have said Tevlin’s killing was part of a cross-country crime spree that began in April 2014 fatal shooting of a man in the Skyway area near Seattle, and continued with the killing of two other men that June in Seattle.
He then boarded a Greyhound bus for the East Coast, a sheriff’s detective from Washington state told NJ Advance Media in December.
Shortly before midnight on June 25, 2014, prosecutors said, Brown confronted Tevlin when he stopped the Jeep Liberty he was driving at a traffic light at the intersection of Northfield Avenue and Walker Road in West Orange.
Tevlin, who had just finished his freshman year at the University of Richmond, was returning home from playing video games at a friend’s house.
“I killed him,” Brown told defense attorney Albert Kapin Tuesday in front of the court as he entered the guilty pleas. “I shot him to death.”
Brown said he drove Tevlin’s SUV about a mile from the scene and took the teenager’s phone before fleeing.
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