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An American citizen who joined ISIS will be charged in federal court Thursday.
Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, is the son of Palestinian immigrants and grew up in Virginia. While a number of Americans have been charged with seeking to join ISIS, Khweis is the first ISIS-affiliated American to have been captured on the battlefield.
After being captured by Kurdish anti-ISIS forces, he said he renounced the terror group and described it as not representative of Islam, calling life under the organization “really, really bad” in a television interview.
Not a very smart move to aid a terrorist organization and fight against American and Kurdish forces, but what makes this even more ridiculous is the fact that he supposedly “renounced” his affiliation with ISIS after being captured. Once you make a move that stupid, you have to understand that there’s no going back.
But wait, it gets even worse.
Khweis, who will face charges in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, has previously said he joined the terror group because of a woman.
Goddammit. That almost makes me somewhat feel for the guy. But not quite. It’s just further proof that women are inherently evil, and you could find yourself aiding a terrorist organization if you fuck around with the wrong girl. Take this as a warning more than anything else.
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