News from 1993, but thirty years later we insist on recreating the old joke about Mohammed and the mountain by continuing to bring the Jihad to us. And then we’re surprised when this stuff keeps happening and then happening some more.
A New Jersey man who prosecutors say was “devoted … to waging violent jihad against America” and galvanized by Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack against Israel, was busted in Kenya earlier this month while en route to join Somalia-based Islamist terror group al-Shabaab, authorities said Friday.
Karrem Nasr, 23, of Lawrenceville, faces up to 20 years in prison after Manhattan federal prosecutors charged him with a single count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
“Nasr, a citizen of this country, traveled from Egypt to Kenya bent on joining and training with al Shabab [sic] so that he could execute his jihadist mission of death and destruction,” US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams said Friday.
“Nasr was prepared to kill and be killed to support the jihadist cause, and in his own words, he described America as ‘evil’ and the ‘head of the snake,’” he added.
Okay. So why did we feel the need to export him back to America?
Karrem left America and joined a Jihadist group while pledging to attack us. Was there a reason we couldn’t denaturalize and then drone him? (Except that it would make Ron Paul and Jimmy Carter cry?) Instead, we’re going to spend a million dollars getting him back, trying him, and then housing and feeding him for another 15 years or so, only to release him when he’s pushing forty so he can give it another go. Maybe along the way he’ll decide he wants a doctorate, a hunger strike and a poetry collection. A law firm will represent him pro bono and spend 15 years filing challenges and then at the end of it he’ll be a hero.
It would make more sense to offer ISIS and Al Qaeda supporters and their affiliates a plane ticket anywhere in the world as long as they’re willing to give up their citizenship.
And then make a nice drone target.
We could easily get rid of a few thousand Nasrs and the folks screaming about how much they love the Houthis on New Year’s Eve in Times Square. New Jersey and Michigan might lose a legislative district and we would save a lot of American lives.
According to the federal complaint, Nasr “warned that ‘Jihad’ was ‘coming soon to a US location near you,’ posting airplane, bomb, and fire emojis. In further communications with the CS, NASR expressed his intent to join al Shabaab to receive military training and engage in jihad; that he was prepared to kill and be killed; and that he specifically aspired to be a martyr for the jihadi cause.”
And we could have given him what he wanted as long as he gave us what he wanted, an exit strategy from having to cope with him.
“I think this is going to be an opportunity to join al Shabaab mujahideen movement would be appropriate for me to gain experience and learn. After the October 7th events, I felt that something has changed. To the better I mean. I felt that pride and dignity came back to the Muslims. I do not know if you follow the news in the West, but there are a lot of people now in America, not Muslims, just reading the letter from Sheikh Usama binLaden, letter to America, or letter to the American people, he explains why AQ is doing what they are doing. And there are a lot of people, because of this letter, have completely changed their opinion on him, and they finally understand how evil America is.”
Nasr stated that, “I used to be an 3ammi [meaning blind or ignorant] but then I became religious and I saw how Islam solves the problems of the world and I learned about establishing sharia and khilafa is something we need to strive for.”
Solve the problems of the world? Islam is the problem of the world.
What percentage of the Islamic settlers in this country will come to the same calculation?