This diversity is really paying off. Unfortunately it's a diversity of Muslim terrorists trying to kill us in diverse ways. If you're getting bored of being run over or blown up by Muslim terrorists, how about a machete or a Samurai sword?
According to the charges, beginning in or about early August 2017, Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya engaged in online communications with undercover FBI agents and other sources. During those conversations, he allegedly shared his intentions to travel overseas to fight for ISIS or, if unable, to commit an attack in the United States. The charges also indicate Damlarkaya asked if he could provide a farewell video to be published should he follow through with an attack resulting in his death in order to inspire others. Damlarkaya further provided instructions on how to build an AK-47 or AR-15 assault rifle from readily available parts in order to avoid detection from authorities, according to the criminal complaint.
Additionally, Damlarkaya provided a formula to alleged ISIS supporters for the explosive, Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP), and instructions on how to use TATP in a pressure cooker device that contained shrapnel, according to the allegations. He also discussed the use of a machete or Samurai sword as an alternative to a gun or explosive. The criminal complaint further indicates he claimed to carry a knife in the event he was stopped by law enforcement and that he slept with a machete under his pillow in case his house was ever raided.
In early November 2017, according the court documents, Damlarkaya explained “if I buy a gun or supplies for a bomb, they [presumably law enforcement] will heat up pressure [j]ust like a few months ago when I was trying an operation but they found out.” The criminal complaint further alleges that Damlarkaya claims to have attempted to get to Syria on two other occasions, but failed.
The name is Turkish. So we've got a Bangladeshi and Turkish terror plot in just a few days. That's diversity.
Cue the immediate lefty/Islamist spin that the FBI entrapped a poor vulnerable lad who would never have gone through with killing Americans.
Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya hasn't left much of on an online trail. But someone with his name was studying Arabic with a Burka'ed teacher with an interesting resume.
Al Azhar university - 2012 - 2016 - Bachelor's - Islamic and Arabic Studies
A teacher of Quran and Islamic materials - Mosque of the Righteous Caliphs 2012 - 2013
Of course everyone is shocked.
Mehnaz Khan said she was Damlarkaya's former boss. She said he worked for her Sugar Land restaurant about a year ago. She was shocked to hear the news.
"I didn't have any problems with him. He was always a good kids so it's really hard to believe something like that," said Mehnaz Khan.
Neighbors said Damlarkaya's family kept to themselves and they were shocked to hear the news.
"Kind of surprised. They seemed like the clique, just peaceful neighbors," said Jonathan Scott, a neighbor.
They always do.