The American-born ISIS member recently captured by a Kurdish militia has bizarrely claimed that the brutal executions carried out by the terrorist group were basically the same thing as what they do back in his home state of Texas.
"I think, with the beheadings, okay that's execution," Warren Christopher Clark told NBC News' Richard Engel during a recent interview in Syria. "I'm from the United States, from Texas. They like to execute people too. So I really don't see any different. Maybe they might do it off camera, but it's the same."
Of course! A convicted criminal being injected with chemicals that slowly paralyze them until death is exactly the same as some masked dickhead sawing off the head of innocent journalists, aid workers, and random civilians.
Apparently, there's a whole lot more idiocy likely to come out of the 34-year-old's mouth, since NBC is promoting the full exclusive interview ahead of its Nightly News broadcast on Tuesday evening.
Clark, aka Abu Mohammad al-Ameriki, was among five foreigners the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said it had nabbed as they were "trying to get out of the war zone" on Jan. 6. A document found in a house in Mosul, Iraq showed that Clark had sent a resume and cover letter to ISIS asking for a position "teaching English to students in the Islamic State," according to report from the Program on Extremism at George Washington University published in Feb. 2018.
In his interview with Engel, Clark said he witnessed executions and crucifixions during the three years he was with ISIS, but was never a fighter — which seems what just about anyone potentially facing federal terrorism charges and lengthy prison time back in the United States would likely say.
Calling aviation geeks in New York City: The British are coming.
In their first visit to the United States since 2008, the Royal Air Force "Red Arrows" will perform an aerial demonstration next week over the Hudson River, according to an Air Force news release. F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams will also be part of the show.
QUETTA, Pakistan/KABUL (Reuters) - The brother of the leader of the Afghan Taliban was among at least four people killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Pakistan on Friday, two Taliban sources told Reuters, an attack that could affect efforts to end the Afghan war.