CULTURE WARRIOR FIGHT FOR THE NARRATIVE AFTER TERROR SUSPECT ALLEGEDLY TARGETS KANSAS CITY: ISIS FANBOY OR ARMY VETERAN???
Conservative and liberal pundits are battling to place blame after today's terrorist charge allegedly targeted Kansas City.
It's good fun considering nothing happened and the closest this dude got to ISIS was a falafel shop near the place where he was thankfully caught by the Feds.
The rhetorical struggle . . .
According to the affidavit, the investigation began when the FBI became aware (through multiple confidential sources) of the suspects social media posts, in which he expressed animus towards the United States and suggested an adherence to radical Islamic ideology and a propensity for violence. He used several online aliases, including “Mohammed Junaid Al Amreeki,” “Junaid Muhammad,” “Rabbani Junaid Muhammad,” “Rami Talib,” “Ali Talib Muhammad.”
However . . .
He is a U.S. citizen who was born in Missouri. He was enlisted in the U.S. Army for less than a year, receiving a general discharge from service in mid-2013.
And so . . .
The underlying argument here is simple but culture warriors are too lame to come out and say it for fear of being rightfully smacked down by more reasonable people . . . Some liberals might blame the military industrial complex for allowing yet another unstable dude to pass through its ranks whilst many reactionaries rage against billions of Muslims for the allegedly devious plans of solitary keyboard warrior.
Another Kansas City native Gavin "Cosmo" Long who was a former Marine but insisted that his deadly shooting targeting cops was not affiliated with any other group.
Still, we should all credit open comments and social media spying for allowing a platform for (alleged) nut-jobs to voice their crazy.
Here's even more info . . .
Columbia Tribune: Jefferson City man accused of aiding in fake terror plot
KFVS: Former Missouri soldier accused of plotting terror attack in Kansas City
IBTIMES: ISIS In America? Foiled Train, Bus Bomb Plot Was Planned For Islamic State, DOJ Charges
You decide . . .