March 21, 2014
FBI Arrests 2 in North Carolina Trying to go to Syria for Jihad
Their names are Akbar Jihad Jordan and Avin Marsalis Brown and they were arrested just as one of them was about to head to Syria. You know, we could have saved the taxpayers tons of money had we just let them go to Syria where they probably would have died anyway. They die and get their virgins, maybe kill a Hezbollah goon or two, we don't have to pay to incarcerate them, everybody's happy. It's win-win-win.
Interestingly enough, I did a Google News search of these guys and only WRAL has anything to say about them at all. No national news outlet is covering this (that I could find).
At what point did a couple of Americans wanting to go join al Qaeda become so common and mundane that it doesn't even merit a back page story at the Times or the WaPo?