March 18, 2016

DERISION IS OUR BEST WEAPON:

American Defector Says Living With ISIS Is Kinda Lame (Samuel Lieberman, 3/18/16, NY Mag)

Mohamad Jamal Khweis -- the 26-year-old American who had been serving with ISIS until earlier this week, when he was detained while trying to quit -- explained on Kurdish TV today that living with the architects of the caliphate was no fun at all. "Our daily life was prayer, eating, and learning about the religion for eight hours," he said. ""It was pretty hard to live in Mosul. It's not like the Western countries ... There's no smoking."

Khweis said that he didn't take to his sharia studies, didn't like his imam, and eventually came to the same conclusion that most of the planet figured out a long time ago: ISIS does not represent Islam. "I don't see them as good Muslims," he said during the broadcast. But he really wanted to hammer home his crucial point: "My message to the American people is, the life in Mosul--it's really, really bad."

Posted by at March 18, 2016 10:30 PM

  

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