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American Defector Says Joining ISIS was a “Bad Decision”… Understatement of the Century?

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This American man defected from the U.S., joined an ISIS training camp, and then essentially quit ISIS over smoking.

He doesn’t seem to be a devout Muslim, nor does he seem to be particularly angry at Western culture. In fact, he seems to prefer it.

So why exactly did he join?

According to Voice of America:

“I made a bad decision to go with [a] girl and go to Mosul. … I wasn’t thinking straight,” Mohamad Jamal Khweis told an interviewer in Iraqi Kurdistan. The 26-year-old surrendered to Kurdish peshmerga fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Sinjar and has been held by them since Monday. Khweis, who was born in the United States and grew up in a Virginia suburb of Washington, was interviewed by Kurdistan24 television station in Irbil, a Kurdish city in northern Iraq.

… “It was pretty hard to live in Mosul. It’s not like Western countries. It’s very strict. There’s no smoking,” Khweis said during the interview, which also showed him puffing on a cigarette. “The lifestyle in Mosul was very difficult – not just for me, for everybody there. … I stayed there for about a month.”

“After things didn’t work out,” the young man said, “I didn’t see myself living in that environment. I wanted to go back to America.”

… “My message to the American people is the life in Mosul – it’s really bad. The people [who] were controlling Mosul don’t represent the religion. … I don’t see them as good Muslims.”

Um…. ya THINK?

“I made a bad decision [to join ISIS]….”

This might just be the understatement of the century.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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