US Army Deserter Converts to Islam, Wants to Kill For ISIS
The quote, "Some people just want to watch the world burn," seems to be truer today than ever. With ISIS's bloody conquest in the Middle East and lone wolf terrorism spreading throughout the rest of the world, it's clear that there are many out there who simply want to wreak havoc on society.
Count among those Daniel Seth Franey, a 33-year-old Washington native who was recently arrested by the FBI for five counts of illegal possession of a firearm. That simple charge, however, ignores the underlying story behind Franey's actions.
Franey served in the U.S. Army for about six years, ending in 2008. But he wasn't discharged or released, he deserted.
But he didn't forget the weapons skills he gained while in the Army and that's where things get sticky and scary.
Franey was approached by an undercover FBI agent to participate in illegal gun running. He worked with machine guns, AK-47s, and other weaponry and those are the counts that are going to send him to prison. But that's not the only worrisome thing about Franey.
Franey scoped out a nearby nuclear power plant and visited the home of a neighbor where he insisted that neighbor should fly the ISIS flag. Additionally, Franey told FBI agents that he wanted to "kill agents" and that he would attack any law enforcement who came into his home.
Those are all bizarre occurrences, but Franey has also aligned himself with ISIS, calling the terrorist fighters "the best people on earth."
Who knows what is really going on inside this guy's head, but the FBI is absolutely right to take him into custody and put him away. How can anyone in their right mind look at the atrocities committed by ISIS and say that they are good people?
This is simply the next chapter in the ongoing saga of Americans who are being twisted and manipulated by the PR machine of ISIS. We need to stop those terrorists from influencing anyone else.
h/t: Jihad Watch