Texas: Teen converts to Islam, says he hates America and “it was Allah’s will to turn him into a killing machine”

Still another example of a convert to Islam getting the crazy idea that his new religion required him to commit treason and mass murder. If Michael Kyle Sewell were a convert to Christianity who was caught trying to join a Christian terror group, his story would be all over the New York Times and CNN, but of course that would never happen anyway, as there are no Christian terror groups.

“Texas teen gets 20 years in prison for terror-recruiting plot,” by Adam Schrader, New York Post, September 17, 2019 (thanks to Henry):

A Texas teen was sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison on Monday for recruiting a fellow American to join a blood-thirsty Pakistani terror group.

Michael Kyle Sewell, 18, of Arlington, was busted in February following an FBI investigation in which he exchanged a series of online messages with two undercover operatives who were posing as radical Islamic extremists associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba.

The group, also known as LeT, is based in Pakistan and has been accused of training the terrorists who killed nearly 170 people in Mumbai, India, over four days in November 2008.

In one conversation, Sewell said he wanted to join LeT, but needed several years to get in shape, have Lasik surgery to improve his vision and save money for airfare to Pakistan, court papers say.

Around the same time, Sewell also contacted an unidentified US citizen whose social-media account featured an ISIS flag, court papers say.

During online conversations between Nov. 3 and Nov. 8, 2018, the man “told Sewell that he wanted to go to paradise and be a soldier of God,” court papers say.

When the man said he wanted to join ISIS, Sewell argued against it, saying ISIS “had no territory” and suggesting he join LeT or the Taliban instead, court papers say.

Sewell also gave the man contact information for one of the undercover FBI operatives, who he said “was in Pakistan and could help [him] get to LeT,” court papers say.

During a Nov. 9 online discussion with that operative, Sewell vouched for the recruit, saying his “intentions were pure,” court papers say.

After the operative thanked him, Sewell also agreed to help when the operative said LeT needed “many lions,” court papers say.

On Dec. 19, the man who Sewell recruited told the operative that he’d purchased a ticket to fly from JFK Airport to London on Feb. 7.

Court papers don’t say what happened to the recruit and a spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas didn’t immediately return an inquiry from The Post.

In addition to Sewell’s recruiting efforts, court papers detail outrageous statements he made on social media in support of Islamic extremism, including saying that he hated American [sic] and that “it was Allah’s will to turn him into a killing machine.”…

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