They really don’t need too much of a reason for murdering someone…
NJ teen murdered by ISIS sympathizer is another victim of the prison-to-terror pipeline
A story appearing today in LU’s Web Crawler hints at a growing problem in the nation that is receiving little attention from lawmakers or journalists. The story focuses on one Ali Muhammad Brown who will be sentenced today for the murder in 2014 of a teenager from West Orange, N.J.
According to prosecutors at Brown’s trial, 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin was driving through West Orange on his way to his family’s home in nearby Livingston when Brown and two other men jumped from the car in which they had been tailing Tevlin, surrounded him, and opened fire.
Brown shot through the passenger-side window, hitting the driver ten times. The men then drove Tevlin’s car to an apartment complex in West Orange with the teen in the truck and stole some of his belongings.
As unspeakable as his crimes are, the motive behind them is even more grotesque. Brown, a Muslim, told police upon his capture in 2014:
My mission is vengeance. For the lives, millions of lives are lost every day … [in] Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, all these places where innocent lives are being taken every single day. … So, a life for a life.