I was looking for feel good stories for tomorrow morning and ran across this story from Morganton, North Carolina where this fellow, Justin Sullivan, a recent convert to Islam, killed a 74-year-old neighbor to steal money from him to buy a modern sporting rifle so that he could kill another 1000 or so folks to show his support for ISIS;
Sullivan, 19, was arrested last June after plotting to kill up to 1,000 people in support of ISIS, an Islamic terrorist organization. A newly unsealed federal indictment against the Morganton teen now links him directly to the previously unsolved 2014 murder of John Bailey Clark, 74, a neighbor of Sullivan and his parents on Rose Carswell Road.
Clark was found in a shallow grave near his home. The indictment says Sullivan stole a gun from his stepfather, broke into his elderly neighbor’s home and shot him three times in the head in December 2014.
“Justin Sullivan had elaborate plans to kill hundreds of innocent people to show his support for the terrorist organization, ISIL,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge John Strong. “During the course of our investigation evidence was uncovered linking Sullivan to John Bailey Clark’s murder six months earlier.”
Obviously, he missed the part about Islam being a peaceful religion when he converted.
Clark’s murder came after Sullivan had converted to Islam and began watching beheadings and other violent ISIS acts on the Internet, according to documents. Around that same time, ISIS sent out a worldwide call for attacks against citizens and soldiers of any country involved in the U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic group.
It looks like the FBI was “watching” him at the time of the murder, but not too closely, based on tips from his parents who were “afraid to leave the house” because of his behavior. There’s much more at the link, including a copy of the federal indictment.
Category: Terror War