These Islamic jihadi big mouths are really something else. They think they are above the law and the non-Muslims should bow their knees to them, but a district judge in Ohio simply laid a very simple and succinct smackdown on one of these guys as he delivered his sentence.
US-born Islamic terrorist Terrence McNeil, 24, was convicted of ten terrorism-related charges.
During the sentencing phase, McNeil decided to get on his soap box and preach his Islamic supremacism to the court.
McNeil told Judge Dan Polster, “nothing you did today even matters. Jihad will continue until the day of judgment.”
“And that’s a promise from Allah,” he continued. “It’s not going to change. It’s not going to stop. Neither of them are.”
“My commission of Allah is not going to stop,” he added. “So this is meaningless. I’ll be rewarded for what I do. You’ll be punished for what you do. I’m fine with that. You’re fine with that. So we’ll wait for the punishment of Allah to afflict you, either by himself or through the hands of the Muslims, and then we’ll see. Inshallah.”
After listening to McNeil’s blather, Judge Polster simply responded:
“All right. Mr. McNeil, while I respect your opinion, I think you have confirmed the wisdom of my 20-year sentence.”
According to Cleveland.com:
The FBI arrested McNeil in November 2015 after he used social-media websites to profess his support for ISIS, prosecutors said. A file he posted Sept. 24, 2015 on his Tumblr page had the header “Islamic State Hacking Division,” followed by “Target: United States Military” and “Leak: Addresses of 100 U.S. Military Personnel.”
The file, first posted by someone else in March 2015, is a .gif, which allows multiple images to be looped. The text of the first file encouraged people who saw it to kill the military members “in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking that they are safe…”, prosecutors said.
He also made similar postings on Twitter and Tumblr at least two other times.
McNeil, who has been in federal custody since his arrest, pleaded guilty in April to 10 terrorism-related charges. While facing a life sentence if he was convicted at trial, McNeil agreed to serve between 15 and 20 years in federal prison.
“With this sentence, McNeil is being held accountable for disseminating ISIS’s violent rhetoric, circulating U.S. military personnel information and explicitly calling for the killing of American service members in their homes and communities,” Assistant Attorney General Boente said following McNeil’s sentence.
“This threat will be there forever,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Christos Georgalis, who pushed for the 20 years.
Some of McNeil’s posts included, “I can’t wait for another 9/11, Boston bombing, or Sandy Hook!!!”, according to the government’s sentencing memo.
He also posted videos of Islamic State jihadis killing people by drowning them in a cage or blowing them up in a car.
While reports indicate the McNeil is supposed to pay restitution to military members who took precautions by purchasing guns, moving or installing security systems, one has to question how he is to do that in prison.
No, this man is not getting justice, and neither are those he threatened.
This man is being given an environment of people who are just like him in that they have broken the law and now he will have an audience of prospective converts for the next 20 years.
While I understand the judge’s statement as a smackdown to McNeil, the reality is that McNeil will no doubt be just like Michael Adebolajo, the devout Muslim who was just following the teachings of the Koran when he murdered Lee Rigby in broad daylight in London, but is now recruiting more jihadis while in prison.