“What I am saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do? That will strike fear in the hearts of the infidels.”
Now that’s diversity. And it comes straight from the Qur’an: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike fear in the hearts of the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows” (8:60).
Of course, no one would have dreamed of trying to screen Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev for jihadist sentiments. That would have been “Islamophobic.”
“Diversity Visa Lottery Winner Offered to Kill Obama for ISIS,” by Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News, January 17, 2018:
Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev was both lucky and evil.
His luck was demonstrated when he won admission to the United States through the diversity visa lottery; his evilness, by his stated willingness to assassinate the president of the United States or commit a terrorist attack in New York City — if he could not travel to Syria to join the Islamic State, and if that is what the Islamic State ordered him to do.
When Juraboev was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Oct. 27, 2017, New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill summarized his case in a statement released by the U.S. Justice Department.
“The defendant in this case lived in Brooklyn while making plans to travel to Syria to support a design(at)ed terrorist organization,” O’Neill said. “If that was not successful, the defendant schemed of bombing Coney Island or killing the president of the United States.”
This story starts in 2011.
“Juraboev, a national of Uzbekistan, was admitted to the United States as a diversity visa lottery recipient in 2011,” said a report issued jointly this week by the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security.
Three years later in 2014 — according to an Oct. 25, 2017 sentencing letter that then-Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Bridget Rohde sent to U.S. District Judge William Kuntz — Juraboev “first came to the attention of the government with his online postings on an Uzbek-language social media website.”
The website, according to the U.S. attorney, “propagated ISIS’s ideology and called for its Uzbek-speaking audience to join ISIS.”
On Aug. 8, 2014, Juraboev, then about 24 years old, went to this site and posted an alarming message.
“Greetings!” he wrote. “We too wanted to pledge our allegiance and commit ourselves while not present there. I am in USA now but we don’t have any arms. But is it possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs anyway while here?
“What I am saying is, to shoot Obama and then get shot ourselves, will it do?” Juraboev said.
“That will strike fear in the hearts of the infidels,” he said….
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch.