A US Air Force vet tried to join ISIS in Syria, but only made it as far As Turkey before he was sent back, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, 47, flew to Egypt in January and tried to enter Turkey, who didn’t let him in. Egypy then deported him back to the US, where he was then arrested.


Pugh has been on the radar for a decade, the WSJ reports, after converting to Islam and telling a co-worker, in 2001, that he sympathised with Osama bin Laden.

Pugh was an Air Force mechanic from 1986-1990.

The WSJ reports that in the past 18 months, dozens of Americans have had criminal charges filed against them in connection to ISIS.



  1. Oh, let them all go to their Muslim Paradise. Then blow them all up there. Now we arrest them, and give them a few years in prison, where they can find like-minded associates and new converts; then when they get out, they will kill at home. What sort of policy or long-term solution is that? It is the blind leading the blind.

    Better to have them all in one place, and on the radar, and as live targets, than to keep them here against their will, and wait for them to do something back home.

    Identify; target; terminate. It is the only way to end it.

    And letting them come back? They are all potential sleeper cells. They made their choice; revoke their citizenship and their passports, and let them die in the sands of the desert which they have chosen.

    These are all Canaanites of old, in attitude. What more do you need to know? Cut them all off.

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