A Texas man who is believed to be alive somewhere in the former ISIS caliphate in Iraq and Syria sent his resume to the terror organization looking to work for them as an English teacher. The resume was found in a house in Iraq.
“I am looking to get a position teaching English to students in the Islamic State,” wrote Warren Clark, 33, a convert to Islam and a graduate of the University of Houston.
Clark, who goes by the name of Abu Muhammad al-Ameriki, is from a middle-class church-going family with ties to the military. He converted to Islam in 2004 and became radicalized.
In 2014, a post on a twitter account with the same name as the email used to send his resume stated, “ISIS are only fighting soldiers that have been oppressing Muslims for years. They are liberators.”
Clark taught English in Saudi Arabia for two years and then went to Turkey, from where he may have traveled to Islamic State-held territories.
A report by the Program on Extremism at George Washington University that exposed the resume, said that of the 64 Americans traveled to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State, 12 have returned to the United States. Nine of those were arrested.
Meanwhile, a former college student who was arrested in Minnesota for setting a series of fires at her alma mater was charged not only with arson but with terrorism for attempting to provide support to al-Qaeda through providing “personnel,” reported Fox News.
Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, a former English major, is also accused of lying about writing a letter to her roommates in March, asking them “to join the jihad in fights,” and to “[join] al-Qaeda, Taliban, or Al Shabaab.”
Hassan was arrested January 17, 2018 after she reportedly set eight fires in seven buildings on the St. Catherine University campus in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was captured after a two and a half hour arson spree.
At the time of her arrest, Hassan told police, “You guys are lucky that I don’t know how to build a bomb
because I would have done that.”
No one was hurt in the fires, however one of the fires was set in a building that housed a daycare center. Thirty-three children, eight adults and approximately 15 students were evacuated from that building.
Court documents at the time stated, “Hassan said she started the fires because she’s been reading about the U.S. military destroying schools in Iraq and Afghanistan and she felt that she should do exactly the same thing.
“She said that her fire-starting was not as successful as she had wanted. She said the most successful fire she set was at Saint Mary’s [residence hall] where she set a couch on fire.”
While attending the college, Hassan reportedly wrote a letter to her roommates espousing “radical ideas about supporting Muslims and bringing back the caliphate.” Frightened by the letter, her roommates turned it over to campus security.
Hassan appeared at her bail hearing wearing an improvised burqa consisting of a black covering over her face, exposing only her eyes, and a large white sheet draped over her head. Underneath was the orange jail jumpsuit she was required to wear.