• Man Escapes ISIS, Says They Are Planning An Attack ‘More Brutal Than 9/11’

    Ahmad Rashidi is one of a few who have been captured by Islamic State militants and lived to tell the story.

    Rashidi was captured by ISIS fighters shortly after he snuck into Syria from London in an attempt to rescue two daughters of a family friend. The teenage girls had previously escaped to marry ISIS fighters.

    Rashidi managed to make contact with one of the girls, and had intended to talk the girl out of living a life among ISIS extremists. However, the girl’s husband caught Rashidi in the act, captured him, accused him of spying, and Rashidi was taken prisoner and tortured.

    Amazingly, Rashidi was able to win the ISlamic State’s favor by convincing his captures that he was a medical doctor. Rashidi is, merely, a first-year medical student.

    He says his month embedded with the Islamic State taught him a lot about the genocidal terrorist group. He says he gets the sense that ISIS is “happy” to be the target of the American military-led air strikes campaign because it validates their efforts in emerging as a global threat, putting them on the same level as al-Qaeda.

    Rashidi also told NBC that he managed to gain access to an Islamic State computer, which revealed several of their communications. He told NBC News’s Richard Engel (video above) that the group communicates with its contacts “every day.”

    “They want to be better than al-Qaeda,” Rashidi told Engel. “This is why they need to do something more brutal than the World Trade Center.”

    Rashidi said the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris did not surprise him. The world should expect more attacks that will be “very, very big,” he says.

    Rashidi is now wanted by ISIS, and is writing a book about his time embedded with the group.

    Last September, we reported on a similar story about 23-year old Ali Hussein Kadhim a former Iraqi solider who escaped an ISIS massacre.

    Despite months of American fighter jets and drones dropping bombs on several keys ISIS targets, and Obama proclaiming that ISIS is a “manageable problem,” the Islamic State is still advancing and capturing swaths of territory controlling nearly twice as much land as it did a year ago.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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