So considering how to terrorist acts by white offenders are more often than not labelled as hate crimes and the offender described as a little boy lost, while Muslim ones are terrorism regardless of the circumstances,
I can't wait to see how people will behave and what will happen now that the original white boy lost is out and unrepentant about literally taking up arms against the US.
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/23/america ... years.html
A mate of mine (Robert Young Pelton) was the first Westerner to spot who this kid was, all those years ago. Back then it was a real novelty (to the regular world), that an American might go and join a group like this. (There had been others, like those who fought in Chechnya, but nothing that reached the mainstream attention).
He held this little shit in a fair bit of contempt back then, in contrast to much of the 'poor misguided child' type narrative that was spun about him. Lindh knew what he was doing, much more so than was portrayed, but he was the first posterchild of this sort of thing... people back home struggled to rationalize it all.
Since Lindh, we've now gotten more accustomed to idiots joining ISIS etc... and it's less of a novelty that needs to be comprehended from our perspective, so there's less rationalization going on.
Here's RYPs account of what went down:
https://www.kathryncramer.com/kathryn_c ... about.html
What's remarkable is that he's served his time, about to be freed, and the conflict in Afghanistan is still going on with Western forces still on the ground there... it's been that