Anti-American

Nicholas Teausant, Instagram post, August 5, 2013

“[Anyone know where I can get the] ‘lone Mujahid pocket pook’ #alqaeda #jihadist #jihad #islamicpride #muslim #mashallah #islam #allah #AllahuAkbar #thelonemujahid.”(Instagram post)“United States of America v. Nicholas Michael Teausant,” U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, March 17, 2014, http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-edca/legacy/2014/03/17/Teausant%20Complaint%20.pdf.

Nicholas Teausant, Ask.fm post, Late July 2013

In response to the Ask.fm question, “are you a terrorist??”:

“Lol as if I would tell the truth about Thathaha wow and no I’m not.”“United States of America v. Nicholas Michael Teausant,” U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, March 17, 2014, http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-edca/legacy/2014/03/17/Teausant%20Complaint%20.pdf.

Nicholas Teausant, Instagram post, May 31, 2013

“[D]on’t get me wrong I despise America and want its down fall but yeah haha. Lol I been part of the army for two years now and I would love to join Allah’s army but I don’t even know how to start.” (Instagram post)“United States of America v. Nicholas Michael Teausant,” U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, March 17, 2014, http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-edca/legacy/2014/03/17/Teausant%20Complaint%20.pdf.

Nicholas Teausant, Facebook post, Date Unknown

“The people you call terrorist aren’t really terrorist they are just doing what your afraid to do, the government fears these people and that’s why they are called terrorist..” (Facebook post)Adam Serwer, “Accused student terrorist was a social media oversharer,” MSNBC, March 25, 2014, http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/instagram-social-media-terrorism-teausant.

Nicholas Teausant, Facebook post, Date Unknown

“Hey kaffir…lets make some art. Lol #jews” (Facebook post)Adam Serwer, “Accused student terrorist was a social media oversharer,” MSNBC, March 25, 2014, http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/instagram-social-media-terrorism-teausant.
(Post accompanied by violent image)

Asher Abid Khan, Message to the unnamed co-conspirator, Circa February 24, 2014

“Came all the way to Istanbul and my family deceived me by saying my mom was in the ICU so I rushed back. My friend however is decided to carry on without me and is now in Antakya…”“Criminal Complaint,” United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, May 25, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/file/441346/download.

Asher Abid Khan, Facebook message to female acquaintance, January 24, 2014

“I wanna die as a Shaheed [martyr].”“Criminal Complaint,” United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, May 25, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/file/441346/download.

Asher Abid Khan, Messages with unidentified individual, January 19, 2014

“I saw the picture of sharia court established in Falluja. So if I went to Baghdad and went to Falluja from there, could I meet up with ISIS?”“Criminal Complaint,” United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, May 25, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/file/441346/download.

“All I know is that I want to fight fisabillah [jihad].. Who knows how long this fitna [struggle] will last? What if I miss my chance? I don’t want to fight for war booty or for nationalism. I want to just rise the laws of Allah and be a shaheed [individual who dies for Allah] in his cause. I don’t want to be fighting with the wrong group, and so far all I see is ISIS fighting for Khilafah [an Islamic state].”“Criminal Complaint,” United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, May 25, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/file/441346/download.

Asher Abid Khan, January 11, 2014 - January 13, 2014

“…And then after taking training with them we can go on the front lines in Damascus.”“Criminal Complaint,” United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, May 25, 2015, http://www.justice.gov/file/441346/download.

Asher Abid Khan, Facebook message to the unnamed co-conspirator, January 11, 2014

“I wanna join ISIS, can you help?”Lindsay Dunsmuir, “U.S. man charged with conspiracy to provide support to Islamic State,” Reuters, May 26, 2015, http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/26/us-usa-security-islamicstate-idUSKBN0OB20220150526.