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Tennessee: Man converts to Islam, spreads English-language jihad propaganda for the Islamic State

Where did Benjamin Alan Carpenter/Abu Hamza learn about Islam? Who taught him? What is taught at his mosque? Are the feds investigating that mosque, and Carpenter’s associates, to see if he was part of a larger jihad cell? Why not? Too busy hunting for “right-wing extremists”?

“Tennessee man accused of helping Islamic State group,” Associated Press, April 6, 2021 (thanks to Ken):

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee man held a key role in spreading English-language propaganda for the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors announced Monday.

Benjamin Alan Carpenter, 31, of Knoxville, has been in custody since his March 24 arrest, according to a news release from acting U.S. Attorney Francis M. Hamilton III’s office. A detention hearing was held Monday, but a judge did not immediately decide whether he should be free pending trial.

Carpenter was charged in a federal indictment with attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS.

Carpenter, also known as Abu Hamza, provided English translations of ISIS media content to a person he believed to be associated with ISIS, prosecutors said. The person was actually a covert FBI employee, officials said[.]

Authorities said Carpenter was the leader of Ahlut-Tawhid Publications, an international organization that disseminates pro-ISIS material in English….

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