A twitter account belonging to an apparent member of ISIS in Houston who goes by the name of Abdul-Rahman Baghdadi is rife with photos and videos of ISIS propaganda, as Clarion Project reports. One video shows Baghdadi pledging allegiance to ISIS in front of a police officer who actually engages in dialogue with Baghdadi while expressing ignorance about much of what Baghdadi is heard saying on the video:
A shocking video has been posted online showing a Muslim-American in the Houston area pledging allegiance to the Islamic State terrorist group in front of a police officer while being escorted away from a mosque.
The video was uploaded September 21 by a man who goes by the names of Abdul-Rahman Baghdadi or Houston Baghdadi.
Baghdadi describes himself as an “Islamic Chaliphate [sic] State Fact Reporter” and identifies his locations as Houston, Las Vegas and Chicago on Twitter. He sent out a tweet describing himself as an “early student,” indicating that he may be a recent convert to Islam.
The video shows Baghdadi wearing pro-Islamic State attire at a mosque with a friend. The mosque is not specifically identified but is referred to by the acronym of “ISGH,” presumably the Islamic Society of Greater Houston.
The footage shows a police officer arriving at the mosque and a Muslim man complaining about Baghdadi. As he is escorted away, Baghdadi turns to his partner and requests, “In front of the police officers, will you please record this?”
He then raises his hand and pledges allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist group (more commonly known by the acronyms of ISIS or ISIL). The officer responds, “I don’t know what that means.”
“He’s the caliph of the Islamic State,” Baghdadi explains as the police officer walks away.
Here is a video of Baghdadi being asked to leave the mosque:
There are two very basic problems here. First, if Mr. Baghdadi was doing this stuff in Switzerland, he’d be arrested and face three years in jail, as Shoebat.com reported. Second, the ignorance of the cop can be attributed to the stealth political jihad waged in the U.S. for years now that involves purging training materials that would equip law enforcement with the truth about what they’re dealing with.
Then again, there’s it’s somewhat gratifying to watch a mosque freak out in response to a guy wearing ISIS attire while inside the mosque.