It's hard for many Americans to understand how someone living in the US can travel to Africa for jihad. The ideology of Islam is such that many are willing to fight and die for Islam. If you are Muslim and understand Islam (many Muslims don't really know much about Koranic teaching) Sharia (Islamic) law is the end game.
Take this person who was living in Texas, with many freedoms, yet he went to fight for an Islamic militia trying to instal sharia in Somalia. Why? Because to die in jihad against the infidel guarantees you a place in paradise (heaven). For a works based religion this is as good as it gets.
A good Muslim will never be satisfied until Islam is the majority religion. Whether this happens peacefully, or by the sword, is of little consequence.
A former Houston man arrested in Kenya last month has been charged in Texas with teaming with al-Qaida to overthrow the Somali government and form an Islamic state there.
Daniel Joseph Maldonado, 28, also known as Daniel Aljughaifi, was ordered held without bail Tuesday on federal charges of undergoing military training with a terrorist organization and conspiring to use a destructive device.
Maldonado was returned to the United States on Monday night and appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Calvin Botley, the U.S. attorney’s office in Houston said. A detention hearing is set for next week. Read More.