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Terry Lee Loewen,
the Mellow Kansas Man
Who Dreamed of Jihad

Daily Beast, by Michael Daly

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 12/16/2013 3:14:26 PM

Terry Lee Loewen was just a laid-back, warmhearted avionics technician—or so his family thought. But in a farewell letter, he said he wanted to inflict ‘maximum carnage’ in Wichita. The supposed truck bomb contained no explosives, but the 58-year-old Kansas man arrested in an FBI sting at the Wichita airport on Friday was potentially the most dangerous kind of homegrown terrorist. Others such as the alleged Boston Marathon bombers and the would-be Times Square bomber tailored their attacks to allow them to avoid capture. The Kansas man, Terry Lee Loewen, allegedly was not simply willing but anxious to take his own life in

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This is a pretty riveting story, but it brings me no closer to understanding why the guy did it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 12/16/2013 3:27:28 PM     (No. 9656348)

Article states, "His family knew he had recently become a Muslim, but otherwise he seemed...." One would think this would have raised SOME sort of red flag; how many older white guys in Kansas are converting to Islam?!?
Anyway, I´d sure love to know what happens inside the brain of someone like this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tip35c, 12/16/2013 4:06:38 PM     (No. 9656397)

Because "mellow" is the term for an airport-bombing mass murderer wanna-be.

Is there a headline writer strike in effect?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 12/16/2013 4:57:52 PM     (No. 9656467)

Turns out that Timothy McVeigh isn´t the lowest form of American humanity - he simply hated his country and did something about it. This psychopath hates his country but then gets all wierded out on islam and feels as though he has to do something evil in the name of allah:

"I want nothing from this life but to please Allah, and without engaging in jihad for His sake, I can’t say that I did anything to please him.“

Enjoy prison, pal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 12/16/2013 10:08:14 PM     (No. 9656700)

A life in aviation, or prison? Hmmm, a life in aviation, or prison? Lemme see, prison gives you 3 hots and a cot, round the clock security, gym membership, and no more drug tests! Prison it is!!
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