September 3, 2014, - 10:50 am
Steven Sotloff, ISIS’ latest beheadee, converted to Islam years ago.
Yesterday, I told you all the inside scoop on ISIS’ latest beheadee Steven Sotloff: how he was extremely pro-HAMAS and anti-Israel all through his four years of studying and living in Israel; how he “deeply loved Islam” and “Islamic culture” and lived in Yemen for years; how he was an apologist for jihadists of every stripe, including ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood, in addition to HAMAS.
In my piece, I said I wouldn’t be surprised if Sotloff had voluntarily converted to Islam, long before his captivity with ISIS.
All of this makes you wonder, did Steven Sotloff convert to Islam? Don’t bet against it. Like I said, he lost his head before ISIS took it from him.
And my instincts were correct. He converted to Islam several years ago in Egypt while “covering” a/k/a cheering on the Muslim Brotherhood revolutionaries in Tahrir Square. It’s like a Jew taking the SS oath and joining the Gestapo while pretending to be an objective journalist covering the Holocaust and World War II. His friend, Oren Kessler, an Israeli-American journalist, formerly of the Jerusalem Post, confirms it:
In Egypt, Kessler said, Sotloff once allowed locals to give him a “quickie conversion,” a 10-minute ceremony meant to return him to his purported Islamic roots.
Yup, his “reversion” to Islam didn’t save him. And it’s interesting that he kept it a secret while doing years of “objective reporting,” er . . . cheerleading for the various Islamic terrorist rebels, most of whom are now ISIS.
By the way, now that he’s literally lost his head after figuratively doing so years ago, his conversion to Islam begs the question:
Is he now with the 72 Helen Thomases?
Oh, and here’s more from the story–more confirmation of what I told you yesterday, that he was extremely anti-Israel while in Israel and after. Much is being made of claims that he was a “citizen of Israel,” but that’s irrelevant, especially when you consider that he supported HAMAS, lived in Yemen for years, and he “hated Israel,” but “not enough to not come visit” for a friend’s wedding. Well, thank Heavens for small favors:
“He became very critical of the [Israeli] government,” said Hillary Lynne Glaser, who studied conflict resolution, international relations and counter-terrorism alongside Sotloff. “I’m not so sure it was about the Israeli-Arab conflict, I think it was more how they treat their own people. But he still came back to visit,” she said, noting that Sotloff was in Israel as recently as last year to celebrate the wedding of a former IDC roommate.
“He didn’t hate it enough to not come visit,” she said.
Wow, lucky Israel. Not.
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