H/T Taffy in Canada
By Greg Tepper and Ilan Ben Zion
Published March 11, 2013
An American who has gone by the name Eric Harroun has taken up arms with Islamists, most recently in Syria.
A frequent poster on message boards favored by Islamic radicals, “The American” predicted the uprising he would later join.
He’s a U.S.-trained soldier turned Muslim warrior who moves between America and countries where the winds of the Arab spring blow, fighting alongside jihadists and America-hating terrorists while celebrating his bloody exploits on YouTube videos.
Eric Harroun, 30, grew up in Phoenix before joining the U.S. Army in 2000. Although Harroun was never deployed during his three-year hitch, he has seen plenty of combat fighting with Syrian rebels and, more recently, Jabhat al-Nusra, a group the U.S. State Department classifies as an alias for Al Qaeda in Iraq.
On Feb 12th we posted a video with a jihadi that looks a lot like that fellow and expressed a concern that he may be an American fighting with Ak Queda