'Devout Muslim' accused of murder spree avenging US military action in Middle East

Ali Muhammad Brown, described as a “devout Muslim” as well as a registered sex offender, has told investigators that the gunning down of 19 year old Brendan Tevlin as he sat in his car in Livingston, NJ was “an act of retribution for U.S. military action against Muslims in the Middle East,” according to an article by Dan Ivers of NJ.com:

According to court documents filed Wednesday in Washington state, where he is accused of killing three other men, Ali Muhammad Brown said he considered it his mission to murder 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin as an act of “vengeance” for innocent lives lost in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Iran.

“All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life,” he told detectives, according to the documents.

Brown, 29, also confessed to killing the other men, all of whom, like Tevlin, were shot multiple times in isolated areas late at night. He described the murder as a “just kill” – carried out against an adult male who was not in the company of any women, children or elderly persons, court papers said.

Prosecutors say Brown is a devout Muslim who had become angered by U.S. military intervention in the Islamic world, which he referred to as “evil.” He also referred to drug use as inherently evil.

Apparently, Brown disagrees with President Obama’s interpretation of Muslim theology.

So far as I know, CAIR has not weighed in.

Ali Muhammad Brown, described as a “devout Muslim” as well as a registered sex offender, has told investigators that the gunning down of 19 year old Brendan Tevlin as he sat in his car in Livingston, NJ was “an act of retribution for U.S. military action against Muslims in the Middle East,” according to an article by Dan Ivers of NJ.com:

According to court documents filed Wednesday in Washington state, where he is accused of killing three other men, Ali Muhammad Brown said he considered it his mission to murder 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin as an act of “vengeance” for innocent lives lost in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Iran.

“All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life,” he told detectives, according to the documents.

Brown, 29, also confessed to killing the other men, all of whom, like Tevlin, were shot multiple times in isolated areas late at night. He described the murder as a “just kill” – carried out against an adult male who was not in the company of any women, children or elderly persons, court papers said.

Prosecutors say Brown is a devout Muslim who had become angered by U.S. military intervention in the Islamic world, which he referred to as “evil.” He also referred to drug use as inherently evil.

Apparently, Brown disagrees with President Obama’s interpretation of Muslim theology.

So far as I know, CAIR has not weighed in.