August 26, 2014 6:12 pm -

His name: Douglas McArthur McCain.


McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain’s passport and of his body — which feature a distinctive neck tattoo — have been seen by NBC News. According to an activist linked to the Free Syrian Army who also saw the body and travel document, McCain was among three foreign jihadis fighting with ISIS who died during the battle…

U.S. officials have said “a small handful” of Americans are believed to be fighting with ISIS. Earlier this month, a new ISIS propaganda video claimed to feature an American citizen. And in July, chilling video emerged purporting to show the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria burning his U.S. passport and issuing threats against the West. The video of Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who grew up in Florida, underscored concerns about the flow of foreign fighters to Syria.[su_sky_ad]

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32 responses to American Dies Fighting For ISIS

  1. Anomaly 100 August 26th, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Maybe he just needed a hug.

    • trees August 26th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      Maybe he hated his country, maybe he was influenced by people who convinced him that America was not only unexceptional, but racist and hateful.

      • M D Reese August 26th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

        Oh? Check out the people that ISIS hates.

      • OldLefty August 26th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

        What does fighting in Syria have to do with America?

        • granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

          another invasion of a sovereign NOT WHITE nation so the white racist armed terrorist in America can roam freely about locked and loaded with more missing US Military armaments.

        • greenfloyd August 27th, 2014 at 4:22 am

          Probably not that much. However there is a rather distrubing trend of Americans and Europeans going there to join terrorists groups and perhaps return with evil intentions.

      • Anomaly 100 August 26th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

        Or maybe he’s just a fundamentalist. Could be as simple as ‘My God is better than your God.’

      • OldLefty August 26th, 2014 at 7:23 pm

        convinced him that America was not only unexceptional, but racist and hateful.


        Isn’t that what the right says all the time??

        That America is broke, that her people are moochers and takers, that we can’t repair our bridges or educate our kids, that our culture sucks, (unless it sells ad time) and immoral??

        The difference then and now??

        JFK, in 1960:

        “I didn’t vote for him, but he’s my president and I hope he does a good job.”

        Rush Limbaugh, on the inauguration
        of Barack Obama in 2009 ;

        “I hope he fails”.

        • edmeyer_able August 26th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

          And republicans have done everything they can think of to subvert his ideas.

          • granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

            up to and including ARMED REBELLION of which 0, zero, ZERO armed terrorist received even a written citation!

        • granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

          well, they were certainly singing a different tune in Nevada. Hell, to trees side, the USA don’t exist -and they stuck a gun to the head of the American People in Nevada to prove it!

      • Um Cara August 26th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        Haven’t you been paying attention, Trees. It isn’t we libs who hate America, it’s the kooky kons. It’s folks like Palin’s hubby who want to secede. It’s republican govenors like Perry who talk about secession from these United States as a possiblity.

        We libs love America so much we want her to live up to her full potential, it’s a significant percentage of kons who want to abandon her.

      • granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 8:57 pm

        that happens when you grow up NOT WHITE in America.

      • Bunya August 27th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

        Then grab yer killin’ device, go to Syria and slaughter all them godless heathens over there – in Jesus’ name, of course.

  2. M D Reese August 26th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Ordinarily I don’t cheer when someone is killed. The ISIS group has me making an exception. I really don’t know what else you can do about people who–if alive–will kill just about every other person on the planet.

    • granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      why not do like we did in Nevada and just let them walk away?

      • M D Reese August 26th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        Huh?…One thing is not just like the other.

    • fahvel August 27th, 2014 at 3:48 am

      do you even have a vague idea what isis wants and why it has arisen?

      • M D Reese August 28th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

        Yes, I do. Do you?

  3. Ol Blue August 26th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Great name, except for that last part. Maybe that’s why he went off.

  4. granpa.usthai August 26th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    growing up NOT WHITE in Florida says a lot for why someone would want to drive a truck load of fuel into a building. Hope they get a decent burial in the land of Allah. Zeus knows, if these filthy stinking white racist terrorist from Nevada protected by the US Government got a hold of them, they’d rip them to pieces, just like a pack of wild ravenous rabid animals.

  5. Always Right August 26th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Our own laws will be used again us in creating Islamic Jihadist on American soil.

    • edmeyer_able August 26th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      What does that even mean?

      • William August 26th, 2014 at 10:26 pm

        Dunno, you’ll have to get the Limbaugh podcast to find out I suppose.

    • greenfloyd August 27th, 2014 at 12:41 am

      Yes! As a reaction to this New Jim Crow, institutional racism, mass incarceration, life-long mark as a felon for even minor crimes, etc. falling the hardest on young black men and their communities. Simply put I think what you are getting at is injustice breads extremism.

      Allah keeps me going day and night. Without Allah, I am no one,” read one photo post. Others took a darker turn – posts featured the black flag of ISIS and other militant propaganda photos. In September 2010, he posted an ominous image: “They are coming back soldiers of Allah.

    • fahvel August 27th, 2014 at 3:46 am

      what does that mean?

  6. RK Johnston August 26th, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    I wonder if he really knew what he signed up for when he became a member of ISIS?

  7. fancypants August 26th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    Treason often has its consequences

    • fahvel August 27th, 2014 at 3:46 am

      treason against what?

      • fancypants August 27th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

        no reply is needed if you have to ask

  8. fahvel August 27th, 2014 at 3:46 am

    same kind of americans who went to fight in Spain some decades ago. Remember the evil traitorous Hemingway and friends?

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