An ISIS member from Texas said he was part of the terrorist group simply out of curiosity – and was not reprimanded by their brutality because he, in his homeland, "will also exercise people."
"I wanted to see exactly what the group was about and what they did," Warren Christopher Clark, 34, who spent more than three years learning English for the terrorist group, told NBC News.
"Of course I saw the videos. I believe with the beheaders, it's execution. I'm from the United States, from Texas. They like to exercise people too," said the Muslim conversion. "So I really see no difference. They can do that from the camera, but that's the same."
Former Deputy Landlord teacher from Sugar Land, Texas, was captured by US-backed Kurdish forces during the campaign to free the last pockets. occupied by ISIS in Syria. [1
Clark's resumption was found in a house in Iraq and was later obtained by the program of extremism at George Washington University, NBC News reported last year.
He wrote in a letter hoping to land a job teaching English to students in the territory seized by ISIS.
"I was born and raised in the United States and have always loved to teach others and learn from others," he wrote using alias Abu Muhammad al-Ameriki.
"My work from behind is basically in English, and I am considering working at the University of Mosul to be a good way to continue my career," the easiest
. Scientists were able to establish that Abu Muhammad al-Ameriki was Clark, a graduate of the University of Houston.
"I lived in Mosul at that time and I needed a way to support myself," Clark told NBC, adding that he was drawn to ISIS out of curiosity.
"I wanted to learn more about the ideology. I am a politically scientific, global business minor. I like politics. I like traveling, world events. That's what I wanted to do," he said.
Clark said he spent most of his time in Syria living in a mosque while fighting raged around him.
"It was a place that was constantly bombed," he said. "You were always on the edge. Day and night, just bombs and airstrikes. You sleep in the middle of the day. I spent most of my time in a mosque. I just remember every day and hope not to be bombed."