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American Who Died Fighting For ISIS Showed Hate For White People And Gays

Douglas McAuthur McCain (right), from Twitter Douglas McAuthur McCain (right), from Twitter  

The Twitter account of Douglas McAuthur McCain, the American who was killed last week in Syria while fighting for the terrorist group ISIS, provides a glimpse of the hatred which likely motivated the 33-year-old to join forces with the terrorist organization.

McCain’s posts to the social media site, which began in late 2012 and ended this month, show a man with very little going for him besides hate and Islam.

After watching the 2011 movie “The Help,” which followed a group of black maids working in the South in the 1960s, McCain, who was black, decided that he disliked white people.

McCain, a high school dropout who had had run-ins with the law, was also intolerant of gays.

McCain’s Twitter feed shows that he went offline in early 2013. When he resumed using the site in May, his messages were focused more on Islam. In his first tweet back after the hiatus he called for “#oneummah,” or one Muslim nation.

Also in May, McCain tweeted a message saying that he had converted to Islam ten years ago, calling it “the best thing that ever happen [sic] to me.”

According to several reports, McCain, who bounced back and forth between Minnesota and San Diego, traveled to Sweden and Canada last year and had become more radical.

Authorities have said that they were not aware that McCain had traveled to Syria until he arrived there.

McCain, who was once an aspiring rapper, was killed by members of the Free Syrian Army, a rebel group fighting the Assad regime as well as ISIS. According to the New York Times, the rebels beheaded six ISIS fighters but not McCain.

ISIS itself was responsible for the recent beheading of American journalist James Foley.

The jihadi thought to have beheaded Foley is British, which has raised questions over how and why so many Westerners are joining forces with ISIS, which is considered an even more violent organization than its predecessor, al-Qaida.

According to the Washington Times, as many as 300 Americans are currently fighting for ISIS.

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