NYT state-apologist ‘explanation’ omits FBI terror history:
Amateur vs. ISIS: A Car Salesman Investigates and Ends Up in Prison
APRIL 23, 2016 http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/us/an-amateur-vs-isis-a-car-salesman-i...
Toby Lopez at his mother’s home in Wyoming, Del.(photo NYT) ... a former car salesman, spent nearly 14 months in prison after he contacted the F.B.I. about his online exchanges with people he believed to be terrorists....Then a high school friend was killed in Afghanistan, and the Islamic State began beheading American journalists. Horrified, Mr. Lopez heard on CNN one day in the fall of 2014 that the Islamic State was active on Twitter, and he went online to see what he could find. “I was intrigued,” said Mr. Lopez, 42. “What could they possibly be saying on Twitter?”... Before long, he was talking on Skype with a man who claimed — falsely, as it would turn out — to be a top ISIS military commander, trying to negotiate the release of hostages. Lopez contacted the F.B.I. counterterrorism agents who came to believe he might pose a danger. In the end, he landed in federal prison... held nearly 14 months without trial.