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Times Square Terrorist: A Broken Family and a Conversion to Islam

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Published on: January 2, 2023

“Of anyone I’ve ever wanted to accept Islam with me — it’s you.”

Like most cults, Islamic converts are recruited from the ranks of broken people who are disoriented, uncertain, and have lost a sense of purpose in their lives.

In today’s article, “Three Muslim Knife Attacks on NYPD Officers in 8 Years”, I noted that two of those three attackers were converts to Islam.

The latest Times Square attacker was a white kid from Maine.

Trevor Bickford, 19, had taken the train down from Wells, Maine: a town of less than 10,000 souls.

How does a kid from Wells find Islam? That part is still open to question, but the origins, like that of a lot of school shooters, appear to lie with a broken family.

Bickford, of Wells, Maine, is believed to have “found religion” in recent years following the death of his father, Tom, from an overdose in 2018 at the age of 41.

The teen’s father played a “very active” role in the lives of his three sons, and “could often be found coaching them at football and wrestling,” the Portland Press Herald reported.

Bickford urged family members to join him and convert to Islam.

“To my family — specifically, mother — I’m sorry for not having been a good enough son,” the note read, according to a police source.

“I fear greatly that you will not repent to Allah,” it said. “And therefore I hold hope in my heart that a piece of you believes so that you may be taken out to the hellfire.

“To [my brother] Travis. Of anyone I’ve known who I have felt is closest to faith — it’s you,” he allegedly wrote. “Of anyone I’ve ever wanted to accept Islam with me — it’s you. Please repent to Allah and accept Islam. I fear for you.

Addressing his other brother — who sources said is in the Marines — the suspect allegedly wrote, “To Devon, there was a time when we were close, but that time has passed. You have joined the ranks of my enemy. And for that I can give you no kind words – return to Allah.”

Once Bickford converted to Islam, Americans became his enemy and the rest followed naturally.

Trevor could have gone a lot of ways. With his father dead of an overdose, he might have turned to drugs or alcohol. He could have decided to pursue transgenderism. Or he could convert to Islam. There are plenty of destructive behaviors out there waiting for vulnerable Americans. And our government, instead of reducing the potential for destructive and self-destructive behaviors, has been amplifying it instead.

These are the consequences.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

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