Captured American Says Time With ISIS Was a Bad Decision

The man, identified as Mohamad Khweis, says he doesn't see ISIS as "good Muslims"

An American described as an ISIS defector says he made a "bad decision" to follow a young woman to Iraq, and left ISIS because he doesn’t share the group’s views, NBC News reported.

The man, identified by Kurdistan 24 television as Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 26, said in a heavily edited interview that he doesn’t see ISIS as “good Muslims.”

American-born Khweis said he left for Europe in December and wound up in Turkey where he met an Iraqi girl, with whom he traveled to Mosul. During the interview, Khweis said he was taught sharia and religion from an imam, but later escaped. Despite being described as an ISIS fighter, he made no mention of combat activities.

It is unclear if he will be returned to the U.S. or prosecuted. His uncle, Kamal Khweis, told NBC News he is anxious to have him back on American soil.  

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