Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain’s passport and of his body — which feature a distinctive neck tattoo — have been seen by NBC News. According to an activist linked to the Free Syrian Army who also saw the body and travel document, McCain was among three foreign jihadis fighting with ISIS who died during the battle. The State Department was not immediately able to comment on the report.
NBC News has contacted several members of McCain’s family and dozens of friends – including his mother, sister, aunts and cousins. A woman who said she was McCain’s aunt confirmed that he had “passed” and referred calls to McCain’s mother.
Gee, would it be indelicate to suggest a thorough check of his family and dozens of friends?
McCain, 33, called himself “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” on Facebook and his Twitter bio reads: “It’s Islam over everything.” But how did this would-be rapper go from shooting hoops in a blue-collar area of Minnesota to dying in the civil war thousands of miles from home? This is his story — one shared in part by only a “small handful” of Americans believed to be fighting in Syria with ISIS.
Just a small handful, folks, nothing to be concerned about. It’s not as if they pose a real threat to America like the Tea Party of climate change deniers.
Douglas McAuthur McCain was born in Illinois on Jan. 29, 1981. His family later moved to Minnesota’s Twin Cities area where he attended Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope as part of the class of 1999.
Classmates at the school – which was described to NBC News as around 75 percent white and 10 percent African American – recalled an “always smiling” joker who liked to laugh and play basketball. McCain wasn’t on the high school team and didn’t come across as religious, according to one basketball buddy.
“He was a goofball in high school,” that classmate told NBC News. “Doug was a fun guy to be around. Played basketball, joked a lot, had a small sense of humor. Got along with most … Wasn’t the best athlete, but liked to play.”
Just a happy-go-lucky goofball. Who know, maybe he was just a misguided tourist who got lost in Syria.
Another classmate recalled going to teen nights on Fridays at the local YMCA to play basketball and dance. McCain “was a good guy who loved his family and friends,” the classmate said. “He would be the light in anyone’s darkness. He always made you smile with his goofy self.”
So nice of NBC to eulogize him like this, huh? Here’s the dead scumbag’s Twitter feed. He was quite the charmer:
Why do these fags keep saying that they were born gay no bitch you choose to put a dick in your ass just saying
— Duale Khalid (@iamthetooth) January 15, 2013
Somehow NBC missed that tweet. Here’s he is chillin’ it with his n-words:
— Duale Khalid (@iamthetooth) December 28, 2012
Note to FBI: Run some facial recognition on them, OK? Then this charmer:
Ok its official fuck white people
— Duale Khalid (@iamthetooth) December 13, 2012
Isn’t that nice?