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Former Substitute Teacher from Texas Reportedly Captured Among ISIS Militants in Syria

A former Fort Bend substitute teacher who applied to teach English for the Islamic State overseas has reportedly been captured in Syria by Kurdish rebels.

Warren Christopher Clark, 34, who used the nom de guerre Abu Mohammad al-Ameriki, along with five other alleged ISIS supporters, including another American man, an Irish man and two Pakistanis, according to an online news release Sunday from the Syrian Democratic Forces.

A letter ostensibly written by Clark offering his service to the Islamic State was previously obtained by a team of sleuthing counterrorism scholars at George Washington University.

“Rarely are ISIS sympathizers so formal in their offers of support,” said Seamus Hughes, a counterterrorism expert at GWU’s Program on Extremism, who previously served as senior counterterrorism advisor for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Read more at the Houston Chronicle

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