Teenager wanted to join ISIS and kill 1,000 Americans, investigators say

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CHARLOTTE, NC – A North Carolina teenager may be the latest ISIS recruit in the United States.

He’s Justin Sullivan, a 19-year-old Muslim convert who federal agents say plotted to get his hands on an AR-15 assault rifle to kill as many as 1,000 Americans.

Court documents also say he told an undercover agent he wanted to get biological weapons so he could coat the bullets with cyanide, and set off a gas bomb.

Sullivan’s father first alerted authorities in April when he called 911 after his son apparently doused the family house with gasoline.

"I don't know if it's ISIS or what, but we come home and he's destroying Buddha's and figurines and burning stuff,” Sullivan’s father told the 911 operator. “We're scared to leave the house."

Sullivan joins more than 30 others arrested so far this year for allegedly helping ISIS terrorists, also known as ISIL.

"ISIL has spent about a year investing in trying to reach troubled minds in the United States through social media to either to recruit them to come to their so-called caliphate to fight or to kill where they stand,” said FBI Director James Comey.

ISIS thugs released a video this week of the executions of 16 prisoners they claimed were spies.

One part of the video shows ISIS herding four men into a car, before a terrorist launches a grenade into it.

The video also shows five men locked in a steel cage the terrorists lower into the water and keep submerged until the men drown.

And a terrorist ties bombs around the necks of seven kneeling men before detonating the explosive necklaces.

The gory glory of the caliphate that some people want to fight and die for.

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