New York radio host Todd Pettengill is pointing to the alleged revenge killing of
a 19-year-old man from Livingston, New Jersey, as evidence that “domestic terrorism is already here.” Further,
he argues, the “act of jihad” is not getting nearly enough media coverage.
radio show this week, Pettengill called for increased focus on the murder of Brendan Tevlin, who was gunned down in June.
About a month later, police arrested and charged 29-year-old Ali Muhammad Brown in connection to the murder — and he
later reportedly confessed that he killed Tevlin as retribution for U.S. military actions in the Middle East.
The suspect also reportedly confessed to committing three other murders in Seattle, NJ.com
reports, citing court documents. The victims were identified as Ahmed Said, Dwone Anderson-Young
and Leyroy Henderson. Police said Henderson’s killing likely involved a robbery or drugs.
could face the death penalty if convicted on the murder charges.
But statements reportedly made
by Brown to investigators have some, like Pettengill, claiming that the murders are actually acts of domestic terrorism.
“All these lives are taken every single day by America, by this government. So a life for a life,” Brown,
reportedly a devout Muslim, told investigators after he was arrested. He also reportedly called Tevlin’s murder a “just