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Mother of Acampo terror suspect Nicholas Teausant says he was ‘brainwashed’

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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2014 9:03 pm

The mother of an Acampo man accused of journeying to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists says her son was “brainwashed,” and that he may have been motivated to join a terrorist organization after the U.S. Army National Guard moved to discharge him.

FBI agents arrested Nicholas Michael Teausant, 20, on a northbound Amtrak bus near the Canadian border shortly before midnight on Sunday. Teausant was arraigned Monday in U.S. District Court in Seattle on suspicion of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

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  • Ralph Gerwing posted at 6:53 pm on Tue, Mar 18, 2014.

    Ralph Gerwing Posts: 22

    this front page human interest story seems to me, to be a major cause and effect, in the life and times of this young Nicholas man.

    the outline above shows the details of a young man, wanting attention. wanting attention of his Mother.

    it seems to be if i am not good enough, to be your son, i will show you, how important i really am.

    " he is just growing up emotionally ' and i think he has been through an emotional tug of war, between his Bio Dad, his mom, and the Step Dad.

    i will guess this will come up at his trial. was he in a state of treatable psychosis? Was this acting out, seeking respect and admiration from his mom and step dad?

    All the kindness and perceived sincerity, will do no good, if Nicholas, explodes in a killing rage. The story line, seems to indicate so.

    i do not want to be cruel in my word speak, but it seems , " tricked , lied to , and deceived " is more lately of the Mom, , if a mother does not know her son, who does ?

    the round up of this young man, seems to me to have been done very skillfully. the final intercept was done well, this young man is apprehended for potentially causing bodily harm and great stress on others.

    even though these events may seem amateurish, they are of serious consequences against the safety of America. this young man, even in a delusional state, must of realized that,

    i thank the editor for posting this, as it is more to the story, of local and national importance, the speculation i express about the boy, young man Nicholas having a tug of war, with his parents and step day, is my thoughts. certainly more details will come out at his trial.

    it seems this arrest was very well done, incorporating social media and some ground work. i do not think it is entrapment. certainly no green light was given for Nicholas to do this. " potentially harm others "

    in my life " the peace we keep and make, is the peace we give others "

    this is my second trip in a year to Lodi, and i certainly enjoyed the community of people i came in contact with. A day stay is to short, yet i got to meet Alex and Tania. , rather fun trip, thank you Lodi and area, Thomas Gx, yvr.ca



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