Ivy League Student Traveled to Syria to Join Islamic State — a Few Months Later, He Was Begging U.S. to Save Him

Like many fellow Americans, Mohimanul Alam Bhuiya aimed for the stars.

In a 2008 essay for his Brooklyn high school newspaper, Bhuiya wrote, “I believe that I have greatness in me. I want to be a superhero,” the Washington Post reported. He added kudos to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill who “fought a worldwide battle against the evil supervillain Adolf Hitler.”

Soon he was enrolled at Columbia University — and the brand-new Ivy Leaguer seemingly had the world at his feet.

Then something shifted.

Drain him of info then….

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