Douglas McAuthur McCain: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Douglas McCain is the American citizen who was killed while fighting for ISIS in Syria, according to a report from NBC News. His uncle, Ken McCain, told CNN that the State Department confirmed on August 25 to his family that Douglas McCain had been killed in fighting in Syria.

Here’s what we know so far:

1. He Went by the Name ‘Duale ThaslaveofAllah’ on Facebook

According to his Facebook page, on which he uses the moniker “Duale ThaslaveofAllah,” McCain was a native of Illinois but grew up and graduated high school in Minnesota. Prior to moving to Syria, McCain had been living in San Diego. He also writes on social media that he graduated Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope, Minnesota and that he attended San Diego City College at some point.

At around 3 p.m. on August 26, hours after news of McCain’s death broke, his Facebook profile picture was changed by a woman claiming to be his wife.

2. He Was an Aspiring Rapper

Friends who spoke to NBC News, described McCain as an aspiring rapper who loved basketball. He had taken a trip to Sweden a few years ago to record a song. On his Facebook page, McCain has a number for friends from Scandinavia.

3. McCain Converted to Islam in 2004

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On his Twitter feed, McCain wrote in June 2014 that he had converted to Islam way back in 2004 and was raised Christian.

CNN Jim Sciutto tweeted that McCain was known to U.S. officials and was on a terror watch list.

A friend told NBC that McCain respected other religions greatly.

NBC San Diego reportssan that McCain was known to attend a mosque in the City Heights neighborhood and worked at a Somali restaurant in Rolando. The restaurant, African Spice, was located here inside the Safari Market on 54th street in the Rolando neighborhood of San Diego.

4. He Traveled to Syria via Turkey

Sometime after April 2014, McCain traveled to Turkey, according to NBC, from there he took the trip to Syria. Ken McCain when speaking to CNN that his family were “devastated” by the radicalization that Douglas McCain had undergone and that they were “just as surprised as the country” that he went to fight in Syria. His family also told CNN that they knew he was traveling to Turkey but didn’t know that he would continue on to Syria. On August 26, McCain’s sister posted a tribute to her brother on Facebook:

5. Along With His Passport, He Had $800 in Cash

He was killed by Syrian forces after a gun battle, as the soldiers went through the clothes of the victims, they found McCain’s U.S. Passport along with $800 in cash. McCain was killed sometime between August 22-24. The heaviest fighting in Syria during those days was at the Tabqa military air base, according to Al-Jazeera.

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    • A traitor is defined by what country he is fighting, espionaging, or sabotaging against, fighting in Syria??? How is that a traitor to the US??? Please refrain from stretching reality to fit your reply.

      • I know this will be hard for you to understand but we are at war with and we will always be at war with a group that is killing Americans, (Did you miss the beheading last week of an American?), and trying to destroy our way of life and have said as much. The idiot was fighting on their side, that make him a traitor.

      • Any person who is fighting against humanity is a traitor in my book. The slaughter of innocent children and women is horrible. there is definitely something wrong with someone who wants to go around killing people no matter where he lives. Its a terrorist. and We are at war with terrorism.

  1. @Paul Farrel

    You need to correct your story. It was rebels from the FSA, not Syrian soldiers, who rifled through McCain’s clothes and found his passport. Just thought you’d like to know, so that your story could be more accurate.

  2. The best thing that could happen is all these traitors travel to 1 country whether it be syria, iraq or anywhere else in that wasteland of a desert and we blow them to pieces so each of their 72 virgins can have a piece.