I can only surmise it is command of basic grammar and his "flim flam" approach that has befuldeled so many "net-citizens" thus far. Chuckle.
To clue you in, it is precisely 4:13 AM on November 7th in the year 2009. The same kid who panhandles as an "enemy combatant" named "Kandahar" while also playing at impartial, unbiased and the (based on my three and one half years observation) supposed paragon of rationality, is in fact quite opposite. Sure I could supply plenty of examples over the years to illustrate exactly and with detail, what I am talking about. But why not just start from scratch?
"Does it really matter if this guy was a jihadist?"
Well of course it does? Tell us, do you "intellectually" think otherwise? Oh please do!
Do you seriously mean to ask on the WWW, what the term "jihadist" means? Let me guess, you also want people to think of you as an at least moderately intelligent human being? Really DO let us know.