He says in his Twitter bio that “It’s Islam over everything.”
On April 3, McCain retweeted the full English translation of the speech of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani — the spokesman for ISIS.
Soon after, it appears that McCain’s travels took him to Turkey, a common jihadi route into Syria. Three people told NBC News that they met McCain -– who they referred to as Duale –- three months ago in in the Istanbul neighborhood of Sultanahmet. Two said they met him at the Burger King, where they ate and talked about the NBA.
A woman who said she was McCain’s aunt confirmed his death.
“According to an activist linked to the Free Syrian Army who also saw the body and travel document, McCain was among three foreign jihadis fighting with ISIS who died during the battle,” NBC said.