By Jason Hawk

July 8, 2014

A man’s claim that he would “join Islam and become a Jihadist” set off a domestic problem this Independence Day for a North Main Street couple.

He feels America is “losing the fight with Islamic extremists,” according to an Amherst police report filed July 4.

The comments upset the man’s wife, who police said was drinking and possibly intoxicated. She said she feels the United States will win over terrorism.

The man said she has been verbally abusive to him over the last few months and it seems to get worse the more she drinks. They agreed to spend the night in separate rooms.

There were no charges. The man was just upset and “is not really joining Islam,” the report said.