Thursday, June 04, 2009
Little Rock Killer Planned Other Terrorist Acts
From The Guardian:
A man accused of shooting a US army recruiter to death and injuring another had been investigated by the FBI after officials learned he had been detained in Yemen for possessing a fake Somali passport.
Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, a convert to Islam, opened fire on a military recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday, killing 23 year-old Private William Long and injuring 18-year old Private Quinton Ezeagwula. Muhammad, 23, has told detectives he acted alone, but the FBI is investigating whether he has ties to terrorist groups.
Muhammad admitted to the shootings and told police he wanted to kill as many members of the US military as he could. He told investigators he was mad at the US military for past actions against Muslims, police said. He was arrested shortly after the shootings and was charged yesterday in Little Rock with one count of capital murder and 15 counts of "terroristic [sic]" acts.
"We believe that he acted alone, but we believe that he had political and religious motivations," Little Rock police chief Stuart Thomas said.
FBI counterterrorism investigators and other law enforcement agencies had been investigating Muhammad since he returned from Yemen, to determine whether he had links to extremist groups there or in Somalia. The investigation was inconclusive and officials never garnered enough evidence to obtain a wiretap or put him under surveillance.
It remains unclear why Muhammad was in Yemen, a centre of terrorist activity to which the US government warns Americans to avoid travelling, nor why he would have been carrying counterfeit travel documents.
Police said Muhammad moved to Little Rock two or three months ago from Memphis, Tennessee to work for his parents, who manage a tour bus company.
Muhammad, who had changed his name from Carlos Bledsoe, had a veritable arsenal in his Ford SUV when he was arrested shortly after the shootings. In the truck, police and FBI investigators found an SKS military style rifle, a .22-calibre rifle, and a handgun in his waistband.
He was also wearing a green utility belt with more than 150 rounds of ammunition for the weapons. In his truck and his apartment police found CDs and paper with Arabic handwriting.
A joint FBI-Homeland Security intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press said officers found maps to Jewish organizations, a child care center, a Baptist church, a post office and military recruiting centers in the southeastern U.S. and New York and Philadelphia.
"Out of an abundance of caution, and in light of newly discovered information, the FBI cannot rule out additional subjects, targets, or the potential for inspired copy cats who might act out in support of the original act," the intelligence assessment said.
To date, Barry has failed to say one single word about the Little Rock killing and the terrorist. Not a word.
Oh, I forget, The Dems support the Military, just not the mission. Yeah. And I own the Golden Gate bridge. Fucking America hating Liberals. I loathe them.
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