Skip to comments.Oct. 2012 - decade to N.O. Islam's linked anti-white/anti-American 'BELTWAY SNIPERS JIHAD'
Posted on 07/23/2012 4:03:16 PM PDT by Milagros
OCT - 2002:
The Beltway Snipers 23 days of terror - masterminded by a Nation of Islam fanatic. The two racist shooters were targeting 'Whites' and were members of NOI's off shoot 'Five Percenters.' An Islamic Black supremacist movement. Acomplice affirmed, crime was a Jihad against America.
23 Days of Terror: The Compelling True Story of the Hunt and Capture of the Beltway Snipers
Angie Cannon - Pocket Books, 2003 - 275 pages
In October 2002, a nation still recovering from the 9/11 attacks found itself under siege once more -- by an unseen, unknown, and seemingly unstoppable enemy. For 23 days, the area around Washington, D.C., was the hunting ground for a pair of serial snipers who struck at random, killing from afar, only to vanish time and time again. With each attack, they raised the stakes, taunting the authorities to try to stop them -- until their luck ran out. Here, from veteran reporter Angie Cannon and the staff of U.S. News & World Report, comes the complete story of one of the most heinous crimes in American history -- a chronicle of the harrowing days in October that took ten innocent lives and wounded three others; the means and methods used by law enforcement -- and their mistakes; the suspects' backgrounds and possible motives; and the fear that gripped a region of five million people and the effect these shocking acts of terror continue to have on American society.
Fathers and sons... John and Mildred were members of the Nation of Islam and attended a weekly study group at a now-defunct mosque in Seattle under the ministry of Milford Robinson. Mildred kept the books for a local mosque in Tacoma and served as... Born in the United States in the 1930s, the Nation of Islam is a mixture of black nationalism and some ...
Muhammad a Gulf War vet, Islam convert - CNN
October 24, 2002
John Allen Muhammad, one of the two suspects in the Washington, D.C.-area sniper attacks, is a twice-divorced, 41-year-old Gulf War veteran who converted to Islam 17 years ago and earned an expert marksmanship badge in the U.S. Army.
The 6-foot-1-inch Muhammad, also known as John Allen Williams... He described Muhammad as a strong believer in Islam who attended the Million Man March in Washington in 1995.
The Associated Press reported that a former neighbor of Muhammad's said he provided security at the march, which was organized by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan...
People of the Week: John Muhammad and John Malvo - TIME
24 Oct 2002
[...] he converted to Islam several years ago, he changed his last name from Williams to Muhammad just last year. A former neighbor in Tacoma, Washington says Muhammad helped provide security for Louis Farrakhan's "Million Man March," but Nation of Islam spokespeople refused to comment. The men were said to be sympathetic to the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks...
Encyclopedia of North American immigration - Page 291
John Powell - 2005 - 464 pages
In October 2002, the Beltway Snipers shot 13 people in the Washington, DC, area, killing 10 of them. The two men convicted in the attacks were John Allen Muhammad, American-born, who was loosely associated with the Nation of Islam,...
Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers, and Other Deviants
Jeff Mariotte - 2010 - 304 pages
By October 22, the Beltway Snipers had shot five more people, including FBI analyst Linda Franklin, who was killed ... During his military career, he had joined the Nation of Islam. He had been born John Allen Williams in Baton Rouge, ...
Nation of Islam - An Empty Legacy - Family Security Matters Archive 9 Mar 2007
The flaky mythology and hollow spirituality of the NoI has attracted narcissists who would go on to become dangerous. In October 2002, Nation of Islam member John Allen Muhammad and his sidekick Lee Boyd Malvo went on a shooting spree in the Washington area that saw 10 people shot dead and three people injured...
Vanity fair: Issues 529-530
2004 - Page 312
Something else was happening to Lee Malvo. John Muhammad's homemade tapes, which Malvo had been falling asleep to for almost a year now, had taken a darker turn. Instead of a mix of self-help books sprinkled with Nation of Islam ...
Race and crime: a biosocial analysis - Page 39
Anthony Walsh - 2004 - 160 pages
... is the apparently homosexual team of 44-year-old John Muhammad and his supposed "stepson," 17-year-old Lee Malvo. ... black separatist group, the Nation of Islam, which may have provided ideological impetus to this vicious spree.
Sniper Muhammad sentenced to death - CNN
9 Mar 2004 - Sniper Muhammad sentenced to death
LEE BOYD MALVO
A Virginia judge Tuesday sentenced John Allen Muhammad to death for killing Dean Harold Meyers -- one of 10 people shot to death during the October 2002 sniper shootings.
John Allen Muhammad: News & Videos about John Allen Muhammad - CNN.com
Convicted Sniper John Allen Muhammad To Be Executed at 9 P.M. : NPR 10 Nov 2009
D.C. sniper John Allen Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Tuesday night in Virginia. Muhammad was given the death penalty for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers, who was shot while pumping gas. In total, Muhammad and his teenage accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, fatally shot 13 people in the Washington, D.C., area in the Fall of 2002. Host Michel Martin talks to Washington Post staff writer Mike Ruane, who has covered the story and co-authored the book Sniper: Inside the Hunt for the Killers Who Terrorized the Nation.
John Allen Muhammad News - The New York Times
Updated: Nov. 11, 2009
Lee Boyd Malvo, also known as John Lee Malvo, was sentenced to life in prison for six murders in Montgomery County, Md., in 2002. The shootings, committed in concert with John A. Muhammad, were among a three-week series of sniper attacks that terrorized the Washington area.
Mr. Muhammad was convicted of shooting Dean H. Meyers, an engineer, at a gas station in Manassas, Va. Mr. Meyers was one of 10 people killed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington in October 2002; 3 were wounded.
Malvo sketches depicted 'jihad'
Defense submits images of hate and terror, hoping to show a disturbed mind
By Andrea F. Siegel
Originally published December 4, 2003
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Hoping to shed light on what they believe was an insane mind, defense attorneys for sniper suspect Lee Boyd Malvo presented a judge yesterday with dozens of sketches that the teen-ager scribbled in his jail cell while awaiting trial for last fall's sniper attacks - crimes that Malvo depicted in his art as "jihad" in America.
Filled with rambling anti-American messages and hand-drawn images of Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and a mix of characters from The Matrix movie, the drawings offer an eerie glimpse of Malvo and the possible motivation behind the sniper siege that spread terror around the nation's capital.
"I would take you out at your dinner table. ... You will not escape, America. Not now, not ever," Malvo wrote on one sketch, which shows the cross hairs of a rifle superimposed over a police officer. Another sketch shows cross hairs aiming at the White House.
Malvo's defense lawyers entered a binder of more than 100 pages containing not only the disturbing sketches, but also letters and jail reports, as court evidence yesterday. All were drawn or written last spring, while Malvo, 18, was jailed in Virginia. Collectively, they depict a teen-ager bursting with rage.
One reads: "If you are the black man in skin and white in mind then you are 'white,' you are my enemy and I will destroy you. I don't want and will not kill you, I will destroy you utterly!"
On another are the words, "We[sic] marching for no civil rights nonsense, we will not beg, we will earn it like men, with our blood, so my children may live in a world without you plaguerizing[sic], deceiving and controling[sic] their lives."
When the nine-woman, seven-man jury will be handed the binder is unclear. It was presented yesterday to Fairfax County Circuit Judge Jane Marum Roush, who is presiding over the case. Although the documents are now formally entered into the trial as evidence, the jury has yet to view them.
In all, 134 documents were catalogued into evidence yesterday - the largest single submission of evidence during the trial.
Malvo appears to have spent many hours in his cell spreading his mind out on paper. The blue-lined paper pages were sometimes surreptitiously plucked out of his cell by jail officers during contraband inspections, and at other times Malvo crumbled them into balls and flung them through his jail bars.
While the letters and drawings express a wide range of militant sentiments, the most recurring theme is that of jihad - or holy war - against America.
"We did not start this flame, we merely picked up the torch," he wrote on the drawing showing bin Laden near a police officer in a rifle's sights. "Ye shall all die! Every last one."
Other drawings show rifles and semiautomatic weapons drawn in meticulous detail next to the words "Expend all energy on target," and also a fixation on the enormously popular Matrix movie. In them, Malvo wrote of the need to "Free the Mind."
"Talking is over," Malvo wrote in another about oppression of blacks. Elsewhere on it, he scrawled, "I failed so I die, that is a simple fact of nature, of evolution. If I were you, I would kill me too."
And another: "I have been accused on my mission. Allah knows I'm gonna suffer now." In the past, Malvo's defense team has said the jailhouse musings show just how brainwashed Malvo was by his accomplice, John Allen Muhammad.
Experts said the documents are likely to play an important role in the jury's decision on Malvo's sanity at the time of the crimes.
"If they get the right expert to connect to the jury who says this is the destruction of his mind, they may get somewhere," said Jose F. Anderson, a University of Baltimore law professor who has supervised death penalty appeals in Maryland.
However, lawyers for Malvo failed yesterday to place before the jury an alarming letter the teen-age sniper suspect wrote two months before last fall's Washington-area sniper siege, in which the youth expressed fear that Muhammad would kill him, called himself a time bomb close to exploding and wrote about despair in his life.
"I have a father who I know is going to have to kill me for a righteous society to prevail," the letter says, according to defense lawyer Craig S. Cooley.
The letter is valuable to the defense, which hopes to prove that Malvo was insane during last year's sniper shootings and participated in them only because he was so brainwashed by Muhammad that he could no longer discern right from wrong.
Defense lawyer Michael S. Arif argued that the letter, which has not been made public, depicts Malvo's state of mind around the end of July last year, just two months before 10 people were shot dead in the Washington area by a sniper's bullet. It includes him writing that "he was going to explode," Arif said.
But Roush agreed with Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert F. Horan Jr.'s contention that the letter was "pure, unadulterated hearsay" - unsubstantiated remarks from someone who cannot be questioned about them.
Defense lawyers said they have not given up trying to get the letter before the jury.
Malvo wrote it to Muhammad's 17-year-old niece, LaToria Williams, while the two men visited Muhammad's family in summer of last year in Baton Rouge, La.
Roush refused to allow testimony about the letter's contents, including Williams' thoughts about the letter. With jurors out of the room, Williams testified that the words scared her, so she gave the letter to her mother.
Steven D. Benjamin of Richmond, president-elect of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said the defense may not need that letter in evidence, and that its introduction could backfire on them because it suggests that Malvo was not fully indoctrinated, knew what was going on and understood the danger.
Last week, a Virginia Beach jury sentenced Muhammad to die for last year's Oct. 9 fatal shooting of Dean Harold Meyers, who was gunned down at a Manassas gas station.
Malvo is charged with two counts of capital murder in the fatal shooting of FBI analyst Linda Franklin on Oct. 14 of last year. Franklin was gunned down in the parking lot of a Home Depot in the Seven Corners section of Fairfax County as she stood a few feet from her husband. One count alleges that Malvo committed multiple murders within three years; the other is under Virginia's untested anti-terrorism law, accusing him of scheming to extort $10 million from the government in exchange for ending the shooting spree.
Also yesterday, Earl Dancy Jr., a friend of Muhammad's in Tacoma, Wash., testified that Muhammad took Malvo to a firing range to teach him to shoot and trained him on sniper-like video games. He said he illegally bought a gun for Muhammad and that he helped him try to make fake identifications.
Also, Glen Chapman, a Ferndale, Wash., gunsmith, testified that Muhammad came to ask him in November 2001 if he could cut a gun barrel into sections for his son, so that it could be transported in a small case and then screwed together for reassembly.
"It only works in the movies," Chapman said, explaining that the force of a bullet firing through the weak point in the barrel probably would blow the barrel off.
THE D.C. SNIPER'S JIHAD
By MICHELLE MALKIN
December 10, 2003 -- FROM the moment John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo were arrested in the Beltway-area sniper case last fall, the media and Muslim activists wanted us to believe that the serial killings had absolutely nothing to do with Islamic terrorism:
* CNN downplayed Muhammad's religious conversion - calling him by his old name, John Allen Williams, when his identity was first revealed. Malvo was cast as a clueless dupe with no true convictions.
* Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) argued: "There is no indication that this case is related to Islam or Muslims."
* Chicago Sun-Times columnist Richard Roeper railed against conservative commentators such as the indomitable Mark Steyn, who had taken note of Muhammad's Islamic faith and his reportedly expressed anti-American sentiments after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Roeper also ridiculed National Review columnist James Robbins for astutely observing that the sniper was acting "like a jihadist warrior." Roeper smugly concluded: "An awful lot of conservatives really, really wanted the snipers to be terrorists. But they were wrong. I'll say that because they never will."
Now it is time for Roeper, CAIR and the militant "Religion of Peace" propagandists to face the facts once and for all. A chilling stack of evidence, introduced by Malvo's own lawyers last week at his capital murder trial, exposes accused sniper Malvo as an unrepentant Muslim extremist.
He may not have been a card-carrying member of al Qaeda, but as Claremont Institute fellow John Hinderaker notes on Power-lineblog.com, Malvo was more of a "freelance" Islamofascist - as legions of aggrieved fanatics around the world are.
Malvo's violent drawings and anti-American and anti-Semitic rantings show him to be every bit as blood-thirsty, hatemongering and martyr-craving as any Sept. 11 hijacker or Palestinian suicide bomber. Among Malvo's jailhouse artwork:
Exhibit 65-006: A self-portrait of Malvo in the cross hairs of a gun scope shouting, "ALLAH AKBAR!" The word "SALAAM" scrawled vertically. A poem: "Many more will have to suffer. Many more will have to die. Don't ask me why."
Exhibit 65-016: A portrait of Saddam Hussein with the words "INSHALLAH" and "The Protector," surrounded by rockets labeled "chem" and "nuk."
Exhibit 65-043: Father and son portrait of Malvo and Muhammad. "We will kill them all. Jihad."
Exhibit 65-056: A self-portrait of Malvo as sniper, lying in wait, with his rifle. "JIHAD" written in bold letters.
Exhibit 65-057: Shown on this page. Note the American flag and the Star of David drawn in crosshairs.
Exhibit 65-067: A suicide bomber labeled "Hamas" walking into a McDonald's restaurant. Another drawing of the Twin Towers burning captioned: "85 percent chance Zionists did this." More scrawls: "ALLAH AKBAR," "JIHAD" and "Islam will explode."
Exhibit 65-103: A lion accompanies chapter and verse from the Koran ("Sura 2:190"): "Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you and slay them wherever ye catch them."
Exhibit 65-109: Portrait of Osama bin Laden, captioned "Servant of Allah."
Exhibit 65-117: The White House drawn in crosshairs, surrounded by missiles, with a warning: "Sep. 11 we will ensure will look like a picnic to you" and "you will bleed to death little by little."
Exhibit 65-133: Reference to "Islamic counter attack force . . . ICAF."
Exhibit 65-114: Self-portrait of Malvo as sniper. Rant says, "they all died and they all deserved it."
Exhibit 65-101: Malvo's thought for the day: "Islam the only true guidance, the way of peace."
Ten Americans were murdered at the hands of the Beltway-area snipers. Malvo's lawyers say he was insane and "brainwashed." No more so than your average madrassa student in Jeddah or America-hating cave dweller in Tora Bora. Malvo is, in his own words, a "believer" of Allah and a "soldier" for "JIHAD."
Stop telling me Islam had nothing to do with it.
Malvo sketches: fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/cases/malvo_ defendant_ exhibits.htm
Malvo drawings depict jihad, failure - Chicago Tribune
Sketches entered as evidence in trial
December 07, 2003|By Serge F. Kovaleski, The Washington Post.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - One drawing depicts a naked black man hanging in a public square from chains around his wrists. Nearby, a slave takes orders from his master. A caption says: "THIS IS WAR. IT WILL GO ON AND ON UNTIL YOU ARE TOTALLY DESTROY, YOUR WHITE STATE OF MIND . . . HOLY WAR! JIHAD."
Another shows the Star of David in the crosshairs of a gun scope, with the declaration, "WANTED DEAD! True Terrorists. Fight to destroy oppression," written next to the image. And in another, a sniper lies in tall grass setting his rifle sights on a target: "NO PEACE! ONLY PIECES. You got lucky boyz! (Great job). No suppressor! YOU WILL NEVER BE SAFE!"
The illustrations are among more than 100 jailhouse drawings by Lee Boyd Malvo that his lawyers entered into evidence last week at his capital murder trial. The attorneys say the documents, drawn during Malvo's year at the Fairfax County jail, support their claim that the Jamaican teenager was indoctrinated by John Allen Muhammad and manipulated into participating in last fall's sniper shootings.
As a whole, the sketches and their text refer to an array of themes, including Malvo's sense of personal failure and alienation from his mother, anti-gay sentiments and television, or "Tel-lie-through-vision," as a propaganda tool. Malvo also drew characters from "The Matrix" movie, as well as portraits of himself as a dog wistfully looking up at an adult, and he alludes to the Chinese philosophical work "I Ching" and the writings of Socrates, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes and Thomas Jefferson.
But the main topics are jihad, or holy war, against the United States, and strife between blacks and whites. The documents are simmering with anti-American fervor against law enforcement, President Bush and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Sketches of U.S. fighter planes appear in several documents. Harvard is also assailed: "They still teach that black people are not as intellectually made as whites," Malvo wrote on a drawing in which his head is targeted by a gun. "I've heard/read the speeches."
One of Malvo's lawyers, Michael Arif, said in an interview Tuesday--before the judge overseeing Malvo's trial issued a gag order--that many of the drawings were done when the teenager was held in isolation at the jail and that the issues he focused on, such as racism, were embedded in his mind by Muhammad.
"Muhammad was off center and felt victimized by white society," Arif said. "Lee is a Jamaican, not an African-American. This is not his fight. It was Muhammad's fight, if there was a fight to be had."
Prosecutors did not object to the drawings being entered as evidence. And although they could not comment about them because of the judge's order, John Zwerling, a criminal defense attorney in Alexandria, said the use of the drawings by Malvo's lawyers to bolster their insanity defense is risky.
"They could be interpreted as done by someone who wanted to go out and hurt America," he said. "The risk of it backfiring can be great. Whoever can explain it best to fit in with the theory of their case will prevail."
The jury has not seen the drawings yet. They were entered into evidence without being shown. Later in the trial, a defense witness is likely to discuss and analyze them.
In the binder of drawings is a depiction of the White House encircled by a giant bull's-eye and under attack from two missiles. The handwritten text reads: "You will weep, moan and morn. You will bleed to death little by little. YOUR LIFE BELONGS TO ALLAH. HE WILL DELIVER YOU TO US."
Among the sketches is a portrait of Malvo and Muhammad together, with their arms around each other's shoulders. "Judge nott ... Father & Son." Malvo often referred to Muhammad as his father.
In what appears to be a self-portrait, a male figure wearing only underwear is covering his face in shame. "Face of Failure. Failure means death. Sorry dad," Malvo wrote on the page. The drawing is most likely a reference to the night in October 2002 when he and Muhammad were arrested in their car at a Maryland rest stop. Malvo was supposed to be the lookout but fell asleep before police descended on the vehicle.
Defense Presents Two Sides Of Malvo In Sniper Trial
Gettysburg Times - Dec 8, 2003
This Malvo called for jihad in jailhouse drawings, and chuckled while telling how he chose his victims.
Criminology: Theory, Research, and Policy - Page 339 - Gennaro Vito, Jeffrey Maahs - Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Sep 29, 2011 - 502 pages
... Bureau of Investigation (FBI) includes John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, otherwise known as the Beltway Snipers, as terrorists. During October 2002, ... While in prison, Malvo wrote of being on a jihad against the United States.
True Crime: Maryland: The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases - Page 119
- Ed Okonowicz - Stackpole Books, Jul 1, 2009 - 132 pages
... documents and drawings discovered in the possession of the killers, and comments made by Malvo and Muhammad to prosecutors, indicate that the killers may have been motivated by a desire to be involved with the Islamic jihad.
Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers, and Other Deviants - Jeff Mariotte - John Wiley & Sons, Aug 9, 2010 - Performing Arts - 304 pages
By October 22, the Beltway Snipers had shot five more people, including FBI analyst Linda Franklin, who was killed in Falls ... Malvo, when not citing Islamic jihad or the movie The Matrix, said it was all part of a campaign to terrorize the nation ...
Malvo: Muhammad 'made me a monster'
Younger man cross-examined by former mentor in sniper trial
Tuesday, May 23, 2006; Posted: 10:30 p.m. EDT (02:30 GMT)
'Call me God'
Malvo said Muhammad decided which of them would fire from a hole cut into the Caprice's trunk -- a tactic he said was drawn from an Irish Republican Army training manual.
After a test run that involved shooting two women -- one fatally -- outside a liquor store in Alabama, Malvo testified, Muhammad announced that it was time "to begin the terror."
Malvo, who was 17 at the time, said the pair scouted Montgomery County for good sniper locations that lacked security cameras. Muhammad called it "the perfect area to terrorize," he said.
FOXNews.com - Sniper Mastermind Muhammad Sentenced to Death - U.S. ... Convicted sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad will be executed for his role in the October 2002 killing spree that left 10 people dead...
Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America - Jesse Lee Peterson - Thomas Nelson Inc, Sep 30, 2005 - 236 pages
The racial and political hatred that Muhammad and Malvo had for the United States was also apparently linked to a little known offshoot of the Nation known as the "Five Percenters."
Neither the Nation of Islam nor the Five Percenters have been implicated in these shootings. The link between the Beltway snipers and the Five Percenters was noted in an Associated Press report on October 26, 2002. AP reported on the contents of the sniper letter that was left behind by the killers on a tree behind a steakhouse in Ashland, Virginia.
The letter contained numerous clues to the identity and religious beliefs of the killers. The letter referred to the author as "God." It also included the phrase "word is bond," a statement used by "The Nation of Gods and Earths," another name for Five Percenters. The headquarters of this group is the Allah School in Mecca, located in New York City.
The Five Percenters believe that the black man is "God" and women are to be called "Earth."
The sniper's plan: kill six whites a day for 30 days
By Harry Mount in New York
12:01AM BST 25 May 2006
One of the two snipers who murdered 10 people in a killing spree that terrorised Washington has revealed their plans to kill hundreds of childrenM, policemen and rescue workers in an attempt to shut down cities across the country.
John Allen Muhammad, 45, and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, brought America's capital to a standstill in 2002 as they picked off white targets at petrol stations and shops in the city's prosperous suburbs.
John Muhammad planned to shoot 180 white people in one month
26 Oct 2008 John Allen Muhammad's goal in phase one was to kill 6 white people a day for 30 days (180 per month). Malvo went on to describe how phase ...
Washington DC Sniper
Muhammad's goal in Phase One was to kill six white people a day for 30 days. Malvo went on to describe how Phase One did not go as planned due to heavy ...
Well, this changes perspectives a bit...
I am sure, Obama’s admin. sees it as ‘man made disaster,’ merely.
For most people, the Beltway-area sniper case is a distant memory. Over and done. But in Montgomery County, Md., the pain and suffering caused by convicted killing spree murderers Lee Malvo and John Muhammad is as fresh and raw as it was three years ago when the pair terrorized the area–leaving 10 dead and three injured in their wake.
At the time, I covered two main aspects of the story that were underplayed by the MSM–Lee Malvo’s illegal alien catch-and-release story and Nation of Islam convert Muhammad and Malvo’s Muslim hate-mongering. Snide MSM’ers and the CAIR propagandists attacked those of who called these thugs what they are: terrorists.
This week, the snipers faced off against each other during Muhammad’s trial for six of the murders in Montgomery County. Muhammad is serving as his own lawyer. On the witness stand, Malvo revealed the chilling details of just how much terror the Muslim pair sought to inflict in this community–from bombings to mass murder of children and pregnant women to the random slaying of six white people a day for 30 days.
Via the NYSun:
John Allen Muhammad had grand plans to extort millions of dollars from authorities in the 2002 Washington-area sniper shootings so he could set up a camp to train children how to terrorize cities and “shut things down,” accomplice Lee Boyd Malvo testified yesterday.
Asked whether he believed Muhammad’s plans, Malvo said yes.
“He’s a man of his word. If he tells you he is going to do something, it is done,” Malvo said. “If he says it, it is legit.”
Malvo, who had never before taken the witness stand against his fellow sniper, gave the most detailed account yet of the planning that went into the three-week shooting spree that left 10 people dead at gas stations and parking lots.
Malvo also said Muhammad devised a two-phase plan to shoot as many as six random people each day for 30 days in the Washington area and then target children and police officers with explosives. They planned to place explosives on school buses in Baltimore, kill a Baltimore police officer, and then set off explosives packed with ball bearings at the officer’s funeral.
When Malvo asked Muhammad why, he said, “For the sheer terror of it – the worst thing you can do to people is aim at their children.”
The Montgomery County Gazette adds this detail from the testimony:
On another occasion, Muhammad wanted Malvo to shoot a pregnant woman. He dropped Malvo off at a cemetery overlooking a housing project in Baltimore.
Malvo said he saw four different pregnant women.
I just couldnt take the shot, Malvo said.
And the Telegraph fills in more in its report, ” The sniper’s plan: kill six whites a day for 30 days:”
Malvo testified that Muhammad, driven by hatred of America because of its “slavery, hypocrisy and foreign policy” and his belief that “the white man is the devil”, planned to kill six whites a day for 30 days.
Malvo alleged that Muhammad had said: “We are going to go to the Washington DC area and we are going to terrorise these people.”
They then intended to move to Baltimore for stage two of their campaign, to shoot a policeman and then blow up explosives at his funeral.
More explosives would target the ambulances that would then rush to the funeral. Another plan to kill three busloads of schoolchildren was thwarted because the pair were arrested when Malvo fell asleep while keeping watch at a Maryland petrol station.
Muhammad’s ultimate plan, Malvo testified, was to indoctrinate 140 young homeless men at a Canada compound who would “shut things down” in cities across America, unless they received £5 million.
And what kind of indoctrination would Muhammad and Malvo’s army have received to prepare them for their terrorist assaults on American cities? Hint: Try a six-letter word that starts with “M” and ends with “M.” The jailhouse drawings of Malvo are worth a thousands words. I’ve dug up a few from the Wayback Machine to refresh your memories:
Still believe the killings had nothing to do with Islam?
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