Skip to comments.Recruiter Shooting Suspect Under FBI Investigation (Traveled to Yemen on Somali Passport)
Posted on 06/01/2009 9:12:17 PM PDT by kristinn
The suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one soldier and the critical injury of another at a Little Rock, Ark., Army recruiting booth today was under investigation by the FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force since his return from Yemen, ABC News has learned.
The investigation was in its preliminary stages, authorities said, and was based on the suspect's travel to Yemen and his arrest there for using a Somali passport.
The suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 24, had changed his name from Carlos Leon Bledsoe after converting to the Muslim faith.
Law enforcement sources said he offered no resistance when Little Rock police arrested him today.
It was not known what path Muhammad, a U.S. citizen who is a recent convert to Islam, had followed to radicalization.
"At this point it appears that he specifically targeted military personnel, but there doesn't appear to be a wider conspiracy or, at this point in time, any indication that he's a part of a larger group or a conspiracy to go further," Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas said.
But, Muhammad's travels overseas have sparked a major international investigation. Officials say it is too early to know for certain if he indeed acted alone.
According to sources, the suspect advised them that he was going to kill as many Army personnel as possible. At the time of the shooting, the subject had approximately 200 rounds of ammunition available, police said.
According to a police report, Muhammad told police he saw two uniformed U.S. soldiers in front of the recruiting office before he shot and killed Pvt. William Long, 23, and wounded Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, while they were taking a break outside the U.S. Army recruiting station where they both worked.
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Hopefully, the “messiah’s” Justice Dept. will increase security at recruiting stations just as they are doing at ABORTION clinics.
Ah, I guessed earlier that he might have been PO'd because of the shooting of the Somali pirates. It's looking more like I might have been right, at least in part.
UFB. We are in a new paradigm. This administration has nothing short of five, state run propaganda machines disguised as networks.
The muzzie b*stards are always “under investigation” by the FBI. The gumshoes are always a year too late.
Incited to murder by Obama himself.
He has some strange priorities..
So who coached, encouraged, supplied, and provided logistics? "Yeah, but we had him under observation. The weapons were supposed to be inert. They were inert when we gave them to him".
This halfwit needs to go down to the local mosque the shooter attended, I'm sure he'll find a large group conspiring something or other.
Looks like the Obama administration has dropped the Bush doctrine that said we would not wait on events to act to protect Americans.
But it seems highly unlikely. Oh he might have acted alone, but he likely didn't act solely on his own initiative.
Time for the Birth Certificate to be released. Let's find out if we have a President, or a Usurper.
Still no statement from the White House on this act of domestic Jihad. In complete contrast to yesterday, when they had a statement out and on the website by about 6 PM Eastern. The events occured at about the same time of day, and today wasn't Sunday, when the White House might have been operating with the "second string" in the press office.
The Kenyan won’t dis a bro.
Hadn't thought about that. But you're right. Could you expand on that a bit though?
I am sure the Prez made a statement of grief and mourning and outrage at Muslim terrorists and sent the US Marshalls to protect recruitment centers. I am sure there are calls by the media for new laws to protect access to recruitment centers and to defend the act of recruiting. I am sure the media has attacked the anti-war movement as assessory to murder and called for the punishment of certain people in the media or entire media outlets for inciting this kind of attack.
To heck with that. The Army's got guns, let them issue some to the recruiters, other troops working there, and civilian staff.
Except I'd let them buy their own ammunition, if they want, rather than being forced to use FMJ, especially in their sidearms.
Cowards rarely hit "hard targets". This guy, armed to the teeth, (Of course by comparison many here are armed to the eyeballs) didn't even fight the police, who he likely had outgunned, when they pulled him over and arrested him. No Virgins for him.
Well, sure. Wasn’t Obama the hero who ordered the military to shoot the Somali pirates? According to the liberals, that kind of action only incites Muslims to commit acts of terror. They can’t help themselves.
“”At this point it appears that he specifically targeted military personnel, but there doesn’t appear to be a wider conspiracy or, at this point in time, any indication that he’s a part of a larger group or a conspiracy to go further,” Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas said.
But, Muhammad’s travels overseas have sparked a major international investigation. Officials say it is too early to know for certain if he indeed acted alone.”
I would believe this a crock of bovine excrement as it is hardly possible a 24 year old miscreant with a U.S. prison record can afford to travel about to Yemen, much less on his own acquire the indicated Somali passport.
Perhaps we aren’t supposed to become alarmed or something, but I do believe the Police Chief could have come up with a better line than that.
A simple “I don’t know” would have sufficed perhaps.
Before I found out the suspect is muslim, I figured that it was a response to Tiller's untimely demise. Now it seems that you've got something.
Trooper: Let me see your identification.
Obama-Wan: [with a small wave of his hand] You don’t need to see his identification.
Trooper: We don’t need to see his identification.
Obama-Wan: These aren’t the muslim extremists you’re looking for.
Trooper: These aren’t the muslim extremists we’re looking for.
Obama-Wan: He can go about his business.
Trooper: You can go about your business.
Obama-Wan: Move along.
Trooper: Move along... move along.