Skip to comments.Jihad Returns to America---The Arkansas Shooting as Islamic Jihad
Posted on 06/04/2009 5:13:10 AM PDT by SJackson
Jihad Returns to America
By: Robert Spencer FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 04, 2009
Jihad came once again to American soil on Monday, when an American convert to Islam, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, began shooting at soldiers who were standing outside the Army-Navy Career Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. Muhammad murdered Pvt. William Long, 23, and gravely wounded Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, 18.
Muhammad was charged with capital murder and in a departure from authorities practically reflexive dismissal of terrorism as a factor in virtually any act of violence by a Muslim -- sixteen counts of committing a terrorist act. Rather curiously, Muhammad has entered a not guilty plea, despite a prosecutors report that he had admitted shooting Private Long, and explained that he had done so because of what they had done to Muslims in the past. Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas said of Muhammads act: We believe that its associated with his disagreement over the military operations.
Apparently they were the United States, and Muhammad considered this random shooting of two innocent young men to be an act of defensive jihad against a force he believed to be making war against the global Islamic community. Muhammad seems to have driven up to the Army-Navy Career Center intending to kill as many American military personnel as he could. Deputy Prosecutor Scott Duncan said that Muhammad openly admitted that he would have killed more soldiers had they been in the parking lot.
According to a well-informed source, Carlos Leon Corey Bledsoe, who changed his name to Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad after he converted to Islam, is from Memphis, Tennessee. He was a student at Tennessee State University, where he majored in business. After becoming a Muslim in 2004 at the age of 19, he quit college and embarked upon a path that ultimately led him to Yemen, where another American convert to Islam, John Walker Lindh, learned Arabic and Islam before moving on to Afghanistan, where he fought alongside the Taliban and Al-Qaeda against American troops before his capture in 2002.
Muhammad went to Yemen hoping to study with a jihadist imam, Yahya Hajoori. It is not clear at this point whether he actually studied directly with Hajoori, or with one of his students. Interestingly enough, he apparently traveled to Yemen on a Somali passport, and was jailed for a time in Yemen for doing so. In light of the recent involvement of Somali immigrants to the United States in the jihad in Somalia, it is significant that Muhammad would have this passport. Apparently this and more about Muhammad did not escape the notice of American law enforcement officials: when he returned to the U.S. from Yemen, the Joint Terrorism Task Force began to investigate him. Unfortunately, he appears to have been able to stay at least one step ahead of investigators.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media and the U.S. government have given this murder very little attention. After the murder of abortionist George Tiller last week, Barack Obama expressed his sorrow and indignation, and Attorney General Eric Holder ordered U.S. Marshals to protect abortion clinic. But so far Obama has said nothing about the murder of Private William Long, and no one has made any move to protect military recruitment centers. And NBC was sadly typical in breezing past Muhammads motive for committing this murder, and failing to mention his religion at all. During coverage of the murder on the Today show last Tuesday, NBCs Ann Curry said nothing about the jihad doctrine or about Muhammads religion at all, failed to mention his trip to Yemen, and explained the murders by saying only that Muhammad was upset with the military. She acknowledged that he had political and religious motives, but didnt mention what his religion was nor did she give his name. By contrast, according to Newsbusters, both ABC and CBS mentioned the conversion and the Yemen trip.
Some analysts have opined that Muhammad was committing what has been described as sudden jihad syndrome that is, something made him snap, and his murder was unpremeditated. However, Fox News reported Tuesday night that Muhammad was not acting alone. His act was part of a larger jihad plot to attack military personnel.
This was certainly not be the first act of jihad violence on American soil, or anything approaching the most deadly. But given the inadequacies of the response of the government and the mainstream media, it will almost certainly not be the last.
The Arkansas Shooting as Islamic Jihad
By: Phyllis Chesler
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According to my esteemed colleague Steven Emerson, (and as I noted recently), Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammed has been under investigation in an effort to understand his possible contacts with extremists overseas. Emerson believes that Muhammed probably attended the (Al-Daawah Center) madrassa in Dammaj, a tribal area of Yemen, run by a Salafi cleric named Yahya Hajuri. Unbelievably, Hajuri is the designated heir to one Muqbil ibn Hadi, who once launched an attack on Mecca and a war against Christians in Indonesia.
Yemen: What do I recall about Yemen? Osama bin Ladens father is from Yemen, from a place called Hadramut which, I am told, means Death has come.
More important, according to Emerson, Abdulhakim M. Muhammed was urged by members of the local Muslim community, (in the United States), to travel to Yemen, for more education. The (country) is considered a hotbed for terrorists, and Muhammad may have been exposed to more radical ideas there.
Yesterday, I suggested that we consider holding foreign governments and foreign jihadi groups, as well as American-based jihadi groups responsible, both criminally and civilly, for teaching, even ordering Muhammed to shoot two American soldiers, (Pvt. William A. Long who died and Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, who was wounded) in cold blood in Arkansas as part of his jihadic mission. As the evidence mountsits seems that such connections may indeed exist.
Interestingly, today, on page A 16 (certainly not on the front page), the New York Times adds some biographical information which their reporters do not interpret. Apparently, this American-born jihadist and convert to Islam does not seem to come from a broken, indigent, or criminal family. On the contrary. His parents own a tour bus company which operates in Little Rock, Memphis, and Mississippi. He was employed in the family business. He did not turn to violence against his own country because he was impoverished, oppressed, religiously persecuted, had done hard jail time, etc. Like the Egyptian family of the infamous Mohammed Ata, the lead 9/11 pilot, Muhammeds family also appears to be a productive, hard-working family.
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Just wait till the American Jihad takes effect.
It’s good to see the socialist media was as diligent reporting this tragedy as they were with the abortion doctor.
This is the last thing the obamedia wants to happen. The obots can’t afford security to become an issue too.
Pray for America and Our Troops
Why are we waiting??? ;-)
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Might as well start calling it “state run media”...We are already there...
So if it walks, talks and looks like a duck...
Its not a ham on rye sammich...
Obama’s statement said that this was a “senseless act of violence”.
This statement means that it was random, without motive, and without a designated target.
In other words, he’s flat out denying that it was a terrorist act by a Black Muslim prison convert.
Charges dropped against Black Panther voter intimidators.
FBI told to back off of Black Muslims.
A “civilian national security force” that would be just as “well-funded” as the Armed Forces.
Great post. Thanks to Robert Spencer and Phyllis Chesler. What barracks (mosque) did Muhammad attend in the U.S.? Who were his acquaintences? Was he on anybody’s “watch” list? Was he ever questioned by border patrol upon re-entry into America? etc., etc. (so many questions could/would/should be asked)
Query: Is there an American left, anywhere, who still believes that the United States has a free, unbiased, truthful, legitimate press and media?
The difference in the treatment of the murder of a professional abortionist and a young soldier sadly says it all.
By the way, if this the press IS unbiased and truthful, for you own well being, seek help ASAP.
“Just wait till the American jihad takes effect”. I have a different take. The last time we had a dim president, the arab muzzies started probing attacks to see what reaction they got. World trade center, USS Cole, US embassies and on and on and there was NO reaction. Based on that they felt bold enough to pull off 9/11. I think the probing has started up again. That would make sense when we have a president that appears to be a weak puppy to the terrorists despite the fact that he is trying to appear to be their friend. They don’t see things that way. They see weakness. The other componant in all this is that after 9/11, the state run media was all in a tizzy that it didn’t happen on klintoon’s watch where he could have shined. DO WHAT? Makes me think that they want an attack only if they are in charge. Then it makes you think, just what would our America hating guy who plays president on tv, do to us?
Some analysts have opined that Muhammad was committing what has been described as sudden jihad syndrome that is, something made him snap, and his murder was unpremeditated. However, Fox News reported Tuesday night that Muhammad was not acting alone. His act was part of a larger jihad plot to attack military personnel.”
My understanding from reports yesterday is it was not only a plot to attack military personnel, but soft targets as well. Including Baptist Hospital, a Christian Preschool Academy and a Christian High School. This info I thought was recovered from his computer.
Has this been retracted?
I believe we will be getting our asses kicked very soon!
Do you think we’d “rally ‘round the prez” after a WMD attack on a major city?
I know that I’d simply be pointing fingers at him and punching libs in the mouth.
Sadly, I think there are far too many Americans who think that they can find out everything they need to know by listening to Katie Couric for one-half hour every evening.
> Jihad Returns to America
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret.
It never left.
It may have been somewhat quiescent for a while, but it never left.
I suspect that it will become a lot more active real soon.
You and I are on that civi force, aren’t we?
Well armed, street savi, patriots to the max.
Now about that funding...
“patriots” are the targets of that civi force.
The entity that they defend is not the concept of liberty,
the entity they defend is the power of the state.
Parollee with AK in trunk. Official name "Alexander Rivera".
I know all that..I was making a funny. Not too good at it
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