Skip to comments.Lawyer: Ark. attack suspect 'radicalized' [while in prison] in Yemen
Posted on 06/04/2009 5:01:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The man accused of fatally shooting a soldier outside a recruiting center begged for FBI agents to free him from a Yemeni jail where he was "radicalized" by Islamic terrorists, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Lawyer Jim Hensley described Abdulhakim Muhammad as an impressionable youth driven to public service in an impoverished Middle Eastern country. But teachings by "hardened" terrorists in Yemen and experiences with Afghan child refugees who were missing limbs drove him to become someone his parents didn't recognize, Hensley said.
"Here comes the FBI, who may be able to help this guy or save his life, and then they leave and then he's got to go back in with these hardened terrorists. He's got to survive, how do you live with that?" Hensley said. "He absolutely feels that the FBI and anyone else associated with the United States government left him to the wolves, that's for certain."
The FBI referred calls to a spokesman who was not in his office Thursday. Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley did not immediately respond to a call for comment.
Hensley said Muhammad was a college student in Tennessee and left early to pursue volunteer work teaching English to children in Yemen. The lawless and impoverished country on the tip of the Arabian peninsula also the ancestral home of Osama bin Laden's family was the scene of one of al-Qaida's most dramatic pre-9/11 attacks, the 2000 suicide bombing of the destroyer USS Cole off the Aden coast that killed 17 American sailors.
While in Yemen, Hensley said Muhammad married and converted to Islam...
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I would say he was mired in islam as are all muslims.
Well, his problems are going to be over soon enough when Arkansas sticks the needle in him. He can take up his grievances with Allah after he finishes with his 72 virgins.
“The man accused of fatally shooting a soldier outside a recruiting center”
Hello Associated Press! You left out part of the story:
The man accused of fatally shooting a soldier AND CRITICALLY WOUNDING ANOTHER outside a recruiting center
The FBI did this to me, the FBI did that me.
So I shot a soldier.
Shooting? In Arkansas? Of a Soldier? By an Islamic terrorist?
When did this happen?
Gee, you’d think something like that would be in the news.(end sarcasm)
Just put this rabid dog down.
First question: What U.S. Citizen goes to Yemen, unless they’ve already been radicalized, and are seeking terrorist training?
I realize former Yemeni nationals would. Certain business people would too. But as a convert to Islam in the U.S. with no family or business ties to Yemen, it doesn’t make any sense at all to go to Yemen, unless...
Oh The Curly Defense. He’s a victim of Surcumstance /sarcasm. Hang E’m high with a new short rope.
Too bad they didn't torture him just a little bit more...like they did Daniel Pearl.
How about this headline?
Democrat Congressman Gets Terrorist Released From Yemen Jail. Terrorist Returns to Launch Attack.
Cohen should be held responsible for this attack.
horsecrap of a defens. Get him off the planet.
Of course. The reasons he went there in the first place were altruistic.
He had a calling...
Sounds like his Lawyer also missed his calling, he could write those three dollar paperback romance novels they sell in the super market.
Avoid the MSM. They’re not a source of reliable or useful information, anyway.
I know lawyers will say absolutely anything, but really - "driven to public service?"
I keep hearing people on Fox and other news outlets referring to this person as being a “Home Grown Terrorist”. I think your thread here should be adequate to put that theory to rest - obviously he wasn’t a disenfranchised American youth who turned to Islam after being poorly treated here.
Yes, no doubt. /s
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