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Suspect in Soldier Attack Was Once Detained in Yemen (The almost forgotten terrorist attack)
NY Times ^ | 6/3/2009 | JAMES DAO and DAVID JOHNSTON

Posted on 01/07/2010 2:57:29 PM PST by tobyhill

A 23-year-old man charged with killing one soldier and seriously wounding another in a shooting outside an Army recruiting office in Little Rock, Ark., was once detained in Yemen for possessing a fake Somali passport and other counterfeit documents, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

The episode in Yemen prompted a preliminary inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other American law enforcement agencies into whether the man, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, had ties to extremist groups, the officials said. But that investigation was inconclusive, they said, leaving the bureau with insufficient evidence to wiretap his phone or put him under surveillance.

It is not clear when Mr. Muhammad, an American convert to Islam who was traveling on a valid United States passport, was detained in Yemen or why he would have been carrying counterfeit documents. His detention in Yemen was first reported Tuesday by ABC News.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: abdulhakim; alqaeda; americanjihad; americanjihadi; arkansas; converttoislam; globaljihad; jihad; jihadinamerica; littlerock; muhammad; nationalsecurityfail; revert; reverts; trainingcamps; yemen

1 posted on 01/07/2010 2:57:30 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

He doesn’t count, nor does Hassan. Just ask the despicable Mr Brennan.


2 posted on 01/07/2010 2:59:07 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: tobyhill

i remember hearing about the old days. Where an American who committed an act of treason was charged as such.


3 posted on 01/07/2010 3:00:00 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tobyhill

Another gem who didn’t make the no fly list.


4 posted on 01/07/2010 3:00:49 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: driftdiver

I can also remember the time when I would have trusted the FBI both with my life and my country’s well being.

Now I don’t trust them either for their integrity nor their competence.


5 posted on 01/07/2010 3:01:57 PM PST by yarddog
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To: jwalsh07

‘cause then he’d be Jim Jones’ “strike three.”


6 posted on 01/07/2010 3:05:48 PM PST by paddles
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To: yarddog

“Now I don’t trust them either for their integrity nor their competence.”

The man who shot an unarmed woman holding a baby was held up as a hero.

They are probably all out looking for aliens with Moulder.


7 posted on 01/07/2010 3:06:03 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tobyhill

Were they all cleared by Obama’s Yemeni proTerrorism Czar?

Did they all get US taxpayer funding, support?

Americans would not be surprised to find that all
three terrorists spent a night in the Lincoln bedroom.


8 posted on 01/07/2010 3:08:14 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: tobyhill

I know for a fact there are some really astute FReepers keeping track of these incidents. I would appreciate very much any FReeper either posting or Private Reply with a list of terrorist incidents since 9/11 so that I can save it for reference.


9 posted on 01/07/2010 3:18:58 PM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: brushcop; backhoe; narses; Cindy
either posting or Private Reply with a list of terrorist incidents since 9/11 so that I can save it for reference.

You want to check with Backhoe, Narses, &/or Cindy; maybe check their "About" pages.

10 posted on 01/07/2010 5:03:20 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I think not, therefore I don't exist!)
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To: brushcop; ApplegateRanch

All my research links here:

http://www.truthusa.com/911.html

Most of my web pages noted here:

http://www.truthusa.com/siteindex.html


11 posted on 01/07/2010 5:16:40 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Thanks, Cindy!


12 posted on 01/07/2010 6:42:07 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I think not, therefore I don't exist!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

You’re welcome Applegate Ranch.


13 posted on 01/07/2010 7:12:03 PM PST by Cindy
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To: Cindy; ApplegateRanch

Thank you very much, FReepers always come through! Very much appreciated.


14 posted on 01/07/2010 8:27:45 PM PST by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: brushcop

Always glad to try and help a fellow FReeper.


15 posted on 01/07/2010 9:26:41 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (I think not, therefore I don't exist!)
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To: brushcop

You’re welcome brushcop.


16 posted on 01/07/2010 9:28:27 PM PST by Cindy
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To: All
ON THE INTERNET:


COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG: "RADICALIZATION: MADE IN THE USA?" by Matthew Levitt (June 3, 2009)



JIHAD WATCH.org (FOX16.com, November 24, 2009): "ARKANSAS JIHADIST'S FATHER: FBI tracked his son for two years, did nothing" (December 5, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "ARKANSAS JIHADIST SAYS HIS MURDER OF SOLDIER WAS 'for the sake of god, for the sake of Allah, the lord of all the world'" (June 9, 2009)

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TEXARKANA GAZETTE.com (AP): Little Rock - "CAPITAL MURDER CHARGE FILED IN ARMY RECRUIT KILLING" (SNIPPET: "Abdulhakim Muhammad, 24...") (Published July 23, 2009)

MILITARY.com (AP): Little Rock, Arkansas - "SUSPECT IN GI KILLING: 'EYE FOR AN EYE'" (SNIPPET: "Muhammad told the AP he admitted to his actions to police and said he was retaliating against the U.S. military. "Yes, I did tell the police upon my arrest that this was an act of retaliation, and not a reaction on the Soldiers personally," Muhammad said. He called it "a act, for the sake of God, for the sake of Allah, the Lord of all the world, and also a retaliation on U.S. military."") (June 10, 2009)
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS News: "JUDGE ISSUES GAG ORDER IN GI-SHOOTING CASE" by Jacob Quinn Sanders (June 9, 2009)

BLACK HILLS PORTAL.com: "MEDIA BLACKOUT ON DOMESTIC TERRORIST AND FUNERAL OF WAR HERO Victim of Domestic Terrorist Laid to Rest" by Jim Kouri, CPP (SNIPPET: "There were many in attendance from the US military and the law enforcement community to pay their final respects to a fallen soldier -- the first killed on American soil by a terrorist since September 11, 2001.")
DEFENSElink.mil (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "WOUNDED RECRUITING OFFICE SHOOTING VICTIM PRAISES ARMY FOR SUPPORT" (June 9, 2009)

JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.com: "THE WAR COMES TO LITTLE ROCK" by Paul Greenberg (June 4, 2009)

ABC NEWS.go.com - Exclusive: "FBI PROBES MUHAMMAD'S TIES TO OHIO MOSQUE FBI Wants to Know If Ohio Mosque Has Link to Terror" by Richard Esposito, Pierre Thomas and Jack Date (PAGE 2 - Snippet: "His travels to Yemen are another promising area of investigation by the FBI and to other intelligence agencies. While in Yemen it is believed that Muhammad attended the Damaj Institute, an Islamic institute attended by a number of radicalized U.S. converts, which was once attended by John Walker Lindh, the "American Taliban" captured in Afghanistan.") (June 4, 2009)
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stepping back in time...CENTRAL OHIOANS AGAINST TERRORISM - blog: "CBN NEWS: JIHAD IN CENTRAL OHIO" ("OHIO NO STRANGER TO RADICAL ISLAM" by Erick Stakelbeck, CBN News Terror Analyst) (October 27, 2007)

NYTIMES.com: "SUSPECT IN SOLDIER ATTACK ONCE DETAINED IN YEMEN" (June 4, 2009)

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FreeRepublic.com - Discussion Forum (AP via GOOGLE): North Little Rock, Ark. - "LAWYER: ARK. ATTACK SUSPECT 'RADICALIZED' [WHILE IN PRISON] IN YEMEN" (June 4, 2009)

Video: "PRIVATE WILLIAM LONG'S FATHER INTERVIEW" (Added June 3, 2009)

LittleRock.FBI.gov - Press Release: "STATEMENT REGARDING LITTLE ROCK MILITARY RECRUITING CENTER INVESTIGATION" (June 3, 2009)

LittleRock.FBI.gov - Press Release: "ARREST OF ABDULHAKIM MUJAHID MUHAMMED" (June 2, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org (AP): "ARKANSAS JIHAD KILLER PLEADS NOT GUILTY, DESPITE ADMITTING TO SHOOTING" (June 2, 2009)

JIHAD WATCH.org: "EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION ON THE ARKANSAS JIHAD KILLER: BUSINESS MAJOR TURNED JIHADIST" (June 2, 2009)

FOX NEWS.com: "LITTLE ROCK SHOOTING SUSPECT JOINS GROWING LIST OF MUSLIM CONVERTS ACCUSED OF TARGETING U.S." by Joseph Abrams (June 2, 2009)

STRATFOR.com: "LONE WOLF LESSONS" by Scott Steart and Fred Burton (June 3, 2009, 16:45 GMT)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org: "'ARKANSAS' LONE JIHADISTS: HOW ALONE IS HE?" by Walid Phares (June 2, 2009, 6:44 pm)

INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - IPT News: "ARKANSAS SHOOTER STUDIED UNDER YEMENI RADICALS" (June 2, 2009)

JARRET BRACHMAN.net: "MORE INFORMATION" (SNIPPET: "Stated motivation for violence: Upset with US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan") (June 2, 2009, 3:06 am)

ABC NEWS.go.com: "RECRUITER SHOOTING SUSPECT UNDER FBI INVESTIGATION" by Richard Esposito, Pierre Thomas and Jack Date (SNIPPET: "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." SNIPPET: "According to sources, the suspect advised them that he was going to kill as many Army personnel as possible.") (June 1, 2009)
JIHAD WATCH.org: "ARKANSAS RECRUITING CENTER JIHADIST KILLER STUDIED JIHAD IN YEMEN" (SNIPPET: "...Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad...") (June 1, 2009)

MICHELLE MALKIN.com - blog: "And Now this: SHOOTING AT MILITARY RECRUITING CENTER; 1 DEAD, 1 WOUNDED; SUSPECT IS ANTI-MILITARY MUSLIM CONVERT" (June 1, 2009, 02:02 pm)

JARRET BRACHMAN.net - blog: "AMERICAN JIHOBBYIST KILLS U.S. SOLDIER" (SNIPPET: "...an American convert to Islam...") (June 1, 2009)

KATV.com: Little Rock, Arkansas - "SHOOTER, VICTIMS IDENTIFIED IN WEST LR SHOOTING" (SNIPPET: "At a briefing Monday afternoon, Little Rock police chief Stuart Thomas identified the suspect as Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, 24, of Little Rock. Thomas says Muhammad also goes by the name Carlos Bledsoe.") (Posted June 1, 2009, 3:17 pm)
Video - "Two Soldiers deadly shooting outside recruiting station Arkansas Little Rock eyewitness Speak out" (June 1, 2009)


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17 posted on 01/07/2010 10:53:06 PM PST by Cindy
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To: SE Mom; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; Liz; STARWISE; SoCalPol; tobyhill

Yemen connection!


18 posted on 01/07/2010 10:56:25 PM PST by onyx
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Marine_Uncle; TornadoAlley3; Candor7

Very important Yemen connection PING.


19 posted on 01/07/2010 10:59:08 PM PST by onyx
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To: onyx; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

Disgusting .. there’s NO ONE at the controls ..

~~~~~~~~~~~

They’ve known for SO long of this
virulent Yemeni connection and the
beastly American imam ...

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The Arkansas man accused of killing an Army recruiter and wounding another had used the popular Google Maps application to investigate recruiting centers in at least five states, as well as Jewish institutions, a day-care center, a post office and a Baptist Church, according to a report issued Tuesday evening by the Department of Homeland Security, ABC News has learned.

*snip*

Recruiting centers in New York, Atlanta, Louisville and Philadelphia were on a list of possible targets, based on evidence found in the home of the suspect, Muslim-convert Abdulhakim Muhammed, according to the report.

A recent convert to Islam, Muhammad, 24, upon his arrest Monday shortly after the fatal shooting, allegedly confessed and told authorities he acted alone, according to court documents. But prior to the shooting, Muhammad had been the subject of a preliminary investigation by the FBI’s Joint Terrorist Task Force since his return from Yemen, where he was arrested and had in his possession a false Somali passport, ABC News has learned.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=7732467&page=1

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ARKANSAS’ LONE JIHADIST: HOW ALONE IS HE?
By Walid Phares

In an armed attack outside the Army-Navy Career Center which handles recruiting, in Little Rock, AR, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23, killed one soldier wounded another. Muhammad, an American citizen who is a convert to Islam and previously known as Carlos Bledsoe, already had been under investigation by the FBI at the time of the shootings.

He had traveled to Yemen, received indoctrination from radical clerics, according to a watch group, and possessed a false Somali passport.

http://counterterrorismblog.org/2009/06/arkansas_lone_jihadist_how_alo.php


20 posted on 01/07/2010 11:19:40 PM PST by STARWISE (.They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: onyx

In short. Our Intel agencies are not performing as what GWB and others a short time back had envisioned. We are screwed.


21 posted on 01/07/2010 11:25:40 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: onyx

I posted this on Mark’s thread.

bottom line, not so much line not connected as
not wanting to connect.


22 posted on 01/07/2010 11:52:55 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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