Skip to comments.WaPo's Josh White Can't Figure Out 'Motive' of Jihadist Military Site Vandalizer, Shooter
Posted on 01/27/2012 3:06:57 AM PST by PJ-Comix
Would someone please buy the Washington Post's Josh White a clue? He can't seem to get a handle on the "motive" for the actions of Yonathan Melaku (actually, I think White is pretending).
Melaku has just pleaded guilty and will be sentenced to 25 years in jail. Authorities say he vandalized military grave markers, shot at the Pentagon and military museums, and was working on an improvised explosive device. But the headline to White's story (HT Atlas Shrugs) and the reporter's content act as if no one has the foggiest idea what drop Melaku to do what he did (words which betray motivation are bolded):
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
...Before police foiled the plan in June, the vandalism was to be Melakus sixth attack, months after he went on a mysterious shooting spree that targeted the Pentagon, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and two other military buildings in Northern Virginia. A video found after Melakus arrest showed him wearing a black mask and shooting a 9mm handgun out of his Acuras passenger window as he drove along Interstate 95, shouting Allahu Akbar!It was all part of a solitary campaign of fear and terror, federal prosecutors said.
...Although Melaku acknowledged shooting at the buildings attacks that did not injure anyone but caused an estimated $111,000 in damage it still remains unclear why he did it. In a video entered into evidence and released by the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, Melaku says that he was targeting the museum as a military building, to turn it off permanently.
FBI officials and prosecutors said Melaku was on a personal terror mission. They said he researched jihadism on the Internet and had references to terrorism in a notebook and on his computer. It also seemed like he was gathering materials to make an improvised explosive device, though there was no indication how he would have used it.
Melaku wanted to create fear and terror, which is what terrorists do, said Dana Boente, first assistant U.S. Attorney in Alexandria.
... Gregory English, Melakus defense lawyer, said after the hearing that Melakus family is of the Coptic Christian faith and that they were stunned to learn of his involvement in the crimes and the references to Islamic jihad.
Apparently Josh White isn't exactly a member of the Sherlock Holmes school of journalism.
Washington Post: "Haven't you always wondered what was the reason for the connection between you and the Dark Lord."
Another Muslim apologist from WaPo-Obama.