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  • Nephew seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. Vanity

    12/14/2014 9:33:49 PM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 68 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Self
    My nephew is seeing the Army National Guard recruiter tomorrow. He has some questions and I'm going with him.
  • Herridge: Freed Gitmo Prisoner Is Now Chief ISIS Recruiter (Abdul Rahim Muslimdost)

    11/19/2014 8:27:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Nov 19 2014 7:49 pm
    A known al Qaeda terrorist released from Guantánamo Bay is now a recruiter for ISIS, Catherine Herridge reported this evening. In the Guantánamo review from 2005, the Bush administration found that he (Abdul Rahim Muslimdost) was “too old” to rejoin the fight and that he was in poor health. …
  • Military recruiters challenged to fill smaller, specialized force

    02/03/2014 7:10:20 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | February 2, 2014 | Pamela Wood
    Chief Petty Officer Tori Novo says she finds herself saying "no" to young people who want to ship out to sea with the Navy more often than she used to. A recruiter for seven years, Novo says she has seen the standards for enlisting in the Navy become tougher. And that means more young people who desperately want to join the Navy -- for a career with a steady paycheck, for educational opportunities, for a chance to serve their country -- don't make the cut. Many of those applicants -- the ones "who would beg on their hands and knees...
  • 7th Annual Recruiter Appreciation Day by the DC Chapter, May 2013

    06/02/2013 11:54:35 AM PDT · by trooprally · 10 replies
    In 2007 the D.C. Chapter heard the Gathering of Eagles’ call to show appreciation to our recruiters on Armed Forces Day. Being that Armed Forces Day is on a Saturday and recruiter stations are closed, the Friday before that Saturday was the official Recruiter Appreciation Day. The D.C. Chapter has adopted the Silver Spring, Maryland recruiter station. We have supported the military when Code Pink and Raging Grannies have protested there. The leftist have put super glue in the door lock and cracked the plate glass window. The D.C. Chapter has occasionally shown our appreciation at the L Street,...
  • Food stamp recruiter must enroll 150 seniors in the program a day

    04/24/2013 8:40:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/24/13 | Caroline May
    A Florida food stamp recruiter is tasked with enrolling at least 150 senior citizens in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, The Washington Post reports in a profile about SNAP outreach. Following 56 year old recruiter Dillie Nerios perform her task, to appeal to seniors to get them to sign up for food stamp benefits, The Post offers additional insight into the program — which has reached record participation levels in recent months — currently feeding more than 47 million people, or one in seven Americans. The story follows recruiter Dillie Nerios, 56, as she encourages approaches potentially SNAP-eligible seniors to...
  • Military recruiters at gay community center

    07/27/2012 4:35:12 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 7 replies
    Newsday ^ | 26 July 2012 | KERY MURAKAMI
    For the first time, military recruiters made an appearance Thursday at a gay community center on Long Island -- and even though the turnout was sparse, organizers hailed the significance of the event.
  • Rabbi Targeted before Recruiter Shooting (guilty Muslim Muhammad in Arkansas)

    07/30/2011 4:31:06 AM PDT · by Libloather
    My Fox Memphis ^ | 7/29/11 | JEANNIE NUSS
    Rabbi Targeted before Recruiter ShootingBy JEANNIE NUSS Associated Press Updated: Friday, 29 Jul 2011, 10:28 AM CDT LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A man who pleaded guilty to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas said he also shot at the home of a rabbi in Little Rock days earlier, according to a letter he wrote to the FBI. In the letter obtained by The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act request, Abdulhakim Muhammad said he fired 10 rounds at the home of Rabbi Eugene Levy days before he fatally shot Pvt. William Andrew Long and...
  • Family seeks recognition for soldier slain in Arkansas (Purple Hearts for Long & Ezeagwula)

    07/26/2011 3:05:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/26/11 | JEANNIE NUSS
    Family seeks recognition for soldier slain in Ark.By: JEANNIE NUSS | Associated Press 07/26/11 4:36 PM Andy Long lies in a military cemetery in Arkansas, between a Persian Gulf veteran and a man who served in Korea. While the tombstones around him say where the soldiers served, the granite slab marking the 23-year-old's grave doesn't list a military campaign — at least, not one the Army recognizes. In the two years since Long was killed and another soldier was wounded outside a military recruiting station in Little Rock by a self-professed jihadist, their families have struggled to convince the military...
  • Muhammad sentenced to life in Ark. soldier killing

    07/25/2011 12:15:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 25, 2011 | JEANNIE NUSS
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A man who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas has pleaded guilty and received a sentence of life in prison without parole. Abdulhakim Muhammad pleaded guilty to capital murder in the middle of his trial Monday. Prosecutors took the death penalty off the table in return for Muhammad's plea.
  • Muhammad pleads guilty in Ark. soldier killing

    07/25/2011 11:38:24 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 29 replies
    www.boston.com ^ | 25 JUL 11 | Jeannie Nuss
    <p>UPDATE: Abdulhakim Muhammad--who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas in June of 2009--has changed his plea to guilty. Jury has been dismissed.</p>
  • Psychiatrists testify in Arkansas soldier death case (killer Abdulhakim Muhammad)

    07/25/2011 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 7/25/11 | JEANNIE NUSS
    Psychiatrists testify in Ark. soldier death caseBy JEANNIE NUSS Associated Press Originally published Monday, July 25, 2011 at 12:25 AM LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — At least two psychiatrists are expected to testify this week in the trial of a man who confessed to shooting two soldiers outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas. Dr. Shawn Agharkar (uh-GAR'-ker) is due back in court Monday for the trial of Abdulhakim Muhammad. Agharkar says Muhammad suffers from a delusionary disorder. A state psychiatrist who says Muhammad doesn't have a mental disease is expected to testify, too. **SNIP** He's confessed to the shooting, but...
  • Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting center (Muslim Muhammud)

    07/23/2011 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/23/11 | Kristina Goetz
    Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting centerPsychiatrist says reality was lost on Muhammad By Kristina Goetz Memphis Commercial Appeal Posted July 23, 2011 at midnight LITTLE ROCK -- The star defense witness in the capital murder trial of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad said Friday that the defendant believes he is persecuted because he's Muslim and that his actions are more important than they really are -- all because he suffers from a delusional disorder. "Saying you're an operative of a major terrorist organization is grandiose," said Dr. Shawn Agharkar, a psychiatrist who examined Muhammad three times in...
  • New York Rep. King sends aide to Little Rock terror trial (Arkansas recruiter killer Muhammad)

    07/21/2011 6:39:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    7/21/11
    Link only - New York Rep. King sends aide to Little Rock terror trial
  • Update: Jury set, opening arguments have begun (Arkansas recruiter shooter Muhammad)

    07/20/2011 9:35:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | 7/20/11
    Update: Jury set, opening arguments have begunPublished: 7/19 2:16 pm - Updated: 10:45 am LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Opening statements have wrapped up in the Abdulhakim Muhammad murder trial. The state is set to begin calling witnesses after a 15 minute break. The judge, prosecutors and defense attorneys for Abdulhakim Muhammad questioned more than four dozen potential jurors Monday and Tuesday before they found 12 jurors and two alternates. Muhammad has confessed to killing 23-year-old Army Pvt. William Andrew Long and wounding Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula in Little Rock in 2009. He says the shootings were in retaliation for U.S....
  • Jury Selected for Trial in Soldier Death (Arkansas recruiter shooter Abdulhakim Muhammad)

    07/19/2011 2:52:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Jury Selected for Trial in Soldier DeathUpdated: Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011, 1:49 PM CDT LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - It's possible that opening statements could be delivered as early as Tuesday afternoon at the trial of a man accused of killing a soldier outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas. As of midday, 11 jurors had been picked for the trial of 26-year-old Abdulhakim Muhammad. Muhammad was charged with capital murder after the 2009 shooting death of Pvt. William Andrew Long in a west Little Rock shopping center. Muhammad has admitted killing the soldier, calling it justifiable revenge for U.S. military...
  • Suspect in Ark. soldier's death seeks bigger stage (ROP Alert)

    07/17/2011 10:57:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    AP ^ | July 17, 2011 | JEANNIE NUSS
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - When Abdulhakim Muhammad killed a soldier outside a recruiting station in Arkansas, he hoped the world would pay attention to the war he had declared on the United States. He took responsibility for the shooting, called it retaliation for U.S. military action the Middle East and claimed ties to al-Qaida. But when Muhammad goes on trial this week in Little Rock, he won't face any federal or terrorism charges. He complained he's being treated like a common criminal, with a state trial on a capital murder charge. There will be no grand stage for his...
  • Abdulhakim Muhammad Trial Begins Monday (Arkansas recruiter shooter has 'mental defect')

    07/16/2011 7:15:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Abdulhakim Muhammad Trial Begins MondayFriday, July 15 2011 Jury selection begins on Monday in Pulaski County Circuit Court in the trial against Abdulhakim Muhammad. He is the man accused of killing Private William Long and wounding Private Quinton Ezeagwula at a Little Rock recruiting center in 2009. The state is seeking the death penalty in this case, and Muhammad could become the first person sentenced to death in the U.S. for an act of terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, although that is not the charge against him. Muhammad was born Carlos Bledsoe in Memphis. He converted to Islam...
  • Accused soldier killer says he's like other notorious figures (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    07/14/2011 4:01:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | 7/12/11 | David Goins
    Accused soldier killer says he's like other notorious figuresReported by: David Goins Updated: 7/12 5:35 pm Self-proclaimed terrorist Abdulhakim Muhammad is comparing himself to some of the most notorious Islamic extremists in his latest jailhouse letter. Part two highlights his belief he is part of a larger Muslim army waging a holy war. He calls it his "last public statement" before his trial next week. In it Muhammad, 26, says he's showing respect to what he calls other “real” Muslim soldiers, including John Walker Lindh, dubbed the American Taliban after he was captured in Afghanistan in 2001. His handwritten letter...
  • Federal government isn't touching Arkansas terrorism case (Muhammad renounces U.S. citizenship)

    07/12/2011 5:28:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/11/11 | Richard A. Serrano
    Federal government isn't touching Arkansas terrorism caseBy Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau July 11, 2011, 5:01 p.m. Reporting from Little Rock, Ark., and Memphis - Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad insists he is an Islamic radical, has confessed to killing an Army soldier and wounding another at a Little Rock recruiting station two years ago, and wants to be tried on terrorism charges in federal court. But in an unusual twist, state prosecutors, with the blessing of the federal government, are treating him like a common American criminal and trying him in state court next week on capital murder charges. Either way,...
  • Man accused of killing soldier in Arkansas mocks court (Abdulhakim Muhammad - recruiter shooter)

    06/22/2011 4:05:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    KAIT 8 ^ | 6/22/11
    Man accused of killing soldier in AR mocks courtUpdated: Jun 22, 2011 5:42 AM EDT LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - A man charged with capital murder for killing a soldier at a Little Rock military recruiting center is confronting prosecutors, his defense attorneys and the judge set to oversee his trial next month. In a note from jail filed Monday, Abdulhakim Muhammad lobbed insults at his attorneys, both of whom he has attempted to fire in the past. He called the Pulaski County circuit court judge handling his case a "tyrant" and said that the court has no jurisdiction over...
  • Muhammad attorneys: Mental disease bars execution (Muslim Arkansas recruiter shooter brain damaged)

    06/17/2011 9:25:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    KAIT 8 ^ | 6/14/11
    <p>LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Attorneys for the man charged with killing one soldier and wounding another in Little Rock say he suffers mental disease and brain damage that prohibits his execution.</p>
  • Muhammad ready for July trial after final hearing (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    06/14/2011 4:39:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CW Arkansas ^ | 6/13/11
    Muhammad ready for July trial after final hearingUpdated: 6/13 5:53 pm After more than two years and now eighteen court appearances accused soldier killer Abdulhakim Muhammad is ready to stand trial in Little Rock. He called his case a “sham trial” outside a Pulaski County courtroom Monday morning. In what is supposed to be the final hearing for the 25-year old before his death penalty case starts in July, attorneys said Monday all pre trial details are done. The case is ready is for a jury. But this case has been a repeated volley of start and stops. Trial dates...
  • Family of Suspect in Arkansas Military Center Shooting Says Gov't Knew He Was Dangerous

    06/11/2011 7:22:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/10/11 | Catherine Herridge & Jason Donner
    Family of Suspect in Arkansas Military Center Shooting Says Gov't Knew He Was DangerousBy Catherine Herridge & Jason Donner FoxNews.com Published June 10, 2011 The family of Carlos Bledsoe, who is accused of shooting and killing an Army private and injuring another outside a military recruitment center in Arkansas in June 2009, says the FBI has a lot to answer for in the case -- suggesting the federal government was aware that Bledsoe was a jihadist in training even before the shooting. “We're asking for (Attorney General) Eric Holder ... to give my son a fair trial, and the only...
  • Accused recruiting shooter cannot fire attorneys (Abdulhakim Muhammad - Arkansas terrorist)

    05/18/2011 5:26:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Cabin ^ | 5/17/11
    Accused recruiting shooter cannot fire attorneysBy Associated Press Posted: May 17, 2011 - 3:47pm LITTLE ROCK — A judge has ruled the man accused of shooting a soldier to death and wounding another outside a Little Rock military recruiting station can't fire his attorneys or represent himself. Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Herb Wright on Monday denied Abdulhakim Muhammad's request to dismiss his attorneys. He said Muhammad's trial, set to start July 18, has already been delayed enough. Defense attorney Patrick Benca says he didn't expect the judge to grant the request. Benca also says he expects the trial to...
  • Suspect in recruiting station shooting wants to fire attorney (Arkansas & Abdulhakim Muhammad)

    05/11/2011 3:49:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Suspect in recruiting station shooting wants to fire attorneyMemphis Commercial Appeal Posted May 6, 2011 at midnight LITTLE ROCK -- A former Memphian charged in the shooting death of one soldier and wounding of another outside a Little Rock recruiting station wants to fire one of his attorneys. Abdulhakim Muhammad, who was once known as Carlos Bledsoe, says in a letter to Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herb Wright that he's firing lead attorney Claiborne Ferguson but wants to keep attorney Patrick Benca. He also says in the two-sentence letter that he'll plead guilty in connection with attacks and threats against...
  • Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe) Confesses to More Murderous Jihad

    04/13/2011 4:27:04 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 2 replies
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 13 April 11 | Unknown
    Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, (formerly known as Carlos Bledsoe) who reportedly studied jihad with an Islamic scholar in Yemen, is being tried for the shooting of two US Army soldiers outside a Little Rock, Arkansas armed forces recruiting office in the spring of 2009. Muhammad shot Private William Long and Private Quinton I. Ezeagwula. Long died from his wounds. Since that incident we have learned more about Muhammad’s violent actions after he returned from Yemen.
  • Man Confesses To ‘Jihad Operation' Murder In Nashville (Muhammad - Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    04/16/2011 6:37:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 4/13/11 | Jeff Tang
    Man Confesses To ‘Jihad Operation' Murder In Nashvilleby Jeff Tang Posted: Apr 13, 2011 6:57 PM EDT NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A former TSU student on trial for murder in Arkansas said he killed a man in East Nashville in 2006. **SNIP** But, in a letter to an Arkansas Judge, Muhammad confesses to another murder, an East Nashville man in 2006. "The letter was sent to us immediately after it was discovered and our cold case detectives will be going to interview him to see how much he knows about the case to see if he was involved," said Metro Police...
  • Judge says Abdulhakim Muhammad fit for trial in soldier death (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    03/17/2011 8:39:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | 3/15/11
    Judge says Muhammad fit for trial in soldier deathUpdated: 3/15 6:00 pm LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Pulaski County circuit judge's declaration that Abdulhakim Muhammad is fit to stand trial has cleared the way for his trial to begin July 18 on charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a soldier at a Little Rock recruiting station, and the wounding of another man. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Judge Herb Wright pronounced Muhammad fit for trial Tuesday after Muhammad defense attorney Claiborne Ferguson said he would not challenge a state examination that ruled the defendant fit. Muhammad, a Muslim...
  • Radical Islam, Little Rock shooting spotlighted in congressional hearing (recruiter shooter)

    03/11/2011 8:20:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CW Arkansas ^ | 3/10/11
    Radical Islam, Little Rock shooting spotlighted in congressional hearingUpdated: 3/10 5:37 pm WASHINGTON D.C. - - Melvin Bledsoe is one of the people testifying in a controversial hearing on Capital Hill in Washington D.C. His son, Abdulhakim Muhammad, 25, is charged with capital murder in Pulaski County for the attack on two soldiers. "If we knew our serious his extremism had become we could have put in every effort to prevent the tragedy in Arkansas from even happening," Bledsoe says. Melvin Bledsoe offered testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee about the supposed radicalization of his son Abdulhakim Muhammad. Describing...
  • Soccer Player Convicted in Terror Trial

    09/30/2003 10:21:05 AM PDT · by machman · 182+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/30/03 | AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium Sept. 30 A former pro soccer player who joined the al-Qaida terrorist network was convicted and sentenced to prison Tuesday for plotting to bomb a NATO base believed to contain nuclear weapons. Nizar Trabelsi of Tunisia, who once played professional soccer in Germany, received the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison from a court that also convicted 17 other men and acquitted five others in the largest terrorism trial in Belgium's history. Trabelsi admitted planning to drive a car bomb into the canteen of the Kleine Brogel air base, a Belgian military post used by NATO where...
  • Attorney calls client a terrorist (Muhammad-case label seen as ploy - Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    01/02/2011 7:20:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    12/22/10
    Link only - Attorney calls client a terrorist
  • Letters detail Tennessee man's terrorist plans (Abdulhakim Muhammad - Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    11/15/2010 8:07:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Volunteer TV ^ | 11/15/10
    <p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee man charged with killing a soldier at a recruiting station in Arkansas says in letters to a newspaper that he had planned a larger-scale attack before his arrest.</p> <p>Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad says he was planning multiple attacks including sites in Nashville and Florence, Ky.</p>
  • AR GI slaying suspect threatens to fire attorney (Abdulhakim Muhammad - Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    11/09/2010 4:19:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    KAIT 8 ^ | 11/09/10
    AR GI slaying suspect threatens to fire attorneyUpdated: Nov 09, 2010 11:50 AM EST LITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - The man charged in the shooting death of a U.S. Army private outside a Little Rock recruiting center is threatening to fire his attorneys. Abdulhakim (ahb-DOOL' hah-KEEM') Muhammad is charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder in the June 2009 shooting. A letter from Muhammad filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court says he'll fire his attorneys if they delay his case and will "represent my damn self." Defense attorneys want the case thrown out of court. Attorney Claiborne Ferguson told...
  • Military Recruiter Stabbed at Career Center in Illinois

    10/19/2010 11:11:22 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 18 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published October 19, 2010 | FoxNews.com | Unknown
    A military recruiter was stabbed Tuesday at a career center in Illinois, ksdk.com reports. The attack reportedly occurred at the Armed Forces Career Center near St. Clair Square Mall in Fairview Heights, Ill. Lt. John Proffitt of the Fairview Heights Police Department told the station that a man walked into the center Tuesday to inquire about enlisting. The suspect then reportedly used a pair of scissors to stab the recruiter in the back.
  • Abdulhakim Muhammad lawyers on same page; trial set (Feb. 23 for Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    08/21/2010 8:08:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Arkansas Online ^ | 8/18/10 | John Lynch
    Muhammad lawyers on same page; trial setAfter closed meeting with judge, path clear for Feb. 23 jury selection By John Lynch Published August 18, 2010 at 5:05 a.m. Abdulhakim Muhammad is escorted from a courtroom Tuesday at the Pulaski County Courthouse after a hearing. Photo by Danny Johnston / AP Attorneys representing the Memphis man charged in the death of a soldier in Little Rock appeared to have mended fences during a closed meeting Tuesday with the presiding judge, paving the way for a capital murder trial in February. The 50-minute hearing likely was Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad’s last court appearance...
  • Father: Accused soldier killer "can't get fair trial in Little Rock" (Muhammad was brainwashed)

    08/02/2010 4:52:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 9+ views
    Fox 16 ^ | 8/02/10 | David Goins
    Father: Accused soldier killer "can't get fair trial in Little Rock"Reported by: David Goins Last Update: 3:58 pm The father of a man accused of killing a Conway soldier says he's unhappy with his defense. Melvin Bledsoe said he also thinks Muslim extremists brainwashed his son, Abdulhakim Muhammad. And that his son can’t get a fair trial in Little Rock. At the very least he says he wants the case moved out of county court and into federal court. It's a familiar refrain that the FBI and other federal agencies, knew his son was capable of murder and did nothing...
  • Suspect in soldier's shooting wants to fire lawyer (Muhammad's father to hold news conference)

    08/01/2010 9:25:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Cabin ^ | 7/31/10
    Suspect in soldier's shooting wants to fire lawyerPosted: July 31, 2010 - 4:38pm LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The man charged with killing a U.S. Army soldier from Conway and wounding another outside a recruiting station in Little Rock wants to fire his attorney. Abdulhakim Muhammad says in a letter to Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herb Wright that he'll fire Memphis, Tenn., attorney Claiborne Ferguson at an Aug. 17 court hearing. It says he wants to avoid delays and will ask the court to appoint a defense attorney. Ferguson is running for a judgeship in Tennessee and could be forced...
  • Man accused on recruiting center rampage targeted Kentucky (Muhammad may need a new lawyer)

    07/29/2010 8:39:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    WKYT ^ | 7/28/10
    Man accused on recruiting center rampage targeted KentuckyPosted: 11:51 AM Jul 28, 2010 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The man charged with killing one soldier and wounding another outside a Little Rock recruiting center says he tried and failed to carry out other attacks. The claim by Abdulhakim Muhammad is in a report filed Tuesday by a state doctor who examined Muhammad and says he's fit to stand trial. The report says Muhammad claims to have tried to firebomb the home of an unidentified rabbi in Nashville, Tenn. It also says he claims to have targeted an Army recruiting center...
  • Recruiting Center Shooting Suspect Accused of Stabbing Inmate to Death (terrorist Muhammad)

    06/17/2010 6:50:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 757+ views
    Recruiting Center Shooting Suspect Accused of Stabbing Inmate to DeathReported by: Associated Press Last Update: 6/10 5:29 pm LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A prosecutor says a man accused of fatally shooting a soldier outside a recruiting center now faces charges stemming from an alleged attack on another inmate at the Pulaski County Jail. Chief Deputy Prosecutor John Johnson said Thursday that battery and weapons charges were filed earlier this month against Abdulhakim (ahb-DOOL hah-KEEM) Muhammad, accusing him of assaulting an inmate with a weapon fashioned out of eyeglasses. Muhammad was charged in April with a similar attack on a...
  • Snyder Includes Money for Little Rock Shooting Victims in Bill (Army Pvt. William Long)

    05/25/2010 5:00:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 248+ views
    Snyder Includes Money for LR Shooting Victims in BillBy The Associated Press 5/24/2010 9:18:12 AM LITTLE ROCK -- An addition to an amendment of a defense spending bill being considered by the U.S. House this week could mean money for victims of the shootings last June outside a Little Rock military recruiting center. During a meeting of the House's Armed Services Committee, Rep. Vic Snyder, D-Ark., suggested the change to the Republican amendment, which originally was designed to help victims of a shooting last November at Fort Hood, Texas. Now the legislation acknowledges that the shooting death of 23-year-old Army...
  • Court: State must pay Muhammad's defense expenses (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    05/22/2010 1:15:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies · 522+ views
    The Cabin ^ | 5/13/10
    Court: State must pay Muhammad's defense expensesPosted: May 13, 2010 - 5:40pm LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Public Defender Commission must pay expenses incurred by the defense for a man facing a capital murder charge that accuses him of shooting a Conway soldier outside a recruiting center, the Arkansas Supreme Court said Thursday. The court dismissed an appeal by the public defender agency, which had challenged a judge's order to pay reasonable expenses for Abdulhakim Muhammad. The defendant's lawyer, Claiborne Ferguson of Memphis, Tenn., who was hired by Muhammad's family, has estimated those expenses at $30,000. Ferguson is not...
  • Muhammad defense funding reaches supreme court (Who should pay for Arkansas recruiter shooter?)

    05/08/2010 6:56:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 347+ views
    Muhammad defense funding reaches supreme courtLast Update: 5/06 6:43 pm Who should pay for part of accused soldier killer Abdulhakim Muhammad's defense? That question has made it all the way to the supreme court in Little Rock. The answer should come in a few weeks and will have a huge impact on Muhammad's death penalty trial. Abdulhakim Muhammad, 24, has made several high-profile court appearances. But he didn't make it inside the Arkansas Supreme Court Thursday morning as attorneys for the Arkansas Public Defender Commission argued Muhammad shouldn't get public money because he has a private attorney. "If we have...
  • Army recruiter shooting suspect trial delayed (Muslim convert will undergo mental evaluation)

    05/04/2010 5:02:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 401+ views
    Fox 16 Little Rock ^ | 4/27/10 | David Goins
    Army recruiter shooting suspect trial delayedReported by: David Goins Last Update: 4/27 7:33 pm The trial for accused army recruiter murder suspect Abdulhakim Muhammad is now delayed indefinitely. This after prosecutors say he attacked one jailer and threatened to kill another. The judge ordered a mental evaluation because of the new charges. Abdulhakim Muhammad, 24, didn't say anything going in or out of a Pulaski County courtroom Tuesday, a departure from his most recent appearance where he said to FOX16 News “death to Obama, peace to Osama.” Muhammad doesn't face charges for that statement. But he does face two new...
  • Abdul-Hakim Muhammad charged with trying to stab detention deputy (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    04/19/2010 6:24:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 422+ views
    4/12/10
    Link only - Abdul-Hakim Muhammad charged with trying to stab detention deputy
  • A father grieves for his son - and the soldiers he's accused of shooting (Arkansas recruiter)

    03/30/2010 9:19:10 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 793+ views
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 3/28/10 | Kristina Goetz
    A father grieves for his son — and the soldiers he's accused of shootingBy Kristina Goetz Posted March 28, 2010 at midnight Every other Saturday, Melvin Bledsoe makes a two-hour drive from Memphis to visit the son he still calls by his given name. For an hour at the Pulaski County Detention Facility in Arkansas, Bledsoe speaks through a vent in the glass that separates him from his youngest child. He reminisces about high school graduation, their father-son trip to South Beach. "Remember that?" his father coaxes. Bledsoe studies the face of this dark-haired, brown-eyed 24-year-old in blue prison scrubs...
  • Add On Says State Should Pay Only Public Defenders (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    02/19/2010 4:17:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies · 260+ views
    SW Times ^ | 2/19/10 | Rob Moritz
    Add On Says State Should Pay Only Public DefendersBy Rob Moritz Arkansas News Bureau Friday, February 19, 2010 8:56 AM CST LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel endorsed a proposal Thursday that would prevent the state from paying the legal fees of lawyers hired by criminal defendants. The amendment was proposed in response to a recent circuit judge’s ruling that ordered the state to pay the legal bills of Abdulhakim Muhammad, accused of shooting one soldier to death and wounding another at a west Little Rock recruiting center. The Arkansas Public Defender Commission has appealed the Pulaski County circuit judge’s...
  • A Muslim Son, a Murder Trial and Many Questions

    02/16/2010 11:04:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies · 444+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 17, 2010 | JAMES DAO
    When Monica Bledsoe spoke to her younger brother late last May, he seemed his old upbeat self. He had just led his first sightseeing tour of Little Rock, Ark., for their father’s new tour bus company and all went well. The tips had flowed. A week later, her brother, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle on a military recruiting center in Little Rock, killing one soldier and wounding another. Ms. Bledsoe was stunned. “I would never have thought this could happen,” she said. Eight months after the shooting, Mr. Muhammad’s family is still sorting through the confusing...
  • Public defender to appeal pay order in GI-killing case, risks jail (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    02/05/2010 4:01:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 456+ views
    Arkansas Online ^ | 2/03/10 | John Lynch
    Public defender to appeal pay order in GI-killing case, risks jailBy John Lynch This article was published February 3, 2010 at 4:46 a.m. A Pulaski County circuit judge has refused to stay his order that the Arkansas Public Defender Commission pay the defense expenses of capital-murder defendant Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, setting up a potential confrontation between the judge and the head of the agency — unless the Arkansas Supreme Court intervenes. Subscribers must LOG-IN to read this full story.
  • Prosecutor: Won't waive death penalty in GI shootings (Al-Qaida perp now pleads guilty)

    01/22/2010 3:19:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 336+ views
    Arkansas Online ^ | 1/22/10 | Andrew DeMillo
    Prosecutor: Won't waive death penalty in GI shootingsBy By Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press Friday, January 22, 2010 5:11 p.m. A prosecutor said Friday that he won’t waive the death penalty in the slaying of a soldier outside an Arkansas military recruiting center after the suspect asked to change his plea and claimed ties to al-Qaida. Pulaski County Prosecutor Larry Jegley said he still planned to move forward with the June trial of Abdulhakim Muhammad, who faces capital murder and attempted capital murder charges. Pvt. William Long of Conway was killed in the June 1 shooting in Little Rock. Pvt....
  • Suspect in GI killing claims al-Qaida ties (Little Rock Recruiter PVT LONG Murder)

    01/22/2010 9:26:33 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 4 replies · 472+ views
    Arkansas Democrat Gazette (subscription may be needed) ^ | 22 JAN 10 | JOHN LYNCH ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE
    Suspect in GI killing claims al-Qaida ties Letter to judge seeks plea shift to guilty JOHN LYNCH ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE The Memphis man accused in a deadly attack at a Little Rock military recruiting office claims in a recent letter to the presiding judge in the case that he wants to plead guilty to capital murder and that he is a member of a Yemen-based affiliate of al-Qaida. Defense attorney Claiborne Ferguson called the letter by 24-year-old Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad “inappropriate,” saying the writing complicates Muhammad’s defense. “I feel like I’m the only one with Mr. Muhammad’s best interests at heart,”...