June 2, 2009

Recruiting Center Shooting - Update

Shooter may have been on JIHAD!

Via reports from FOX News and JihadWatch:

A 23-year-old man with "political and religious motives" killed a soldier just out of basic training and wounded another in a targeted attack on a military recruiting center in Arkansas, police said.

The suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, reportedly had been under investigation by the FBI Joint Terrorist Task Force after he traveled to Yemen and was arrested there for using a Somali passport. The probe was in its early stages and based on Muhammad's trip to Yemen, according to ABC News.

While there, Muhammad — a U.S. citizen who is a recent convert to Islam and was previously known as Carlos Bledsoe — studied jihad with an Islamic scholar, Jihadwatch.org reported.

Muhammad told authorities that he approached the recruiting center in Little Rock by car on Monday and started shooting at two soldiers in uniform, according to a police report.

"He saw them standing there and drove up and shot them," Lt. Terry Hastings told The Associated Press. "That's what he said."

Interviews with police show Muhammad "probably had political and religious motives for the attack," Police Chief Stuart Thomas said.

Muhammad was not part of any terrorist group, nor was his attack part of a larger conspiracy, according to Thomas.

"We believe that it's associated with his disagreement over the military operations," the police chief said.

The two soldiers who were shot had completed basic training within the past two weeks and were not regular recruiters, said Lt. Col. Thomas F. Artis of the Oklahoma City Recruiting Battalion, which oversees the Little Rock office.

William Long, 23, died, and Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, was wounded and in stable condition, according to Thomas.

Police arrested Muhammad along an interstate highway moments after the shootings. Thomas said Muhammad would be charged with first-degree murder, plus 16 counts of committing a terroristic act. Thomas said those counts result from the gunfire occurring near other people.

Witnesses told police that a man inside a black vehicle pulled up outside the recruiting center and opened fire about 10:30 a.m. Long fell onto the sidewalk outside the center, while Ezeagwula was able to crawl toward its door.

At CBS News we find two news stories:

Military Recruiter Killed In Ark. Shooting

Police in Arkansas say a military recruiter has been killed in a shooting at an Army-Navy recruiting office in Little Rock and a second recruiter has been wounded. Little Rock police Lt. Terry Hastings said one recruiter was fatally wounded when a man inside a black SUV fired shots at the office in west Little Rock at about 10:30 a.m.

Cops: Religion Fueled Army Office Slay

William Long, 23, of Conway, died in the attack on the Army-Navy Career Center in a west Little Rock shopping center, and Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville, was wounded and in stable condition, Police Chief Stuart Thomas said.

And ABC News has two stories:

Recruiter Shooting Suspect Under FBI Investigation Allegedly Confessed

The suspect arrested for the murder of a U.S. Army soldier at a Little Rock, Ark., recruiting booth has allegedly confessed to the attack, according to court documents.

Recruiter Shooting Suspect Under FBI Investigation

The suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one soldier and the critical injury of another at a Little Rock, Ark., Army recruiting booth today was under investigation by the FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force since his return from Yemen, ABC News has learned.

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Lets recap.

We have another example of a recent convert to Islam who has subscribed to the Islamic Fundamentalist Dogma and have what could only be described as another actual case of terrorism on US soil and the majority of the major news sources in the US have decided to not follow the story. And yet on every site listed above, there are numerous stories about Tiller's murder.


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