Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Arkansas's Lone Jihadi: Is He Really Alone?

In an armed attack outside the Army-Navy Career Center which handles recruiting in Little Rock, Arkansas, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23, killed one soldier and wounded another. Muhammad, an American citizen who is a convert to Islam and was previously known as Carlos Bledsoe, was already 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. He was charged in the death of Pvt. William Long, 23. A prosecutor said Muhammad admitted shooting Long and another soldier "because of what they had done to Muslims in the past."