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Suspect in Custody for 'Suspicious' Backpack Is Marine Corps Reservist
Fox News ^ | Published June 17, 2011

Posted on 06/17/2011 8:29:21 AM PDT by CitizenM

Edited on 06/17/2011 9:37:01 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

DEVELOPING: The man in custody for carrying a backpack with "suspicious items and products" inside Arlington National Cemetery overnight is a U.S. Marine Corps reservist, military and law enforcement sources tell Fox News.

Yonathan Melaku, a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist who lives in Virginia and who is Muslim, has been identified as the suspect in custody, Fox News has learned.

Sources close to the investigation also said a notebook believed to belong to the man was found containing threatening phrases like "Al Qaeda," "Taliban rule" and "defeated coalition forces."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: africanamerican; alqaeda; arlingtoncemetery; barackmuslim; blackmuslims; fairfaxcounty; fifthcolumn; jihadinamerica; melaku; muslims; obama; proterrorist; terrorism; traitor; treason; virginia
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1 posted on 06/17/2011 8:29:25 AM PDT by CitizenM
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To: CitizenM
"...and a muslim."

Are they sue he is not Amish?

2 posted on 06/17/2011 8:31:32 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CitizenM

Another poor innocent victim of Sudden Jihadi Syndrome....


3 posted on 06/17/2011 8:31:32 AM PDT by neodad (Don't Tap, Just Drill!)
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To: CitizenM
The police have described him as "a derranged man," but do not think he is part of a terrorist group. The guy is 22/23 years old, an African American, and a muslim.

Well that's a relief!

4 posted on 06/17/2011 8:32:11 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Paladin2

sue —> sure


5 posted on 06/17/2011 8:32:20 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: HIDEK6

Islam is a mental disorder.


6 posted on 06/17/2011 8:33:06 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CitizenM

He looks like a skinny from Somalia.


7 posted on 06/17/2011 8:33:24 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Paladin2
Are they sue he is not Amish?

driving a car. more likely a lutheran.
8 posted on 06/17/2011 8:34:29 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: CitizenM

Deranged....Muslim......redundant......


9 posted on 06/17/2011 8:34:32 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Financial Repression.......it answers a lot of questions.....read about it on FinancialSense.com.)
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To: CitizenM

“...and a muslim. “

A sure indicator of derangement.


10 posted on 06/17/2011 8:34:45 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: CitizenM
".....do not think he is part of a terrorist group"

Yeah, right! Funny how they announce that the guy is not a terrorist before they have any information to support it.

Stinking media...

11 posted on 06/17/2011 8:36:56 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: CitizenM

Imagine that a “muslim”,....must have been on his way to meet the famous 72 virgins.


12 posted on 06/17/2011 8:37:15 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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And the police are completely compliant with this ‘not a terrorist’ meme.


13 posted on 06/17/2011 8:38:06 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: absolootezer0

Did they stick him in a line-up of grammars and babies in strollers?


14 posted on 06/17/2011 8:38:27 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: CitizenM

I was not surprised to hear his name. Just another innocent muslim out for a stroll.


15 posted on 06/17/2011 8:38:42 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: OB1kNOb

For sure!


16 posted on 06/17/2011 8:39:11 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: CitizenM
and a muslim.

Naw.....

17 posted on 06/17/2011 8:39:25 AM PDT by TomServo
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To: CitizenM

from the Fox website:

DEVELOPING: The man in custody for carrying a backpack with “suspicious items and products” inside Arlington National Cemetery overnight is a U.S. Marine Corps reservist, military and law enforcement sources tell Fox News.

Yonathan Melaku, a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist who lives in Virginia and who is Muslim, has been identified as the suspect in custody, Fox News has learned.

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Law enforcement officials also told Fox News that police found five pounds of a substance labeled ammonium nitrate inside the backpack — field tests, however, came back negative. A notebook was also found containing threatening phrases like “Al Qaeda” and “Taliban rule” and “defeated coalition forces,” the officials said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/06/17/suspicious-vehicle-shuts-down-several-major-roads-near-pentagon/#ixzz1PY079SF8


18 posted on 06/17/2011 8:39:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them. -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: TomServo

A RESERVIST and a Muslim.


19 posted on 06/17/2011 8:40:25 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them. -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: CitizenM
..is a Marine Lance Corporal Reservist

BS.

20 posted on 06/17/2011 8:41:12 AM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: ohioWfan
And the police are completely compliant with this ‘not a terrorist’ meme.

They were careful with the wording. They said he doesn't appear to be a member of a terrorist GROUP.

21 posted on 06/17/2011 8:41:42 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them. -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: CitizenM

Sooner or later the military, as a matter of survival, is going to have to start profiling recruits. Lamentable, but that’s apparently the way it’s going to have to be.


22 posted on 06/17/2011 8:42:44 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks, Laz.


23 posted on 06/17/2011 8:43:08 AM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: CitizenM
Bullsh!t... this guy took orders from Yemen... just watch and see. How long before they blame this on Christians and honkies?

LLS

24 posted on 06/17/2011 8:44:29 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: CitizenM

I wonder if he is still Ethiopian? An earlier report said he was. Let’s see- there was a black man who was a Muslim convert who shot up a recruiting office in AR, IIRC.


25 posted on 06/17/2011 8:45:19 AM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: ohioWfan
Goebbels media... man they are truly news nazis.

LLS

26 posted on 06/17/2011 8:45:32 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: CitizenM

Derranged african american muslim...sounds like a terrorist to me.


27 posted on 06/17/2011 8:45:39 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lazamataz

If it ain’t Al Qeada it ain’t terrorism.


28 posted on 06/17/2011 8:46:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: CitizenM

African american muslim?? is like what?? He’s black.


29 posted on 06/17/2011 8:46:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: CitizenM

See this:
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2011/05/thieves-damage-27-leesburg-steal-items-61392.html


30 posted on 06/17/2011 8:48:55 AM PDT by stratman1969 (Run, Sarah, Run - 2012!)
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...backpack with “suspicious items and products...

News 4 said there was spray paint in the backpack.

31 posted on 06/17/2011 8:49:42 AM PDT by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: relee
It may be. This could be a test run. Who knows?

It's obvious this bastard needs to be booted out of the reserves, then the country, then be targeted by a Predator drone.

32 posted on 06/17/2011 8:50:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them. -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: CitizenM

We are supposed to ignore the fact that he is a Muslim. Nothing to see here, move along.


33 posted on 06/17/2011 8:51:54 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

A little late after Ft. Hood, wouldn’t you say?


34 posted on 06/17/2011 8:51:54 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: stratman1969

He’s been busy.


35 posted on 06/17/2011 8:53:07 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ScreamingFist
Uh, you mean it's not possible to be a Marine Reservist?

Or a Lance Corporal?

Or what?

Please be more specific.

36 posted on 06/17/2011 8:53:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: CitizenM

I don’t believe for one minute this Muslim marine was a threat.

Sheila Jackson-Lee (D - TX) has said the biggest threat to our country was from Militant Christians!!!

severe sarc//


37 posted on 06/17/2011 8:53:48 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: CitizenM; DarthVader

any comment yet from that idiot sheila jerkson lee ?


38 posted on 06/17/2011 8:54:26 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: cripplecreek
Editor Abby Albright: Yonathan Melaku was preciously arrested for a rash of vehicle break ins in May: http://patch.com/A-jz8m —Tweeted 1 hour ago

Preciously arrested.

39 posted on 06/17/2011 8:54:39 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them. -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: PghBaldy
You can be "ethnically Ethiopian" and speak Amharic and still live in several different countries including Eritrea and Somalia.

We had some families around here for a while from all those countries. Although the heads of household had actually participated in wars against each of the other countries they regularly got together for barbeques and picnics.

(NOTE: These guys were all refugee military officers and their families who'd done various things for the CIA).

40 posted on 06/17/2011 8:57:02 AM PDT by muawiyah
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Are you familiar with the Christian militants?" she asked former New York Dept. of Correctional Services official Patrick Dunleavy. "Can one might say that they might possibly want to undermine this country because right now the right for women to choose is a Constitutional right but people disagree with it but here is an individual trying to undermine the protections that are given to women? Would you suggest that might be compared to trying to undermine this country? That's a possibility, is it not?

Lee actually spoke up today, about this issue. She says that this event PROVES HER POINT, because the near-terrorism happened in a PREDOMINENTLY CHRISTIAN nation.

41 posted on 06/17/2011 8:58:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them. -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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Preciously arrested. Gay cops?
42 posted on 06/17/2011 8:59:04 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Lazamataz

This fella’ lived not far from here over in an area we call Franconia. Everybody there has an Alexandria address although it’s part of Fairfax County. Sounds like Kingstowne Subdivision.


43 posted on 06/17/2011 8:59:24 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Lazamataz

Preciously arrested.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

And you guffawed when I said “they handle these guys with kid gloves”.


44 posted on 06/17/2011 8:59:43 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) Time to clean House (and Senate) again. Incumbents begone!!)
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To: Lazamataz

I read “suspicious package” and automatically thought of a particular Congresscritter from New York who just (allegedly) resigned his seat.

Sorry, carry on.


45 posted on 06/17/2011 9:00:09 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Paladin2

Something it has in common with liberalism.


46 posted on 06/17/2011 9:00:54 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: muawiyah

Thanks.


47 posted on 06/17/2011 9:01:02 AM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: Lazamataz

Sheila said that? This area is predominantly Moslem and Buddhist if anything. Christians are actually in the miority ~ Sheila, BTW, is probably “too white” to walk safely in the area ~ people would turn out to gawk at her and hope by staring she’d be encouraged to just go away.


48 posted on 06/17/2011 9:02:57 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: absolootezer0

Are they sue he is not Amish?

driving a car. more likely a lutheran.


Missouri Synod no less.


49 posted on 06/17/2011 9:02:57 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Lazamataz

sounds about right from a dope like her.

where else except being in congress could someone like her with mud for brains be making over 100K a year ?


50 posted on 06/17/2011 9:03:51 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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