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  • Suspect in Recruit Shooting Claims Al Qaeda Ties

    01/21/2010 11:21:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies · 514+ views
    AP via ^ | January 22, 2010 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The man accused of killing one soldier and wounding another outside an Arkansas military recruiting center has asked a judge to change his plea to guilty, claiming ties to Al Qaeda. Abdulhakim Muhammad's attorney, Claiborne Ferguson, said Thursday night that his client sent a letter earlier this month to the judge in his case asking to change his plea to capital murder and attempted capital murder charges. Ferguson said he hadn't discussed the request with his client before the letter was sent. Under Arkansas law prosecutors would have to agree and waive the death penalty before...
  • 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...
  • Psychiatrist: Suspect in soldier death delusional

    07/22/2011 2:08:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2011 | JEANNIE NUSS
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A forensic psychiatrist told a jury Friday that the man accused of fatally shooting a soldier at a military recruiting station in Arkansas suffers from a mental disorder that taints his thinking. Dr. Shawn Agharkar testified that Abdulhakim Muhammad has delusions - fixed, false beliefs - that puff up his perception of himself and make him think he's being persecuted because he's a Muslim.
  • UPDATE: Army recruiting shooter declines name change (Abdulhakim Muhammad aka Carlos Bledsoe)

    07/06/2009 4:26:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies · 485+ views
    CW Arkansas ^ | 6/30/09
    UPDATE: Army recruiting shooter declines name changeLast Update: 6/30 7:20 pm The man charged with shooting two Army recruiters, killing one of them, says in court Tuesday he no longer wants to change his name. It was part of a civil hearing for Abdulhakim Muhammad, 23, who also faces a capital murder charge for his accused act of domestic terrorism. FOX16 News was the only station at the hearing. Pulaski County prosecutors are still working on filing formal criminal charges against Abdulhakim Muhammad. Muhammad didn't appear to know which way to go stepping into the hallway on the fourth floor...
  • Converting our citizens against the non-believers

    03/10/2011 7:23:43 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    The Hill's Congress Blog ^ | 10 Mar 2011 | Melvin Bledsoe
    “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim Community and that Community’s Response” Committee on Homeland Security - US House of Representatives March 10, 2011 Thank you very much for allowing me to come here and tell the country what happened to my son. This hearing today is extremely important to begin the discussion about the issue of Islamic radicalization in America and my hope is that this Committee can somehow address this issue in a meaningful, productive way. First, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family of Private William Long, and to the wounded soldier,...
  • 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...
  • Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad (Carlos Bledsoe) Confesses to More Murderous Jihad

    04/13/2011 4:27:04 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 4 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...
  • 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>
  • 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...
  • "Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values" [ John Brennan]

    05/26/2010 4:01:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 510+ views - Speech ^ | For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 | n/a # Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 26, 2010 Remarks by Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism John Brennan at CSIS “Securing the Homeland by Renewing American Strength, Resilience and Values” Thank you very much John, and I would like to take a moment to express my appreciation to CSIS for inviting me back. You invited me here a little after six months after I came into this administration and I greatly appreciate the invitation...
  • 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....
  • Man Claims Terror Ties in Little Rock Shooting (June 1, 2009 Recruiting Center Attack)

    01/21/2010 6:56:13 PM PST · by kristinn · 6 replies · 647+ views
    New York Times ^ | Thursday, January 21, 2010 | James Dao
    A Tennessee man accused of killing a soldier outside a Little Rock, Ark., military recruiting station last year has asked a judge to change his plea to guilty, claiming for the first time that he is affiliated with a Yemen-based affiliate of Al Qaeda. In a letter to the judge presiding over his case, the accused killer, Abdulhakim Muhammad, calls himself a soldier in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and calls the shooting “a Jihadi Attack” in retribution for the killing of Muslims by American troops. “I wasn’t insane or post traumatic nor was I forced to do this...
  • Suspect's dad: FBI 'dropped the ball' on warning signs (Arkansas recruiter shooter)

    12/02/2009 5:53:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 759+ views
    Fox 16 ^ | 11/24/09 | David Goins
    Suspect's dad: FBI 'dropped the ball' on warning signsReported by: David Goins Last Update: 11/24 7:58 am The father of the man charged with shooting two soldiers in Little Rock is speaking out. He says his son, Abdulhakim Muhammad, was manipulated by Islamic extremists overseas and the FBI knew it but didn't step in before it was too late. Melvin Bledsoe of Memphis looks at what his son is accused of doing at the Army Recruiter Station in Little Rock last June the same way he looks at foiled terror plots in Dallas, and the Fort Hood shootings earlier this...
  • Man charged in soldier's death seeks trial delay (Arkansas shooter Abdulhakim Muhammad)

    11/06/2009 3:31:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 471+ views
    The Cabin ^ | 10/27/09
    Man charged in soldier's death seeks trial delayPosted: October 27, 2009 - 12:40pm LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorneys for the man charged with capital murder of an Army soldier at a Little Rock recruiting station are asking for a delay in the start of his trial. Lawyers for 24-year-old Abdulhakim Muhammad say in a motion filed last week that they need more time to go through evidence in the case. The current trial date is Feb. 15. Muhammad was born Carlos Bledsoe. He's charged in the June shooting death of 23-year-old Pvt. William Long of Conway and in the wounding...
  • Capital murder charge filed in Army recruit killing (Abdulhakim Muhammad aka Carlos Bledsoe)

    07/27/2009 7:20:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 782+ views
    Capital murder charge filed in Army recruit killingBy: Associated Press - Texarkana Gazette - Published: 07/23/2009 LITTLE ROCK—Prosecutors have filed a capital murder charge against a man who confessed to killing one soldier and wounding another outside an Army recruiting center in Little Rock. Abdulhakim Muhammad, 24, is also charged with attempted capital murder and 10 counts of firing a gun from a vehicle. Muhammad is accused of fatally shooting Pvt. William Long, 23, of Conway and wounding Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula of Jacksonville. Both had just finished basic training and were outside the recruiting center June 1 when Muhammad drove...
  • Suspect in soldier shooting says he was justified

    06/09/2009 12:30:53 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 2,497+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 9, 2009 | KELLY P. KISSEL
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Muslim convert charged in the killing of a soldier at a recruiting center in Arkansas says he didn't consider it murder because U.S. military action in the Middle East made the killing justified. Abdulhakim Muhammad told The Associated Press Tuesday in Little Rock that he confessed to police that he killed Pvt. William Long outside an Army-Navy recruiting center. But he said murder exists only "without a justified reason."
  • Update: LR Shooting Suspect Tells How & Why He Shot Soldiers [To Avenge his Muslim Bros]

    06/02/2009 1:26:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies · 5,267+ views
    Arkansas Matters ^ | June 2, 2009 | Reported by: KARK 4 News
    The man charged in Monday's shootings outside a Little Rock military recruiting center has been ordered held without bond after a Tuesday morning appearance in Little Rock District Court. Meanwhile, police reports released in court Tuesday shed some light on what happened on Monday. Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 23, also known as Carlos Bledsoe, is charged with capital murder and 16 counts of terroristic acts. According to the police reports, Muhammad admitted to shooting the victims, and then revealed how and why. He told police that he put three weapons, including an assault rifle, into his SUV and then drove around...
  • Recruiter Shooting Suspect Had Ties to Extremist Locations

    06/02/2009 1:08:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies · 2,013+ views
    The recent convert to Islam who allegedly shot and killed a U.S. soldier at a Little Rock, Ark., recruiting booth had ties to a number of global locations linked to extremists, including Yemen, Somalia and Columbus, Ohio, ABC News has learned. Yemen and Somali are known hotbeds for terrorism. Columbus, Ohio, has been an area of domestic concern for authorities who have observed a number of Somali Americans traveling from there to Somali to wage jihad. Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 24, upon his arrest Monday shortly after the fatal shooting, allegedly confessed and told authorities he acted alone, according to court...

    06/02/2009 8:03:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 107 replies · 3,500+ views
    0210040JUN09 (date time group) | dcbryan1
    Freepers: After sleeping on it, I have decided to call you to action! A great injustice is being perpetrated by our main stream media (MSM) and our Commander In Chief (CINC), President Barrack Hussein Obama. The time now is 10:04 CST, 02 JUNE 09, exactly 24 hours after Privates William Long, 23 of Conway, AR, and Private Second Class Quinton Ezeagwula, 18, of Jacksonville, AR became the first victims of terrorism on American soil since 11 SEP 01 and we have heard no statement from their Commander in Chief, President Barrack Hussein Obama. Almost as egregious as Obama’s silence, we...