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  • Third-party candidate in SC senate race drops out, throws support behind Lindsey

    10/02/2020 3:01:41 AM PDT · by RandFan · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/01/20 04:01 PM EDT | BY TAL AXELROD
    A third-party candidate in South Carolina’s Senate race is dropping out and endorsing Sen. Lindsey Graham, providing the Republican incumbent with a boost as he faces an unexpectedly strong Democratic challenger. Bill Bledsoe, who was the Constitution Party’s candidate in the Palmetto State, said Thursday he is dropping out to back Graham, specifically citing the senator’s efforts as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee to usher President Trump's judicial nominees to federal courts across the country. “This is the most important election in my lifetime. I appreciate Senator Graham’s work helping President Trump confirm over 200 conservative judges to lifetime...
  • Elderly Man Allegedly Beaten By COVID-19 Patient Placed in Nursing Home By Whitmer Dies After Attack

    07/28/2020 10:54:44 AM PDT · by DFG · 46 replies ^ | 07/28/2020 | Lionel Du Cane
    A Michigan elderly patient, who was beaten on more than one occasion by a 20-year-old man who was staying at the same healthcare facility, passed away on Monday after his health reportedly took a turn for the worse after the brutal assaults, according to his nephew. In mid May, viral videos showing Jaden Hayden from Ypsilanti beat 75-year-old Norman Bledsoe led to the young man’s arrest. Haden was placed in the nursing home after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer apparently adopted a policy similar to the one employed in New York, and began sending COVID-19 positive patients to nursing homes. The...
  • Tenn. Democrat beats lawyer who linked him to KKK

    08/07/2008 9:06:08 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 20 replies · 495+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8-7-2008 | WOODY BAIRD ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A racially charged Democratic primary campaign ended Thursday with an incumbent congressman trouncing the opponent who ran an ad linking him to the Ku Klux Klan. Early, unofficial results showed Democrat Steve Cohen with 79 percent of the vote to 19 percent for Nikki Tinker, a black corporate lawyer who was his chief opponent in the district that covers Memphis.
  • Mosque beating & marriage of sharia child in Nashville, Tn

    04/09/2009 11:57:33 AM PDT · by ebiskit · 44 replies · 1,683+ views ^ | Thursday, April 09, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    There is a first-hand undercover investigation being done in Al-Farooq mosque in Nashville, TN. What has been exposed is unthinkable. This is video footage of a first-hand undercover investigation done in Al-Farooq mosque. Listen to a 7 year old talk about her husband and how they are beaten during shariah class. The video is just the sound, as these kids are in tremendous danger and the undercover person inside needed to hide the camera deeply. We are working on the sound quality. Listen to the girl stating how kids are beaten as she begins to cry.The teachers, "they hit...
  • Muhammad pleads guilty in Ark. soldier killing

    07/25/2011 11:38:24 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 29 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Attorney General warns against alienating Muslims

    03/09/2011 10:18:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/9/11 | Jeremy Pelofsky - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday warned against alienating the U.S. Muslim community, in a veiled criticism of a congressional probe into the radicalization of Muslims at home. The House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee will open a series of hearings on Thursday about the increasing terrorism threat against the United States, with the first hearing drawing criticism because of its sole focus on Muslim Americans. The panel chairman, New York Republican Representative Peter King, has repeatedly criticized, saying the Muslim American community has not cooperated with law enforcement agencies and that some mosques encourage radicalization. But...
  • 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>
  • Palin's backing pays off for pals

    06/09/2010 3:58:03 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies · 30+ views
    Politico ^ | 6/9/2010 | Andy Barr
    Some of Sarah Palin’s riskiest endorsements scored major victories Tuesday for the former Alaska governor, showing off her power in Republican primaries. Palin had four primary endorsements in play – Carly Fiorina, Nikki Haley, Terry Branstad and Cecile Bledsoe – and three won or moved on to a runoff. Palin served different roles for each candidate – sometimes spotlighting conservatives not well known to the national scene while at others validating conservative credentials to an unsure grassroots and even stepping in to deflect nasty attacks. Perhaps Palin’s most powerful demonstration came in South Carolina, where her endorsement propelled a major...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • Arkansas: New Letter From Defendant (Recruiter shooter: “We love death more than you love life”)

    01/30/2010 3:48:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 572+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1/29/10
    Arkansas: New Letter From DefendantBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: January 29, 2010 A Tennessee man charged with killing one soldier and wounding another in June 2009 outside a Little Rock recruiting center has sent a letter to the Little Rock television station KATV saying that “others” are trying to scare him by asking for the death penalty. “Bring it on,” the defendant, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, wrote. “We love death more than you love life.” Mr. Muhammad adds that those who are ready to die cannot be killed. He had earlier sent a letter to the judge in his case, asking...
  • 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...