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Posted at 3:04 PM ET, 12/ 8/2010

Man arrested in Md. terror bomb plot

By Maria Glod

A Baltimore man who is a recent convert to Islam has been charged with plotting to blow up a military recruiting office in Catonsville, Md., authorities said Wednesday, but the bomb was a fake provided by the FBI.

Antonio Martinez, 21, who changed his name to Muhammad Hussein when he converted, was charged with the attempted murder of federal employees and the attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against U.S. property. He faces life in prison if convicted.

Martinez was arrested Wednesday morning after he tried to remotely detonate what he believed to be explosives in a vehicle parked in the Armed Forces recruiting station parking lot, federal authorities said.

According to an FBI affidavit filed in federal court in Baltimore, Martinez wanted to fight jihad in the United States and specifically targeted the U.S. military because they were killing Muslims overseas.

He came to the FBI's attention through public postings on his Facebook page, the affidavit said.

He posted statements calling for violence to stop the oppression of Muslims. On Oct. 8, a person identified as a confidential source told the FBI about the postings.

That began a series of recordedconversations that would eventually include an undercover FBI agent whom Martinez thought was from Afghanistan and would help him make a vehicle bomb and teach him how to detonate it.

But the operation began with the FBI operative responding on Facebook to the calls for violence. In the Facebook communications, Martinez wrote that he wanted to go to Pakistan or Afghanistan, that it was his dream to be among the ranks of the mujahideen, and that he hoped Allah would open a door for him because all he thinks about is jihad.

The FBI then recorded a series of conversations between Martinez and the confidential operative. Martinez said he wanted to target the Armed Forces recruiting station on Route 40 in Catonsville.

The affidavit said Martinez tried to recruit at least three others into the operation, but they all declined. One even tried to talk Martinez out of the plot. When he couldn't get others to join, the confidential operative offered to introduce him to his "Afghani brother," who would help, the affidavit said.

That man actually was an undercover FBI agent, who suggested he could help Martinez make a vehicle bomb.

The plot came together, and on Wednesday, Martinez, the agent and the confidential informant drove to the recruiting station separately, the affidavit said. Martinez decided where to park the vehicle, inspected the fake bomb and tried to detonate it before he was arrested, the affidavit says.

The court papers describe a young man obsessed with jihad and fighting the U.S. military here and abroad. He is described as watching videos of Osama bin Laden and calls Anwar al-Aulaqi his "beloved sheikh." Aulaqi is on a terror watch list and was the spiritual inspiration behind the attempted bombing of a jetliner over Detroit and the shooting at Fort Hood that killed 13 people.

In fact, the affidavit says that Martinez referenced that attack, saying that killing those soldiers prevented them from killing Muslims overseas.

During a brief court hearing in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Martinez said he is married and works in construction.

Magistrate James K. Bredar asked Martinez to identify himself.

"My name is Muhammed Hussain," Martinez said.

The judge pressed, asking if he also goes by Antonio Martinez.

"That is my other name that I was born with," Martinez said.
Martinez,

He was ordered held pending a Dec. 13 detention hearing.

Officials said the plot is unrelated to incidents in October and early November in which someone shot at the Pentagon, two military recruiting stations and the Marine Corps Museum, all in Northern Virginia.


[This post has been updated.]

By Maria Glod  | December 8, 2010; 3:04 PM ET
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Comments

aren't all fake bomb bombers ENTRAPPED by the FBI? that's my understanding from listening to those defending that young adult would be killer out northwest

Posted by: perryrants | December 8, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Is this another dumb teenager?

Posted by: HardyW | December 8, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

According to CNN and FOx News, his name was Martinez before he converted to Islam, and he's 21 years old.

Posted by: scoran | December 8, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Notice that there is no mention of the fact that he is a convert to Islam. His name is Antonio Martinez and he converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammed Hussain.

Posted by: rentianxiang | December 8, 2010 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Who has leaked this information and the one that leaked it is he or she going to be arrested and face the music or not? :) Or is it one rule for Julian (Wikileaks founder) and another rule for others that will serve the interests of those after so called "War on Terror" the birth child of the Neocons and their allies.

Posted by: 1Nouri | December 8, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

My thanks to the FBI.

Posted by: mbrumble | December 8, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

He converted to Islam, and then started planning car bombs? I find this hard to believe, given that Islam is the Religion of Peace. Perhaps the author meant he converted to Buddhism or Christianity, or perhaps Shinto?

Also, I've been in a coma for 60 years.

Posted by: zippyspeed | December 8, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Hah! The article was updated pretty quickly after scoran and rentianxiang posted the Muslim connection. Kudos to both.

Maria Glod opens with: "A Baltimore man has been arrested and charged with plotting with undercover FBI operatives to blow up a military recruiting station..."

She tries hard to make the FBI sound guilty also.

Posted by: spamsux1 | December 8, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

No one leaked anything in this case; it is a illegal attempt to kill and maim Americans, thus open to public scrutiny.
(1 Nouri) Tell the people in New York, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon who lost love ones if there is a war on terror and who really started this war, Islamic terrorists.

Posted by: whineridentifier | December 8, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Muslims, when will this end?

Posted by: shewholives | December 8, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

@shewholives

I think the day we stop killing civilians oversees? I don't know why they will continue then? Seems quite logical to me, no?

Posted by: realisticalandpractical | December 8, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

I love reading about stuff like this. This is how homeland security is supposed to function. The FBI or other law enforcement intercepts potential terrorists, sets up what is effectively a sting, and catches the person red-handed without a single casualty. It's all about effective intelligence.

Posted by: whorton1 | December 8, 2010 1:39 PM | Report abuse

Just remember that according to Obama, this man is not a terrorist. He is simply a misunderstood Muslim, who is angry about "American imperialism."

Posted by: liberalsareblind | December 8, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

Sweet, the FBI foiled another FBI plot. They have an amazing succes rate.

Posted by: dabberc | December 8, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

@whorton1

I don't know if you call it intelligence if you simple catch the same plan that you initiated, I mean any 5 year old can do that I think.

Posted by: realisticalandpractical | December 8, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Take the piece of feces out and hang him from a high tree.

Posted by: LarryG62 | December 8, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Just another Muzzie doing what Muzzies do.

Posted by: john_bruckner | December 8, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like the Obama administration is doing its job keeping America safe.

Posted by: thebobbob | December 8, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

These fake FBI bombs are like fly traps for these wannabe terrorists. All the FBI has to do is pretend that there is a bomb that needs to be detonated and these guys can't resist the urge to kill people.

Posted by: alientech | December 8, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

You do realize that more Muslims overseas are killed every year by other Muslims than any other faith in the world right?!

And yes, in my eyes this is a form of entrapment. And no, it is unfair to target Muslims to fall for this. Anyone should be smart enough to not fall for this since stings like this happened in NY last year. I bet it was the FBI's idea to put an idea into this guy's cuz he's a recent convert.

P.S oklahoma city bombing was not conducted by a muslim, or was I the only American in this country that realize that there are all types of religious terrorists on the plannet, not excluding muslims? Anyone ever heard of the Stern Gang?!

Posted by: RossdaBoss | December 8, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Just because some of you have a keyboard, that doesn't mean you should use it.

Posted by: jckdoors | December 8, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Note to "would be" terrorists. Don't google "how to make a car bomb" or search Amazon.com for "Car Bombs for Dummies".

You'd think the mosque would cover this during the orientation.

Posted by: ADNova | December 8, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Note to "would be" terrorists. Don't google "how to make a car bomb" or search Amazon.com for "Car Bombs for Dummies".

You'd think the mosque would cover this during the orientation.

Posted by: ADNova | December 8, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

As I clicked on the link to this article, I said to myself, "I'll be his name is Muhammed". BINGO !

Posted by: johnfchick1 | December 8, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

@shewholives

I think the day we stop killing civilians oversees? I don't know why they will continue then? Seems quite logical to me, no?

Posted by: realisticalandpractical |
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Apparently you don't know much about Islam.

Posted by: shewholives | December 8, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Gee.

A Muslim.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | December 8, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I think the day we stop killing civilians oversees? I don't know why they will continue then? Seems quite logical to me, no?

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Which explains why Shiite - Sunni Muslims mass murder eachother on a daily basis.

That's our fault too.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | December 8, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

Shocking! Not a Tea Party person? A Muslim again! Shocking!

Posted by: FormerDemocrat | December 8, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations to the FBI for foiling another one of their own terrorist plots.

Posted by: Potter2 | December 8, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like he converted to Islam so that he could be a terrorist.
I wouldn't necessarily fault Islam for making him one, he just chose that as his framework.

Posted by: WmarkW | December 8, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse


If ISLAM were BANNED in the United States like it SHOULD HAVE BEEN all along, then we wouldn't be tormented by these INSANE members of the STINKING CULT whose members are really just a bunch of dirty and smelly thugs who usually take out their aggression upon their WIVES and CHILDREN, beating them and 'HONOR'-killing them at the slightest provocation.

Banning them is the thing to do for the safety and well-being of our CHILDREN.

Posted by: NOTINFL | December 8, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

If these guys are this gullible, why don't we hold a jihad rally on the mall and offer transportation to Afghanistan to wage holy war. Once the buses are full, we lock the doors and roll them into the Potomac. Problem solved.

Posted by: ADNova | December 8, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like he converted to Islam so that he could be a terrorist.
I wouldn't necessarily fault Islam for making him one, he just chose that as his framework.
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Jihad is a tenet of Islam.

Posted by: shewholives | December 8, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like he converted to Islam so that he could be a terrorist.
I wouldn't necessarily fault Islam for making him one, he just chose that as his framework.


Posted by: WmarkW | December 8, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

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Jihad is a tenet of Islam.

Posted by: shewholives | December 8, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Wow! So the terrorist is not the Playboy model Donna D'Errico (subject of the full body scan at LAX, of course random) but a 21 year old disaffected Muslim male.

Hard to believe that the perpetrator of another attempted terrorist task was a Muslim male. I mean, who would have guessed this.

Posted by: krankyman | December 8, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Religion of peace!
My azz.

Posted by: ProfessorPeabody | December 8, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Everyone who legally changes their name to a Muslim name is on the FBI watch list for life. Moron.

Posted by: shanks1 | December 8, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I would bet that if a couple of linebacker-sized FBI agents had shown up at his door one noght and said to cut it out and his sorry a** to work, we could have saved the several million bucks it is going to take to prosecute and incarcerate his sorry A**.

This isn't fighting terror, it's entrapment of stupid people to make the government look good in the eyes of all of you who do nothing but watch the news all day in fear of your lives.

Posted by: voldenuit123 | December 8, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Muslims in general are not to blame for these fiends; the violent punks choose Islam, thinking it justifies the violence in their hearts. Islam does not justify this whatsoever. Neither can these fiends point to entrapment. An entrapment defense requires proof of a lack of predisposition; sssuredly, this gentleman had a predisposition to violence. He will lose. Our system does work in this matter.

Posted by: Martial | December 8, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Apparently you don't know much about Islam.

Posted by: shewholives
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Apparently you seem to be a scholar of Islam by your wise words?

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Which explains why Shiite - Sunni Muslims mass murder eachother on a daily basis.

That's our fault too.

Posted by: drjcarlucci
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Last time I remember, I don't think they were killing us was because we're Shi'a or Sunni, I'm pretty sure it was for other reasons.

Also, as an advice, just because a certain group does certain actions doesn't necessarily mean its written in their book. For example, one saying Americans have written in their constitutions "One shall kill Muslims" because thats how they've acted in the past decade. My two cents...

Posted by: realisticalandpractical | December 8, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Guy couldn't get anyone to join with him, and he tried three others, one of whom attempted to talk him out of it. At that point, no terrorism acts or plans had been accomplished. Then the FBI provided an accomplice who would instruct him on how to break the law, and facilitate the otherwise hapless effort.

Don't get me wrong, it's okay that this is all they can uncover. Doing their work as they should.

Still, the difference between the 9/11 terrorists and today's bust is so dramatic.

Posted by: blasmaic | December 8, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Apparently you don't know much about Islam.

Posted by: shewholives
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Apparently you seem to be a scholar of Islam by your wise words?

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Which explains why Shiite - Sunni Muslims mass murder eachother on a daily basis.

That's our fault too.

Posted by: drjcarlucci
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Last time I remember, I don't think they were killing us was because we're Shi'a or Sunni, I'm pretty sure it was for other reasons.

Also, as an advice, just because a certain group does certain actions doesn't necessarily mean its written in their book. For example, one saying Americans have written in their constitutions "One shall kill Muslims" because thats how they've acted in the past decade. My two cents...

Posted by: realisticalandpractical | December 8, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse
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But killing the non believers is in the Qu'ran.

Posted by: shewholives | December 8, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Muslims in general are not to blame for these fiends; the violent punks choose Islam, thinking it justifies the violence in their hearts. Islam does not justify this whatsoever. Neither can these fiends point to entrapment. An entrapment defense requires proof of a lack of predisposition; sssuredly, this gentleman had a predisposition to violence. He will lose. Our system does work in this matter.

Posted by: Martial | December 8, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

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Jihad is a tenet of Islam.

Posted by: shewholives | December 8, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I would bet that if a couple of linebacker-sized FBI agents had shown up at his door one noght and said to cut it out and his sorry a** to work, we could have saved the several million bucks it is going to take to prosecute and incarcerate his sorry A**.

This isn't fighting terror, it's entrapment of stupid people
Posted by: voldenuit123

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I don't think your idea of Big Guy intimidation works on an Enemy Within on a religious mission. Like the other Jihadis arrested, let go after a while, who go right back to being Islamoids.

Warfare is all about hopefully entrapping people so you can kill or capture them. This is not a criminal justice situation. It is far better we face inept enemy than the superb soldiers the Nazis, Vietnamese, and certain Japanese regiments were.
Better for our soldiers welfare if the enemy is rife with the likes of Reid, the Underwear bomber, and this tool Martinez.

Less KSMs and Major Nidal Hasans is a good thing..

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | December 8, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

With recruits as stupid as Martinez, the idiot in Oregon, the dummy on the flight to Detroit, seems like the infidels don't have their act together. This makes me feel safe and not safe. Al Qaeda may be using idiots on purpose, giving us a false sense of security. But I have faith in Homeland Security and other security systems in place to protect us from harm.

Posted by: skinfreak | December 8, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I would bet that if a couple of linebacker-sized FBI agents had shown up at his door one noght and said to cut it out and his sorry a** to work, we could have saved the several million bucks it is going to take to prosecute and incarcerate his sorry A**.

This isn't fighting terror, it's entrapment of stupid people
Posted by: voldenuit123

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I don't think your idea of Big Guy intimidation works on an Enemy Within on a religious mission. Like the other Jihadis arrested, let go after a while, who go right back to being Islamoids.

Warfare is all about hopefully entrapping people so you can kill or capture them. This is not a criminal justice situation. It is far better we face inept enemy than the superb soldiers the Nazis, Vietnamese, and certain Japanese regiments were.
Better for our soldiers welfare if the enemy is rife with the likes of Reid, the Underwear bomber, and this tool Martinez.

Less KSMs and Major Nidal Hasans is a good thing..

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | December 8, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

His name is Martinez. He wants to be a terrorist. Now, Martinez will be locked up for a very long time. Thanks FBI.

Posted by: truth1 | December 8, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

But killing the non believers is in the Qu'ran.

Posted by: shewholives
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Hmmm...yet it says you can marry "People of the Book" aka Jews and Christians? I guess its some elaborate plan from 1400 years ago for serious genocide?

shewholives, I'm beginning to doubt if you're even a Muslim scholar

Posted by: realisticalandpractical | December 8, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

If ISLAM were BANNED in the United States like it SHOULD HAVE BEEN all along, then we wouldn't be tormented by these INSANE members of the STINKING CULT whose members are really just a bunch of dirty and smelly thugs who usually take out their aggression upon their WIVES and CHILDREN, beating them and 'HONOR'-killing them at the slightest provocation.

Banning them is the thing to do for the safety and well-being of our CHILDREN.

Posted by: NOTINFL | December 8, 2010 3:27 PM
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I think you are confusing the conduct of certain Priests with a certain Christian denomination as far as abuse of children is concerned. Islam has nothing to do with it :)
Time to educate yourself and whilst you are there, check other well known denominations that help themselves to have so many wives (so this doesnt apply just to a small group of Muslims), and also check those who prefer to live in a world away from TV, new technology, use of camera etc and I can guarantee you they are not Muslims at all!
Your hate towards Islam is despicable and here for everyone to see. This faith love it or loathe it, is here to stay like Christianity, Judaism, Buddism, Hinduism and other diverse faiths that need to be respected.
Thanks to Islam and its acceptance of science, the Islamic civilisation brought to us Algebra, Arabic numbers (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0), gardening to water irrigation to astronomy etc.
Out of the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide, a non significant few are extremists like those Neocons extremists from Bush, Rumsfeld, Cheney and their likes that invaded Iraq illegally and being responsible for the killing of hundred of thousands of innocent citizens.
These innocent Iraqis were supposed to be under protection whilst being occupied. This represent more than 10 times 9/11 and Iraqis are still living under this lack of security.
Time to search elsewhere for a scapegoat for the malaise created by the Neoocns whilst they were in power and almost ruined this beautiful country with mismanagment at every level with the assistance of some wealthiest dynasties. To safeguard their obscene lifestyle, they turned to the US taxpayer to bail them and are having a laugh at our expense and innocent Muslims in their millions :) FEAR and LIES are not the answer and TRUE PATRIOTS WILL BE ABLE TO SMELL THIS BUSHITISM. SOONER OR LATER THE TRUTH WILL PREVAIL AS EXPOSED IN WIKILEAKS :) AMERICANS ARE NOT STUPID, NAIVES OR IDIOTS TO BE TAKEN FOR A RIDE :)

Posted by: 1Nouri | December 8, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Surely he must be some innocent victim of a grand conspiracy implemented by BOOOSH and the JOOOS!!!!

Heck, the article didn't even need to he was a convert....just mention the words "car bomb" or "terrorism" and most people don't automatically think "Lutheran".

Nice branding there muzzies.

Posted by: luca_20009 | December 8, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Its not entrapment if he has a predisposition to commit the crime which he sounds like he has. Entrapment is extremely difficult to prove and the defense has the burden of proof of this defense.

Why, considering he is hispanic is a mystery. Wrong cause dude.

Posted by: marctrain1 | December 8, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

Last time I remember, I don't think they were killing us was because we're Shi'a or Sunni, I'm pretty sure it was for other reasons.

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Well, it's because of our war in Iraq, I guess.

But, 9/11 happened before the Iraq war.

And Muslims keep killing eachother on a mass scale after the "invader" US military
has withdrawn from Iraq.

What's teh point of arguing?

The list of Jihadi greviences is endless.

If it's not cartoons, it's the Crusades.

Jihadis hate the West for our values and what we are - 500 years ahead of them.

They hate and kill other Muslims who aren't like them.

They mutilate and kill women.

They commit mass murder against eachother and don't protest - but kill over cartoons.

Jihadism is accepted by a frighteningly large segment of Muslims across teh world - here too, obviously.

It's a cult of death and evil that is sadly not compl;etely at odds with mainstream Muslim thinking or sensibilities.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | December 8, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse


Execute HIM!!!!


Posted by: demtse | December 8, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Just another "religion of peace" sicko. So what does the apologist and denier of facts mouth piece CAIR have to say about this scum bag?

Posted by: justthefacts14 | December 8, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

But killing the non believers is in the Qu'ran.

Posted by: shewholives
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Hmmm...yet it says you can marry "People of the Book" aka Jews and Christians? I guess its some elaborate plan from 1400 years ago for serious genocide?

shewholives, I'm beginning to doubt if you're even a Muslim scholar

Posted by: realisticalandpractical
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Nice try by enemy sympathizer "realisticandpractical" who omits that the ability to marry an infidel is a MALE ONLY privilege under Islam. It is for the pupose of the male, superior by Islam, to further propogate the Faith by co-opting breeding females from the infidels and ensure that any children will of course be raised as Muslims.
In most Muslim cultures, males are encouraged to seek out infidel women as copulatory toys....but only marry a good Muslim woman or an infidel that agrees to either embrace Islam or raise her children as soldiers of Allah.
As for Muslim women dating or marrying infidels - it is Haram - forbidden - in most Muslim cultures.

And it is true that observant Muslims hold there are two Houses - the House of Islam and the House of War (meaning the lands of the Unbelievers, who shall be warred against by force of arms or demographics until the World is all Islamic and under Sharia Law).

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | December 8, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

1Nouri

I notice that 1Nouri at 4:30 doesn't bother to DENY the MURDER/SUICIDE history of the CULT of Islam at all. He just 'hides' in the sinfulness of others to justify his own depravity.

I am not of the opinion that I should allow the wanton and murderous behavior of Islam because some other murder by someone of some other background took place.

Islam is an evil force intending to replace America with itself and I intend to destroy Islam and pitch it upon a garbage heap where it belongs.

Posted by: NOTINFL | December 8, 2010 5:20 PM | Report abuse

realisticalandpractical, an enemy within and a moron too stupid to have any understanding of reality and practicality. Poster boy for the PC libtards.

Posted by: jm125 | December 8, 2010 5:34 PM | Report abuse

Is he an illegal alien?

Posted by: TheChileanPresidentIsMuchBetterRespondingToDisastersThanObama | December 8, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: thebobbob: "Sounds like the Obama administration is doing its job keeping America safe."
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No. The FBI is. Pres. Ostupid just signed an order to State ordering them to import 80,000 more terrorists from SW Asia & East Af in FY 2011.

Posted by: illogicbuster | December 8, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Well, poor American Citizen Awlaqi, the persecuted one who an evil President Obama wants to targeted kill, innocent of course until proven guilty because he's an American citizen even though he's in Yeman plotting to blow things up here..and of course, since we're not involved in a war against terror, Yemen is "far from the battlefield."

Maybe his Father and the Red American haters ought to sue the FBI for this arrest of one of Aulaqi's boys.., and sue the military for provocation in keeping recruiting centers open.

Posted by: wjc1va | December 8, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Liberals are reluctant to use the terrorist's muslim name, but wouldn't dare print Cassius Clay when referring to the boxer. Why is that?

It seems journalists are on the side of the terrorists but would be the first ones killed if those people took power. Why is that?

Posted by: 1911a1 | December 8, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Just in.... the Berkley City Council will award the Balt Bomber for freedom of religious expression.

Posted by: bschaper | December 8, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Muslims should be banned. It is not a religion, it is a cult in which men want to dominate women and everything that does not belong to their Muslim political club. Thankfully there are people in the USA who who recognize them for what they are, not what they would see as politically correct.

Posted by: johntu | December 8, 2010 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Immigration status? C'mon WaPo! Enquiring minds want to know!

Posted by: Client_9 | December 8, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse


"The bomber just happens to be a Muslim."

Your Editorial Staff

Posted by: screwjob22 | December 8, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Islam has been with the US since the revolution; the founders recognized the right of Muslims to celebrate their faith. Look at the affidavit, available right on this newspaper (WAPO take note, this should ALWAYS appear with the articles). This rat appears to have attempted to recruit persons to join his murderous plot. The indefatigable desire to generalize from the criminal to his or her racial or ethnic group must always be fought. These murderous pigs do not reflect upon US Muslims any more than Bernie Madoff reflects upon US Jews. Each is responsible for his or her own sins. Remember this as well: today, you might blame Muslims for this man's action. What about tomorrow, when a monster from YOUR ethnic group commits an unspeakable crime? What will you do then?

Cults do not generally produce murderers. One may belong to a Satanic coven as long as one wishes, provided one obeys the law. Some Protestants regard the Mormon faith as a cult; my understanding is that Mormons have a below average rate of criminality.

Posted by: Martial | December 8, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Something vaguely familiar about this one ~ a nutso trying to damage a recruiting station ~

Oh, yeah, FOUR OF THESE EVENTS along I95 in Virginia ~ and Homeland Security, led by the world class genius woman Janet Napolitano has everybody out looking for a former active duty Marine.

Sure ~ right ~ no wonder that isn't going anywhere.

It's pretty obvious you had a taxicab and a couple of Moslems cruising the highway in the wee hours of the morning ~ one of 'em driving and the other in the back seat firing away at the selected targets.

Maybe Janet can be persuaded that it's probably NOT a Marine, but a Moslem terrorist just doing his Jihadi thing.

Posted by: muawiyah | December 8, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

It is quite fortunate that Satan is a bit of a myth. Were the devil real, cults devoted to him might gravid with murderous plots, viz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbC7dkswDng&feature=related

Posted by: Martial | December 8, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Changed his name from what??????? Antonio Martinez!!!!!!! Hmmm.

Posted by: johntu | December 8, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Well, it's because of our war in Iraq, I guess.

But, 9/11 happened before the Iraq war.

And Muslims keep killing eachother on a mass scale after the "invader" US military
has withdrawn from Iraq.

What's teh point of arguing?

The list of Jihadi greviences is endless.

If it's not cartoons, it's the Crusades.

Posted by: drjcarlucci | December 8, 2010 4:57 PM |
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@drcarlucci, pre-9/11 they had the reason for continued invasion and civilian killing in the cities of Palestine. But lets look at some facts, when did Muslims hurt us pre-1947? Or when they actually HAD a caliphate? Never....

It's very easy to simply be in denial and continue blaming the other side. Their actions aren't justified in attacking innocent civilians either -something the bigots forget to mention the Quran EXPLICITLY says- but we can't say we're a completely innocent and being bullied.

Wake up.

Posted by: realisticalandpractical | December 9, 2010 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Nice try by enemy sympathizer "realisticandpractical" who omits that the ability to marry an infidel is a MALE ONLY privilege under Islam.

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | December 8, 2010 5:07 PM
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1. Thank you ChrisFord1 to note things cannot be omitted when citing rulings, so the next time someone cites that it is written in the Quran to kill disbelievers, please also state not to omit any rulings or context!

2. If Muslims don't have a problem with the laws they follow or believe, whatever it may be, who are we to state what you believe is inappropriate and disgusting? Heck, in the Jewish faith its debated whether women even have a soul, did anyone ever criticize them? Its their religion let it be, stop trying to pick a fight.

3. We were discussing how the Quran says to kill non-believers, so don't change the subject and please tell me with your wise words how can you marry a non-believer yet still kill them?

4. I could make up lies about that you're a drug addict, and a violent bigot. Just the way I don't have proof to back my statement, what you just said there is no proof for either.

Posted by: realisticalandpractical | December 9, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

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