BALTIMORE – A 21-year-old construction worker who had recently converted to Islam and told an FBI informant he thought about nothing but jihad was arrested Wednesday when he tried to detonate what he thought was a bomb at a military recruitment center, authorities said.
Antonio Martinez, a naturalized U.S. citizen also known as Muhammad Hussain, faces charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
The bomb he is accused of trying to detonate was fake and had been provided by an undercover FBI agent. It was loaded into an SUV that Martinez parked in front of the recruiting center, authorities said, and an FBI informant picked him up and drove him to a nearby vantage point where he tried to set it off.
It was the second time in less than two weeks that a young man was arrested trying to detonate what he thought was a bomb during a sting operation. (Read more.)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Another Muslim Arrested for Trying to Blow Up Americans
I'd quote a bunch of passages from the Qur'an and Hadith showing that this man was simply following his religion, but I'll wait until the next terrorist attempt. Sadly, I doubt it will be long.