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  1. 08 Dec '10 18:09
    A Baltimore man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a plot to blow up an Armed Forces recruiting center in Catonsville, Md., a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed.


    The man, identified by ABC News as Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammed Hussain, planned to attack the center "with what he believed to be vehicle bomb," according to the spokesperson, Marcia Murphy.

    "There was no actual danger to the public as the explosives were inert and the suspect had been carefully monitored by law enforcement for months," Murphy added.

    She also said "[t]here is no evidence this individual is tied to the recent shootings at military recruiting centers in the Washington, D.C. metro area. "

    Law enforcement sources described Martinez as a Muslim convert who was angry at the U.S. military for what he considered a war on Muslims.

    Martinez is scheduled to appear in federal court in Baltimore at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

    The Associated Press reported that the suspect was given a phony bomb and was arrested after trying to detonate it.

    The law enforcement sources said the man was caught in an FBI sting operation similar to one in Portland, Oregon, which led to the arrest of 19-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a Somali-born U.S. citizen. Mohamud is accused of plotting to drive a truck bomb into the city's Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

    http://www.tbd.com/articles/2010/12/baltimore-terror-plot-man-accused-of-plotting-to-blow-up-military-recruiting-center-37495.html

    Good Police work or entrapment?
  2. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    08 Dec '10 19:21
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    A Baltimore man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a plot to blow up an Armed Forces recruiting center in Catonsville, Md., a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office confirmed.


    [b]The man, identified by ABC News as Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammed Hussain,
    planned to attack the center "with what he believed to be vehicle bomb," accor ...[text shortened]... -blow-up-military-recruiting-center-37495.html

    Good Police work or entrapment?[/b]
    If the officer's affidavit is true, Mr. Martinez/Hussain had previously made the decision to strike, identified the target himself and was active in attempting to recruit his friends into the conspiracy.

    As such, he had a predisposition to commit the crime and has no defense of entrapment.
  3. 08 Dec '10 19:49
    If that is indeed the case then it is good policing.
  4. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    08 Dec '10 20:04
    Why is it that all these poor hapless souls the FBI manages to dupe into wanting to murder people have some version of "Mohamed" in their name?

    The FBI must be unfairly profiling on first names.

    Muhammed Hussain - This dude
    Mohamed Osman Mohamud - Portland bomber
    Mohammed Atta - 911 hijacker
    John Allen Muhammad - DC sniper

    Think about it.
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    08 Dec '10 21:05
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Why is it that all these poor hapless souls the FBI manages to dupe into wanting to murder people have some version of "Mohamed" in their name?

    The FBI must be unfairly profiling on first names.

    Muhammed Hussain - This dude
    Mohamed Osman Mohamud - Portland bomber
    Mohammed Atta - 911 hijacker
    John Allen Muhammad - DC sniper

    Think about it.
    He changed his name in order to better fit the stereotype.
  6. Standard member joneschr
    Some guy
    08 Dec '10 21:12
    Oh come now, those are so clearly different names with nothing in common.

    Muhammed
    Mohamed
    Mohamud
    Mohammed
    Muhammad

    Next thing you're going to tell me that the police are out to get people with the names Chris, Kris and Christine and Christ.
  7. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    08 Dec '10 21:13
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    He changed his name in order to better fit the stereotype.
    Yep. Walked right into the FBI's trap.