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Would Be Jihadist Knew About Ore ‘Sting’

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

FBI: Md. bomb plot suspect knew about Oregon sting

By Ben Nuckols, Associated Press
December 9, 2010

BALTIMORE – A 21-year-old man charged with trying to blow up a military recruiting center briefly hesitated when he heard about a federal sting operation that nabbed an alleged terrorist in Oregon last month but decided to keep going with his plan, authorities said.

Antonio Martinez, a naturalized U.S. citizen who goes by the name Muhammad Hussain after recently converting to Islam, faces charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

He told an informant working with the FBI he thought about nothing but jihad and wasn’t deterred even after a Somali-born teenager was arrested in Portland, Ore., the day after Thanksgiving in a sting, court documents released Wednesday showed

After hearing about the Oregon case, Martinez was uneasy and called the informant demanding to know who he was, according to court documents.

"I’m not falling for no b.s.," he told the informant. He said he still wanted to go ahead, but the informant told him to think about it overnight and call the next day, which Martinez did.

In the following days, Martinez reiterated his support for the plan several times, documents show, at one point reassuring the informant that he didn’t feel pressured to carry it out: "I came to you about this, brother."

Perhaps the authorities will start requiring jihadists to sign some kind of statement to that effect before they let them proceed.

The bomb he’s 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 is beginning to seem like the FBI could find someone to do this once a week. 

Martinez was in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Wednesday and was ordered held until a hearing Monday. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison on the weapon of mass destruction charge and 20 years on the attempted murder charge.

Authorities did not say where Martinez was born or why he converted to Islam

And why should they? What does his being a foreigner and a Muslim convert have to do with any of this? We obviously need of both in our country.

Public defender Joseph Balter cautioned against a rush to judgment…

Yes, we must not be hasty here. There are sure to be extenuating circumstance. Maybe Mr. Martinez was unhappy in school

[US Attorney Rod] Rosenstein stressed that Martinez acted alone and that the idea to blow up the military recruitment center was his, not the FBI’s. He also noted that Martinez approached four people about the plot. Two declined to help him, one actively tried to dissuade him and the fourth was the informant who turned him into the FBI, Rosenstein said

But just remember, we are not at war with Islam.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 9th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Would Be Jihadist Knew About Ore ‘Sting’”

  1. proreason says:

    Someone must have keyed his car

  2. River0 says:

    Entrapment! Come on, who wouldn’t agree to set off a massive bomb to kill innocent citizens if they were pressured to do it? Put yourself in Martinez’s shoes: he’s bored, lonely, maybe a bit depressed; and a couple of clever and devious FBI agents dressed in exotic, seductive Middle Eastern costume befriend him just so they can earn a promotion. And it wasn’t even a real bomb! Like Judge Napolitano said, “What’s the harm? Where’s the damage?”

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Antonio Martinez, a naturalized U.S. citizen

    Why am I doubtful about this statement? Would the MSM have any qualms about saying he was here illegally?

    I do note, however that they mention he converted to is-lame. That’s a real crack in the dike for them. Almost unheard of….bordering on actual reporting, even.

  4. Mae says:

    Martinez is another victim of The Great Satan, doncha know! Just the kind of guy you’d like to see become a naturalized citizen. If the Dream Act passes, we’re going to be inundated with more of these snarling yet whiny “citizens” in need of defanging. No sin America has ever committed was big enough to deserve this invasion of mental defectives as payback.

  5. Mithrandir says:

    weapon of mass destruction charge

    Once upon a time, a weapon of mass destruction was nuclear or atomic in quality, now it is anything that causes injury.

    Once upon a time, a terrorist was someone causing terror. Today, I have read cases in which even interfering with police or emergency radio frequencies can result in a charge of terrorism.

    Now I am beginning to wonder if these guys are a victim of entrapment…but that doesn’t matter, laws are thrown out if you have a good reason. (like torturing people to get information despite laws banning the practice, or holding people forever because “we are at war” —when Congress never declared war on anyone, a violation of our Constitution.)

  6. Right of the People says:

    Maybe he heard about that sex with animals thing that the moose limbs are allowed to do that was the selling point.

    Just sayin’.

  7. canary says:

    MARTINEZ is a reminder that the Obama Administration, Homeland Security, DOJ, media & politicians of both parties have stopped reporting of the growing Hezbollah Al-Quaida in Mexico sneaking across the U.S. borders. And the just found 600 yard long tunnel longer than the last 800 foot tunnel into San Diego loaded with drugs.
    AND now a building in San Diego CA with the largest cache of explosive weapons ever found in U.S. history.
    Did they forget the threat of bringing in pounds of anthrax through these tunnels.
    Dirty Bomb Jose Padilla (aka using some muslim name when caught 8ish years ago)

    FrontPage: Mexico’s War on America’s Border
    26 Nov 2010
    Texas Governor Rick Perry caused a stir last week when he suggested that the deployment of U.S. troops into Mexican territory may be necessary, pointing out that five of his state’s citizens died in the past two weeks.

    In July, a Hezbollah-like car bomb killed four people in Ciudad Juarez. This came shortly after Rep. Sue Myrick reported that a high-level Mexican army officer had informed her of information about Hezbollah training drug traffickers in bomb production. Several car bombs have since been detonated in Mexico. The Mexican authorities have arrested a Hezbollah operative in Tijuana trying to set up a network using Mexican nationals with Lebanese backgrounds.

    The cartels have entered into business with the Colombian FARC terrorists who also deal drugs with Al-Qaeda in West Africa. Hezbollah also uses the cartel networks for its own smuggling. It is not unlikely that terrorists could use the cartels to enter the country via these tunnels or through other methods.

    In February, Anthony Joseph Tracy of Virginia was arrested for having links to al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia. He is believed to have smuggled 270 Somalis into the U.S. from Mexico, few (if any) of which have been identified or located. The Mexican authorities are known to have detained and released members of al-Shabaab.


    AND now

    The Examiner Vancouver: Hezbollah terrorists entering US through Mexican border; Obama ignores evidence
    Nov 29 3010 Mark Schecker

    Hezbollah terrorists are entering the US through the Mexican border, yet the Obama Administration ignores the evidence….. piggybacking its way into the US through the underground tunnels that drug cartels normally use to gain entry into the US. According to a congresswoman who has seen evidence from the Drug Enforcement Agency,…. the Obama Administration is completely in denial about.

    Sue Myrick is a GOP congresswoman out of North Carolina and also a member of the House Intelligence Committee, and she has been trying to get a task force set up to deal with the invading Hezbollah terrorists through the southern border for months, only to have Obama’s Homeland Security Department either refuse to answer her letters on the issue, or totally deny it. However, it is indisputable that such terrorist infiltration into the US is occurring, since a New York district attorney actually handed down an indictment on August 30th of this year regarding an arms-for-drugs deal that was initiated. It involved the trading of cocaine that came from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) that was to be exchanged for many weapons, which a Hezbollah agent in Mexico was housing.

    Another panelist on the show, Deputy Speaker of Israel’s Knesset, Danny Danon, actually revealed that there are currently training camps of Hezbollah terrorists being trained by Iran, and these camps are located along the border of Columbia and Venezuela!…. and they have chosen this location as a strategic launching point to give them a direct entry into the US! Yet despite all this evidence and firsthand testimony, the Obama Administration is dismissing another important national security issue.

    entire article at

    Obama and his administration are not in denial. They are just on the other side of the railroad track, and like that fact that conservative states have it the worst. No problem if TX, AZ, OK, are getting overran by
    violent gangs.
    California border? The dope is worth the risk. They’ll be sniffing the wrong stuff soon. There’s already something in their water that makes them dumb. San Diego has dirt in their water. And you have to have a credit card to get a water or a soda out of a machine.
    Marijuana in vending machines?

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