Here yet again is an Islamic jihadist explaining and justifying his murderous acts by reference to Islamic teachings. Here yet again the jihadist character of these murderous acts was systematically ignored and/or downplayed by the mainstream media and law enforcement. The resolution to deny what is happening to us is near-universal, and those who dare to point out that the Emperor has no clothes are marginalized, vilified, and now -- in Geert Wilders' case -- put on trial. But Abdulhakim Muhammad knows what he did and why he did it, and has made these things as clear as Nidal Hasan did in his Power Point, and as Khaled Sheikh Mohammed and the other 9/11 plotters did in their letter to the judge. How long will the denial continue? Your guess is as good as mine. But as long as it continues, every American is more vulnerable and less safe than we could be and should be.
"Man Claims Terror Ties in Little Rock Shooting," by James Dao in the New York Times, January 21 (thanks to all who sent this in):
MEMPHIS -- A Tennessee man accused of killing a soldier outside a Little Rock, Ark., military recruiting station last year has asked a judge to change his plea to guilty, claiming for the first time that he is affiliated with a Yemen-based affiliate of Al Qaeda.
In a letter to the judge presiding over his case, the accused killer, Abdulhakim Muhammad, calls himself a soldier in Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and calls the shooting "a Jihadi Attack" in retribution for the killing of Muslims by American troops.
"I wasn't insane or post traumatic nor was I forced to do this Act," Mr. Muhammad said in a two-page, hand-printed note in pencil. The attack, which he said did not go as planned, was "justified according to Islamic Laws and the Islamic Religion. Jihad -- to fight those who wage war on Islam and Muslims."...