No surprise on the media blackout. Kudos to Erick Stakelbeck for getting the facts. "CBN Uncovers Exclusive New Details About Ohio Muslim's Arrest," by Erick Stakelbeck for CBN, April 21:
There is a full-fledged media blackout regarding the latest potential case of a phenomenon we've covered extensively here at CBN News: homegrown jihad.
Thankfully, CBN does not subscribe to the "move along, folks, no jihad here" philosophy that is so prevalent in the mainstream media, not to mention at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
I have obtained court documents from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Ohio detailing the case of a 38-year-old Caucasian convert to Islam named Abdullah Mohammed Muslim (formerly known as Johnnie Clagg). See picture below.
He pleaded guilty on March 24th to charges of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm, to possession of unregistered destructive devices and to charges related to attempted identity theft and Passport fraud.
Muslim's attorney told a local Columbus TV station that his client had traveled to the tribal regions of Pakistan--where Al Qaeda operates tons of training camps--but had no connections to terrorist groups.
Of course not. I guess North Waziristan is merely a new vacation hotspot for white Muslim converts from middle America (and Germany: see here)
What follows are the details about Muslim's case, including some exclusive new information that has been previously unreported.
On October 19, 2009 federal agents found a large weapons arsenal in Muslim's Columbus, Ohio home. According to court documents, the stash included:
-- Enough material to make five pipe bombs.
-- Several smoke cannisters
-- An AK-47
-- An Arsenal 7.62 assault rifle
-- A military/swat ballistic vest, plus one ballistic face mask
-- A military flak jacket.
-- A 9mm semiautomatic rifle
-- Over 1,000 rounds of ammunition
-- A CD with digital images of The Anarchist Cookbook "and similar books."
-- A CD with pictures of a small plane crash in Ohio
But the weapons stash was just the tip of the iceberg.
Materials uncovered during the search of Muslim's home confirmed that he was also trying to steal the identity of a wheelchair-bound man in West Virginia who suffers from cerebral palsy. Columbus ATF spokesperson Kimberly Riddell told CBN News that while ATF took the lead in the Muslim investigation, the State Department also became involved due to the identity theft/passport offenses.
According to court documents obtained by CBN News:
"Muslim devised a fraudulent scheme to steal the identity of another real person for the purpose of obtaining a passport so he could leave the country prior to his November 12, 2009 sentencing."
Yes, you read that right. At the time he was picked up in October '09, Muslim was already awaiting sentencing on additional weapons-related charges....
There is much more. Read it all.