Other stories on this made Waheed Islam sound like just another thug — they left out the “Satan’s soldiers” bit, which does suggest that he was something more, or aspired to be.
“FBI: Convicted Felon Caught Buying Body Armor from China,” by Amanda Raus for AP, December 7:
A bulletproof vest from Hong Kong sent the FBI and Homeland Security to the home of a convicted felon on Friday night.
The description on the package sent to Waheed Islam, 43 — also known as Walter Missouri Jr. — said it contained a $10 cotton knit vest. However, the package to arrive at 25 Seamen Circle in Manchester held body armor, police said, and Islam’s criminal past prohibits him from buying it.
Islam told authorities he bought the body armor because he was interested in starting up his own bodyguard or security company.
Islam served jail time for violent assaults and robberies, and when he was in jail in 2008, he wrote to another inmate looking to get his hands on it, said authorities.
“It’s a war out here and Satan’s soldiers are on the attack. So we must prepare ourselves!” he wrote, according to an affidavit….
Neighbors were surprised by what happened….
“To hear that FBI is here, quite a bit odd. Homeland Security, even quite a bit odder,” said Jonathan Sanzo, who lives down the street.
Yes, imagine the FBI and Homeland Security being interested in a Muslim who wrote about making war against “Satan’s soldiers” and who bought body armor from China. Very odd.