One of the most interesting parts of this story, another case of “decent fellows” somehow gone wrong, is in the middle of the report. One defendant was apparently seeking a second wife on a “Muslim dating site.” Under Islamic law, a man can have up to 4 wives. Under U.S. law, a man can have exactly one. The location and ownership of the dating site and the prevalence of its use (as well as that of similar sites) in this country for this purpose is well worth further investigation.
SEATAC, Wash. “” The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, and the war crimes prosecutions of U.S. soldiers helped to inspire a terrorism plot to attack a military recruiting station in Seattle, according to a federal complaint.
But many of those who lived alongside and worshipped with Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif say his arrest is not what they expected from someone they described as a quiet family man.
After the “shock” will come talk of fearing of “backlash,” a tactic to stop the discussion and claim victim status.
Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., were arrested Wednesday night. They’re accused of trying to get machine guns and hand grenades for an attack on the station south of downtown Seattle. The FBI said a man that the two had told of the plot told police and became an informant.
Muslims at the mosque south of Seattle where Abdul-Latif worshiped described him as a family man who sometimes brought his wife and young sonp [sic]. One man said he saw him just last Friday.
But people said that their mosque in the city of SeaTac is a place of worship, not indoctrination, and that Abdul-Latif never spoke about violence against the government.
“I never heard of him doing bad things, never. He brings his child here and prays, he has a wife. I know he’s a family person,” Idris Shuar told NBC station KING5 of Seattle.
Neighbors of Abdul-Latif at the Hunt Club Apartments were surprised to hear about the arrest. They described him as a family man who liked to work on his cars. […]
A Muslim dating website appears to display a profile of Abdul-Latif. The profile said he is married with a child and looking for a second wife to live with them in Washington….
Did Wife #1, interviewed at the MSNBC link in full niqab, know about that?
The federal complaint, written by FBI Special Agent Albert C. Kelly III and filed in U.S. District Court, paints Abdul-Latif as the leader of the effort. In conversations with an FBI informant, he spoke admiringly of the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood when a lone gunman killed 13 people, and of the war crimes charges against five Washington state soldiers accused of killing three Afghan civilians for sport last year.
“Abdul-Latif said that he was not comfortable with letting the legal system deal with these matters,” Kelly wrote.
It was not a Sharia court.
Following the arrest, Mujahidh confessed, according to court documents, saying the attack was meant to stop the U.S. military “from going to Islamic lands and killing Muslims.”
The attack would not target “anybody innocent “” that means old people, women out of uniform, any children,” Abdul-Latif allegedly said. “Just people who wear the green for the kaffir army, that’s who we’re going after.”…