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Lawyer: Arkansas shooting suspect 'brainwashed'
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Posted by ryuge 2009-06-05 08:04|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6465 views ]  Top

#1 The FBI agent "believed that Carlos was some kind of hardened terrorist hellbent on doing violence to America,"

And then what did the FBI do?
Posted by Besoeker 2009-06-05 09:14||   2009-06-05 09:14|| Front Page Top

#2 The Tennessee man suspected in Monday's attack on a recruitment center in Little Rock, Arkansas, was brainwashed and tortured while imprisoned in Yemen, his lawyer said Thursday.

So why didn't Abdulhakim Muhammad shoot up a mosque or falafel house?
Posted by ed 2009-06-05 09:20||   2009-06-05 09:20|| Front Page Top

#3 "My client is a young man, I think, brainwashed," attorney Jim Hensley told CNN. "What else could be explained for a young man who's a true American, plays football, helps his grandmother and mows the lawns of his neighbors? and shoots American soldiers, wants to kill Jews and infidels
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-06-05 09:39||   2009-06-05 09:39|| Front Page Top

#4 When you have all those ingredients, shouldn't this case have been a Full Investigation?
Posted by HammerHead 2009-06-05 09:46||   2009-06-05 09:46|| Front Page Top

#5 This guy was arrested in Knoxville in 2004. Can't figure out why he was put into the wind.

"...Muhammad, then known as Carlos Bledsoe, was arrested in Knoxville in 2004 with an ounce of marijuana and a cache of high-powered firearms that he told police he planned to sell.

Court records show only a single charge was filed, possessing an illegal weapon, and it was dismissed four months after the arrest. John Gill, special counsel to Randy Nichols, the Knox County prosecutor, said Wednesday he wasn't legally allowed to make any public statements about the case.

The newspaper reported court records weren't clear on whether some of Bledsoe's record might have been expunged."

His parents said he was weird in January, 2009. He may have been "a jihadist" for longer than that. He also has links to a Columbus mosque that is considered radical.
Posted by JohnQC 2009-06-05 10:02||   2009-06-05 10:02|| Front Page Top

#6 "Arkansas shooting suspect 'brainwashed'"

So you admit he's muslim....
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-06-05 10:41||   2009-06-05 10:41|| Front Page Top

#7 But his target is still "dead".
Posted by Seafarious 2009-06-05 10:46||   2009-06-05 10:46|| Front Page Top

#8 blame Bush
Posted by Theash Big Foot2344 2009-06-05 11:07||   2009-06-05 11:07|| Front Page Top

#9 The Columbus mosque he had frequented also turned out four others indicted on terrorist charges. Sounds like the FBI/Homeland Security has really dropped the ball on this one.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck5091 2009-06-05 11:11||   2009-06-05 11:11|| Front Page Top

#10 The "brainwashed" defense is a gift to the prosecutor. In his shoes, I would play on that like a trumpet.

"So, was it just this particular mosque that 'brainwashed' him, is this particular sect of Islam a 'brainwashing cult', or do you mean to imply that an inherent part of Islam is 'brainwashing'?"

"Describe the techniques used to 'brainwash' the defendant."

"What parts of these brainwashing techniques are standard among cults that brainwash? Was any chanting involved, or repetitive movement? Was there peer group pressure to conform? Rejection of prior values? Was the doctrine confusing? Were the rules uncompromising? Was verbal abuse or hostility directed at anyone? Was there a dress code? Efforts to isolate the "victim" from non-members? Were there attempts to instill guilt or fear? Changes in diet or sleep plans? All of these are traits common to cults."

"Has anyone else with this 'cult' been 'brainwashed' as well, so are 'ticking time bombs' waiting to go off and slaughter innocent men, women and children?"

"If this network of cults exists elsewhere in the country, should its members be put into protective custody until they can be psychologically evaluated or institutionalized until they can be de-programmed?"

"Certainly any children associated with this 'cult' should be removed and placed under foster care to insure that they are not being 'brainwashed' as well."

By now, the defendant would be desperate to change his plea to "guilty".
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-06-05 11:19||   2009-06-05 11:19|| Front Page Top

#11 Yes, in a perfect world, Moose.
Posted by ed 2009-06-05 11:21||   2009-06-05 11:21|| Front Page Top

#12 Un-brainwash him, do it muslin style, exactly as he was taught, cut his head off.
Posted by Mstrmech 2009-06-05 11:59||   2009-06-05 11:59|| Front Page Top

#13 The Tennessee man suspected in Monday's attack on a recruitment center in Little Rock, Arkansas, was brainwashed and tortured while imprisoned in Yemen, his lawyer said Thursday.

But ... but ... but ... we all know that torture doesn't work. Right?

Posted by AzCat 2009-06-05 12:10||   2009-06-05 12:10|| Front Page Top

#14 The FBI agent "believed that Carlos was some kind of hardened terrorist hellbent on doing violence to America," Hensley said.

The name's "Abdulhakim Muhammad", counselor. He picked it, not you. Carlos doesn't exist anymore, as much as you'd like to convince a jury that the poor, mixed up kid does.
Posted by tu3031 2009-06-05 12:36||   2009-06-05 12:36|| Front Page Top

#15 BACK OFF coppers! Tu3031 is correct! Besides, name changes are very.... Presidential.
Posted by Besoeker 2009-06-05 12:45||   2009-06-05 12:45|| Front Page Top

#16 one who blamed the United States for the war wounds suffered by some of the children whom he had taught, children without arms or legs.

It couldn't have possibly been the internal strife that has killed tens of thousands since 1965 that caused any of these poor children to suffer and be wounded, it has to be Uncle Sam. Sounds like Carlos was smoking something more than a little hash. As for bringing back his "bride", there are procedures. If you don't use them, you'll have all manner of difficulty. I've known several people who married German wives, and had to go through a ton of paperwork to bring them to the States afterwards. It's not like it's an automatic thing.
Posted by Old Patriot">Old Patriot  2009-06-05 14:10||]">[]  2009-06-05 14:10|| Front Page Top

#17 The torture consisted of him being slapped around a little bit.

Awww the poor baby! And that made him murder random Americans because . . . ?

Posted by Frozen Al 2009-06-05 14:51||   2009-06-05 14:51|| Front Page Top

#18 The FBI and other police agencies must be very, very careful when investigating Muslims. They cannot seem to be persecuting Muslims, even those who shout "Death to America". Especially African-Americans who convert to Islam. Then it is racist and Islamophobic to investigate them.
Investigating someone who does not commit a crime can end an agent's career.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2009-06-05 18:12||   2009-06-05 18:12|| Front Page Top

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