Chief Thomas said investigators believe that Mr. Muhammad acted alone. He seemed to be familiar with the Army recruiting office because it was not far from his home, the chief said, but might have been on the prowl for anyone in uniform.
If you are wondering who Mr. Muhammad is, he is Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad who back in June of ’09 gunned down Private William Long and injured another member of the Army while they were on break outside a Little Rock, Arkansas recruiting office.
If your memory is a little hazy, you can’t be blamed because no one really wants to talk about this, certainly not the President who still has not made a single statement nor mention of the first political/religious-motivated assassination of a member of our armed forces here on our soil (going from memory – if we’re wrong, please correct us).
You might think a terrorist attack of that nature might get some ink and coverage of it would be extensive. You would think.
We did a Google search for “Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad” and the first six pages are all news and internet postings in the immediate aftermath of the assassination but nothing dated much past one or two weeks of the incident.
Finally, on page 7 we get some info from a crime news aggregator that Muhammad’s lawyers filed a motion back in October for more time to go through the evidence. The current trial date is Feb. 15th. That’s it. That’s all we know about this trial at this time.
But like Hasan and Abdulmutallab, we take great comfort in the fact that Muhammad acted alone and was not, repeat not, part of some larger terrorist plot.