Thursday, September 19, 2013

Military Recruiting Office Attacks

Military Recruiting Office Attacks ---
Terroristic Security Incidents by Category |Timeline


A subcategory of attacks on military and government targets

References:
 Wikipedia Terrorism in the United States
  • September 17, 2013 Jeep runs over 2 Army recruiters, dragging one for nearly a mile in Rosedale MN. No motive established
  • June 23, 2011 Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad shot and killed one military recruiter and seriously wounded another at a Little Rock, Arkansas Army/Navy Career Center in an act of Islamic terrorism.
  • June 23, 2011 Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh are arrested in a plot to attack a federal building housing a recruiting center
  • December 8, 2010 Antonio Martinez, a converted Muslim known as Muhammad Hussain is arrested for a plot to bomb a military recruiting center in Catonsville, Maryland. He was upset that the military kills Muslims
  • March 6, 2008 A homemade bomb damaged a Recruiting Office in Times Square, using explosives similar to that used in the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones


*Timeline



FBI: Explosion not being called act of domestic terrorism  AP MSN FBI Special Agent Jessi Rice said the explosion in the Tulsa suburb of Bixby is not being called domestic terrorism because investigators have not determined a motive and have not identified a suspect. Rice said the blast currently is a criminal investigation into the use of an explosive device. device was set off around 10:30 p.m. Monday in front of the recruiting center, which was closed,

July 10, 2017 Explosion hits US Air Force recruiting office in Oklahoma CNN.com bomb exploded at a US Air Force recruitment center in Bixby, Oklahoma, on Monday night. ... (CNN)An explosion struck a US Air Force recruiting office in northeast Oklahoma -- the second time a recruitment center in the area was attacked in recent days, the FBI said.
  1. Explosion Damages an Air Force Recruiting Center in Oklahoma The New York Times
  2. Person of interest in custody for explosion at U.S. Air Force recruiting office in Oklahoma KFOR.com 
  3.  No injuries after explosion at Air Force recruiting center in Oklahoma Air Force Times- An explosion outside an Oklahoma Air Force recruiting center is being investigated as a possible act of domestic terrorism, but the late-night ...
  4. Explosion Damages an Air Force Recruiting Center in Oklahoma - The New York Times investigating an explosion outside an Air Force recruiting center that happened in Bixby, Okla., on Monday night.
  5. Explosion reported at Air Force recruiting center in Oklahoma - Wisn TV The FBI says a pipe bomb explosion that damaged an Air Force recruiting station in northeast Oklahoma is not being called an act of domestic ...

  6. Explosive device set off at Oklahoma recruiting center, authorities say ...
  7. www.foxnews.com/us/.../fbi-explosive-device-set-off-at-oklahoma-recruiting-center.htm...10 hours ago - FBI Agent Jessi Rice says the recruiting office was closed at the time of the explosionand no one was injured. The extent of the damage is not ...

  8. Bixby Air Force Recruiting Center Explosion: Investigation | FOX23  FOX23 learned the explosion could be tied to earlier vandalism at another recruiting center nearby.

5 killed 3 wounded July 16, 2015 Motive unclear to FBI but obvious militant jihadist red flags abound. A shooting occurs at a United States Navy recruiting office and a Navy operational support center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Five people are killed: four U.S. Marines and the gunman. Three are reported wounded, a police officer, a Marine Corps recruiter and a sailor, who is listed in serious condition. (Reuters via MSN) (The Tennesseean), (NBC News), (WRCB) (CNN) 2015 Chattanooga shootings - Wikipedia WikipediaOn July 16, 2015, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He first committed a drive-by shooting ... motive unclear???   Chattanooga shooting: Chilling quote from Chattanooga gunman's ...cbs news Jul 17, 2015 - Federal authorities were looking into the possibility it was an act of terrorism, but say there is no evidence yet that anyone else was involved - or that the public is in any danger.  Abdulazeez travelled to Kuwait and Jordan recently,authorities said they were still searching for a motive.  Why he did it: a look at the Chattanooga gunman's motives | Times Free Press Jul 21, 2015  By the time he was in high school, Abdulazeez was already using marijuana and alcohol to self medicate. Several years ago, when the family recognized a serious addictionj...  lost job...  started to scribble notes to himself. On loose leaf paper, he wrote about his suicidal thoughts and expressed admiration for anti-American extremists.  fasted and prayed. He grew his beard long. people thought that the Sahaba, the companions of Muhammad, were priests "living in monasteries" but that that wasn't true. "Everyone one of them fought Jihad for the sake of Allah. Everyone one of them had to make sacrifices in their lives." In the next post, he called for action.  "Brothers and sisters don't be fooled by your desire, this life is short and bitter and the opportunity to submit to Allah might pass you by If you make the intention to follow Allah's way 100 percent and put your desires to the side, Allah will guide you to do what is right."

Vehicle Assault on Roseville Army Recruiters Like Little Rock September 17, 2013 52-year-old Enrico Darius Taylor of St. Paul ran over 2 Army recruiters in the parking lot in his Jeep Cherokee just as they were reaching their front door was they were returning from lunch. Staff Sgt. Michael Stroud went over the hood, but Sgt. First Class Travis Torgerson's leg got caught in the undercarriage. Despite calls for help, Taylor continued to drive, dragging Torgenson for nearly one mile and suffering a broken leg before the SUV stopped. Police are trying to determine a motive. Torgenson abandoned the vehicle near a motel which called police when he asked for a cab. When captured, the suspect admitted he had hit the pedestrians, and claimed he stopped to help pull the man out from under his Jeep. Taylor has had eight contacts/arrests with the Roseville Police Department in three years, usually because he has been scamming people for money to fix his car. see http://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/09/19/army-recruiter-dragged-by-hit-and-run-driver.html
This bears a remarkable resemblance to the fatal 2009 double shooting of military recruiters in Little Rock Arkansas by a Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, born Carlos Leon Bledsoe who eventually confessed he was on a mission from Yemen to commit an act of jihad terrorism. That incident brought little attention from the press and was never prosecuted or classified as terrorism even after the confession which was not accepted or believed by lawyers or the courts. African american suspect of unknown religion had no indication of jihad as a motive other than his choice of a target. 

Terrorism in the United States - Wikipedia 2011 June 23: Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh of Long Beach, California are arrested on charges of buying machine guns and grenades and  ... Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh were arrested in 2011 for allegedly planning attacks on a recruiting station in Seattle  18-year sentence in 'a classic crime of terrorism' - seattlepi ... Seattle Post‑IntelligencerMar 25, 2013 - Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, was nabbed after a rapist he tried to recruit went to police; he was arrested in a sting operation before he could ...Police seized 'motivational documents,' attack plans from ... Seattle Post‑Intelligencer Jul 1, 2011 - Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, aka Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, of Seattle. Photo: State Department Of Corrections. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, aka Joseph ...Suspect's troubled past: rap sheet, hallucinations | The ... The Seattle TimesJun 23, 2011 - Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, 33, was so broke that he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy last month, reporting $1 ...
Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif Sentenced For Seattle Terror Plot ... The Huffington PostMar 25, 2013 - ... with machine guns and grenades was sentenced on Monday to 18 years in prison. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, also was ordered by U.S. Di. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif - The Investigative Project on Terrorism  Prison converts Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh were charged with plotting to attack a Seattle military recruiting center which also ...

$110,000 damage November 1, 2010 The same rifle used in a DC drive-by shooting spree was used to shoot at a United States Coast Guard recruiting center in Woodbridge, Virginia. Former Marine reservist Yonathan Melaku pleaded guilty to shooting at the Pentagon and other military-related buildings and to trying to desecrate graves at Arlington National Cemetery containing the remains of veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Melaku is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Ethiopia. Prosecutors said he had "a large amount of jihadist material on his computer."  Yonathan Melaku, who fired at Pentagon and other military ... The Washington Post Jan 11, 2013 - Yonathan Melaku, 24, of Fairfax County told investigators that he wanted people to “be afraid for supporting the war,” so he fired at the National ... Northern Virginia military shootings - Wikipedia The person behind the attacks remained unknown until June 17, 2011 when Yonathan Melaku, a 22 year old naturalized American from Ethiopia and Marine ... Profile: Yonathan Melaku - Anti-Defamation League Anti‑Defamation League Mar 14, 2013 - Yonathan Melaku was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a series of overnight shooting targeting the Pentagon, the National Museum of the .. . Prosecutors described him as “a self-radicalized terrorist.”.  FBI — Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting Military Buildings in ... Federal Bureau of Investigation Jan 26, 2012 - ALEXANDRIA, VA—Yonathan Melaku, 23, of Alexandria, Va., pleaded guilty today to damaging property and firearms violations involving five ... US v. Melaku :: The Investigative Project on Terrorism Yonathan Melaku was arrested for causing a terror scare near the Pentagon was charged with shootings at four military sites. Washington Post: poised to spray paint Arabic statements on the markers and leave the explosive materials nearby, part of a solitary campaign of “fear and terror” that included the earlier shootings. attacks that did not injure anyone but caused an estimated $111,000 in damage, mostly to windows at the Marine Corps museum — it (motive unclear???) still remains unclear why he did it. FBI officials and prosecutors said Melaku was on a personal terror mission, but they could not say what started Melaku down that path. They said it does not appear his service in the Marine reserves provides any clear sign of trouble, but they said he researched jihadism on the Internet, had references to terrorism in a notebook and on his computer, and yelled “Allahu Akbar” repeatedly during a video of a shooting.  police said they found a small amount of bomb-making materials in Melaku’s backpack and discovered a video in his bedroom that showed him driving by the Marine Corps museum in Prince William County and firing repeatedly out the passenger window. .... Melaku says on the video "That’s my target. That’s the military building. It’s going to be attacked.” found instructions for making improvised explosive devices in Melaku’s home in the Alexandria section of Fairfax, and they found a notebook with references to Osama bin Laden and “The Path to Jihad.”  had been linked to a spate of vehicle break-ins [for jihad?] in Loudoun County. He was found guilty of two counts of grand larceny in Loudoun in November and was also convicted of trying to escape from his jail cell by digging through a cinderblock wall.

2009 June 1: Arkansas recruiting office shooting: Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad shot and killed one military recruiter and seriously wounded another at a Little Rock, Arkansas Army/Navy Career Center in an act of Islamic terrorism. Muhammad, a convert to Islam, had visited Yemen for 16 months where he spent time in prison and became radicalized. Muhammad, said he was part of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and was upset over U.S. killing of Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan.[63]

2011 June 23: Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif and Walli Mujahidh of Long Beach, California are arrested on charges of buying machine guns and grenades and conspiring to attack a federal building housing a Military Entrance Processing Station in Seattle, Washington.Plot was uncovered by informent. Motive was to send message in protest of US action abroad. On April 8, 2013 Walli Mujahidh apologized and was sentenced to 17 years for his role in the plot.[189][190]^ Levi Pulkkinen and Scott Gutierrez (June 23, 2011). "Seattle man implicated in plot to blow up military recruiting station". Seattle P-I.


Catonsville, Maryland recruiting office bombing plot: Muhammad Hussain Military Recruiting Office Bomb Plot

December 8, 2010 BALTIMORE—Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain, age 21, of Baltimore, a U.S. citizen, was charged by criminal complaint today with attempting to murder federal officers and employees and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction against federal property in connection with a scheme to attack an Armed Forces recruiting station in Catonsville, Maryland. Martinez was arrested this morning after he attempted to remotely detonate what he believed to be explosives in a vehicle parked in the Armed Forces recruiting station parking lot. Hussain “indicated that if the military continued to kill their Muslim brothers and sisters, they would need to expand their operation by killing U.S. Army personnel where they live. He stated that jihad is not only in Afghanistan or Pakistan, but also in the United States.”

2010 December 8: Antonio Martinez, also known as Muhammad Hussain arrested after a sting operation in an alleged plot to bomb a military recruiting center in Catonsville, Maryland. The 21-year-old suspect is an American who converted to Islam. The suspect was reported to be upset that the military continues to kill Muslims.[185]

2 killed, 1 arrested, Islamist attack not prosecuted for terrorism. June 1, 2009 Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad Little Rock Jihad Shooter 2009 Little Rock recruiting office shooting (wikipedia) The 2009 Little Rock recruiting office shooting took place on June 1, 2009, when the American Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, born Carlos Leon Bledsoe, opened fire with a rifle in a drive-by shooting on soldiers in front of a United States military recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas. He killed Private William Long and wounded Private Quinton Ezeagwula. After his arrest, Muhammad acknowledged shooting the men. He told police that he had intended to kill as many Army personnel as possible. He had an SKS rifle, a Mossberg International 702 rifle, two handguns, 562 rounds of ammunition, and military books in his car. Muhammad was charged with capital murder, attempted capital murder, and 10 counts of unlawful discharge of a weapon. Muhammad also reportedly faced 15 counts of engaging in a terrorist act.[1]A convert to Islam, Muhammad had gone to Yemen in 2007 to teach English, staying about 16 months. He was deported from Yemen to the United States, after having overstayed his visa and been detained. In January 2010, Muhammad wrote to the judge in his case. He claimed that he was sent on the attacks by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and pleaded guilty to the charges of capital murder.[2] He had not consulted with his lawyers, and no independent confirmation of his claim has been made.[2] His father described him as "unable to process reality".

2008 March 6: A homemade bomb damaged a Recruiting Office in Times Square.[51] In June 2013 The FBI and New York City police offered a $65,000 reward for information in the case and revealed that ammunition used for the bomb is the same as is used in the Iraq and Afghanistan war zones.[52] ^ Chan, Sewell (March 6, 2008). "Blast Damages Times Square Recruiting Station". New York Times. Retrieved November 28. 2010.

October 7, 1969: Fifth floor of the Armed Forces Induction Center in New York City was devastated by explosion attributed to radical leftist Jane Alpert. wikipedia