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Dry Run: Islamic Marine Corps Reservist from Virginia in Custody for ‘Suspicious’ Behaviour and Material Near Pentagon


Oh oh, turns out the suspect is a Muslim.  Authorities are saying that the tight-lipped reservist does not appear to have known ties to any terror organization, so it must be some kind of odd one-in-a-million coincidence.  And the fact that Melaku’s notebook contained a page containing the words ‘al Qaeda’, ‘Taliban rules’, ‘mujahidin’ and ‘defeated coalition forces’ is a head-scratching one-in-a-musillion …

“Yonathan Melaku, a Lance Corporal Marine Corps reservist who lives in Alexandria, Virginia and is Muslim, has been identified as the suspect arrested less than a mile from the Pentagon.

Mr Melaku, 22, was taken into custody early Friday under suspicion that he posed a potential terrorist threat to the Pentagon, a highly sensitive site in the post-9/11 world.

At first, media reported police ‘found ammonium nitrate, ammunition and al Qaeda literature’ in his car, which was parked in bushes near the Pentagon.

Later, FBI Special Agent Brenda Heck told reporters: No explosives were found in the vehicle, a red 2007 Nissan.

A backpack the detained man was carrying held bags labelled ‘ammonium nitrate’ and filled with five pounds of material. But upon investigation, it turned out to be ‘non-explosive unknown material’, according to Ms Heck.” Read more.

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