Third arrest in Garland, TX 'Draw Mohammed' mass assassination attempt

If the charges being made pan out, the conspiracy to commit mass murder in the name if Islam was bigger than first understood.  Todd L. Davis of NBC DFW reports:

An indictment filed in federal court in Phoenix last week says that 43-year-old Abdul Kareem hosted the gunmen in his home beginning in January and provided the guns they used in the May 3 shooting in Garland, Texas. The indictment also says others were involved, but no other arrests or indictments have been made.

At a court hearing, prosecutors portrayed Abdul Kareem as motivated to join the burgeoning Islamic State movement as the terrorist group rampaged through the Middle East and gained a large following on social media. They obtained their information from a confidential informant.

Prosecutor Kristen Brook called Abdul Kareem "off the charts dangerous." Defense lawyer Daniel Maynard calls it a trumped-up case based largely on an unreliable snitch.

Abdul Kareem used to be known as Decarus Thomas before he found Islam and was inspired to carry out some of the more murderous of its spiritual imperatives.  Like many other African-American converts to Islam, for example those in prison, he was a loser who found justification for his violent and anti-social impulses in one “the world’s great religions.”

Court records in Phoenix show Abdul Kareem had a criminal record, struggled with substance abuse and had difficulty finding steady employment.

He has two aggravated drunken driving convictions in Arizona, including a 1998 case where he was found passed out with a beer bottle between his legs behind the wheel of a vehicle that was still running. He was also charged in 1997 with aggravated assault after a woman told police that Abdul Kareem had pointed a gun in her direction. Abdul Kareem maintained that he didn't point the weapon at anyone and instead had taken the gun away from his brother during an argument.

After a second DUI arrest, probation officials say Abdul Kareem was generally cooperative but had continued to drive while drunk and struggle with substance abuse. He was sentenced to four months in jail.

Muslim clergy continue to proselytize in our prisons, and we welcome an increasing number of Muslim immigrants, as if they were as peaceable as Buddhists.

If the charges being made pan out, the conspiracy to commit mass murder in the name if Islam was bigger than first understood.  Todd L. Davis of NBC DFW reports:

An indictment filed in federal court in Phoenix last week says that 43-year-old Abdul Kareem hosted the gunmen in his home beginning in January and provided the guns they used in the May 3 shooting in Garland, Texas. The indictment also says others were involved, but no other arrests or indictments have been made.

At a court hearing, prosecutors portrayed Abdul Kareem as motivated to join the burgeoning Islamic State movement as the terrorist group rampaged through the Middle East and gained a large following on social media. They obtained their information from a confidential informant.

Prosecutor Kristen Brook called Abdul Kareem "off the charts dangerous." Defense lawyer Daniel Maynard calls it a trumped-up case based largely on an unreliable snitch.

Abdul Kareem used to be known as Decarus Thomas before he found Islam and was inspired to carry out some of the more murderous of its spiritual imperatives.  Like many other African-American converts to Islam, for example those in prison, he was a loser who found justification for his violent and anti-social impulses in one “the world’s great religions.”

Court records in Phoenix show Abdul Kareem had a criminal record, struggled with substance abuse and had difficulty finding steady employment.

He has two aggravated drunken driving convictions in Arizona, including a 1998 case where he was found passed out with a beer bottle between his legs behind the wheel of a vehicle that was still running. He was also charged in 1997 with aggravated assault after a woman told police that Abdul Kareem had pointed a gun in her direction. Abdul Kareem maintained that he didn't point the weapon at anyone and instead had taken the gun away from his brother during an argument.

After a second DUI arrest, probation officials say Abdul Kareem was generally cooperative but had continued to drive while drunk and struggle with substance abuse. He was sentenced to four months in jail.

Muslim clergy continue to proselytize in our prisons, and we welcome an increasing number of Muslim immigrants, as if they were as peaceable as Buddhists.