A Baltimore construction worker was charged Wednesday with plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Maryland after the FBI learned of his radical leanings on Facebook, joined his plot and supplied him with a fake car bomb that he tried to detonate, federal officials said.
Antonio Martinez, 21, a U.S. citizen who recently converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Hussain, declared on his Facebook page that he hates “Any 1 who opposes Allah.” Those kinds of postings, brought to the FBI’s attention, sparked an intensive investigation involving an undercover agent, a secret informant and a chilling plot to kill military personnel in the United States because they were killing Muslims overseas, according to an FBI affidavit filed Wednesday…
“IM just a yung brotha from the wrong side of the tracks who embraced Islam,” Martinez wrote in a biography on his Facebook page. “We gotta rise up.”
Martinez watched videos of Osama bin Laden and called Anwar al-Aulaqi his “beloved sheikh.” Aulaqi, who is on a terror watch list, was the spiritual inspiration behind the attempted bombing of a jetliner over Detroit and the shooting at Fort Hood, Tex., that killed 13 people.
Before you even say anything: Shut up, racist.