For the umpteenth time since 9/11, a guy named Mohammad (or a variation thereof) has been arrested on terrorism related charges. This does not include the many guys named Muhammad (or a variation thereof) who have successfully sent themselves off in search of their 72 virgins.
A man was arrested Wednesday for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center in the Baltimore area, authorities said.
Antonio Martinez, a Muslim convert who called himself Muhammed Hussain, was arrested and is expected to appear later Wednesday in federal court, Fox News confirms.
Martinez, a U.S. citizen, was caught in a sting operation as he tried to detonate a phony bomb at an Armed Forces recruiting station in Catonsville, just outside Baltimore, officials said.
Now, either there is an incredible string of coincidences that so many guys with a version of the same name would be involved in the same sort of terrorist activities. I wonder if there is some sort of common trait that they share that would account for their murderous deeds -- and if we could find one, I wonder if we could use it to help develop a terrorist profile that would enable us to better select targets for scrutiny in counter-terrorism activities.
But I'm sure the connection isn't being a Muslim -- after all, we've been repeatedly assured that Islam is a Religion of Peace and that there is no connection between that faith and terrorism. And we all know that neither our government nor the press nor Islamic groups would ever speak falsely on such an important matter.