Anyone see what the problem is here? Antonio Martinez was a normal, peaceful young adult . . . until he converted to Islam and changed his name to Muhammad Hussain. Then he suddenly became a hate filled jihadi monster, obsessed with killing infidels, in other words, a typical, devout Muslim.
Not so long ago, the young man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Catonsville had a mundane job: selling children’s clothes at Columbia Mall.
When he was hired as a sales associate about a year ago, Antonio Martinez was polite, hardworking — and a newly baptized Christian, a former co-worker recalled Wednesday. He seemed like a typical young adult working a typical retail job.
Then one day he surprised co-workers by declaring that he had converted to Islam.
“Within a few weeks he has a floor mat down in the back room praying to Mecca, telling us he’s going to a mosque and converting to Islam,” the former colleague said. She insisted on anonymity because she is not authorized by her employer to speak publicly and because she fears for her family’s safety.
The sudden change of faith is among the many mysteries surrounding Martinez, 21, who is also known as Muhammad Hussain. He was charged Wednesday with attempting to detonate what he thought was a vehicle bomb at the Armed Forces Career Center in the 5400 block of Baltimore National Pike.
For reasons that remain shrouded, federal authorities say Martinez not only embraced Islam recently but grabbed hold of a radical interpretation of the religion — one that exalts violence against adherents of other faiths as a righteous path to glory.
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Why is it that all the miscreants that get caught trying to blow up their fellow Americans turn out to be Muslims? Nevermind, that was a rhetorical question, Islam is a bloody, murderous, misogynistic religion, stuck in the 7th century, that commands its adherents to kill.
/good on the FBI though, it’s almost uncanny how they keep catching these Islamic murderbots
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