He was already under investigation by the FBI.
From Islam In Action:
While there, Muhammad — a U.S. citizen from Memphis who is a convert to Islam and was previously known as Carlos Bledsoe — studied jihad with an Islamic scholar, Jihadwatch.org reported.
And this is the report from Jihad Watch.
A well-placed source has told me that Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who shot one soldier and wounded another at an Arkansas military recruiting station yesterday, went to Yemen hoping to study with a jihadist imam, Yahya Hajoori. I haven't yet been able to find out know if he actually studied directly with Hajoori, or with one of his students.
Remember that in August 2008, six Americans were arrested in Yemen. They attended a mosque in Germantown, Pennsylvania that sponsored "students" to go to Yemen to study with the jihadist Sheikh Muqbil -- and after he passed away, with Yahya Hajoori. This was the mosque attended by Howard Cain, the bank robber and killer of Police Officer Stephen Liczbinski.
Also according to Jihad Watch: He was a former business major at Tennessee State.
And I'm still waiting for Obama to condemn the attack on the Army recruiting station. He had the perfect opportunity when he announced the new Secretary of the Army. But said nothing. There's been nothing from the DOJ or the Pentagon either according to Michelle Malkin.
No surprise here as NPR continues to aid and abet the terrorists by refusing to mention the suspects name or religion in their report. (also according to Michelle. I refuse to link to them)
Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska HAS issued this statement.
William Long died yesterday. The 23-year old Army Recruiter was gunned down by a fanatic; another fellow soldier was wounded in the ambush. The soldiers had just completed their basic training and were talking to potential recruits, just as my son, Track, once did.
Whatever titles we give these murderers, both deserve our attention. Violence like that is no way to solve a political dispute nor a religious one. And the fanatics on all sides do great disservice when they confuse dissention with rage and death."