In Baltimore, a virtual carbon copy of the jihadist who was arrested in Portland while trying to blow up a Christmas tree lighting ceremony:
Another would-be jihad car bomber has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as part of an undercover sting operation.
Antonio Martinez, 21, of Baltimore appeared in federal court on Wednesday and was charged with attempting to explode a car bomb at a military recruiting station in Catonsville, Md.
There was no real bomb. It was all a setup arranged by undercover FBI sources and operatives posing as militant Muslims.
In an odd coincidence, Martinez changed his name to Mohammad Hussain at almost the precise moment when he decided to commit mass murder. Someone should look into that.
No doubt some will say that Hussain was just another harmless goofball who would have gotten nowhere without the FBI. I don’t know of any reason to assume that’s true, but even if it were, these arrests must be wreaking havoc with the enemy. Imagine if you were an apprentice jihadist–how would you ever know whether your comrades are in fact FBI agents? It must be difficult for the genuine jihadis to recruit and to plan any sort of organized action these days.