Remember the story about Abdulrahim Sulaiman which we first reported here in January 2010 when he was caught with a knife in a suburban New York school (said he was lost trying to find Ft. Dix). Then he turned up again most recently here in South Jersey where he nearly killed a man in what authorities suggest was a purely random attack. Well, this is the latest, not a Somali at all, but an Iraqi in the US legally (therefore a refugee!).
Funny we just learned how awful it is that we aren’t bringing Iraqis to the US fast enough according to a Tennessean report I just posted this morning.
From Phillyburbs.com (Hat tip: wtd2):
MOUNT HOLLY — A Connecticut man struck on Interstate 295 after allegedly attacking two men at a Mansfield gas station admitted that he stabbed one of the victims, according to authorities, who asked that his $1 million bail remain during a court hearing Monday.
Abdulrahim Sulaiman, 25, of Bridgeport, had his first appearance in Superior Court since his arrest Aug. 5 after the serious crash on the highway in Bordentown Township.
After about a week’s stay in the hospital, Sulaiman, who was temporarily living in Pemberton Township, was sent to Burlington County Jail on two counts of first-degree attempted murder.
Superior Court Judge Jeanne T. Covert ordered that he be held on $1 million bail and have no contact with the victims if he makes bail.
Sulaiman admitted to authorities that he stabbed a fuel deliveryman at the Valero gas station on Route 206 in Mansfield, but his motive for what authorities described as a random attack was still unclear, Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor John Brennan said.
Sulaiman is not a United States citizen, but is in the country legally, Brennan said. He has ties to Iraq and a juvenile record, he said. [LOL! “ties to Iraq”—they can’t even tell the public that he must be an Iraqi refugee originally resettled in Bridgeport, CT by the US State Department.]
Worked for Defense Department contractor!
At the time of the alleged attacks, Sulaiman was working at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for defense subcontractor Akima Logistics, which is located on the base.
On Wednesday, Neal Cooksey, senior corporate counsel for Akima, confirmed that Sulaiman has worked on the base at various times since November 2010 and was an employee at the time of the attack. [So they didn’t know about his arrest in New York in January 2010 when they hired him?]
Cooksey said Sulaiman was a role player in training exercises to help troops preparing to deploy overseas. Role players help simulate conditions the troops may encounter. Akima Logistics is “a major provider of role-player and foreign-language-speaking training support at U.S. Army installations,” according to its website.
Sulaiman was off-duty when the alleged attacks occurred and is now suspended without pay while company officals investigate, Cooksey said. He said Akima has zero-tolerance for workplace violence or weapons on the base.
After the Kentucky Iraqi refugee alleged terrorists arrest we learned that the FBI was going to re-screen all the Iraqi refugees—note to the FBI, you can start here with Sulaiman.
Where is Matthew Lee? It just ticks me off! AP reporter Lee wrote a complaining article every month FOR MONTHS at the end of the Bush Administration and the refrain was always the same—bad Bush, bad US, not bringing Iraqis in fast enough. Where is he now, why don’t we ever hear any mainstream media reports (besides local papers) on people like Sulaiman? Where are the real investigative reporters?