January 29, 2010
Colorado: Misunderstander of Islam arrested on Amtrak train after speaking about Al-Qaeda and saying he hadn't killed anyone yet
Probable prison convert, or prison jihadi. "Ex-con Ojore Nuru Lutalo arrested on Amtrak when passengers report him talking Al Qaeda, terrorism," by Larry Mcshane for the New York Daily News, January 29 (thanks to Pamela):
A recently released New Jersey prisoner was yanked off an Amtrak train in Colorado after fellow passengers heard him mention Al Qaeda and make threatening comments, authorities said.
Ojore Nuru Lutalo, 64, was free on $30,000 bond Friday after his arrest earlier this week at a Colorado train station.
Leftist/Jihadist Alliance Update:
The Elizabeth, N.J., man was traveling to Chicago after reportedly attending the Los Angeles Anarchist Book Fair last weekend.
Passengers riding with him Tuesday heard Lutalo speaking on his cell phone, declaring he hadn't killed anyone yet and demanding cooperation from a purported cohort.
"We have to work in small groups," he was quoted as saying in an affidavit. "They can hold you for 18 months. Do they have security on these trains? Are you with me or not?"
Lutalo later mentioned Al Qaeda before saying "17th century tactics won't work. We have 21st century tactics."...
The suspect - also known as Leroy Bunting - was freed in August after serving a 27-year term for aggravated assault, robbery and weapons possession.