He was a college student in Tennessee who became interested in the Middle East. The young man decided he wanted to help people in Yemen and left to pursue volunteer work teaching Yemen children the English language. His visa expired, he was arrested and placed in jail. An FBI agent from his home town visited Abdulhakim Muhammad in jail and the young man asked for help to get out because he was being beaten up and tortured. The only concern of the FBI agent was to find out if the young man had connections to terrorists. When in doubt in America, 2009, just pursue the terrorist link and ignore human considerations. The young man eventually fell under the sway of Islamic jihadists, converted to the Muslim religion and returned to the United States as a different man. He had become radicalized.
One day, he grabbed a weapon and went out to shoot soldiers. He found himself in front of a recruiting center and killed a soldier who was on duty. Police claim he also went by the name of Carlos Bledsoe and had been arrested in Knoxville on weapon charges. Does anyone know what happened to Carlos Bledsoe to make him convert and assume a new name?