Ohio: Muslim Convert Caught With Weapons Cache

This jailhouse convert, just has to be misunderstood. The weapons were probably for target practice, and his trip to Pakistan was just your typical vacation. He was not joining the jihad…

Man Faces Gun Charges After Cache Of Weapons Found

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Federal officials said on Friday that a large amount of weapons were found at the home of a man who allegedly stole the identity of someone bound to a wheelchair and suffering from cerebral palsy, and used it to try to flee the country.

Abdullah Mohammed Muslim, formerly known as Johnnie Clagg, faces felony gun charges, 10TV’s Andy Hirsch reported.

Muslim, 38, allegedly stole personal information from people and tired to use it to get a passport to leave the country.

Police stopped Muslim’s vehicle on the city’s southwest side in October. He was wanted on charges of identity theft and trying to falsify a passport.

After being arrested, federal agents went to his home and said they found an arsenal inside, Hirsch reported.

Investigators said they found two AK 47s, a 9mm semiautomatic rifle and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition, pipe bomb materials, a ballistic face mask and vest, and a flak jacket.

Muslim’s attorney said his client traveled from Columbus to tribal areas of Pakistan and that he converted to Islam while spending time in prison.

He said his client has no ties to any terror organizations.

Federal authorities agreed, saying this was not a case of terrorism, but they would not elaborate on a motive or other details in the case until he is sentenced, Hirsch reported.

Muslim remained in the Franklin County Jail. A sentencing date in federal court has not yet been set.

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