Pentagon Suspect Identified as Yonathan Melaku

Posted: Jun 17, 2011 11:55 AM

We have our man ladies and gentleman. The suspect arrested this morning in connection with a suspicious vehicle left at the Pentagon has been identified as Lance Corporal Marine reservist Yonathan Melaku. Melaku is a Muslim and is in his 20's. As Elisabeth noted below, he had a notebook filled with references to Al Qaeda and Taliban rule.

Last week, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said there was no logic in profiling potential terrorists, in particular Muslim men under the age of 35 when asked about why the Administration wasn't interested in profiling this demographic although overwhelming evidence and data shows the majority of Muslim terrorists are men under the age of 35. Watch the video here.

"We have ways to make some of those cuts. And they involve the intel that comes in, the analysis that goes on. For example, we often times, for travelers entering the United States, we won't not do what is called a secondary inspection just because they are a 35-year- old male who appears to be Muslim, whatever that means. But we know from intelligence that if they have a certain travel pattern over a certain period of time, that should cause us to ask some more significant questions than if we don't."

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