Guilty Plea in Planned Recruiting Center Bombing

Antonio Martinez has pled guilty to attempting to blow up a Baltimore military recruiting center in 2010.  The FBI went as far as to provide Martinez a fake bomb which he tried to detonate.  He had originally pled not guilty, but reversed his plea and faces a 25-year sentence.

Though only vaguely referenced in the Associated Press article on the plea, Martinez was reportedly motivated by his “extremist” Islamic views.  He was one of 12 attempted or planned attacks on the US military in recent years by those apparently motivated by their Islamic faith: