Thursday, November 19, 2009

Anwar al-Awlaki

Anwar al-Awlaki


Anwar Al Aulaqi.

Who is Anwar al-Awlaki?

Controversial radical Yeman-born American citizen Islamist author and cleric who advocates violence towards US military forces. He is probably the most responsible for inspiring if not ordering as spiritual guidance to Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood shootings suspect, to follow true Islam, and that that Muslims should kill US soldiers. He has condoned, but not yet been determined to have ordered the shooting (in his words, he did not order or pressure Hasan into shootings).


He is effectively the main authorized english language clearing house for al-Queda documents and radical Islamist theology, and has been linked to 9/11 and al Qeada by US intelligence. He has worked under Abdul Majeed al-Zindani, who was one of the original recruiters for US backed Mujahadeen fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, one of Bin Laden's personal spiritual advisors, runs the Iman University (an advanced military academy for al-Qeada terrorists) where Awlawki says he lectures, and is on US Treasury, UN and UK al-Queda / terrorist lists.


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Cleric says he was confidant to Hasan In Yemen, al-Aulaqi tells of e-mail exchanges, says he did not instigate rampage By Sudarsan Raghavan

Washington Post Foreign Service
Monday, November 16, 2009

SANAA, YEMEN -- In his first interview with a journalist since the Fort Hood rampage, Yemeni American cleric Anwar al-Aulaqi said that he neither ordered nor pressured Maj. Nidal M. Hasan to harm Americans, but that he considered himself a confidant of the Army psychiatrist who was given a glimpse via e-mail into Hasan's growing discomfort with the U.S. military.




Radicalization, links to extremists are themes in Hasan case



Fort Hood suspect's contact with cleric spelled trouble, experts say
Yemeni American Anwar al Awlaki's radical take on Islam has been connected to homegrown terrorist plots. Experts say their e-mails should have prompted a full investigation.


Fort Hood shooting: Was Nidal Malik Hasan inspired by militant cleric?
Alleged Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan had ties to US-born militant Moslem cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a leading figure seeking to recruit English speakers to violent jihad.
By Dan Murphy | Staff writer 11.10.09

  • evidence of a man deeply interested in the minority branch of Islam that views non-Muslims as dangerous infidels and endorses the use of violence to deter America from its wars in Afghanistan and Iraq


  • He’s at the forefront of the effort to create more “homegrown” jihadis, whose language skills and passports help them operate in the US and Europe.


  • Awlaki maintained a website presented in impeccable English until Tuesday(Nov 10), when its contents were deleted.


  • The site had a an “Ask the Sheikh” button in which users could email him with questions.


  • It devoted much of its contents to the glories of jihad. Awlaki even authored a treatise urging Muslims to violence called the “44 Ways to Support Jihad”


  • “The Messenger of Allah says: ‘Whoever dies and has not fought or intended to fight has died on a branch of hypocrisy.’ ”


  •  Awlaki’s writings have been found on the computers of British, US, and Canadian terror suspects in recent years, among them the New Jersey men accused of plotting an attack against Fort Dix in 2007.


  •  US court documents have alleged that he used a US-based Islamic charity to send money to Al Qaeda.


  •  They also allege that he once asked American-born militant cleric Ali al-Timimi – who is now serving a life sentence for urging followers to fight the US in Afghanistan – to help him recruit fighters here.


Tim Furnish: Occidental Jihadist Going Rogue, or Going Down Allah’s Path? Ottomans, Ayatollahs and Nidal Malik Hasan

The ranks of those who still argue that Islam had nothing to do with Nidal Malik Hasan’s personal jihad at Ft. Hood are growing increasingly thin (at least among the intellectually honest), especially after news outlets carried the story yesterday about the interview by a Yemeni journalist of Hasan’s overseas clerical mentor, Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki said that "fighting against the US army is an Islamic duty today," and that “the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the US army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal;” he also added “"I blessed the act because it was against a military target




Short Open Letter to Anwar al-Awlaki by Omar Muzaffar

Courtesy of my man’s blog here.


In response to his blog posting “Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing.”  I would post this letter as a “comment” on that blog entry, but I do not trust that that blog is legitimately his.  Some of the blog postings are so shortsighted and simplistic that I do not expect that they are from Anwar al-Awlaki or any scholar in his/her right mind.  Compare the loose accusations in the Nidal Hassan entry with the careful comments in this National Geographic interview.


I am posting this note with the respectful hopes that you will reconsider or clarify some of your recent comments.  Shaykh, I disagree with you that Nidal Hassan is a hero.  He is not anything close to being a hero.




November 10, 2009 at 8:49 am | Permalink

Unfortunately, seems my previous comment is stuck in spam somewhere (due to having links). So I’ll post the comments that I left on Omar Mozafar’s blog:

  • Q. You believe that blog is Anwar Awlaki’s?

  • Yes, I absolutely do. On Fri, Nov 7, 2008, al-Awlaki emailed me via MM contact, to reconcile some of what he perceived as anger on his voting post (related to my comments on it on another blog). Since this was not a public letter, I will not disclose the contents except to see that it was a polite, humble reconciliation type email (I have since forwarded the email to Imam Suhaib as well). However, he clearly acknowledged his own blog and his posts on it.



JIMAS is a UK registered charity that supports educational and charitable activities for both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Anwar Al-Awlaki used to be rather a popular speaker in the UK and he has been hosted by a whole host of organisations and groups in the UK..

It has become gradually clear that he supports and encourages what he would call 'martyrdom operations', or in other words suicide bombing, which we categorically reject as completely against Islam on the two issues of suicide and murder. These problems and unbalanced stances outweigh the good from him far more than can be tolerated. In view of this, JIMAS has decided to completely remove any and all promotion of Anwar Al-Awlaki through his talks and CDs that were available through us.




Attack on America: An Islamic Scholar's Perspective—Part 1

Brian Handwerk and Zain Habboo
for National Geographic News


September 28, 2001


In an interview with National Geographic, Imam Anwar Al-Awlaki shares his perspective on the tragic events of September 11 and the impact they have had on the United States and the world. He was born in New Mexico and received his early Islamic education in Yemen, his parents' native country. He is now the imam of Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, and the Muslim chaplain at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


  •  I say that [military] force [as a response to the attack] would only suppress terrorism, but justice could eradicate it. The reason why this happened is that there are some people who went through a miserable life



Codename Zabadi: Zawahiri's Infiltration of US Biodefence Ross E. Getman. Esq DC and NYS Bars

In early April 2001, Nawaf Alhazmi and Hani Hanjour rented an apartment in Falls Church, Virginia, for about a month, with the assistance of a man they met at the mosque. Nawaf Al-Hazmi had been at the January 2000 meeting at Yazid Sufaat’s Malaysian condominium in January 2000. Hijackers Nawaf and Hani Hanjour, a fellow pilot who was his friend from Saudi Arabia, attended sermons at the Dar al Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, where Al-Timimi was located until he established the nearby center. The FBI reports that at an imam named Awlawki who had recently also moved from San Diego had closed door meetings with hijackers Nawaf Alhazmi and Khalid Almihdhar in 2000 while all three of them were living in San Diego. Police later found the phone number of the Falls Church mosque when they searched the apartment of 9/11 planner Ramzi bin al-Shibh in Germany. In his 2007 book, Center of the Storm, George Tenet noted that Ramzi bin al-Shibh had a CBRN role.





10th November 2009

Al-Awlaki is wrong says Islamic Society of Britain (links the action to terrorist positions of Awlaki and rejects them)

The Islamic Society of Britain is appalled by the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and the statements of Anwar al Awlaki, which appeared on his blogsite yesterday, praising the actions of Nidal Hassan in America . In our view this is completely misguided. Nidal Hassan committed murder and treachery and we unconditionally and unequivocally condemn these abhorrent actions The ISB would like to make it clear that it completely rejects the views expounded by Anwar al Awlaki, and that these views are contrary to the opinions of virtually all Muslim scholars across the world. The ISB distances itself from these ideas, and any ideas that advocate terrorism,




14>> history commons profile



Connecting the Dots
The shooting at Fort Hood was no 'mystery.' It was an act of terrorism waiting to happen.

by Stephen F. Hayes and Thomas Joscelyn

11/23/2009, Volume 015, Issue 10 



The Federal Bureau of Non-Investigation

On Monday, ABC News first reported that Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had reached out to al Qaeda associates prior to his attack. There were good reasons to speculate that one of these al Qaeda figures is Anwar al Awlaki -- an al Qaeda recruiter who acted as a “spiritual advisor” to two of the 9/11 hijackers. Awlaki preached at a mosque Hasan attended in 2001 and praised Hasan’s attack on his web site Monday morning.

It turns out that informed speculation was correct, according to the Associated Press and the New York Times. Beginning in December of last year, authorities found that Hasan communicated with Awlaki “10 to 20 times.” But no formal investigation was ever launched. Why?

The FBI has offered this muddled response: At this point, there is no information to indicate Major Malik Nidal Hasan had any co-conspirators or was part of a broader terrorist plot. The investigation to date has not identified a motive, and a number of possibilities remain under consideration.


>> Huffington Post Awlawki


10>> Wikipedia - washington post interview with Awlawki



Former Iman who Praised 9/11 Hijackers Labels Hasan as a ‘Hero’

Written by: Staff


  • Nidal Hasan did the right thing” and it was first reported by terror expert Evan Kohlmann of the NEFA Foundation.


8>> Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing

November 9, 2009 - الاثنين 22 ذو القعدة 1430 by Anwar alAwlaki  

Filed under

Imam Anwar's Blog “Mr. Hasan attended the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va., when Anwar Al-Awlaki was the imam there, but it is not clear what influence Mr. Awlaki’s rhetoric may have had on Mr. Hasan.

Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting



The Washington Post reports that US intelligence has finally determined that Anwar Al Aulaqi is linked to al-Qaeda. Al Aulaqi was an imam at two different mosques attended by hijackers Nawaf Alhazmi, Khalid Almihdhar, and Hani Hanjour, and he has been suspected of assisting the 9/11 plot. An anonymous US counterterrorism official tells the Post, “There is good reason to believe Anwar Al Aulaqi has been involved in very serious terrorist activities since leaving the United States [after 9/11], including plotting attacks against America and our allies.” However, the US apparently did not ask Yemen to extradite him when he was arrested there in 2006, because there was no pending legal case against him. He continues to reside in Yemen and apparently still has not been charged with any crime. [Washington Post, 2/27/2008] He also does not appear to be on any public wanted list.


6>> Youtube channel with lectures 






4>> NEFA Backgrounder


November 9, 2009 Imam: Mosque not linked to hijackersMonday, November 9, 2009



Anwar al-Awlaki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Anwar al-Awlaki


New Mexico, U.S. or Aden, Yemen[3][4][2]


unknown location in Yemen




Iman University

Religious beliefs


Anwar al-Awlaki (also spelled Aulaqi; in Arabic: أنور العولقي; born in 1971 either in New Mexico or in Aden, Yemen)[4][5] is a Muslim imam and author who has been accused of links with individuals who later committed terrorist acts.[6] Originally trained as a civil engineer, he became an imam and theologian. He is currently associated with Iman University in Yemen. The university's students have allegedly been linked to assassinations, and it is headed by Abdul Majeed al-Zindani, who appears on US and UN lists as being associated with terrorism and Al-Qaeda.

Al-Awlaki's sermons were attended by three of the 9/11 hijackers, as well as accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan. In addition, US intelligence intercepted emails from Hasan to al-Awlaki between December 2008 and early 2009. Directly after the Fort Hood shooting Al-Awlaki praised Hasan's actions as consistent with attacking US soldiers "deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to kill Muslims" on his web site, and then again a few days later in an interview in Yemen.[7][8]

Al-Awlaki is currently being sought by authorities in Yemen with regard to a new investigation into his possible Al-Qaeda ties. The authorities have not been able to locate him since approximately March 2009.

[edit] Early life

His parents are from Yemen. Al-Awlaki's father earned his master's degree in agricultural economics at New Mexico State University, received a doctorate at the University of Nebraska, and worked at the University of Minnesota from 1975 to 1977. The family went back to Yemen in 1978,[2] where al-Awlaki lived for 11 years. His father was also an Agriculture Minister and university president.[1]

Al-Awlaki holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and an M.A. in Education Leadership from San Diego State University, and in January 2001 began working on a Doctorate degree in Human Resource Development at George Washington University.[2]

[edit] Positions

Al-Awlaki served as an Imam in Fort Collins, Colorado, in San Diego, California (where witnesses told the FBI he had a close relationship with two of the 9/11 hijackers),[3] and in his last positions in the US, in the metropolitan Washington, DC area where he headed the Dar al-Hijrah mosque and was also the Muslim Chaplain at George Washington University.[9][4] Al-Awlaki began serving as the Imam of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in January 2001; it was shortly after this that his sermons were attended by three of the 9/11 hijackers and Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan.[10]

Writing on the website six days after the 9/11 attacks, he suggested that Israeli intelligence agents might have been responsible for the attacks, and that the FBI "went into the roster of the airplanes and whoever has a Muslim or Arab name became the hijacker by default."[5][6] He left the US in the spring of 2002.[7] Weeks later he posted an essay in Arabic titled "Why Muslims Love Death" on the Islam Today website, praising the Palestinian suicide bombers' fervor, and months later at a lecture in a London mosque that was recorded on videotape he lauded them in English.[8]

A year after 9/11 he returned briefly to Northern Virginia, where he is charged with having visited radical Islamic cleric Ali al-Timimi, who is now serving a life sentence for inciting followers to fight with the Taliban against the US, and asked him about recruiting young Muslims for "violent jihad."[9][10]

[edit] Activities

Al-Awlaki returned to Yemen in 2004.[11] He is associated with Iman University headed by Zindani (who was designated a terrorist in 2004 by both the US and the UN).[12] While Zindani promotes the science department, it is believed by some that its curriculum deals mostly if not exclusively with radical Islamic studies.[11] Students are suspected of having assassinated three American missionaries, and "the number two leader for the Yemeni Socialist Party, Jarallah Omar".[12] John Walker Lindh, now serving a 20-year prison sentence in connection with his participation in Afghanistan's Taliban army, is a former student of Iman University.[13]

Zindani founded the Charitable Society for Social Welfare (CSSW), for which al-Awlaki served as Vice President in 1998 and 1999 while he was in San Diego.[14] During a 2004 terrorism trial in New York, FBI agent Brian Murphy testified that CSSW was a “front organization to funnel money to terrorists.”[13]

On February 24, 2004, the US Treasury Department identified Zindani as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist". The Department said it had credible evidence Zindani had a "long history of working with bin Laden, notably serving as one of his spiritual leaders", and that he "served as a contact for Ansar al-Islam, a Kurdish-based terrorist organization linked to al-Qaeda". His name has also been added to the UN 1267 Committee's list of individuals associated with the Taliban or al-Qaeda.[14]

Al-Awlaki spent 18 months in prison in Yemen, finally released in December 2007. He blames the US for pressuring the Yemeni authorities to arrest him.[15]

The East London Mosque provoked the outrage of The Daily Telegraph by hosting a video-teleconference by al-Awlaki in 2008, and former Shadow Home Secretary Dominic Grieve expressed concern over al-Awlaki's involvement.[15] August 23, 2009, al-Awlaki was banned by local authorities in Kensington and Chelsea, London, from speaking via videolink to a fundraiser for Guantanamo detainees.[16]

A former FBI agent identifies al-Awlaki as a known "senior recruiter for al Qaeda", and a spiritual motivator.[17]

[edit] Targeting US Muslims, and connection to Nidal Malik Hasan

Al-Awlaki's name came up in nearly a dozen terrorism cases recently in the US, England, and Canada; in each cased suspects were devoted to al-Awlaki's message, listened to on laptops, audio clips, and CDs.[16]

In October 2008, Charles Allen, U.S. Undersecretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis, said al-Awlaki "targets US Muslims with radical online lectures encouraging terrorist attacks from his new home in Yemen."[18][19] The NEFA Foundation noted Awlaki's website stated: "The bullets of the fighters of Afghanistan and Iraq are a reflection of the feelings of the Muslims towards America," appeared on the website on December 23, 2008, days after he said accused Fort Hood shootings suspect Nidal Malik Hasan first e-mailed him.[20]

Author Jarret Brachman said that Nidal Malik Hasan's contacts with al-Awlaki should have raised "huge red flags". According to Brachman, al-Awlaki is a major influence on radical English-speaking jihadis internationally.[21]

Hasan was investigated by the FBI after intelligence agencies intercepted emails from him to al-Awlaki starting in December 2008 until early 2009. Army employees were informed of the contacts, but didn't perceive any terrorist threat in Hasan's general questions about spiritual guidance with regard to conflicts between Islam and military service. This was judged to be consistent with legitimate mental health research about Muslims in the armed services.[22] A DC-based joint terrorism task force that operates under the FBI was notified, and the information was reviewed by one of its Defense Criminal Investigative Service personnel. The assessment was that there was not sufficient information for a larger investigation.[23] Despite two Defense Department investigators on two joint task forces looking into Hasan's communications, Defense Department higher-ups said they were not notified of such investigations before the shootings. ABC News has reported that another government stated that Hasan also had contact with other people being tracked by the FBI, who have not been identified.

After the Fort Hood shooting, al-Awlaki's now temporarily inoperable (apparently because some Web hosting companies took it down)[17] website reflected the following praise for Nidal Malik Hasan's actions:[7]

Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people. This is a contradiction that many Muslims brush aside and just pretend that it doesn’t exist. Any decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow Muslims, and yet serve as a US soldier. The US is leading the war against terrorism which in reality is a war against Islam. Its army is directly invading two Muslim countries and indirectly occupying the rest through its stooges. Nidal opened fire on soldiers who were on their way to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. How can there be any dispute about the virtue of what he has done? In fact the only way a Muslim could Islamically justify serving as a soldier in the US army is if his intention is to follow the footsteps of men like Nidal. The heroic act of brother Nidal also shows the dilemma of the Muslim American community. Increasingly they are being cornered into taking stances that would either make them betray Islam or betray their nation. Many amongst them are choosing the former. The Muslim organizations in America came out in a pitiful chorus condemning Nidal’s operation. The fact that fighting against the US army is an Islamic duty today cannot be disputed. No scholar with a grain of Islamic knowledge can defy the clear cut proofs that Muslims today have the right -rather the duty- to fight against American tyranny. Nidal has killed soldiers who were about to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to kill Muslims. The American Muslims who condemned his actions have committed treason against the Muslim Ummah and have fallen into hypocrisy.[24][25]

Yemeni journalist Abdulelah Hider Shaea interviewed al-Awlaki in November 2009.[26] Al-Awlaki acknowledged his correspondence with Hasan, and said he "neither ordered nor pressured Maj. Nidal M. Hasan to harm Americans". Al-Awlaki said Hasan first e-mailed him in December 2008, writing "Aulaqi told Shaea that Hasan first reached out to him in an e-mail dated Dec. 17, 2008. He described Hasan introducing himself and writing: "Do you remember me? I used to pray with you at the Virginia mosque." According to Al-Awlaki, Hasan said he had become a devout Muslim around the time Al-Awlaki was preaching at Dar al-Hijrah, in 2001 and 2002, and he said 'Maybe Nidal was affected by one of my lectures.'" Al-Awlaki said Hasan developed a trust for him, saying, "It was clear from his e-mails that Nidal trusted me. Nidal told me: 'I speak with you about issues that I never speak with anyone else.'" Al-Awlaki said Hasan arrived at his own conclusions regarding the acceptability of violence in Islam, and said he was not the one to initiate this. Shaea summarized their relationship by stating, "Nidal was providing evidence to Anwar, not vice versa." Asked whether Hasan mentioned Fort Hood as a target in his e-mails, Shaea declined to comment. However, al-Awlaki said the shooting was acceptable in Islam because it was a form of jihad, as the West began the hostilities with the Muslims. The cleric also denounced what he described as contradictory behavior by Muslims who condemned Hasan's actions and "let him down."[27] Referring to a post on his blog praising the shootings after they occured, al-Alwaki said he "blessed the act because it was against a military target. And the soldiers who were killed were not normal soldiers, but those who were trained and prepared to go to Iraq and Afghanistan".[26]

[edit] Ideology

Al-Awlaki is an adherent of the Wahhabi fundamentalist sect of Islam, and his sermons were extremely anti-Israel and pro-jihad.[28] The FBI investigated him in 1999 and 2000 for possible fundraising for Hamas and links to al-Qaeda, but was unable to unearth sufficient evidence for a criminal prosecution.[28] The FBI learned he may have been contacted by a possible "procurement agent" for Osama bin Laden. When police raided the Hamburg, Germany, apartment of Ramzi Binalshibh while investigating the 9/11 attacks, his telephone number was found there.[29]

Al-Awlaki has been accused by numerous official and unofficial sources of Islamic fundamentalism and support for terrorism. He is often noted for targeting young US-based Muslims with his lectures. Terrorism consultant Evan Kohlmann calls al-Awlaki "one of the principal jihadi luminaries for would-be homegrown terrorists. His fluency with English, his unabashed advocacy of jihad and mujahideen organizations, and his Web-savvy approach are a powerful combination." He calls al-Awlaki's lecture "Constants on the Path of Jihad", which was based on a similar document written by the founder of Al Qaeda, the "virtual bible for lone-wolf Muslim extremists."[30] Awlaki's "44 Ways to Support Jihad"[31] is described by the NEFA Foundation as a pro-Al-Qaeda document that incites English-speaking Muslims.[32]

[edit] Current location

Al-Awlaki moved to Yemen following extensive FBI investigations in the US. On August 31, 2006, Al-Awlaki was detained for questioning by Yemeni authorities with regard to what he claimed was a "secret police investigation" over "tribal issues." Al-Awlaki claimed that his arrest in Yemen was directed by America, and that he was interviewed by FBI agents on subjects including the 9/11 attacks. On December 12, 2007, al-Awlaki was released by the Yemeni authorities, and reunited with his family.

Yemen authorities are now trying to locate al-Awlaki, who according to his father disappeared approximately March 2009. He is believed to be hiding in Yemen's Shabwa or Mareb regions, which are part of the so-called "triangle of evil" (known as such because it attracts al-Qaeda militants seeking refuge among local tribes that are unhappy with Yemen's central government).[29]

[edit] Works

  • The Battle of Hearts and Minds

  • The Dust Will Never Settle Down

  • Dreams & Interpretations

  • The Hereafter—16 CDs—Al Basheer Productions

  • Life of Muhammad:Makkan Period—16 CDs—Al Basheer Productions

  • Life of Muhammad:Medinan Period—Lecture in 2 Parts—18 CDs—Al Basheer Productions

  • Lives of the Prophets (AS)—16 CDs—Al Basheer Productions

  • Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (RA): His Life & Times—15 CDs—Al Basheer Productions

  • Umar ibn al-Khattāb (RA):His Life & Times—18 CDs—Al Basheer Productions

  • 25 Promises from Allah to the Believer—2 CDs—Noor Productions

  • Companions of the Ditch & Lessons from the Life of Musa (AS)—2 CDs—Noor Productions

  • Remembrance of Allah & the Greatest Ayah—2 CDs—Noor Productions

  • Stories from Hadith—4 CDs—Center for Islamic Information and Education ("CIIE")

  • Hellfire & The Day of Judgment—CD—CIIE

  • Quest for Truth: The Story of Salman Al-Farsi (RA)—CD—CIIE

  • Trials & Lessons for Muslim Minorities—CD—CIIE

  • Young Ayesha (RA) & Mothers of the Believers (RA)—CD—CIIE

  • Understanding the Quran—CD—CIIE

  • Lessons from the Companions (RA) Living as a Minority'—CD—CIIE

  • Virtues of the Sahabah—video lecture series promoted by the al-Wasatiyyah Foundation

[edit] References

  1. ^ Murphy, Dan (November 10, 2009). "Fort Hood shooting: Was Nidal Malik Hasan inspired by militant cleric?". Christian Science Monitor (Boston). Retrieved November 13, 2009. 

  2. ^ a b c "Imam in Fort Hood case born in New Mexico". United Press International. November 11, 2009. Retrieved November 13, 2009. 

  3. ^ Sperry, Paul E., Infiltration: how Muslim spies and subversives have penetrated Washington, p. 122, Thomas Nelson Inc. (2005), ISBN 1595550038, 9781595550033, accessed November 11, 2009

  4. ^ a b Shephard, Michelle (October 18, 2009). "The powerful online voice of jihad". Toronto Star. Retrieved November 13, 2009. 

  5. ^ Sperry, Paul E., Infiltration: how Muslim spies and subversives have penetrated Washington, p. 122, Thomas Nelson Inc. (2005), ISBN 1595550038, 9781595550033, accessed November 11, 2009

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  7. ^ a b Esposito, Richard, Cole, Matthew, and Ross, Brian, "Officials: U.S. Army Told of Hasan's Contacts with al Qaeda; Army Major in Fort Hood Massacre Used 'Electronic Means' to Connect with Terrorists," ABC News, November 9, 2009, accessed November 12, 2009

  8. ^ Meyer, Josh (November 9, 2009). "Fort Hood shooting suspect's ties to mosque investigated". Los Angeles Times.,0,5487900.story. Retrieved November 13, 2009. 

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  10. ^ Sherwell, Philip, and Spillius, Alex, "Fort Hood shooting: Texas army killer linked to September 11 terrorists; Major Nidal Malik Hasan worshipped at a mosque led by a radical imam said to be a "spiritual adviser" to three of the hijackers who attacked America on Sept 11, 2001," Daily Telegraph, November 7, 2009, accessed November 12, 2009

  11. ^ Glenn R. Simpson, "Terror Probe Follows the Money," The Wall Street Journal, April 2, 2004

  12. ^ Office of Public Affairs, "United States Designates bin Laden Loyalist," U.S. Department of the Treasury, JS-1190, February 24, 2004, accessed November 12, 2009

  13. ^ Hays, Tom, "FBI Eyes NYC ‘Charity’ in Terror Probe," Associated Press, February 26, 2004, accessed November 11, 2009

  14. ^ UN 1267 Committee banned individuals list

  15. ^ Raynor, Gordon, "Muslim groups 'linked to September 11 hijackers spark fury over conference': A Muslim group has provoked outrage after inviting an extremist linked to the 9/11 hijackers to speak at a conference which is being promoted with a picture of New York in flames," The Daily Telegraph, December 27, 2008, accessed November 12, 2009

  16. ^ Doward, Jamie (August 23, 2009). "Islamist preacher banned from addressing fundraiser". The Observer. Retrieved November 12, 2009. 

  17. ^ Chucmach, Megan, and Ross, Brian, "Al Qaeda Recruiter New Focus in Fort Hood Killings Investigation Army Major Nidal Hasan Was In Contact With Imam Anwar Awlaki, Officials Say," ABC News, November 10, 2009, accessed November 12, 2009

  18. ^ Rayner, Gordon, "Muslim groups 'linked to September 11 hijackers spark fury over conference'; A Muslim group has provoked outrage after inviting an extremist linked to the 9/11 hijackers to speak at a conference which is being promoted with a picture of New York in flames,", December 27, 2008, accessed November 14, 2009

  19. ^ "Keynote Address at GEOINT Conference by Charles E. Allen, Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis /Chief Intelligence Officer," Department of Homeland Security, Release Date: October 28, 2008, accessed November 14, 2009

  20. ^ Kates, Brian; Kates, Brian, "Radical imam Anwar al-Aulaqi: Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan 'trusted' me, but I didn't spark rampage," The New York Daily News, November 16, 2009, retrieved November 16, 2009]

  21. ^ Brachman, Jarret, and host Norris, Michelle, "All Things Considered: Expert Discusses Ties Between Hasan, Radical Imam, NPR, November 10, 2009, accessed November 12, 2009

  22. ^ "FBI reassessing past look at Fort Hood suspect". November 10, 2009. 

  23. ^ CBS News Nov. 11, 2009 Hasan's Ties Spark Government Blame Game

  24. ^ NEFA

  25. ^ "American Muslim Cleric Praises Fort Hood Shooter," November 11, 2009

  26. ^ a b Raghavan, Sudarsan, "Cleric says he was confidant to Hasan," Washington Post, November 16, 2009, accessed November 16, 2009

  27. ^ "Imam Al Awlaki Says He Did Not Pressure Accused Fort Hood Gunman Nidal Hasan", The Huffington Post, November 16, 2009, retrieved November 16, 2009

  28. ^ a b Helms, Harry, 40 Lingering Questions About The 9/11 Attacks, p. 55, ISBN 1438295308, accessed November 11, 2009

  29. ^ a b Al-Haj, Ahmed, and Abu-Nasr, Donna, "US imam who communicated with Fort Hood suspect wanted in Yemen on terror suspicions," Associated Press, November 11, 2009, accessed November 12, 2009

  30. ^ Meyer, Josh, "Fort Hood shooting suspect's ties to mosque investigated," Los Angeles Times, November 9, 2009, accessed November 12, 2009

  31. ^ "The NEFA Foundation, "Anwar Al Awlaki: '44 Ways to Support Jihad'", February 5, 2009, accessed November 12, 2009". 

  32. ^ The NEFA Foundation, "NEFA Series: Target America," October 2009, accessed November 12, 2009

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fort Hood Shootings Timeline

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%%Nov 24 Tuesday


Canada's National Post concludes Hasan "seems" (seems? beyond a shadow of a doubt) to have been motivated by jihadist ideology.


  • Hasan seems to have been motivated by jihadist ideology. Beyond reports that he shouted " Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire, he reportedly told a colleague at Fort Hood that Muslims should rise up against "aggressors" such as America. Hasan had exchanged numerous e-mails with extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a known al-Qaeda supporter based in Yemen, and a fellow Muslim officer told Britain's Daily Telegraph that Hasan's eyes "lit up" when discussing his respect for Awlaki.[ Daveed Gartenstein-Ross: The danger signs of terror by NP Editor]



Summary: UK's Telegraph reports that Awlawki fled to the UK before moving on to Yemen and inspired many British Islamic terrorists.  LA Times columnist Tim Rutten says the guy has done everything but put a bin Laden bumper sticker on this car, calls it "wretched mishandling" of the case. Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes calls it "Malign Neglect Political correctness and institutional stupidity".


  • one Middle Eastern country has emerged as a leading flashpoint of Islamic terrorism. Yemen, most recently in the headlines as the home of Anwar al Awlaki [1], the exiled imam who fled to the country after inspiring Fort Hood murderer Nidal Malik Hasan, has become a haven for al-Qaeda even as its internal turmoil has drawn in regional rivals like Iran and Saudi Arabia. Yemen [2] is the poorest and most unstable of all Middle Eastern countries. The United States regards Yemen as a “frontline state” in the War on Terror because of its strategic location near the Saudi oil fields. in Yemen’s Hadhramout province, the ancestral home of the bin Laden family, the government is dealing with resurgent jihadi groups, who had retreated to a safer Yemen after their defeat in Iraq and Saudi Arabia. There are now an estimated 1,000 al-Qaeda fighters in Hadhramout. They have attacked police stations and earlier this month killed three, high-ranking security officers. [Yemen On The Brink – by Stephen Brown Posted By Stephen Brown On November 23, 2009 In FrontPage]
  • Given what looks like the security authorities' wretched mishandling of the Hasan case – the guy appears to have done everything but paste an "Osama bin Laden Rocks" bumper sticker on his car – there's every reason for the administration and the FBI to want to put off a legislative reckoning for as long as possible. [Tim Rutten: Senate inquiry into Fort Hood misplaced Dallas News. [Liberberman]  he wants to know whether Hasan's signs of "Islamic extremism" were "missed or ignored." Those of us who have followed this terrible story can answer "yes" – a conclusion we've reached even without the benefit of subpoena power. .. Was he given a pass because his superiors feared accusations of bias against a religious Muslim? We need answers to those questions; we need them now – and answering them won't compromise Hasan's right to a fair trial.
  • Fort Hood shooting: radical Islamic preacher also inspired July 7 bombers The Islamic preacher who gave email advice to Major Nidal Hasan, the gunman in the Fort Hood massacre, also inspired the July 7 bombers and a number of other British terrorists. By Philip Sherwell and Duncan Gardham Lectures by Anwar al-Awlaki were found in the Iqra bookshop in Leeds, where the July 7 bombers held meetings. His lectures were also found among the material seized from a jihadist recruiter, Aabid Hussain Khan, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, who groomed Britain's youngest terrorist, schoolboy Hammaad Munshi, then 15. Al-Awlaki , 38, a US citizen, fled from the country to live in Britain after it was disclosed that three of the September 11 hijackers had worshipped at two different mosques where he preached. He moved to Yemen in 2004, where he was arrested and then went underground, but he has been invited to give video lectures, most recently at East Al-Awlaki's most influential lecture, Constants on the Path to Jihad, is based on a 2005 book by Yousef al-Ayyiri, the founder of al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia. Al-Awlaki 's lectures were also found on a CD belonging to Mohammed Atif Siddique, 22, from Glasgow, an aspiring suicide bomber, who was found guilty of possessing bomb-making instructions[]
  • Malign Neglect Political correctness and institutional stupidity in the case of Nidal Malik Hasan. by Stephen F. Hayes 11/30/2009, Volume 015, Issue 11 dated 11/30/2009 [] Attorney General Eric Holder ... Were there miscommunications or was there a lack of communication? "Holder's tone did little to disguise the speciousness of his words. We already know the answer to the three questions Holder posed. There were flags that were missed. There was miscommunication. And there was a lack of communication. The relevant question is not whether there were errors, but why--after eight years of restructuring our national security and intelligence infrastructure to prevent such failures--there were grave errors that cost 13 people their lives. The answer to that question is becoming all too clear: a deadly combination of political correctness and institutional stupidity." ...Yet FBI officials said immediately after the shooting that the bureau was not considering the possibility of Hasan being linked to terrorists. Then, rather than disown their previous comments when the information about Awlaki came to light, the FBI sought to downplay the significance of the communications... Because the content of the communications was explainable by his research and nothing else derogatory was found, the JTTF concluded that Major Hasan was not involved in terrorist activities or terrorist planning. ... Got that? A serving U.S. Army officer and devout Muslim emails an al Qaeda recruiter to ask about jihad and collateral damage from attacks, and the FBI, with knowledge of the content of those emails, assures the press they are "benign."

    Unbelievable. Stephen F. Hayes is a senior writer at THE WEEKLY STANDARD.



%%Nov 22 Sunday




  • The Fort Hood shooting, then, is an example of Islamist terrorism being spread partly by the war on terrorism — or, actually, by two wars on terrorism, in Iraq and Afghanistan. And Fort Hood is the biggest data point we have — the most lethal Islamist terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. It’s only one piece of evidence, but it’s a salient piece, and it supports the liberal, not the conservative, war-on-terrorism paradigm. [ Who Created Major Hasan?

    By ROBERT WRIGHT New York Times November 21, 2009 ]

  • The Sept. 24 arrest of Smadi in Dallas came after he allegedly tried to detonate a vehicle with government- supplied fake explosives at a downtown skyscraper Smadi, Hasan were on FBI radar, yet only one was taken down 12:00 AM CST on Sunday, November 22, 2009 By DAVID TARRANT / The Dallas Morning News   Had the FBI perceived him as a threat, they absolutely would have intervened. So the fundamental question is: Why they didn't see him as a threat? I'm puzzled and concerned."

    The FBI has said that analysts decided that Hasan's e-mails had to do with his research on Muslim U.S. soldiers' feelings about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and were not a red flag signaling a threat. ... Hasan might have escaped serious scrutiny by the government because of his rank and occupation. A psychiatrist and military officer with a security clearance, Hasan doesn't fit the classic profile of a desperado...Ironically, the fact that Hasan was a Muslim also may have been a factor preventing serious inquiry into the Army major's background – since the military as well as the FBI and other government agencies have heavily recruited Muslims. ... "Lots of people saw signs of trouble, but nobody connected the dots," Van Zandt said. "Everybody was carrying around dots in their pockets – his co-workers, his medical school peers – everybody had a dot here and a dot there."






  • Al-Qaeda Imprints All Over the Fort Hood Shooting Massacre Arthur Hu Imprints of al-Qaeda inspired Islamic Jihad is all over the case of Major Nidal Malik Hasan's mass-murder rampage in Fort Hood, Texas, but everybody, fron President Obama down, is wilfully determined to ignore them, [links Awlaki to head of radicam islamists / al Queda in Yemen Abdul Majeed al-Zindani].[]

  • "Aside from racing to the scene of the massacre and declaring that this was not an act of terrorism, what is the FBI's role in counter-intelligence? Isn't it time we stripped them of a task they regularly perform so poorly?" The FBI in peace and war Clarice Feldman

  • "The Washington Post, citing two anonymous sources, reported Saturday that in the months leading up to the attacks, Hasan stepped up his contacts with al-Awlaki to discuss transferring money. One of the sources told The Post that the two men considered how to transfer funds abroad without coming to the attention of law enforcement." (Spiritual guidance??) U.S. had intercepted e-mails between Hasan, radical cleric By PAMELA HESS and ANNE GEARAN

  • Senate panel reveals more troubling e-mails from Fort Hood suspect "Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said it appears there was enough data available to law enforcement, the military and intelligence agencies to raise alarms about Hasan, but no one connected the dots." []

  • Fort Hood shooting splits America over Islamic terror motive Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is charged with 13 counts of murder in the Fort Hood shootings. Was it a 'killing spree' or 'terrorism,' and is the question more than political? By Patrik Jonsson  Staff writer “The difference between the White House’s determination and many lawmakers’ perception is that President Obama and his advisors do not want to consider the massacre as an act of terror ‘yet’ while Senator Joe Lieberman and other legislators in both houses do see it as an ideologically motivated terror action,” says Walid Phares, an expert on Islamic jihad at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a conservative think tank in WashingtonAmericans are split on the question.

  • A new Fox News poll has 49 percent calling it a “killing spree” and 44 percent calling it “an act of terrorism.” Sixty-three percent of Democrats call it a “killing spree” while 58 percent of Republicans call it “an act of terrorism,” according to the poll.[]




More mainstream news mentions "afterlife" message. Lieberman leads hearings, Frances Fragos Townsend says Political Correctness may have been a problem, while Obama administration refuses requests for witnesses from FBI or DOD.


  • A Senate committee on Thursday opened the first public hearings into the Fort Hood shootings, with several legislators asserting that the incident in which 13 people were killed was a terrorist attack by a homegrown extremist who may have slipped past law enforcement and military authorities. ... Mr. Lieberman’s hearing made only limited headway because the Obama administration has refused his requests for witnesses from the F.B.I. and Defense Department. Mr. Lieberman said he had spoken with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and Mr. Gates, who told him they would cooperate with his inquiry, but did not want to compromise the criminal investigation. [ New York Times November 20, 2009 Lawmakers Call Ft. Hood Shootings ‘Terrorism’ By DAVID JOHNSTON]

  • KTTH 770 Bose show dined with young Jihadist Duane Reasoner with older disagreeable man at Golden Corral according to hostess

  • "al-Qaeda has begun to utilize a potent new weapon in its efforts at spreading radical Islam’s message to Muslims in the West: the English language. English has become, according to a report by the Associated Press (AP), the new lingua franca of the terrorist world. In fact, militant websites written primarily in Standard English now outnumber Arabic websites by a huge margin. From the AP report" Al-Qaeda’s New Weapon by Claude Cartaginese on David Horwitz []

  • No coverage on morning Fox Radio 5 min wrapup

  • Hasan Wrote of Joining Imam in "Afterlife" Reports Surface of Contents of E-Mails Between Alleged Fort Hood Shooter and Radical Imam []

  • "200 Websites Spread Al-Qaida's Message Inceasing Number of Radical Islamic Websites Spread Al Qaida's Message to the West" By DONNA ABU-NASR and LEE KEATH Associated Press Writers RIYADH, Saudi Arabia November 20, 2009 (AP) The Associated Press The number of English-language sites sympathetic to al-Qaida has risen from about 30 seven years ago to more than 200 recently, said Abdulmanam Almushawah, head of a Saudi government program called Assakeena, which works to combat militant Islamic Web sites []


%%Nov 19 Thursday



  • UK Jimas Muslim charity drops support of Awlawki

  • Content of e-mail show Hasan looked forward to "meeting you in the afterlife",

  • Hasan offered to send $20-$30,000 a year to muslim charities which might funnel them to terrorists.

  • Yeman journalist says the e-mail practically prove Hasan WAS an al-Queda operative.

  • Michael Savage critical of statements from Gates declining to call it terrorism, and admiral who agrees and says that the "US military's strength resided in its diversity."

  • Amber Pawlik on islam-watch proclaims "Islam at the Root of Fort Hood Massacre ".



  • Warning Signs? Visited Strip Club, Shooting Range: Nidal Hasan News

  • became a regular at Stan's Outdoor Shooting Range in Florence, Texas, as the day of the shooting neared. He was last at the range two days before the Nov. 5 rampage, reportedly firing off more than 200 rounds. [same]

  • Hasan frequently was seen in the company of an older man and an 18-year-old teenage boy at the Golden Coral restaurant. [same]

  • Female employees at the strip club Starz told ABC they remembered Hasan, saying he visited the club at least three times. [same]

  • "Begg has compiled an extensive and troubling resume since being released from Gitmo. (This is in addition to the disturbing jihadist dossier he compiled prior to ever being detained.) One of Begg’s more troubling associates is Anwar al Awlaki – the al Qaeda cleric who became a confidant for the Fort Hood Shooter." The ACLU, Moazzam Begg, and the Fort Hood Shooter’s Cleric []

  • Jimas Muslim charity drops support of Awlawki and removes any promotion, urges other Muslims to do the same[]

  • ABC News reports "Hasan Was Worried About Results of Recent HIV Test Investigators Also Find Accused Fort Hood Shooter Sent $30,000 a Year Overseas to Islamic "Charities" []

  • Investigators found that Hasan donated $20,000 to $30,000 a year to overseas Islamic "charities." Many could be fronts for terror groups.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Melanie Guerrero considered failing him as an intern but "decided to allow him to pass since he was going into psychiatry and would not be doing any real patient care." His performance problems "stemmed from his lack of competence in the intensive care unit, including problems with recommending the proper medications or coming up with the right kind of patient treatment plan. "

  • Lawmakers Call Ft. Hood Shootings Terrorism’ [ Lawmakers Call Ft. Hood Shootings ‘Terrorism’  By DAVID JOHNSTON November 19, 2009 ]

  • NPR "Hasan's Supervisor Warned Army In 2007" by Daniel Zwerdling  "a top psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center was so concerned about what he saw as Nidal Hasan's incompetence and reckless behavior that he put those concerns in writing".."when the Army sent Hasan to Fort Hood earlier this year, Walter Reed sent the damning evaluation there, too."[] 

  • CNN video of NPR's Daniel Zwerdling who obtained a memo criticizing Hasan's performance at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Memo dated May 17, 2007 "The faculty has serious concerns about cpt Hasan's professionalism and work ethic. Clinically, he is competent to deliver safe patient care. But he demonstrates a pattern of poor judgement and a lack of professionalism." Maj. Scott Moran Walter Reed Army Medical Center  [] Zwerdling says that he would not answer the telephone, allowed psychotic patient to escape from emergency room. The memo effectively said that he could be reckless or dangerous to his patients.
  • NPR posted the full memo here: []
  • Other problems

    • Inappropriate religious conversations with patients "Islam can save your soul"

    • Mistreated a homicidal patient

    • Difficulty taking/passing tests and obtaining a medical licence

    • Consistent absences and lateness

    • Only saw 30 patients in 38 weeks of clinical training, most 10 to 20 times that many

  • ABC News reports that Hasan was donating $20-$30,000 a year to muslim chartities that could be fronts for terrorists. Officials with access to the 18 e-mails from Dec 2008 to June 2009 say that Hasan wrote in code with Awlawki about suicide "can't wait to join you in the afterlife" and asks if it is permissible in innocents are killed in a suicide attack. "Two FBI task forces, in Washington and San Diego, received the intercepted messages, but deemed them innocent." "Senators questioned how that could be". Major Hasan's E-Mail: 'I Can't Wait to Join You' in Afterlife American Official Says Accused Shooter Asked Radical Cleric When Is Jihad Appropriate? By BRIAN ROSS and RHONDA SCHWARTZ A Yemeni journalist told ABC News today that the e-mails show Hasan was "almost a member of al-Qaeda." []

  • Pentagon orders probe into Fort Hood rampage By Dan De Luce (AFP) []

  • Holder won't call it terrorism: Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he found contacts between the alleged gunman and radical Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi "disturbing."

  • Gates won't call it terrorism: Asked about Holder's comment, Gates said he too viewed the communication as "disturbing" but added that "before I draw any conclusions about it, I want to find out all the facts." Asked if he believed the assault was a "terrorist attack," Gates said: "I'm just not going to go there."

  • Navy defers to diversity: Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, agreed, saying the US military's strength resided in its diversity

  • Michael Savage condemns statements by Gates, Mullen, says it's obvious from Allah Ackbar, e-mail about meeting in the afterlife with al Queda recruiter.

  • Pentagon to probe 'internal weaknesses' behind Fort Hood shooting. Gates: "In a nation as diverse as the United States, the last thing we need to do is start pointing fingers at each other, particularly when there is no basis in fact for it." (No basis in fact for call it radical Islamism??) Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said "No one should draw any rapid conclusions, and we need to ensure that we treat everybody fairly … before this incident and after this incident," said Mullen. [] {Comment: These guys use "diversity" like mullahs use "jihad"}

  • JCS Speech  Military Leadership Diversity Commission As Delivered by Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , Arlington, Va. Thursday, September 17, 2009 [] "I grew up in a nice white middle-class neighborhood in Southern California. And I remember going home after my second – my plebe year, actually. I was home August of ’65, and I was watching my black-and-white television, 15 miles from Watts. Watts was burning, and I didn’t have a clue where it was."..."So key to this, as far as I’m concerned, is, what do leaders who are not minorities understand about what it takes to get here? And if we don’t understand that – or we don’t have some ideas about that – it’s pretty difficult to lead in an area that’s as challenging as this. And particularly for us in our culture"

  • Nidal Hasan – A Glimpse into the Oxymoron “Military Justice” By Maj. (Ret.) Eric Montalvo, Esq., Senior Litigation Counsel at Tully Rinckey PLLC in Washington, D.C. ..He is noteworthy for his work in securing the release of Mohammad Jawad, one of the youngest Guantanamo Bay detainees. On November 13, 2009 an announcement was made that capital charges had been preferred and that Hasan would be facing the death penalty. This is just seven days after the incident. One has to wonder if this is truly possible or whether the military justice system may be opening itself up to scrutiny due to undue command influence.

    Unlawful command influence (UCI) is the improper interference with the military justice court-martial process, and has been quoted as "the mortal enemy of military justice." UCI prohibits any person subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) from attempting to "coerce or ... influence the action of a court-martial ... in reaching the findings or sentence in any case or the action of any convening, approving, or reviewing authority with respect to such authority's judicial acts." The exercise of command influence tends to deprive service members of their constitutional rights.  []

  • Islam at the Root of Fort Hood Massacre Amber Pawlik  "Some people, although not many, are of the belief that .. and that his actions has nothing to do with his faith, Islam" .."what no one is willing to admit is that these statements made by Hasan, in both his presentation and his actions, are exactly as outlined in the Koran" [


%%Nov 18 Wednesday



%%Nov 17 Tuesday


ABC News reports Hasan was friend with 18 yr old Duane Reasoner who watches and posts Jihad videos and has no sympathy for killed soldiers. He still has a pass onto the base.


  • Friend of Accused Shooter Called Himself "Extremist," Watched Al-Qaeda Videos

    Nov. 17, 2009 what is wrong with the Army .......letting the hater come and go on the army base,,,,,,,,what are they waiting for another shooting.......Why is he even allowed on a military base except for questioning? Seems all of his security passes should already have been pulled. A jihad hobbyist is just as bad as the real thing. Why does this wannabe terrorist have a pass to get onto the Ft. Hood Army base? []

  • Dallas News reports that Hasan might have been triggered by refusal of Army to pursue war crime charges against returning veterans.[ Fort Hood captain: Hasan wanted patients to face war crimes charges 07:24 AM CST on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 By BROOKS EGERTON / The Dallas Morning News ]  


%%Nov 16 Monday


In UK, Inayat Bunglawala acknowledges Muslims are disavowing Awlaki, but condemns calls for action against other Muslims. Washington posts Yemen journalist interview of Awlaki in his house in province that is known haven for al Qeda fighters, confirms his earlier post that Hasan was justified in acting against soldiers about to be sent to combat against Muslims but did not "pressure or order" Hasan to shoot soldiers, suggesting it was Hasan's idea that Awlake merely "blessed"


  • Revolution Kids - Education Time With Farfour: Episode 1 Iraq & Fort Hood For Toddlers & Americans. Man in a mouse suit condones Fort Hood massacre

  • "Accused Fort Hood Shooter Was a Regular at Shooting Range, Strip Club Nidal Hasan Also Spent Time with a Young Muslim Convert Who Considered Himself "Extremist"" By JOSEPH RHEE, MARY-ROSE ABRAHAM and BRIAN ROSS Nov. 16, 2009 []
  • In the weeks before the massacre at Fort Hood, accused shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan was a regular not only at his office and his mosque, but a strip club, a shooting range and a Killeen, Texas restaurant where he spent much time with an 18-year-old convert to Islam who seemed to share his contempt for the U.S. Army. [same]

  • The FBI is also investigating Hasan’s regular dinner meetings at the Golden Corral restaurant in Killeen with two men, who seemed close to him. One was an older bearded man who always wore traditional Muslim garb, according to a restaurant employee.[same]

    Vera Brooks, the night manager at the Golden Corral, said while Hasan was quite friendly, the older man, who usually wore a white robe, hat and shoulderbag, was abrupt. “He refused to answer when I asked him where he was from,” Brooks said.[same]

    The other man is an 18-year-old convert to Islam named Duane Reasoner Jr., whose parents have reportedly worked at Fort Hood. [same]

  • The mystery teenager has remained secluded in his parents’ home, where his mother ordered ABC News off the property this weekend. [same]

  • What bothers me about this is that a possible accomplice of Hasan’s is still allowed on base. And why isn’t he being held for questioning?

  • Interview of Awlaki in Yemen released, confirms he intended act of violence against US soldiers sent to Iraq to "kill muslims" [ Cleric says he was confidant to Hasan In Yemen, al-Aulaqi tells of e-mail exchanges, says he did not instigate rampage By Sudarsan Raghavan]
  • Inayat Bunglawala  posts Al-Awlaki & New McCarthyism Witch-Hunt Against UK Muslim Organizations [] "Following Al-Awlaki’s praise for the Fort Hood suspect, some of these UK Muslim organizations (including the Islamic Society of Britain and the Jam`iat Ihyaa’ Minhaaj Al-Sunnah) issued public statements disavowing his latest comments. However, this was not enough for the new McCarthyists. A group of them — including the Centre for Social Cohesion (whose director, Douglas Murray, advocated in 2006 that “conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board”), Shiraz Maher from Policy Exchange, and the pro-Israel blog Harry’s Place — have not been slow in seeking to smear those Islamic organizations that had invited Al-Awlaki to the UK in the past.These new McCarthyists must be firmly resisted."


%%Nov 15 Sunday


  • Responding to the Fort Hood Tragedy by Imam Zaid Shakir ... There is no legitimate reason for their deaths, just as I firmly believe there is no legitimate reason for the deaths of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani civilians who have perished as a result of those two conflicts. ... I must commend the top military brass at Fort Hood, and President Obama for encouraging restraint and for refusing to attribute the crime allegedly perpetrated by Major Nidal Malik Hasan to Islam. We pray that God bless us to see peace and sanity prevail during these tense times. ... a small minority whose anger and frustration may render them vulnerable to the appeal of demagogues who would attempt to exploit their emotions to advance a nefarious agenda, or a number of factors may converge in their lives pushing them towards acts of violence against their fellow citizens. This might prove to be the case for Major Nidal Malik Hasan... However, it is not and never will be anything that can even begin to approach the norm in our community.... One of the great tragedies in this situation is to view the crime Major Hasan is being accused of as a specifically Muslim problem. It is a human problem and if it approached as such perhaps we can learn something from it that will help us to get to the roots of the violent outbursts that are becoming increasingly widespread in our society.[]






posted Dec 31, 2007 [ Cageprisoners Exclusive: Moazzam Begg Interviews Imam Anwar al-Awlaki]

Arrested mid-2006 arbitrator in local tribal issue, arrested because they wanted govt to handle it.

was being held due to request of US govenment.  US inquired about 9/11

Awlawki was the Muslim Chaplain at George Washington University

2004 returned to native Yemen taught at Eman University until 2006 arrest

Released dec 12, 2007


Year 1967


  • Israel captures and occupies West Bank of Jordan/Palestine, remembered by Hasan's mother who was 15 at the time


Year 1971




Year 1999



Year 2001: 9/11 attacks









%%Sept 11 


  • Terrorist attack on WTC and Pentagon


%%Sept 28


  • Awlawki interviewed by National Geographic, condemns and says "justice could eradicate it"

  • Awlawki later makes statements that the hijackers caught weren't the people who did it.  


%%Nov 18 Wednesday



Year 2004



Year 2005


  • Taught at Eman University


Year 2006

Awlawki arrested in Yemen. Candian Muslims inspired by his teachings caught planning an attack in Ontario, Canada.


  • Awlawki arrested and held in Yemen for 18 months, questioned about 9/11

  • Canadian Muslims who listened to Awlaki’s sermons on a laptop a few months are charged with plotting attacks in Ontario. Plan included "bombings, shootings, storming the Parliament Building and beheading the Canadian prime minister."[New York Times November 19, 2009 Born in U.S., a Radical Cleric Inspires Terror By SCOTT SHANE]


Year 2007:

Hasan performance, Islam infatuation raises warning flags. Awlaki released from prison, his writings inspire Fort Dix plot.


  • Youtube interview by Cageprisoners, Moazzam Begg, United Kingdom posted Dec 31 Arrested mid-2006 arbitrator in local tribal issue, arrested because they wanted govt to handle it.

was being held due to request of US govenment.  US inquired about 9/11

Awlawki was the Muslim Chaplain at George Washington University

2004 returned to native Yemen taught at Eman University until 2006 arrest

Released dec 12, 2007[ Cageprisoners Exclusive: Moazzam Begg Interviews Imam Anwar al-Awlaki]


Year 2008:

NSA intercepts messages to Awlaki. Awlaki releases a series of Youtube videos posted for/by Awlawki about jihad and war over several user channels. Hasan probably watched every single one.



Year 2009:

Terrorism task force investigates and clears Hasan, Transfer to Fort Hood, shootings


  • FBI terrorism task force hands case to DOD employee who finds no evidence of danger, and conversation is consistent with his research on muslims in the military. FBI evidently does not notice extensive ties to al Queda and terrorism since before 9/11.




  • Evan Kohlmann of NEFA counterterrorism agency releases background report warning that Awlawki is dangerous: "His lectures on leaderless jihad were downloaded by, and provided inspiration to, the conspirators in the 2006-07 plot to attack Fort Dix". [ NEFA Report on Anwar al-Awlaki: "Pro Al-Qaida Ideologue with Influence in the West"]


  • Awlawki disappears into hiding, probably into "triangle of evil" as authorities want to question him about al Queda ties


May 19


  • Hasan listed on page 34 Thinking Anew—Security Priorities for the Next Administration PROCEEDINGS REPORT OF THE HSPI PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION TASK FORCE April 2008-January 2009
    Appendix C Task Force Event Participants Nidal Hasan Uniformed Services University School of Medicine "To help fuel this process, in April 2008 The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) established the Presidential Transition Task Force, comprised of national and homeland security experts, policymakers and practitioners. Task Force members included representatives from past Administrations, State government, Fortune 500 companies, academia, research institutions and non-governmental organizations with global reach. The goal was to determine the top strategic priorities to advance the nation’s security in the coming decade and to further policy discussions by identifying the benefits and challenges to achieving these goals, as well as the way forward." On October 15, 2008, The George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (HSPI) launched its Presidential Transition Task Force Roundtable Series titled "Thinking Anew: Security Priorities for the Next Administration."


May 20, 2009


  • NidalHasan scribbled: There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not ne of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that "IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE" and Allah (SWT) knows best. [] perldog007: I was a patron of the Capitol Grill which was run by Hasan's father and one of his uncles. These were decent people and I am sure he was not raised to hate, his family did not put their women in veils and were very accepting of western culture. Good people. Somebody radicalized him. My money would be on the imam trying to hook him up with a traditional Muslim woman. I even met Nidal once. Of course, it may not be the same Nidal Hasan. But there is more. One of his former colleagues, Col. Terry Lee, recalled Hasan saying statements to the effect of "Muslims have the right to rise up against the U.S. military"; "Muslims have a right to stand up against the aggressors"; and even speaking favorably about people who "strap bombs on themselves and go into Times Square." 11/09/2009



June 20, 2009



July 14?  

  • Kamran Pasha writes "Richard" first met Hasan in July 2009 when Hasan arrived at Ft Hood. Richard is told the war on terror was a war on Islam, and muslims should not be in the US military .  He finds that he attened a mosque led by Anwar Al-Awlaki who is controversial and has been accused by the Congressional Joint Inquiry on 9/11 of serving as a “spiritual advisor” to two of the September 11 hijackers. Hasan made some anti-Semitic comments about Jews as a nation being “cursed by God” in Islam. Got into an argument when Hasan rationalized suicide bombing in a conversation, then an Islamic scholar who was present told Hasan that Richard was right. [ Kamran Pasha November 6, 2009 04:30 PM  Muslim Soldier's View from Fort Hood]

  • Hasan buys guns shortly after arriving on base

  • Pays 6 months rent in advance in cheap apartment away from base


%%July 14


[11/11/09] Anwar al Awlaki Urged Muslims to "Fight Against Government Armies" in July '09

The NEFA Foundation has obtained a copy of an English-language online blog post from just this past summer by Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki -- the Yemeni cleric suspected of influencing Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Malik Hasan -- titled, "Fighting Against Government Armies in the Muslim World." In his message, dated July 14, 2009, al-Awlaki openly admonished his supporters, "there can be no Islam with the presence of these armies... These armies are the defenders of apostasy in the Muslim world. They fight against Sharia and kill the Muslims who attempt to bring it back. They are fighting on behalf of America against the mujahideen in Pakistan, Somalia and the Maghrib. If this is the case with these armies how could anyone place the blame on the ones who fight them, accusing them of fighting against Muslims?! What kind of twisted fiqh is this? The blame should be placed on the soldier who is willing to follow orders whether the order is to kill Muslims as in Swat, bomb Masjids as with the Red Masjid, or kill women and children as they do in Somalia... Blessed are those who fight against them and blessed are those shuhada [martyrs] who are killed by them."



%%July 22



%%August 1, 2009


  • On August 1, 2009, in response to a video that was posted on YouTube by user IslamicRevolution TV, "ooklepookle" posted the comment, "Ya Abdullah do you have any vids on martyrdom operations or the ruling on them." The user answered, "No I don't but look around online on the Jihadi blogs [ Friend of Accused Shooter Called Himself "Extremist," Watched Al-Qaeda Videos By MARK SCHONE, JOSEPH RHEE, MARY-ROSE ABRAHAM, and ANNA SCHECTER]


%%October 21, 2009


  • An October 21 FBI press release announced Tariq (mispelled Tarek) Mehanna as its most recent target saying: “A Sudbury, Mass. man was charged today in federal court with conspiracy to provide support to terrorists.” Muslims have been victimized, vilified, and persecuted for their faith, ethnicity, prominence, activism, and charity. They’ve been targeted, hunted down, rounded up, held in detention, kept in isolation, denied bail, restricted in their right to counsel, tried on secret evidence, convicted on bogus charges, given long sentences, then incarcerated for extra harsh treatment as political prisoners in segregated Communication Management Units (CMUs) in violation of US Prison Bureau regulations and the Supreme Court’s February 2005 Johnson v. California decision.

    [ Tariq Mehanna: Obama’s Latest Muslim Target by Stephen Lendman / October 27th, 2009]


%%Nov 4, 2009 Wednesday


  • Hasan gives away items and Korans

  • Evening: Dinner with friends, including Duane Reasoner


%%Nov 5 Thursday


Day of the shooting. Initial reports do not hint at cause of shooting. US officials will not mention or confirm reports of "alla ackbar" who calls father in Salt Lake City. By 4:57, the name of the gunman points to Islamic terrorism.


  • 2:37 am Thursday

  • Left message "Nice knowing you, old friend. I'm going to mess you"

  • 6:30 am 7-eleven cameras capture Hasan in long white garment buying coffee and hash brown Early Thursday, Hasan showed no signs of worry or stress when he stopped at 7-Eleven for his daily breakfast of hash browns, said Jeannie Strickland, the store's manager. “He came in (Thursday) morning just like normal,” she said Military falls silent for victims of Fort Hood shootings 13 die, 28 in stable condition; gunman still hospitalized By SCOTT HUDDLESTON and SIG CHRISTENSON CHRONICLE NEWS SERVICE
    Nov. 6, 2009, 2:22PM []

  • "Richard" prays with Hasan at the mosque off base in the morning

  • 12:24 PM CST CNN Posts article, later broadcast 10 PM EST CNN reports on the "home grown hate" of the New York based organization Revolution Muslim. WWW.REVOLUTIONMUSLIM.COM] CNN story created before the shooting[]

  • 1:30 pm man jumped up shouting "Allahu Akbar"

  • 100 rounds fired

  • Shortly after 1:30 PM, woman calls father in Salt Lake City who contacts TV station. She said somebody shouted Allah Ackbar, thought it was a terrorist attack. She does not reveal who she is to avoid "getting into trouble" Officials at Army and FBI will not mention or confirm this important detail, or classify the incident as terrorism or Islamist except as an unlikely possibility.

  • 3:00 PM CST CNN Wolf Blitzer [ Mass Shooting at Ford Hood Army Base November 5, 2009 ET 4PM]

  • we have no idea what motive -- what the motive was, if there's any rational motive, indeed, at all.

  • at least two shooters

  • They have -- the one who's wounded, they were trying to determine right away whether that person was actually military or an impersonator. The wounded one had been shot by the military police. The other one at the time I talked to the general was still in the building, but not yet apprehended.

  • One of the gunmen reportedly now killed. We don't know if that was the gunman who was cornered earlier or the gunman who was wounded in the return of fire who may have died as a result of that wound.

  • Wesley Clark, the former NATO supreme allied commander. It's a big difference, General Clark, if they were authorized to wear uniforms or if they weren't. They were just pretending to be members of the United States military. Isn't that right? CLARK: That's exactly right, Wolf. You know, we had one of our young people in Arkansas gunned down by a terrorist who was apprehended at Little Rock, Arkansas, and he was motivated to kill people in uniform. That would be -- that's terrible. But I have to say as a former soldier, when I -- I'd almost rather it be something like that than something from our own people. And it's just a terrible tragedy, and unprecedented. (does not call this terrorism)

  • BLITZER: "If, in fact, these were ideological killers who had some sort of commitment to kill as many U.S. troops as possible as opposed to an American soldier who just may have gone berserk and decided to go ahead and start killing people, if it's an ideological issue here, terrorism, then you have to wonder are there others out there who are planning or plotting to do the same thing. CLARK: Right. There's a lot of questions something like this raises. "

  • Cone the important thing is for everyone is not to jump to conclusions.

  • Hasan is not named. No mention of Allah Ackbar, or middle eastern name.

  • that's where the president of the United States, President Obama, will be making a statement very soon on what -- on what going on. It was a statement that was previously scheduled to speak about Native Americans. But he's going to open up the statement with ... Ft. Hood.

  • 3:00 PM CST press conference "CONE: We've had a terrible tragedy here at ft. Hood today. The situation is ongoing, although I think we have positive news that we're very close to a resolution. At approximately 1330 hours today, a shooter entered what we call the soldier readiness facility where soldiers who are preparing to deploy go for last minute medical check- ups and dental treatment, et cetera. A shooter opened fire. Due to the quick response of the police forces, was killed. "

  • 3:00 PM Obama speaks after introducing Native Americans with a "shout out". "

    President Barack Obama described it as "a horrific outburst of violence". Speaking at a press conference in Washington, he said: "It is difficult enough when we lose these brave men and women abroad, but it is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on US soil." He extended his condolences to the families of the victims, adding: "We will make sure that we get answers to every single question about this horrible incident.""

  • 3:26 PM BBC News "It is not clear what motivated the attacker, named as 39-year-old military psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan. But some reports said the US-born Muslim was unhappy about being sent to Iraq or Afghanistan"   An official said authorities initially thought one of the victims was the shooter, causing a delay in identifying Maj Hasan as the suspect  Asked whether the shootings were a terrorist act, Lt Gen Cone said: "I couldn't rule that out but I'm telling you that right now, the evidence does not suggest that." []

  • Pamela Geller: IT'S THE JIHAD STUPIDMUSLIM KILLER: The suspected gunman was identified as Major Malik Nadal Hasan. UPDATE: The coverage is beyond stupid. [] See Criticized by Steven L. Taylor Nov 6  [] "She asserts that “IT’S THE JIHAD STUPID” (caps hers) and doesn’t understand why the FBI would be called in, amongst other things. Geller is an extremist who, on the one hand, deserves to be ignored.  On the other hand, however, she is representative a point of view held by sizable number of people and is given a forum for her views in high profile places such as Fox News Channel. "

  • 4:27 PM first comments on mcclatchy article []

  • 4:57 PM  dented_uk comments "Reports just in that one of the shooters was a US Major with an "Arabic sounding" name." Imagine that.[]

  • 5:02 PM least 12 people have been killed and perhaps as many as 30 wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood Army Base near Killeen, Texas,  A statement from the Pentagon provided few details, saying only that "more than one shooter" fired into soldiers at the base's Soldiers Readiness Processing Center and the base's Howze Theater. "One shooter has been apprehended," it said. Other accounts suggested that gunfire had been heard at several widely separated locations on the base, including the post exchange and base housing units. No reports of Allah Ackbar or name of shooter released. []

  • 5:15 PM C Max finds the name ".... Major Malik Nadal Hasan. Yep. No connection to Muslim extremism, is there?" ... imagine that. but gee the FBI said no terrorism involved.

  • 5:21 PM myx0mop "One would have thought Obama would have gone straight to the topic of these murdered soldiers, but, oh no...left the topic till the last. No signs of emotion, just empty words"

  • 5:25 pm The suspected gunman was identified by ABC News as Major Nidal Malik Hasan

    Hasan's cousin, Nader Hasan, issued a statement late Thursday.

    "We are shocked and saddened by the terrible events at Fort Hood today. We send the families of the victims our most heartfelt sympathies," the statement read. "Nidal was an American citizen. He was Born in Arlington, Virginia and raised here in America...Our family loves America. We are proud of our country, and saddened by today's tragedy."

    Cone called the attack "a terrible tragedy, stunning." He said the community was "absolutely devastated." President Obama called the Fort Hood shootings a "horrific outburst of violence." .. motive for the attack... is unclear. While he said he could not rule out the incident as an act of terrorism, evidence does not support that theory. []

  • 5:30 PM C Max "A muslim jihadist attack. This was obvious to me from the moment I heard the news. Even when it was revealed they were soldiers I knew they were likely to be muslim converts. Why does the FBI have to be politically correct and push this BS on the public that this was not a terrorist attack? And they certainly won't acknowledge that this was specifically a muslim terrorist attack. Do they think we are so stupid?"

  • 6:12 PM dented_uk That live chat at FOX Dallas/Fort Worth is full of fools yammering about how "not all Islamists are terrorists" and "most muslims are peaceful".

  • 6:15 PM EST U.S. Muslims Condemn Attack at Fort Hood CAIR  []

  • 6:22 PM Blanco The Boston area radio station WTTK is covering the outrage at Obamullah's "shout out" opening to his press conference before he finally got around to mouthing a few platitudes about the "horrific violence" at Ft. Hood. It shows where his priorities are, if nothing else.

  • 6:23 PM CST

  • Horror at Fort Hood Inspires Horribly Predictable Islamophobia posted by John Nichols on 11/05/2009 @ 7:23pm   because the soldier who was quickly identified as the gunman had a name that led to the presumption that he was Muslim, the incident inspired an all-too-predictable explosion of Islamophobia. But Paul Sullivan, executive director of the group Veterans for Common Sense, suggested shortly after the incident that it might well be the latest in a series of stress-related homicides and suicides involving soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan ... that did not stop right-wing web sites from responding to the release of the suspect's name -- and no other details -- with incendiary speculation about a "Jihad at Fort Hood?" and a "Terrorist Incident in Texas." Fox News host Shepard Smith asked Senator Hutchison on air: "The name tells us a lot, does it not, Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, declared that, "Our entire organization extends its heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed as well as to those wounded and their loved ones. We stand in solidarity with law enforcement and the US military to maintain the safety and security of all Americans." senator?" []

  • 6:52 PM Muslim, Arab Groups Condemn Fort Hood Shooting, Brace For Backlash[]

  • 7:04 PM dented_uk This talk on MSNBC/ABC/CBS of the perps not wanting to deploy to justify the murders is making me violently ill. This was a jihad. I am a retired USAF officer and this Major was a psychiatrist. HE WAS NOT INSANE. He, like all other officers, took an oath to the Constitution of the United States. ...  The only thing in my mind that would cause a person to override his oath to the Constitution would be a religious commitment -- A jihad where his attacks on the infidels would buy him a ticket to heaven. THIS WAS A JIHAD...

  • 7:00 PM? On Larry King, former POW Shoshana Johnson, Dr. Phil McGraw call it "ridiculous" and "dangerous" to infer the possibility of Islamic terrorism from Hasan's last name. Kenniff, JAG officer quickly smells a terrorist incident. Dr. Phil McGraw blames it on stress was schedule for deployment. Kenniff: "You know, this looks a lot less like PTSD, and a lot more like the Hassan Akbar case in 2003, where another soldier who has an Islamic last name, throws grenades randomly into tents occupied by his fellow officers, and by his fellow soldiers, for no other reason but to commit acts of terror, and to instill fear on the military installation, and to bring attention to himself." KING: Are you doing, Tom -- by mentioning Islamic last name, are you doing speculating of your own?"  MCGRAW: It certainly could. But you don't take the guy's last name and impugn the Islamic nation. Are you kidding me? JOHNSON: That's ridiculous. MCGRAW: What are you talking about? That is irresponsible. It is ridiculous to say. JOHNSON: It's dangerous. Very dangerous. [] MSNBC Countdown w/ KEITH OLBERMANN - 6 November 2009: Gold goes to Tom Kenniff from the Army National Guard Judge Advocates General group, a JAG, an Army lawyer, who, after asserting that Maj. Hasan could never have had post-traumatic stress disorder because he never served on the front lines, and calling the whole thing psychobabble and asserting that the real story here was the man's last name, (and he was right...) he was asked a question by another guesst, a woman: e other guest was Shoshana Johnson, former U.S. Army specialist, and she was not only shot in both ankles, when her group, the 507th Maintenance Brigade, was attacked on March 23, 2003, and she spent 22 days thereafter as a prisoner of war in Iraq.

  • 7:13 PM  Isabellathecrusader The comments over at HuffPo are the pathetic. Every single one was an excuse.....PTS,etc,etc

  • 7:30 PM Officials: Shooting suspect discussed suicide bombings, other threats online

  • 11:00 PM CST News Utah KSL station Dad, I'm OK. Don't worry, I'm OK.' And initially I said, ‘What are you talking about?' She said, ‘Haven't you heard?' And I said, ‘No.' And she said, ‘We've been attacked by terrorists,'" the father explained. "A person behind counter stood up, and he said, ‘Allah Akbar!' And just opened up on everybody," the father told us. No government officials are confirming Allah Ackbar. She called her father soon after the shooting, but no one else is saying that and we cannot confirm that.  He contacted KSL [ Fort Hood soldier describes horrific scene to family in Utah November 5th, 2009 @ 10:00pm By John Daley]

  • Fort Hood, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, and Islamophobia Orale Allah: Latino Muslim Socialist In the link below, there is a video of an American POW, Shoshanna Johnson, who calls out the bigotry of JAG officer Tom Kennif after he implies that because Hasan has a Muslim name, that is the reason for the crime.



Twelve dead as US soldiers go on shooting rampage at Fort Hood military base in Texas 05 Nov 2009 At least 12 people have been killed and more than 30 injured after three US soldiers went on a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. The Army says one of the gunmen has been killed and two others apprehended and all of the gunmen are US soldiers. Lieutenant General Bob Cone: "A shooter opened fire. That person was killed. At this time, we are looking at 12 dead and 31 wounded. They are dispersed among the local hospitals in this area in Texas. "The shooter was killed. He was a soldier. We since then have apprehended two additional soldiers who are suspects, and I would go into the point that there were eyewitness accounts that there may have been more than one shooter." The massacre happened at a training centre on the sprawling grounds of the largest US military base in the world. One gunman was caught quickly but the others went on the run. Four police officers were shot and wounded before they were arrested. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen were dressed in military uniforms.

12 dead, 30 injured in shootings at Fort Hood --Army psychiatrist was gunman in Texas incident, military officials tell NBC 05 Nov 2009 An Army psychiatrist opened fire Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 12 people and wounding 30 others before being shot to death, officials told NBC News. Eleven of the victims died at the scene, military officials said. A 12th died later at a hospital, NBC station KCEN-TV of Waco reported.

12 Dead, 31 Wounded in Base Shootings 06 Nov 2009 At least 12 people were killed and 31 wounded Thursday afternoon in a shooting at a military installation in Fort Hood, Texas, according to military spokesmen. Lt. General Bob Cone said in Texas that the shooter was an Army soldier who opened fire in a “readiness facility.” Lt. Gen. Cone confirmed that the shooter had been killed. Two other Army soldiers were in custody as suspects. President Obama said it was "horrifying" that American soldiers would face such a situation at home.

Fort Hood death toll now at 12; gunmen were U.S. soldiers 05 Nov 2009 At least 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood Army Base near Killeen, Texas, when at least one gunmen opened fire on soldiers who were making their final deployment preparations. Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, the commander of III Corps, said that at least one gunman opened fire at the base's Soldiers Readiness Processing Center where soldiers were receiving medical and dental exams prior to deployment. The gunman's fire was returned -- Cone did not say by whom -- and the gunman was killed. Two other soldiers who may have participated in the shootings were arrested in nearby buildings, Cone said. At least one of the dead was a civilian police officer working at the base.



Press largely ignores Pashna's account of Muslim friend of Hasan who argued that Hasan's radicalism was wrong, and prayed the morning before the shootings. "Richard" believes it was motivated by religious radicalism. Gavin Lee interviews Duane Reasoner at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen who parrots Awalki's position those killed were being sent to "kill muslims": "I have no pity for them" ... "they were being sent to kill Muslims". Keith Olbermann gives top 2 award for worst person in the world to Allen West, who calls Hasan an Islamic Terrorist, and JAG officer who also correctly called Hasan a terrorist for not knowing Shoshonna Johnson was the Iraq POW, even though a guest says Hasan was clearly a radical Muslim inspired by al Queda.


  • Officers raid Texas home of suspect in Fort Hood shootings 06 Nov 2009 Officers raided the apartment of the soldier suspected in the shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, early Friday, searching for clues as to what caused the military psychiatrist to allegedly gun down soldiers he had taken an oath to help, a police spokeswoman said. The alleged gunman, identified as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, opened fire at a military processing center at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 30 others, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said... In the nearby town of Killeen, a SWAT team and FBI agents were searching Hasan's apartment to help determine what caused the shooting, which military experts called the worst mass shooting at an American military base, Carol Smith, a Killeen police spokeswoman, said early Friday.

  • Military falls silent for victims of Fort Hood shootings 13 die, 28 in stable condition; gunman still hospitalized By SCOTT HUDDLESTON and SIG CHRISTENSON CHRONICLE NEWS SERVICE
    Nov. 6, 2009, 2:22PM Early Thursday, Hasan showed no signs of worry or stress when he stopped at 7-Eleven for his daily breakfast of hash browns, said Jeannie Strickland, the store's manager. “He came in (Thursday) morning just like normal,” she said[]

  • the Army released a statement saying the shootings didn't appear to be an act of political terrorism[same]

  • Kamran Pasha writes of "Richard" a friend of Hasan who first met Hasan in July 2009 when Hasan arrived at Ft Hood who told him the war on terror was a war on Islam, and muslims should not be in the US military .  He finds that he attened a mosque led by Anwar Al-Awlaki who is controversial and has been accused by the Congressional Joint Inquiry on 9/11 of serving as a “spiritual advisor” to two of the September 11 hijackers. Says Hasan made some anti-Semitic comments about Jews as a nation being “cursed by God” in Islam. Got into an argument when Hasan rationalized suicide bombing in a conversation, then an Islamic scholar who was present told Hasan that Richard was right. "I asked Richard whether he believed that Hasan was motivated by religious radicalism in his murderous actions. Richard, with great sadness, said that he believed this was true". He sat side by side with Hasan for prayer at the mosque hours before the shooting. [ Kamran Pasha November 6, 2009 04:30 PM  Muslim Soldier's View from Fort Hood]

  • The day after the shooting, Reasoner told the BBC he wouldn't condemn Hasan's actions, ABC said. "I'm not going to condemn him for what he did," Reasoner told the British broadcaster. "I don't  know why he did it. I will not, absolutely not, condemn him for what he had done, though." [][]

  • The BBC's Gavin Lee interviews 'Duane' at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen the day after the killings at Fort Hood. transcript posted on youtube Nov 7] Marked as favorite by [] jihadist channel.


    Duane : I'm not going to condemn him for what he did. I don't know why he did it. I will not, absolutely not, condemn him for what he had done though. If he had done it for selfish reasons I still will not condemn him. He's my brother in the end. I will never condemn him.


    Gavin Lee : There might be a lot of people shocked to hear you say that.


    Duane: Well, that's the way it is. I don't speak for the community here but me personally I will not condemn him.


    Gavin Lee : What are your thoughts towards those that were victims in this?


    Duane : They were, in the end, they were troops who were going to Afghanistan and Iraq to kill Muslims. I honestly have no pity for them. It's just like the majority of the people that will hear this, after five or six minutes they'll be shocked, after that they'll forget about them and go on their day.


  • Steven L. Taylor criticizes those that "jump to conclusions" Nov 6  [ Politics of the Fort Hood Shooting] One of the disheartening aspects (apart from the obvious tragedy) of events like that which took place at Fort Hood yesterday is that well before we have any evidence or real information, people start trying to make political hay out of the event "She asserts that “IT’S THE JIHAD STUPID” (caps hers) and doesn’t understand why the FBI would be called in, amongst other things. Geller is an extremist who, on the one hand, deserves to be ignored.  On the other hand, however, she is representative a point of view held by sizable number of people and is given a forum for her views in high profile places such as Fox News Channel. " Also critcal of "Muslim Brotherhood and Fort Hood"

  • [ 

    The Muslim Brotherhood and Fort Hood – by Jamie Glazov Nov 6th, 2009 ]

  • Olbermann guest: we've got a guy who clearly had a pretty twisted version of Islam and was getting, you know, increasingly militant.I think people are trying to put this story in a box a little bit. In other words, this is a guy who is inspired by al Qaeda

  • but first time for COUNTDOWN's number two story, tonight's worst person in the world. The answer is reading.The bronze to Allen West, Republican who hopes to run for the Florida 22nd next year. He's a retired Army lieutenant colonel. And even though his superiors in the military are still unsure exactly what happened at Fort Hood or why he knows, he knows everything. The quote, "this enemy preys on downtrodden soldiers and teaches them extremism will lift them up. Our soldiers are being brain washed. The horrible tragedy of Ft. Hood is proof the enemy is infiltrating our military."

    Who was brain washed? Major Hasan MD? Or was he downtrodden? Or the men he was treating? Or the people he shot? Colonel West, could you at least give me a good backup story to-or made-up backup story here to back up this made up excuse for your all too-real racism before you start spouting your hate?

  • Olbermann spin: Keniff, who spotted an Islamic terrorist plot right away is called an idiot. Hasan is a victim of Islamaphobic harassment. It might be terrorism.  'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' Fort Hood, day two: The mass murderer lives, while every possible rumor also lingers. Today, only this fact, the gun he used, a 5.7 millimeter pistol dubbed a "cop killer," was bought over-the-counter legally at a Texas store. OLBERMANN: "Worsts": The moron who says to Shoshana Johnson, "I spent a year in Iraq, ma'am. Have you ever been to Iraq?" Doesn't that name Shoshana Johnson ring a bell? And according to the "Associated Press," he was the victim of a hate crime by August 16th. Police is charging an Iraq war vet with keying Hasan's car and tearing off a bumper sticker that said "Allah is love." Witnesses report Hasan cried out "God is great" in Arabic during his shooting rampage yesterday.  His former imam telling the "New York Times" he'd been unable to find a wife because he had insisted she should pray five times a day and wear a hijab. He reportedly refused to pose in group photos with female co-workers. Neighbors telling the "Killeen Daily Herald," he had recently begun to dress in, quote, "Arabic clothing." And yesterday, cleaning out his apartment, he handed out copies of the Koran. Acquaintances report that Hasan suffered religion harassment after 9/11, trying to get a discharge, considered the "war on terror" a war on Islam and considered himself a Muslim first, an American second. BENJAMIN: Well, I think that maybe without leaping to conclusions, there are certainly some very disturbing themes here, Keith, which I think are starting to make sense. I mean, we've got a guy who clearly had a pretty twisted version of Islam and was getting, you know, increasingly militant.I think people are trying to put this story in a box a little bit. In other words, this is a guy who is inspired by al Qaeda. You know, this is a guy who was, you know, stressed out by combat. Obviously not the case since he'd never deployed. You know, this is either one of the two.



%%Nov 7 Saturday :


UK links Hasan to mosque with 9/11 terrorists


  • He was a nice boy, not violent, not political. "Hamad appeared to rule out a political motive" U.S. Army gunman's act "impossible" - grandfather (WRONG)[]

  • London Telegraph in UK links Hasan to 9/11 terrorists noting he worshipped at a mosque led by a radical imam said to be a "spiritual adviser" to three of the hijackers who attacked America on Sept 11, 2001. (RIGHT)  [ Fort Hood shooting: Texas army killer linked to September 11 terrorists By Philip Sherwell and Alex Spillius Published: 8:17PM GMT 07 Nov 2009]

  • Duane Reasoner Jr., an 18-year-old substitute teacher whose parents worked at Fort Hood, said Major Hassan was told he would be sent to Afghanistan on Nov. 28, and he did not like it.

    “He said he should quit the Army,” Mr. Reasoner said. “In the Koran, you’re not supposed to have alliances with Jews or Christian or others, and if you are killed in the military fighting against Muslims, you will go to hell.” "Muslims at Fort Voice Outrage and Ask Questions " New York Times []


%%Nov 8 Sunday:


Based on computer search, Hasan surfed for jihad, but there was no connection to terror groups (really?). FBI still checking if Awlaki's teachings was a factor. (DUH)


  • Law enforcement says computer examination revealed no evidence of any connection to terror groups or conspirators. Evidence was found that Hasan visited Web sites promoting radical Islamic views, but "investigators have not found any e-mail communications with outside facilitators or known terrorists." The FBI is investigating reports Hasan attended the same Virginia mosque as two of the 9/11 hijackers. Investigators are checking if al-Awlaki's teachings influenced Hasan's radicalization. "We need to look at potential inspiration". All potential leads "need to be checked out before we attempt to attach any weight to them." [ CBS News November 8, 2009 Hasan Computer Reveals No Terror Ties]



%%November 9, 2009 Monday


Monday: Washington Post publishes the infamous Powerpoint in its entirety. NEFA alerts press that Awlaki blog post lauds shooting, and his fans are posting congratulations too. FBI says Hasan acted "apparently acted alone and without outside direction" (*WRONG*)  Hasan known to have contacted al Qeda. VA Mosque says they are not linked to 9/11. (*WRONG*) Fort Hood commander calls it an isolated incident. (*WRONG*) Time wonders "if" (*NOT IF*) Hasan was inspired by Awlaki's preaching, noting it's hard to know if he works for al Queda, and that he worked with the same school attened by John Walker Lindh run by Zindani, designated as supporter of terrorism.


  • It's not yet clear if Hasan, who occasionally worshipped at a Virginia mosque where Awlaki was once a preacher, and Awlaki ever had direct contact. Late Monday, Nov. 9, the New York Times reported that U.S. intelligence agencies had intercepted some communications (most likely e-mail) between the two over the past year or so but that "federal authorities dropped an inquiry into the matter after deciding that the messages warranted no further action. investigators going through Major Hasan's computer records have found logs of frequent visits to Islamist websites. The imam left the U.S. in 2002 and has not returned since. it's hard to know if Awlaki works for al-Qaeda "or just happened to have the same ideology," but adds that it's clear "he's obviously toeing their ideological line."    ... is associated with Al-Eman University, a religious school once attended by American Taliban member John Walker Lindh. The university's founder, Abdel-Majed Zindani, was designated by the Bush Administration as a supporter of terrorism.[,8599,1936973,00.html Monday, Nov. 09, 2009 Was Hasan Inspired by a Radical Imam's Sermons? By Bobby Ghosh / Washington]
  • Nov 9, 12:20 AM Breaking: Extremist Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki Endorses Ft. Hood Massacre: "Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing" By Evan Kohlmann Extremist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has just issued a new entry on his blog titled, "Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing."   []

  • Followers of Anwar al-Awlaki Giddily Celebrate Ft. Hood Massacre By Evan Kohlmann Upon learning of initial media reports of the Ft. Hood massacre, one frequent visitor posted a comment on al-Awlaki's blog, "Oh Allah, direct your forces against America," Mash’Allah another good news reaching us from Texas: more Kafir US soldiers in the Filthy U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, were smoked by the their own today: " []

  • Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the Fort Hood commander, called the rampage, which killed 13 people and wounded 29, "an isolated incident."..are fueling speculation within the government that the attack is in fact an act of terror aimed at the heart of a US military []

  • New York Daily News reports Awlaki applauds shootings on his blog post, “Nidal Hasan did the right thing” and it was first reported by terror expert Evan Kohlmann of the NEFA [Fort Hood gunman Nidal Hasan 'is a hero' BY James Gordon Meek November 9th 2009, 12:05 PM]

  • The NEFA Foundation has obtained a statement issued by Anwar al Awlaki, an Al-Qaida an Al-Qaida-linked U.S. citizen, titled "Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing” []

  • "The Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood massacre apparently acted alone and without outside direction, investigative officials said Monday evening" [even as the FBI investigates how information was handled][ say Fort Hood suspect acted alone By DEVLIN BARRETT The Associated Press Monday, November 9, 2009; 9:31 PM ] Based on all the investigations since the attack, including a review of that 2008 information, the investigators said they have no evidence that Hasan had help or outside orders in the shootings

  • Information released that Hasan "tried to contact people linked to al Qaeda."   [  US army gunman linked to al Qaeda] 

  • Current imam at the Dar al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church says that their mosque is not linked to the 9/11 hijackers [or Fort Hood shootings?][ November 9, 2009 Imam: Mosque not linked to hijackers November 9, 2009 ]

  • Washington Post publishes Hasan's chilling June 2007 Powerpoint presentation in entirety



Awlaki website vanishes. FBI still says it's not a terrorist plot after admitting the previous day they knew he was trading e-mails with a imam with terrorist allegations. Patin asks if there is a conspiracy that one guy who was not a commando could do so much damage, and why cell phone towers were jammed to keep unauthorized information from getting out. New York Post writes "the blundering [FBI] agency last night admitted it dismissed the lead.



  • New York Post calls the FBI a "blundering agency": "The FBI knew for nearly a year before his murderous Fort Hood rampage that psycho Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan had repeatedly contacted al Qaeda -- but the blundering agency last night admitted it dismissed the lead."   I think the very fact that you've got a major in the US Army contacting [a radical imam], or attempting to contact him, would raise some red flags," Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) -- ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee -- told the Los Angeles Times." "the red-faced agency vowed to get to the bottom of things itself. "[ "FBI blew off killer e-mail to al Qaeda. Officials admit shrugging off gunman's e-mails to Qaeda"]  Widely cited on conservative blogs

  • Patin explores conspiracy theories surrounding doubts there was a single shooter. He would have to stop to reload and people could have jumped Hasan. SFC Donald Buswell said, "I spent 10 years at Ft Hood. There is no way this 'official' story is legitimate. No way would a room full of combat vets allow this one shooter to get off over 100 rounds! And, it is not normal for the outside security guards to be there. They are at the MP station, and at the main gates."  "The facts as presented by the Army and the media [about] the shooting at Fort Hood just don’t compute. People on the ground have told me cell phone towers were jammed to prevent unauthorized dissemination of information after the shooting."Ft. Hood: Official story full of holes" November 10, 12:44 PM Madison Independent Examiner Gregory Patin[]

  • Muslim Matters: The shootings have to be condemned as Muslims, but it can strengthen negative associations with Muslims. I believe that Muslim community’s handling of the issue leaves much to be desired. Clearly, condemning the killing of unarmed people in a non-combat situation is the right thing to do. However, why do we have to do it as Muslims? Condemning these and similar events can serve to strengthen the association with Islam. If we learn conclusively that Maj. Hasan believed he had religious justifications for his actions, our condemnations as Muslims actually reinforce those making that connection instead of refuting it.  Muslims and non-Muslims alike have to separate the actions of Muslims from the religion of Islam. To preserve the integrity of this discussion, any comments relating to the topics of (1) permissibility of Muslims working for the military or (2) whether this murderous spree should not be condemned (this article is about HOW not if) and, (3) of course, any celebratory comments (an unfortunate reflection upon some in our Ummah) will be deleted. The Tragedy of Nidal Hasan’s Fort HoodShootings: Media Discipline & Muslim Condemnations

  • Posted by Iesa Galloway [] Awlaki maintained a website presented in impeccable English until Tuesday(Nov 10), when its contents were deleted.

  • The JTTF (joint terrorism task force) concluded that Major Hasan was not involved in terrorist activities or terrorist planning,’ the FBI said.

  • The FBI added ‘the investigation to date indicates that the alleged gunman acted alone and was not part of a broader terrorist plot.’

  • Obama acknowledges possible religion factor: [ Obama: 'No faith' could justify shootings]

  • Awlawki's website is deleted [ Fort Hood shooting: Was Nidal Malik Hasan inspired by militant cleric? ]


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Graeme Wood ties the terror to Yemen, site of the bombing of the USS Cole, land of bin Laden's father, al Queda refuge, and Awlaki's refuge where taught at Iman University run by accused terrorist Zindani. " Christian Science Monitor: "fueling speculation within the government that the attack is in fact an act of terror" Evan Kohlmann notes Hasan bought guns shortly after anti-American statement by Awlaki. Michell Malkin equates blind diversity and political correctness with death, and lists other Islamist plots and attacks on the US. 


  • Blind Diversity Equals Death  by Michelle Malkin[ November 11, 2009 ] If the Bush administration suffered a systemic failure of imagination on homeland security, the Obama administration is suffering a willful failure of comprehension. What exactly is so hard to comprehend? Fort Hood jihadist Maj. Nidal Hasan made his means, motives and inspiration all too clear for those willing to see and hear. In his 2007 slide presentation to fellow Army doctors on "The Koranic World View As It Relates to Muslims in the Military," Hasan spelled it out: "We love death more then (sic) you love life!" Ties incident to similar ones:

    • John Muhammad, the Beltway jihadist ,

    • Muslim American soldier Hasan Abujihaad was convicted last year on espionage and material terrorism support charges after serving aboard the USS Benfold ,

    • Jeffrey Leon Battle was a former Army reservist, convicted of conspiring to levy war against the United States and "enlisting in the Reserves to receive military training to use against America."

    • In June, Muslim domestic terror suspect Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad went on another shooting spree at an Arkansas recruiting station that left one serviceman dead

    • Attorney General Eric Holder will speak at a banquet featuring the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorism financing case against the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development.

  • First tie to Zindani? It was surprising and shocking news yesterday that Fort Hood murderer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan prowled radical jihadist chatrooms in the year before his attack, and that his avowed and extreme views tripped no serious alarms whatsoever. But what should shock no one is that when he looked for inspiration, he found it here, in Yemen. Awlaki spent two years in prison in Yemen, but was released without charge and now maintains a blog and enjoys an affiliation with Iman University, a Sanaa Islamic school run by accused terrorist Shaykh Abdul Majid al Zindani Osama bin Laden's father, Muhammad bin Laden, grew up in the starkly beautiful Hadramaut region of Yemen, and Osama himself occasionally appeared in videos with Yemeni daggers, to symbolize his continued affinity for the country.[ Hasan's Yemen Connection by Graeme Wood]

  • Evan Kohlmann of NEFA Foundation notes connection between July Awlawki statement and gun purchase: "This is the kind of thing that could push somebody over the edge ... The timing looks to me like it's just before Hasan took concrete steps" toward the shooting.  []
  • ABC News reports Alawaki inspired plots at Fort Dix and Toronto [ Yemen, Anwar Awlaki Helped Inspire Fort Dix, Toronto Plots Despite Terror Connections, E-mails with Major Hasan Did Not Raise Red Flags By RICHARD ESPOSITO, REHAB EL-BURI and BRIAN ROSS Nov. 11, 2009]
  • Retired Col. John P. Galligan, one of Maj. Nidal Hasan's defense lawyers, talks to Melissa Block about defending the suspected Fort Hood shooter. "Can he get a fair trial at Fort Hood? I have my doubts" []
  • Alawaki website says "website coming back online.. Assaalmu’alaykum all The website will be back to normal with a few days time. posted November 11th, 2009 at 11:31 am []

  • Fort Hood suspect: Portrait of a terrorist? Patrik Jonsson and Tracey D. Samuelson | The Christian Science Monitor The possibility that the Fort Hood shootings are both "an isolated incident," as the base commander here described them, and a terrorist attack is becoming increasingly real as more information emerges about alleged perpetrator Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. ..On Monday, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the Fort Hood commander, called the rampage, which killed 13 people and wounded 29, "an isolated incident."..are fueling speculation within the government that the attack is in fact an act of terror aimed at the heart of a US military []

  • What Happened at Fort Hood: Eyewitness Account of a JAG Officer []


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  • Daniel Henninger: "Why Fort Hood Really Happened" blames it on the war against the "war on terrorism". "For the next seven years the battle never stopped over the details of the Patriot Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, then Guantanamo, then waterboarding, renditions and secret prisons and all the other issues that for some could be summed up in two words: "Bush-Cheney." .. I think that nonstop policy battle is why Hasan's overseers dropped the ball. The most-heard reason for the possible failure is political correctness.[]



  •  Jim Lehrer News hour broadcasts video of Awlawki. By the time 9/11 commision was put together he was already in Yemen. Video of sermon in October 2001. "The fact that the U.S. has administered the death and homicide of over one million civilians in Iraq, the fact that the U.S. is supporting the deaths and killing of thousands of Palestinians does not justify the killing of one U.S. civilian in New York City or Washington, D.C. And the deaths of 6,000 civilians in New York and Washington, D.C., does not justify the death of one civilian in Afghanistan." [ Transcript: Connections Between Radical Cleric, Hasan Closely Examined] "Among the questions haunting investigators now is how much influence, if any, Awlaki had on the deadly course Hasan took." Duhh. Video: <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

  • John Byrnes : two Terrorism Task Forces evaluated Major Hasan, one had Department of Defense oversight; the other had FBI oversight, additionally, the CIA is also reported as reviewing his behavior, all failed!  Since Terrorism Task Forces fall under the general purview of Homeland Security, every system that we have in place to identify and manage these threats to our Nation have failed us; and these systems will continue to fail us because they are utilizing the wrong approach. Fort Hood Shooting, Government Systems are Failing Us! ... The only effective means to get-out-in-front of any incident is to utilize a continuum of intent-driven Cognitive Aggression, i.e., learning and applying the precursors to an act of violence with objective, culturally neutral, distinct body language, behavioral and communication indicators of emerging aggression. []