Saturday, November 7, 2009

Did Fort Hood Shooter Have 9/11 Ties?

The UK Telegraph is reporting that Nidal Malik Hasan attended the same Virginia mosque as two of the 9/11 hijackers and had expressed his admiration for the radical imam.
Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists..
The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations.
Hasan's eyes "lit up" when he mentioned his deep respect for al-Awlaki's teachings, according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood base...
Al-Awlaki moved to Dar al-Hijrah as imam in January, 2001, from the west coast, and three months later the September 11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hamzi and Hani Hanjour began attending his services. A third hijacker attended his services in California.
Wow. Do not, however, jump to conclusions about connections between Islam and the murders at Fort Hood. The President said we can't.... unlike his response to the Cambridge police officer who arrested his friend....

I don't know about you, Crumb Crunchers, but I'm not a big believer in coincidence. The Army, and apparently the FBI as well, had ample reason to be suspicious of Major Hasan for quite some time. By ignoring the warning signs - can't 'profile him', Islam is a religion of peace, wouldn't be PC and all like that - they may yet be proven complicit in his murderous rampage.  Lord help us.

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