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Hasan E-Mailed Terrorist 10 – 20 Times

From those tireless defenders of the faith at Reuters:

Fort Hood suspect contacted Islamist: sources

By Jeremy Pelofsky And Adam Entous

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence agencies learned an Army psychiatrist contacted an Islamist sympathetic to al Qaeda and they relayed the information to authorities before the man allegedly went on a shooting spree that killed 13 people in Texas last week, U.S. officials said on Monday.

While the agencies were monitoring contacts by Anwar al-Awlaki, a fiery, anti-American cleric in Yemen who sympathized with al Qaeda, they came across some communications late last year with the shooting suspect, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, U.S. government officials said.

They said the information was given to federal authorities who determined that Hasan’s writings were largely consistent with his academic work, offering no hint that he was planning an attack or was following orders from anyone

Investigators tried to interview Hasan at the military hospital on Sunday where he was recovering from gunshots that subdued him during his attack, but he invoked his right to speak to a lawyer, the government officials said

The 10 to 20 communications between Hasan and the cleric continued into 2009. That prompted authorities to look into Hasan, the officials said. But they decided the matter did not warrant an investigation.

They declined to provide further details of that review, with whom they spoke or say who was informed about the matter.

In August 2009, Hasan purchased two firearms that he used to carry out the attack, but the government officials said that U.S. law does not permit them to connect that purchase information with the other intelligence they had.

Gosh, how shocking all of this is.

Unless you have been sitting up and taking notice for the last ten years or so.

They said the information was given to federal authorities who determined that Hasan’s writings were largely consistent with his academic work…

Alas, that might very well be true these days.

The 10 to 20 communications between Hasan and the cleric continued into 2009. That prompted authorities to look into Hasan, the officials said. But they decided the matter did not warrant an investigation.

To describe Mr. Anwar al-Awlaki as merely “a fiery, anti-American cleric” does not quite do him justice.

Among other things, this holy man is also the author of the highly instructive ‘44 Ways To Support Jihad’ (a pdf file):

44 Ways To Support Jihad

February 5, 2009

“Jihad is the greatest deed in Islam and the salvation of the ummah is in practicing it. In times like these, when Muslim lands are occupied by the kuffar, when the jails of tyrants are full of Muslim POWs, when the rule of the law of Allah is absent from this world and when Islam is being attacked in order to uproot it, Jihad becomes obligatory on every Muslim. Jihad must be practiced by the child even if the parents refuse, by the wife even if the husband objects and by the one indebt even if the lender disagrees.” “Dear brothers and sisters the issue is urgent since today our enemy is neither a nation nor a race. It is a system of kufr with global reach. The kuffar today are conspiring against us like never before. So could we be heading towards the great battle between the Romans and the Muslims – Al Malhamah – which the Prophet (saaws) spoke about?” “Again, the point needs to be stressed: Jihad today is obligatory on every capable Muslim. So as a Muslim who wants to please Allah it is your duty to find ways to practice it and support it. Following are 43 ways for the brothers and sisters to support Jihad fi sabeelillah:”

1. Having the right intention “You must make the intentions of joining the ranks of the mujahideen. The Messenger of Allah says: ‘Whoever dies and has not fought or intended to fight has died on a branch of hypocrisy’ (Related by Muslim)”

“A sign that an intention of a person is true is whether they are preparing for Jihad or not. Allah says: ‘And if they had intended to go forth, they would have prepared for it” (9:46). The conditions for Jihad al Dafi’ (the defensive Jihad) are five as stated by scholars such as Abu Qudamah: Islam, puberty, sanity, financial ability, and to be free of physical disabilities. If a person lacks the financial ability and doesn’t find anyone to finance him or suffers from an illness or a disability that excuses him from Jihad then a sign of the true intention of such a person is that he is sad that he is exempted from Jihad…

2. Praying to Allah to award you with martyrdom “The Messenger (saaws) says: ‘Whoever sincerely asks Allah to award him with martyrdom would be given the rewards of martyrs even if he dies on his bed’ (Related by Muslim)” “Asking Allah to die as a shaheed pleases Allah because it shows him that you are willing to give your life for him. But you need to be careful not to be merely paying lip service. A person who truly asks for shahadah would respond to the call of Jihad whenever he hears it and would eagerly search for death in the path of Allah.” “The reason why the enemies of Allah succeeded in defeating some Muslims and taking over their land is because they have lost their love for martyrdom…

(Related by Abu Dawud)” “Our culture of martyrdom needs to be revived because the enemy of Allah fears nothing more than our love of death.”

3. Jihad with your wealth “The financial Jihad has preceded the physical Jihad in every verse except one. This is to point out to us the importance of the Jihad of wealth because Jihad depends on it. In other words, no money no Jihad, and Jihad needs lots of it. That is why according to Al Qurtubi in his tafseer he states that the reward for money given as Sadaqah is multiplied by ten, but the reward for money spent in Jihad is multiplied by 700!” “Allah says: ‘The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills’ (2:261)”

“Probably the most important contribution the Muslims of the West could do for Jihad is making Jihad with their wealth since in many cases the mujahideen are in need of money more than they are in need of men. As Sheikh Abdullah Azzam puts it: ‘Men are in need of Jihad and Jihad is in need of money’.”

4. Fundraising for the mujahideen “In addition to paying from your own money you should also encourage others to do the same. Rasulullah says: ‘The one who guides others towards a good deed would receive rewards equal to those who practice it.’ By fundraising for the mujahideen you are also fulfilling a sunnah of Rasulullah (saaws) which he would often practice before going out for a battle.”

5. Financing a Mujahid “Rasulullah (saaws) says: ‘Whoever sponsors a fighter in the cause of Allah has fought’ (Majma’ al Zawa’id)” “This includes all the expenses of the mujahid including his travel expenses. This gives a chance for the rich and the poor to receive the rewards of Jihad, the poor by fighting and the rich by sponsoring them.”

6. Taking care of the family of a Mujahid “Taking care of the family of the mujahid could be by protecting them, tending to their needs, providing them with financial assistance and protecting their honor.” …

7. Sponsoring the family of a shaheed “The shaheed has fought for Islam and Muslims. He gave up his life for me and you. Therefore the families of the shaheeds need to be honored and served.” …

8. Sponsoring the families of the prisoners of war “Taking care of the family of a prisoner is equal in reward to taking care of the family of a mujahid. It is extremely important for such a practice to become the norm so that in the future when our brothers go out in the path of Allah they would know that if they die or if they are captured their families would be taken care of.” …

9. Paying your zakah to the mujahideen “The distribution of zakah is restricted to eight categories: ‘Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [Zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler’ (9:60)” “In the cause of Allah ‘fi sabeelillah’ refers to the mujahideen. The Maliki jurist Abu Bakr bin al Arabi states: ‘Malik says: ‘The causes of Allah are many, but there is no difference of opinion that ‘in the cause of Allah’ here (in the verse) refers to fighting’” …

10. Contributing to the medical needs of the mujahideen “The mujahideen are in great need of any medical assistance they can get. They need physicians, they need hospitals and clinics that would open their doors to them and they need medicine…

We will skip the other 33 ways Mr. says Muslim brothers and sisters can support jihad. You get the point.

But if Mr. Anwar al-Awlaki is not a terrorist and the recruiter of terrorists and fundraiser for terrorists than the term terrorist has no meaning.

And yet a Major in the US Army of Palestinian extraction and Muslim persuasion raised no concerns when he repeatedly corresponded with such a person?

Those charged with protecting our security "decided the matter did not warrant an investigation"?

That is criminally irresponsible.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

28 Responses to “Hasan E-Mailed Terrorist 10 – 20 Times”

  1. catie says:

    Perhaps he was just inquiring about the weather?/not

    • Petronius says:

      Exactly so, Catie. We don’t want to jump to conclusions.

      We need to wait until all the facts are in.

      And we need to be constantly reminded that the Army is composed of people of every race, faith, gender preference, and political and ideological persuasion, including immigrants of doubtful loyalty who give our country a patriotism like no other.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      But when all the facts do come in ……… can we have a barbecue?
      Texas style?

    • Petronius says:

      Texas style barbecue? Sounds delightful, LD. Mmmm, mmm, mmm.

  2. proreason says:

    “While the agencies were monitoring contacts by Anwar al-Awlaki, a fiery, anti-American cleric in Yemen who sympathized with al Qaeda, they came across some communications late last year with the shooting suspect, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, U.S. government officials said. ”

    Read it again……..“late last year”

    Now, who is responsible for this atrocity.

    Does anybody think that if George Bush was not a lame duck “late last year” that this atrocity would have happened.

    Now the blood is on Barack Obama’s hands.

  3. Petronius says:

    Please note Anwar al-Awlaki’s Rules for Jihad, point # 3:

    “The financial Jihad has preceded the physical Jihad in every verse except one. This is to point out to us the importance of the Jihad of wealth because Jihad depends on it.”

    So MAJ Nidal Malik Hasan was earning a good income as a doctor for the US Army. Yet he lived on the cheap. He seems to have had few expenses apart from his low-rent apartment, lap dances, guns and ammo, and computer internet service. So what happened to his money? Where did it all go?

    And will this information ever be made public? Just wondering . . . . But clearly we can rely on our watchdog media to get to the bottom of this.

  4. canary says:

    SkyNews.com.:Colleagues considered sacking shooter
    Nov 11 2009

    Colleagues of the accused gunman in the Fort Hood shooting rampage were troubled by his lacklustre performance as an army psychiatrist and had discussed removing him, National Public Radio said.

    Psychiatrists told NPR that … Hasan, seemed ‘detached and uninterested’ in his work at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

    The doctors, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Hasan often failed to answer the phone when he was the psychiatrist on duty at the hospital outside Washington, the report said.

    One hospital official said that Hasan, a devout Muslim with misgivings about the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, had tried to convert a patient to Islam, telling the patient his religion would save him.

    Supervisors had warned Hasan that he needed to improve his job performance and the director of psychiatric resident doctors at the hospital discussed kicking Hasan out of the program, NPR said.

    Psychiatrists said it was difficult to fire a doctor and that an elaborate trail of documents is required showing neglect.

    the hospital’s policy committee also discussed how it would appear if one of the few Muslim staff members was sacked from the program.

    In a television interview on the eve of his visit to the base for memorial services,..

    ~~ President Barack Obama said the question being asked was:
    ‘Is this an individual who’s acting in this way or is it some larger set of actors?’~~~

    ~~~The Washington Post meanwhile reported that Hasan made a presentation at the hospital 18 months ago warning army doctors that the military should allow Muslim soldiers to be released…~~~

    The presentation unsettled the audience of army physicians but it was unclear if the briefing was reported to police or intelligence authorities,


    Obama said “…or is it some larger set of actors?..”

    Obama’s bizarre judgement and rationality may be his projecting his own situation of a position of being stuck playing a role in a part he is unqualified to fulfill. Obama has already given the final conclusion. We will never know. Obama is becoming demented.

  5. Tater Salad says:

    I’ll put money on it that we all will never know the REAL TRUTH and here is the reason:

    Friends: A 10 minute video regarding Obama and his relationship with the Muslim faith. Something every American should see.


    Watch this QUICKLY–we are sure it will get ZAPPED OFF the Internet soon!!!!!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      No doubt…..NOT AMERICAN!!

      Islam did nothing for America, period!
      Islam invented algebra? Do the Greeks know this?
      Islam and Muslimbs created navigational aids like the compass? Bullshiite!!
      Nobody gives a rats arse about Islamic poetry or their building of spires and columns.


    • Tater Salad says:

      It now looks like Tater Sald has called this one ….right on!

      Breaking from Newsmax.com

      Hoekstra: White House Blocking Investigation of Fort Hood Massacre
      House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., says the White House is keeping him from obtaining critical information about the Fort Hood murders at a time when “homegrown jihadism” is increasingly threatening America

  6. Tater Salad says:

    My friends of “Sweetness & Light”, I would like to share an e-mail that I received from a friend:

    Written by a JAG eyewitness.

    Since I don’t know when I’ll sleep (it’s 4 am now) I’ll write what happened (the abbreviated version…..the long one is already part of the investigation with more to come). I’ll not write about any part of the investigation that I’ve learned about since (as a witness I know more than I should since inevitably my JAG brothers and sisters are deeply involved in the investigation). Don’t assume that most of the current media accounts are very accurate. They’re not. They’ll improve with time. Only those of us who were there really know what went down. But as they collate our statements they’ll get it right…

    • Petronius says:

      Thanks for sharing this, Tater.

      “Call me old fashioned, but I prefer the idea that sympathy with the enemy is called ‘treason’ rather than the modern touchy feely idea that it is simply a ‘healthy diversity’.”

      Bingo. Give that man a Kewpie doll. Hasan is a traitor who has committed an overt act of treason (levying war against the US) and the principal crime here is treason. It’s about time somebody said so.

      Charging American-citizen terrorists with the crime of treason would serve to alert the American public to the seriousness of our predicament and to the suicidal consequences of our immigration and PC policies. It is precisely for this reason that Hasan will probably NOT be charged with treason.

    • Steve says:

      This email has been posted at several places around the internet over the last couple of days.

      Even (the creep) Snopes is trying to verify it:

      Fort Hood account from JAG officer onsite – snopes.com

  7. Tater Salad says:

    The left wing asshat constituency in this country had no trouble concocting wild tales of impossible insanity, accusing Bush of being behind 911 (truthers) despite Osama Bin Laden and the ummah’s pride in their stealth attack on NY, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11th.

    Here you have real complicity, real dereliction, real guilt on the part of the FBI, Pentagon. Heads should roll (and no, not in the literal Islamic sense).

    They knew. They knew he was a jihadi. They knew for a long time. They knew before he bought his guns. And yet they let this time bomb loose in the bosom of America’s most strategic home fortress. Every devout Muslim is a soldier of allah. Every devout Muslim is a threat to this nation. This is not rocket science. This is objective reality.

    This is the result of infiltration at the highest levels. We need a purge and we need it now.

    [From the Associated Press:

    AP Sources: Defense Dept worker looked into Hasan

    WASHINGTON – U.S. officials say a Pentagon worker on a terrorism task force looked into Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan’s background months ago, and concluded he did not merit further investigation.”

    Two officials say the Washington-based task force was notified of communications between Hasan and a radical imam overseas, and the information was turned over to a Defense Criminal Investigative Service employee assigned to the task force.

    That worker wrote up an assessment of Hasan after reviewing the Army major’s personnel file and the communications.

    The disclosure is important because it shows the Defense Department was aware since late last year of Hasan’s contacts with the imam…


    • proreason says:

      I don’t think it was infiltration, but I agree with you that many senior leaders should be fired over this, including the Joint Chiefs, and the heads of the intelligence agencies.

      They let lunatic political correctness override common sense and now 14 people are dead because of it. They should have resigned if they were prevented from arresting Hasan. Even given the traitor in the White House, there is no excuse for their incompetance.

      This mistake wais not one made under the duress of combat with an unknowable number of possibilities to sift through and incomplete knowledge of the enemy. They knew exactly who this guy was and they had months if not years to do something about it.

      If they aren’t fired, they should resign from shame.

      The President should also be impeached. If this isn’t a high crime, what is?

  8. Tater Salad says:

    Why hasn’t this mosque in Falls Church, Virginia been torn down? It is a terrorist sanctuary with terrorist ideas and thoughts being exchanged. It will not be torn down because Saudi Arabia funds this criminal sanctuary, that’s why!

    • Niko says:

      Maybe Americans should take the matters in their own hands,meaning use every legal mean similar to what Southern Poverty Law Center did to Arian Nations in Idaho. It took them one lawsuit for the beating of two bypassers outside Arian Nations compound to send AN to bankruptcy.
      We got a whole federal goverment, CIA, FBI, NSA and other entities in here incompetent or unwilling to do their jobs. Maybe simple Americans or private entities should start to follow SPLC example and start suing these mosques for hate crimes. After more than 3000 Americans dead in 2001 and 2009 where the perpetrators were connected directly to the mosque, maybe a judge or jury will find them responsible for hate crimes against Americans.

  9. Tater Salad says:

    …………and we can also add this article to the pot. I’ll bet the figure is even higher than the 10% they state.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:09 PM

    By: Ronald Kessler Article Font Size

    Imams preach jihad and extremism in 10 percent of the 2,000 mosques in the United States, the FBI estimates.

    That sums up the problem facing us as we ponder the meaning of Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s slayings of 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas. Given his association with a pro-al-Qaida imam in northern Virginia and his preoccupation with radical Islamic Web sites, it’s clear that the radical element of Islam influenced Hasan.

    On the other hand, those who condemn Muslims in general because of the actions of Hasan and others like him are engaging in prejudice that has no place in America. Indeed, such stereotyping sets back the war on terror, because we need moderate Muslims on our side.

    The problem is not the Quran, which is no more incendiary than some passages in the Bible. (Deuteronomy, for example, prescribes stoning to death for those who “served other gods and worshipped them.”) The problem is the radical element that uses the Quran as an excuse to engage in terrorism and the failure of many moderate Muslims to condemn the extremists

  10. wirenut says:

    So just where is the “moderate” muslim response? Chirp…..chirp..chirp.

  11. canary says:

    (Deuteronomy, for example, prescribes stoning to death for those who “served other gods and worshipped them.”)

    Obama mis-used old testiment scriptures, because he Obama does not understand the bible.

    God sent Jesus to save the people who could not be saved by sacrifices, and building alters, and all that. When they were going to stone a woman for adultry, Jesus said he who is without sin, cast the first stone, we are all sinners. He said to obey the ten commandments. He also told the apostles to sell everything and by swords to protect themselves when those that wished to follow the old law and crucify him, to protect themselves. There are inconsistancy’s in the bible and it’s difficult for anyone to fully grasp.

    Jesus said to go to every town, and preach the Word, but if people didn’t listen, to leave.

    The Koran says to go to every town, and if people don’t believe, burn them.

    Steven was stoned to death as he was leaving a town, after they rejected the new teachings, by religious nuts following the old law.

    The muslims considering eating pork to be a sin. But, Jesus taught that all meat is clean to eat, but not to offend people. I dont’ think he meant if you eat pork in front of a muslim they should chop your head off, or our U.S.
    soldier that drank water during Rahamadan (sp?) holiday was gunned down by the Afganistan policeman he was training.

    America was built for people to have religous freedom, and not killed for their beliefs. Yet, there are 51 countries that are not allowed to practice
    Christianity, and America is becoming one of them.

    I forgot the exact words Obama used to decribe American as a muslim nation in Cairo speech.

    See, what makes me sick of Madonna and some of the liberals, that defend muslims, is that are one of the very reason the muslims hate America.
    The Gitmo prisoners don’t even like a woman brushing her teeth with bare arms in a commerical, they’ll riot, and and what they watch on TV has to be moderated.

    There has been slaughtering between moderate and conservative muslims since that Mohammad nut, wrote his hallucinations down. For centuries.

    • caligirl9 says:

      Bravo canary! Your last sentence says it best—and it makes me wonder why the U.S. even tries to establish a democracy in a region that has been doing just this for years. Perhaps if we sit back long enough they’ll just kill each other.

      (I know this really isn’t an option, if you believe, as do I, that terrorism’s cradle is the Middle East.)

  12. BigOil says:

    Has anything actually changed over the last 40 years regarding contacting our enemies?

    John “Rambo” Kerry held unauthorized face to face meetings with the VietCong leaders as a commissioned officer. As far as we know – without any disciplinary action by the military. In fact, he is allowed to serve at the highest levels of our government, and almost became president.

    How will our nation survive if obvious cases of treason continue to be ignored?

  13. proreason says:

    Where are the polls proving that the sympathy of Americans lie with Hasan and the Terrorists?

    If there was any way they could distort a question to get anything close to 50% “approving” of diversity, the poll would be plastered all over the headlines and be the lead story in MSM broadcasts for weeks.

    But if they took a poll, and they won’t because they know what the answer will be, it would be 80% against Hasan and 80% against everything this government has done about terrorism and in this situation.

    When will the people take back this government?

  14. Tater Salad says:

    ……..and we have more of the Obama denial of the word “Terrorism” or “Terrorist”.

    Dick Morris says the Obama administration is, in part, to blame for the attacks at Ft. Hood.

  15. Tater Salad says:

    Looks like ole’ Tater called this one right: “No” investigation on Fort Hood is under way it would seem. What do you all think?


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