November 11, 2009, - 3:06 pm
“Acted Alone”?: Hasan Attack Was 3rd Planned Islamic Domestic Attack on U.S. Military Tied to Yemen; Fort Dix 6 & Hasan’s Imam
I’m tired of hearing the claims that Islamic terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan “acted alone” when he massacred soldiers at Fort Hood, last week. He didn’t act alone. He acted with Islam and the Koran and his imam and his mosque. And with the celebratory support of the Arab and Muslim Streets all over the world.
Famous But Incompetent: Looked the Other Way on Al-Awlaki & Islam
But now there’s evidence that Hasan’s attack was part of several attacks on U.S. military bases and personnel planned, coordinated, and orchestrated by Islamic clerics.
Remember the Muslims who planned to attack Fort Dix, the military base in New Jersey? They wanted to kill as many soldiers as possible, but their plan was discovered by a Circuit City employee. Court records in that case indicate that Hasan’s imam, Anwar Al-Awlaki, was the inspiration for that planned attack . . . just like he inspired Nidal Malik Hasan to attack Fort Hood. That makes the FBI and U.S. Army’s insistence on looking the other way at Hasan’s e-mail contact with Al-Awlaki all the more disgusting.
And then, there’s the other attack on U.S. military personnel on U.S. soil. Remember Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, the American Muslim who converted to Islam, traveled to Yemen, and studied with radicals linked to Al-Qaeda? Remember how he murdered two servicemen at an Army-Navy recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas, back in June?
Who inspired that? Was it coordinated with Al-Awlaki, who is also in Yemen (where he’s been since 2002), to which Muhammad traveled and where he studied Islam with extremists? Were there contacts between Muhammad and Al-Awlaki?
The fact that the FBI had been following Muhammad and Hasan, had them both on their radar, knew of Al-Awlaki’s connection to the 9/11 hijackers, to the planned-but-foiled Fort Dix attack, and to the Toronto 18 (who planned various attacks on Canadian officials and government) and did nothing re-inforces even more why I call the agency Famous But Incompetent. 13 American soldiers and an unborn kid died unnecessarily because the FBI and CIA and every other federal law enforcement agency is doing exactly what they did before 9/11: creating giant circular files of intelligence and sitting on their hands.
Reader Duane writes:
The Abdulhakim Muhammad attack is more significant now, as this is the 2nd attack on our military on U.S. soil in a 4 month period. Both individuals were 1) Muslim and 2) under investigation by the FBI at the time. This speaks volumes to the current administrations failures on dealing with terrorism. In the case of Zazi et al, Obama praised the FBI while ignoring the fact that it was the Scotland Yard that tipped them off to this. If they had not have been tipped off by SY, it is questionable how far this plot would have gotten. It amazes me that the MSM would have been all over this if not one, but 2 of these incidents happened under Bush, but all I am hearing is crickets and attempt to bury this.
Yup. And now it is actually three attacks, one of which was also not uncovered by the FBI but by a smart, patriotic Circuit City employee.
In addition to his contacts with Major Nidal Hasan, the radical American cleric, Anwar al Awlaki, served as an inspiration for men convicted in terror plots in Toronto and Fort Dix, New Jersey, according to government officials and court records reviewed by ABCNews.com.
Despite his ties to other plots, including the one against the Army post at Fort Dix, some 20 e-mails between Awlaki and Major Hasan were dismissed as “innocent” by a military investigator working on the FBI’s Joint Terror Task Force in Washington, D.C. . . .
Awlaki was characterized in court testimony as an inspiration by two of six Muslim immigrants convicted on conspiracy and other charges in a plot to kill U.S. military personnel at Fort Dix.
The cleric, who says it is the duty of all Muslims to fight the United States was cited as a source of wisdom by the two men.
In Toronto, members of the so-called Toronto 18 watched videos of Awlaki at a makeshift training camp where they allegedly planned an attack on the Canadian parliament and prime minister.
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