Another Piece of Evidence in the Fort Hood Case
2:09 PM, Nov 11, 2009 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
The NEFA Foundation has uncovered another message from Anwar al Awlaki's now defunct web site in which he calls upon Muslims to fight any army that serves the "interests of the enemies." This includes America's military, and any army of any state (Muslim or otherwise) that does not serve Awlaki's cause.
In a message dated July 14, 2009, Awlaki wrote:
So we know that: the Fort Hood Shooter attended the same mosque that Anwar al Awlaki preached at in 2001; Maj. Hasan had clearly adopted jihadist views very similar to those Awlaki has espoused, including the idea that Muslims cannot truly serve in a foreign army that is supposedly attacking all of Islam, by June of 2007; Maj. Hasan contacted Awlaki between "10 to 20 times" beginning in December 2008; Maj. Hasan may have posted on Awlaki's Facebook page on Dec. 14, 2008; and, in July 2009, Awlaki again said that true Muslims cannot serve these armies and called on Muslims to turn against them.
Is there really any mystery about what drove Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to commit mass murder?