US: Nidal Hassan, portraited by AQ as a terrorism star

Fort Hood shooting: Al Qaeda now portrays Nidal Hasan as terrorism star – CSMonitor.com

Nidal Hassan

Al Qaeda and other Islamist terrorist groups … are hailing Hasan, an American-born Muslim of Palestinian descent, as a hero worthy of emulation. Though the Nov. 5 shooting was not on the scale of a 9/11-style attack, it served the same purpose: to terrify “the Crusader West” and shake America off kilter, according to an Al Qaeda spokesman.

Hasan has become almost everything they’ve been hoping … he’s legendary now within their movement,” says Jarret Brachman, an expert on international terrorist groups and author of “Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice.”

Nidal Hassan – Al-Awlaki

Hasan’s ties to US-born Muslim cleric and terrorist recruiter Anwar Al-Awlaki have given rise to the theory that Hasan carried out the first international terrorist attack against America since 9/11.

In the months after the shooting, Al Qaeda doubted that line of reasoning, because a minor online essay about martyrdom was all that could be linked to Hasan. More recently, however, the international jihadist group has sought to portray Hasan as a terrorist “trailblazer” who conducted a “historic and trend-setting” operation, though some say Al Qaeda’s embrace of the Fort Hood incident indicates that it is now willing to settle for inflicting damage that, while deadly, is much less spectacular than a 9/11-style attack.

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4 comments on “US: Nidal Hassan, portraited by AQ as a terrorism star

  1. They were sleeping about this guy or what. I cant understand how he could pass all the check points and tests.

  2. […] Fort Hood II Foiled (frontpagemag.com) “I began to understand and believe that only God can give legitimacy to war and not humankind. That’s when I realized my conscience would not allow me to deploy,” he wrote in an essay about his application. He also said in an interview that he cannot “involve myself in an army that wages war against Muslims. I don’t believe I could sleep at night if I take part, in any way, in the killing of a Muslim.” He also expressed his opposition to the Fort Hood shooting, saying it was “an act of aggression by a man and not by Islam.” And yet, he wanted to do the same: killing others indiscriminatedly as Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hassan did… […]

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