Convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hassan has directed his attorney to deliver a hand-written letter to Pope Francis in which he promotes “jihad” and touts his “willingness to fight.” A copy of the six-page letter, titled, “A Warning To Pope Francis, Members Of The Vatican, And Other Religious Leaders Around the World,” was obtained by Fox News.

In a bulleted section titled, “Jihad,” Hassan writes:

“The willingness to fight for All-Mighty Allah can be a test in of itself. … Believing fighters (mujahadeen) have a greater rank in the eyes of Allah than believers who don’t fight… and are encourages to inspire the believers

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