Fort Hood Terrorist Attack
On November 5th, 2009 U.S. Army Major Nidal Malikk Hasan fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others. General Barry McCaffrey called it a terrorist attack and have many in Congress. The Obama Administration officially classified it as workplace violence making a designation that disqualifies the military from some much needed benefits. Now a handwritten note has surfaced that Hasan sent to Pope Francis, which makes his intentions very clear. Will the Obama Administration revisit the workplace violence classification in view of this information?
Hasan remains paralyzed from the waist down as a result of being shot, was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. His court martial began August 7th, 2013, was found guilty on all counts on August 23rd, 2013 and sentenced to death on August 28th, 2013.
The U.S. Government has declined requests from survivors and family members of the slain to categorize the Fort Hood shooting as act of terrorism, or motivated by militant Islamic religious convictions. In November 2011, a group of survivors and family members filed a lawsuit against the government for negligence in preventing the attack, and to force the government to classify the shootings as terrorism.
Hasan has described himself as “SoA,” or “Soldier of Allah
Despite efforts by the Defense Department to label the 2009 massacre as “workplace violence,” Hasan has described himself several times, and again in the new letter, using the acronym “SoA,” or “Soldier of Allah.”
Hasan directed his attorney John Galligan to mail the undated, six-page, hand-written letter to the pope. A copy of the letter – titled, “A Warning To Pope Francis, Members Of The Vatican, And Other Religious Leaders Around the World” – was provided by the attorney to Fox News.
Hasan appears to make multiple references to the Koran in the letter, and includes a bulleted list of guidelines for “believers.”
In one subsection titled “Jihad,” Hasan praises “The willingness to fight for All-Mighty Allah,” describing it as a test that elevates the “mujahadeen” who “are encouraged to inspire the believers.” He states that “fighters … have a greater rank in the eyes of Allah than believers who don’t fight.”
Fort Hood Shooter Sends Hand-Written Letter to Pope Francis as a ‘Warning’
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