It’s time for General George Casey to cut the PC shit about “backlash”, “diversity” and “not to get caught up in speculation about Hasan’s Muslim faith”.
U.S. intelligence agencies were reportedly aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was trying to contact people associated with Al Qaeda, ABC News reported.
It is not clear, however, whether the agencies relayed this information to the Army, officials told ABC News.
A U.S. intelligence official tells Fox News that it would be wrong to say the CIA had information about Hasan contacting Al Qaeda that they did not share with the Army.
“There’s no sign at this point that the CIA had collected information relevant to this case and then simply sat on it,” an intelligence official told Fox News.
The intelligence official did not comment on whether the CIA has any information.
The report comes as news surfaced that the family of the alleged Fort Hood shooter held his mother’s funeral at the same Virginia mosque that two Sept. 11 hijackers attended in 2001, at a time when a radical imam preached there.
……In 2001, Anwar Aulaqi was an imam, or spiritual leader, at the Washington-area mosque. Aulaqi told the FBI in 2001 that, before he moved to Virginia in early 2001, he met with 9/11 hijacker Nawaf al-Hazmi several times in San Diego. Al-Hazmi was at the time living with Khalid al-Mihdhar, another hijacker. Al-Hazmi and another hijacker, Hani Hanjour, attended the Dar al Hijrah mosque in Virginia in early April 2001.
He attended the same mosque as two of the 9/11 terrorists:
Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US Soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. His mother’s funeral was held there in May that year.
The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations.
Hasan’s eyes “lit up” when he mentioned his deep respect for al-Awlaki’s teachings, according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood base in Texas, the scene of Thursday’s horrific shooting spree.
As investigators look at Hasan’s motives and mindset, his attendance at the mosque could be an important piece of the jigsaw. Al-Awlaki moved to Dar al-Hijrah as imam in January, 2001, from the west coast, and three months later the September 11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hamzi and Hani Hanjour began attending his services. A third hijacker attended his services in California.
Hasan was praying at Dar al-Hijrah at about the same time, and the FBI will now want to investigate whether he met the two terrorists.
Charles Allen, a former under-secretary for intelligence at the Department of Homeland Security, has described al-Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen, as an “al-Qaeda supporter, and former spiritual leader to three of the September 11 hijackers… who targets US Muslims with radical online lectures encouraging terrorist attacks from his new home in Yemen”.
Can the MSM and the Army spokespeople start calling him a muslim terrorist now?