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%%January 8, 2009 Friday

%%January 7, 2009 Thursday

Yemeni official: US terror suspect recruited in Britain
CNN International
Al-Awlaki's name also surfaced in November when US officials revealed he and Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan -- the US Army psychiatrist accused of fatally shooting ...
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CBS News
Fort Hood Intel Lapse Mirrors Detroit Case
CBS News
By David Martin (CBS) Less than a month after major Nidal Hasan allegedly killed 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, the Pentagon's top intelligence officer sent ...
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The Guardian
Airline bomb plot accused 'joined al-Qaida in London'
The Guardian
Awlaki gained notoriety last year when it emerged that he exchanged dozens of emails with Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who is accused of killing 13 people in a ...
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Plane-Bomb Suspect May Have Met With Radical Cleric in Yemen
Wall Street Journal
Nidal Hassan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter, according to a Yemeni official familiar with the situation. Yemeni officials haven't presented any specific ...

"He's the most dangerous man in Yemen," according to a Yemeni official familiar with counterterrorism operations. "He's intelligent, sophisticated, Internet-savvy and very charismatic. He can sell anything to anyone, and right now he's selling jihad."

The official said Mr. Awlaki had helped recruit al Qaeda foot soldiers among the tribes in Yemen's rural southern provinces.

People close to Mr. Awlaki say he isn't a member of al Qaeda, doesn't condone violence against civilians, and has no connection to the alleged attempt.

Mr. Awlaki's whereabouts aren't known. He was one of the targets in a lethal Yemeni military attack on Dec. 24, along with three al Qaeda leaders, according to Yemeni officials.

British Prime Minster Gordon Brown said over the weekend the Nigerian had first made contact with al Qaeda in Yemen. Mr. Alimi rejected that statement Thursday, and said he thought Mr. Abdulmutallab must have been radicalized during his time in the U.K.

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Yemen: The Most Fragile Ally
... al-Awlaki, the cyber–pen pal of the accused Fort Hood shooter, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, but no evidence has yet demonstrated that to be the case. ...
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The Westergaard Attack: It's All the Same Jihad
Human Events (blog)
Both Hasan and Abdulmutallab were linked to the New Mexico-born, Yemen-based Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who boasted in October 2009 that Yemen would ...
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Security Adviser Jones: White House's flight 253 report has 'certain shock to it'
The Hill (blog)
Nidal Malik Hassan prior to the Fort Hood shooting last November. Consequently, the possibility that both attacks are in some way linked remains concerning ...

The White House's report on the Flight 253 plot has a "certain shock to it," National Security Adviser James Jones said Wednesday.

Initially, President Barack Obama described Nigerian suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as an "isolated extremist" acting independently. But a survey of available intelligence shortly after the failed attack revealed that Abdulmuttallab was working closely with an al Qaeda affilitate in Yemen. He received both training and explosives there, prior to boarding Flight 253 in Amsterdam.

The Nigerian suspect also maintained close ties to Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, U.S. officials admitted last week. Al-Alwaki's name has been on the White House's radar since it became known he exchanged e-mails with Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan prior to the Fort Hood shooting last November.

Consequently, the possibility that both attacks are in some way linked remains concerning to the White House, Jones suggested during his interview on Wednesday.

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Nigerian Met Radical Cleric [01:55]
Shanghai Daily
Rashad al-Alimi said Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab met al-Qaida members in Yemeni's Shabwa province, a place he believed was connected to Anwar al-Awlaki. ...
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The Making Of A Bomber
Al-Awlaki, according to the report, corresponded by e-mail with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who was charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, ...
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%%January 5, Tuesday

CNN piece links Awlaki "Next Bin Laden " to Fort Hood and underpants bomber

%%January 2, 2009 Sunday

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The radicalisation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab
Days after the shooting, Mr. Awlaki put up a post titled, "Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing" on his blog that effusively praised Mr. Hassan's actions. ...
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CBS News
Yemeni Troops Sent to al Qaeda Strongholds
CBS News
Nidal Malik Hasan, the accused gunman in the Nov. 5 mass shooting at the Fort Hood, Texas, Army post in which 13 people were killed. On Friday, the Yemeni ...
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AP: Muslim cleric who communicated with terror suspect born in LC
The 38-year-old Al-Awlaki is now living in Yemen. The AP says he also had made contact with Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the psychiatrist accused of ...
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Times Online
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab: one boy's journey to jihad
Times Online
The Fort Hood killings last November, however, prompted a reappraisal after investigators confirmed electronic traffic between Major Nidal Hasan and the ...
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Yemeni air attacks on al-Qaida fighters risk mobilising hostile tribes
The Guardian
... and also a cousin of Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Yemeni preacher who lectured some of the 11 September hijackers and was in contact with Nidal Hassan, ...
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How Young Muslims Get Radicalized
(Al-Awlaki, last seen in Yemen, commended Hasan's actions in an interview after the shooting.) Another element of the radicalization process singled out by ...
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Flight 253 Attack and Ft Hood Massacre Linked, Say Intelligence Officials (South Asian, but can't find the alleged CNN report that makes the claim of a link by intelligence officials)
Hasan is said to have had communicated with the radical Yemeni based cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki on more than one occasion, reports have emerged. ...

The Flight 253 terror attack and Ft Hood massacre are linked, say intelligence officials, CNN reported today.

There also appears to be a common thread connecting Anwar Al-Awlaki to both Flight 253 incident and the Fort Hood massacre, some analysts say.

Al-Awlaki, the radicalized American cleric who returned to Yemen in 2003, may have been influential in brainwashing both AbdulMutallab and Arab-American Major Nidal Hasan.

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Barack Obama is vulnerable on terror - and he knows it
Hassan was a committed Islamist who had corresponded with the fanatical Yemeni imam Anwar al-Awlaki. In June, Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, a Muslim convert

Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security chief – who prefers the term "man-caused disasters" to "terrorism" - blithely stated that there was "no indication that it is part of anything larger". She then insisted that the "system is working".

A source in the White House counsel's office told The American Spectator of memos frantically seeking information that would "show that the Bush Administration had had far worse missteps than we ever could".Republicans smell blood. There is a pattern in the Obama administration of dismissing Islamist terrorist attacks as regrettable random act

it had a calculated objective - just as Abdulmutallab was not, as Obama described him, an "isolated extremist". No wonder many Americans want to grab Obama by the lapels and scream: "It's the Jihad, stupid."

The incompetence of the US intelligence bureaucracy is not the only thing that makes Underpantsgate so damaging for Obama. More serious is his failure to understand or acknowledge the nature of the enemy - and to view war as mere politics.

%%January 1, 2009

The cleric said Hasan communicated with him via e-mail starting about a year before the shooting rampage -- seeking advice about killing U.S. troops, the cleric said.

The cleric said he lauded the Fort Hood attack because it was aimed at troops, whom he accused of fighting an unjust war against Islam.

"It is a military target inside America and there is no dispute over that," al-Awlaki said. "Also, these military personnel are not ordinary; they were trained and ready to fight and kill oppressed Muslims, and commit crimes in Afghanistan."

Al-Awlaki's relatives deny he has played any role with al Qaeda. CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen said he has seen no evidence to the contrary. "There's no indication that al-Awlaki the cleric is in any way involved in operational matters for al Qaeda, but clearly he has operated as an inciter to jihad in the United States, by his own account," Bergen said.

Obama promises to repair system
Winston-Salem Journal
... Anwar al-Awlaki, who investigators have also named as having exchanged e-mail messages with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a US Army psychiatrist charged with ...
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Clues in plane sight: US intel failed abysmally to connect underwear-bomb-case ...
New York Daily News
This is the very same al-Awlaki who gave a few attaboys, at the very least, to Fort Hood mass murderer Nidal Hasan. We know men like al-Awlaki are out there ...
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Al Qaeda learns how US handles terrorist plane bomb attempts
He also claimed to have met with radical imam Anwar al Awlaki, who has also been linked to Nidal Hasan, the alleged Fort Hood shooter. ...
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I shall send hundreds of men to fight alongside our neighbours, vows al-Qaeda ...
Times Online
... leadership as well as Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born Yemeni preacher who inspired both Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Detroit bomber, and Nidal Malik Hasan, ...
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Chatter: What we're hearing
... Nigerian Farouk Abdulmutallab made email contact with a radical, American-born Yemeni imam — the same imam, Anwar al-Awlaki, with whom Nidal Malik Hasan ...
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%%December 31, 2009

NBC News reports that Awlawki did make contact with the Nigerian bomber, and planned the operation
%%December 30, 2009

Coulter asks why we don't search muslim males with funny names? NOW they're saying Awlaki is a Al Qeda Recuiter???


%%December 29, 2009

The NSA monitored messages between the underpants bomber and Al Queda, and knew that they had recruited a Nigerian for a terrorist attack, and that they are pretty sure he contacted Awlaki.
%%December 28, 2009 monday


Investigators Recover SIM Cards During Searches of Homes Tied to Abdulmutallab
Awlaki is an American born in New Mexico, now living in Yemen, and is the same imam from whom alleged Fort Hood shooter Malik Nidal Hasan sought spiritual ...
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On Monday, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula reportedly claimed responsibility for the attempt. 

Abdulmutallab traveled to Yemen sometime near the end of last year or early this year. He was there for several weeks or months, and investigators believe Abdulmutallab was "vetted for the mission" while in Yemen. 

Of the device, one source said it's "very likely that it did" come from Yemen.

The suspect also traveled within the last year to England, the Netherlands, and one other unnamed European country, Fox News has learned. He was also in Nigeria and Togo. One source said he "bounced around a bit."

Evidence collected shows that Abdulmutallab also was a "big fan" of radical imam Anwar Al-Awlaki, as Web traffic shows Abdulmutallab was a follower of Awlaki's blog and Web site

Nigerian with al Qaeda Ties Attempts Airline Terrorist Attack
The New American
In November, 13 people were killed by Army psychiatrist and self-described “Soldier of Allah” Nidal Malik Hasan, despite the chilling fact that Hasan's ...
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The radical worshippers who harm liberal mosque
The event went largely unnoticed until this November, when Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a US army medic, went on a gun rampage on a military base in Fort Hood ...
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Foreign Policy
No, Madam Secretary: The System Is Not Working
Foreign Policy
Malik Nidal Hasan, radical Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki smugly boasted of how Hasan had sought explicit advice on the killing of US soldiers and Jews. ...
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Airline security needs evaluation
San Antonio Express
... including US-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was a spiritual leader for indicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan and others accused of ...
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MSM Massive Fail - Again
Atlantic Online (blog)
... killed the American citizen who was in communication with Nidal Hasan, Anwar al-Awlaki. And God knows what we are doing directly in Yemen these days. ...
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Obama orders review of US no-fly lists
Sin Chew Jit Poh
... is not believed to be Anwar al-Awlaki, a US-born imam who has spoken in favor of anti-American violence and who corresponded with Major Nidal Hasan, ...
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%%December 27, 2009 Sunday
Sunday on CNN, after ABC news announced that it was a plot by Al Queda, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano ("incompetano" on the radio talk show) announces there is "no indication" the attack was part of a larger terrorist plot (as opposed to lone wolf?) and refused to say if there was any connection to Al Queda, which the suspect says sent him and gave him the bomb, and which later takes credit for the attack with a device similar to the shoe bombing plot.

Napolitano refused to say whether Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has a connection to al-Qaida, citing the ongoing criminal investigation.

Following Path of Least Resistance, Terrorists Turn Yemen Into Poor Man's ...
Originally thought also to have been killed in the attack was Imam Anwar Awlaki, a cleric connected to Fort Hood suspected shooter Malik Nidal Hasan. ...

A terrorist from Yemen went into Saudi Arabia in August with the same PETN explosive alleged to have been on Mutallab, said Lieberman. That terrorist "blew himself up within a small distance from Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who's their counterterrorism leader in Saudi Arabia, killed himself; fortunately, only slightly injured bin Nayef."

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MidEast Daily News
The Media Line
Al-Awlaki is believed to be the Al-Qa'ida contact that most influenced Major Nidal Malik Hasan, who killed 13 American soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas, ...
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Attempted Bombing Raises New Air Security Concerns
... with Yemen, home of anti-American Muslim religious leader Anwar al-Awlaki. The imam communicated by e-mail with Fort Hood suspect Nidal Malik Hasan ...
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US knew about his terror links
Sunday People
Al-Awlaki had email contacts with US army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, who allegedly gunned down 13 people at the Fort Hood military base in Texas in November. ...
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Chatter: What we're hearing
... reports that he spent time in Yemen. He may also be connected to mam Anwar Awlaki, a Muslim cleric tied to Fort Hood suspected shooter Nidal Hasan. ...
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Portrait of terror: Details of Detroit flight, suspect charged
Detroit Free Press
... communicated with Anwar al-Awlaki, the US-born imam connected to last month's Ft. Hood, Texas, shooting suspect, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, Hoekstra said. ...
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%%December 26, 2009

ABC announces that the Northwest bomb plot was an al Queda in Yemen attack, before Homeland Security announces that there is not evidence of a wider plot. Peter Hoekstra suspects Awlaki is behind this AND the Fort Hood, leading Glynnis MacNicol to ask if the two incidents are linked. Comments reject the idea as preposterousas as Hoekstra has zero credibility, but Hoekstra is right on the money.

%%December 25, 2009

%%December 24, 2009



News reports are that awlaki was suspected killed along with Nasser al-Wahayshi, the Yemeni leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and his Saudi deputy, Saeed al-Shehri. They were believed to be among more than 30 militants killed in the dawn operation in the eastern province of Shabwa according to Yemen official


Yemen airstrikes target imam consulted by Fort Hood suspect
Dallas Morning News
"Nidal Hasan killed 13 people, and he's going to get a trial. My son has killed nobody. He should face trial if he's done something wrong. ...

  •  it launched airstrikes Thursday against extremists including Anwar al-Awlaki
  •  the air assault in Shabwa province targeted a meeting of al-Qaeda leaders who were plotting revenge for recent raids on militants. The Observer reported that al-Awlaki's home was destroyed, while a Yemeni government spokesman said it was merely "a house he has been associated with
  • the first time authorities in the U.S. or Yemen have placed al-Awlaki in such high-level company. They previously described him as someone whose preaching inspired others to commit terrorism
  • Saeed al-Shihri, the region's No. 2 al-Qaeda leader. The U.S. detained him in Pakistan shortly after 9/11, held him at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and released him in 2007 to his native Saudi Arabia.
  •  Yemen confirmed was that of al-Qaeda operative Mohammed Saleh Oumair,
  • Yemeni embassy officials would not answer questions about whether the airstrikes were related to the Texas killings
  • The imam's father, Nasser al-Awlaki, is a presidential appointee to the country's upper body of parliament. ...Yemen's minister of agriculture and head of its largest public university.
  • "If the American government helped in attacking one of [its own] citizens, this is illegal," he told The Post. "Nidal Hasan killed 13 people, and he's going to get a trial. My son has killed nobody. He should face trial if he's done something wrong."


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Yemen airstrikes hit suspected Al Qaeda members
Los Angeles Times
Nidal Malik Hasan. The Army psychiatrist was charged with 13 counts of murder after fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood were gunned down in a rampage just months ...
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Fox Anchor Patti Ann Browne and John Bolton Take the Word of a 9/11 ...
News Hounds (blog)
... Major Nidal Malik Hasan, exchanged e-mails with in the year before the shootings. Al-Awlaki – who is believed to have been killed in a Yemeni air strike ...
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CBS News
Radical Yemeni Cleric Believed Unhurt In Airstrike
CBS News
Al-Awlaki was born in the United States and moved back to Yemen in 2002. Al-Awlaki reportedly corresponded by e-mail with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is ...
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Yemen: 34 al-Qaida Suspects Killed in Air Strike
Journal of Turkish Weekly
... killed in the raid, along with other top militants, including Anwar al-Awlaki, the mentor of alleged Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Malik Hassan. ...
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New York Times (blog)
Airstrike in Yemen Targets Outspoken Radicals
New York Times (blog)
On Wednesday Al Jazeera published an interview with Anwar al-Awlaki, a Yemeni-American cleric who corresponded with Maj. Nidal Hassan before the shooting ...
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CBS News
Yemeni Sheikh: US To Blame For Ft. Hood
CBS News
(CBS) A radical Yemeni sheikh, who was a confidante of Major Nidal Hasan, denied inciting ... Al-'Awlaki , who was born in the US and now lives in Yemen, ...
9/11 imam: Ft. Hood shooter asked me for advice about killing troops
Jerusalem Post
Controversial imam Anwar al-Awlaki told the Arab news agency that Maj. Nidal Hasan had sent him e-mails asking about Islam's stance on the murder of US ...
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Radical cleric says Fort Hood shooter asked about killing fellow ...
Dallas Morning News
Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort ... up aggressively on the e-mail messages to Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen and ...
Airstrike in Yemen Targets Terror Operatives
The FBI has said Awlaki was contacted by US Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan a year ago. Last month, Hasan allegedly shot and killed 13 comrades at Fort Hood, ...
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Imam tied to Fort Hood shooter "killed" in Yemen raid
Yemen said 30 militants were killed in the strike in the eastern province of Shabwa. ... Major Nidal Malik Hasan, had contacts with Awlaki late last year, ...
Kerry Weighs Trip to Iran in What Would Be Highest-Level US Visit in 30 Years
... the Arabian Peninsula and Anwar Awlaki, the cleric linked to Fort Hood shooting suspect Nidal Hasan. Despite word of US-sponsored air strikes in Yemen, ...
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%%December 22, 2009

Gates declared that "we must identify potential military threats" within the military, but declined to call it a terrorist attack to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, "I'm going to wait until the facts are in" despite the preponderance of facts already made public.

  similar to those used in the 2005 London subway bombings, causing concern that the suspects were planning an attack styled after that operation.

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F.B.I. Sets New Review of Shootings at Ft. Hood
Published: December 8, 2009

WASHINGTON — The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday named a former director, William H. Webster, to conduct an independent review of the bureau’s handling of information about the Army major charged with murder in the Fort Hood shootings.
Times Topics: Federal Bureau of Investigation | Fort Hood Army Base (Texas) | Nidal Malik HasanThe F.B.I. director, Robert S. Mueller III, has asked Mr. Webster to examine how the bureau dealt with information about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan before the Nov. 5 shootings in which he is accused of killing 13 people.

Obama administration finally admits "home-based terrorism is here" without declaring the Ft Hood shootings to be terrorist motivated.
%%December 4, 2009

%%December 3, 2009  

Dallas News blog reports that Democratic committee chairmen and Obama are impeding investigation of the Hasan FBI and other screw ups. Peter Hoekstra wonders why an investigation was launched within a week to look into the party crashers, but it's been a month with no progress when Hasan shoots up an Army base.

%%December 1, 2009
NPR reports that the FBI sat for 3 months on the file.
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%%Nov 29, 2009 Sunday

Dallas Morning News publishes a timeline comparing Hasan and Awlaki, and finds troubling connections between Awalki's teachings and what the FBI judged to be harmless e-mails. DMN concludes Awlaki didn't need to give specific direction since all of his blogs were directing people to kill US soldiers whenever they got the chance.

%%Nov 28 Saturday

%%Nov 25 Wednesday
Nidal's motives are yet to be proven... conservatives ask what more evidence is needed to establish Islam was a motive

%%Nov 24 Tuesday
Canada's National Post concludes Hasan "seems" (seems? beyond a shadow of a doubt) to have been motivated by jihadist ideology. Dallas Morning News reports that FBI knew about Hasan's wire transfers, but they are satisfied that the money did not go to persons linked to terrorism, and closed the line of inquiry. (whaaaat??)

[ November 24, 2009 Political Correctness At Fort Hood On Thanksgiving]
%%Nov 23 Monday
Summary: UK's Telegraph reports that Awlawki fled to the UK before moving on to Yemen and inspired many British Islamic terrorists.  LA Times columnist Tim Rutten says the guy has done everything but put a bin Laden bumper sticker on this car, calls it "wretched mishandling" of the case. Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes calls it "Malign Neglect Political correctness and institutional stupidity".
%%Nov 22 Sunday
%%Nov 21 Saturday
AP: Emails may point to a terrorist plot.
%%Nov 20 Friday
More mainstream news mentions "afterlife" message. Lieberman leads hearings, Frances Fragos Townsend says Political Correctness may have been a problem, while Obama administration refuses requests for witnesses from FBI or DOD.
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%%Nov 17 Tuesday
ABC News reports Hasan was friend with 18 yr old Duane Reasoner who watches and posts Jihad videos and has no sympathy for killed soldiers. He still has a pass onto the base.
%%Nov 16 Monday
In UK, Inayat Bunglawala acknowledges Muslims are disavowing Awlaki, but condemns calls for action against other Muslims. Washington posts Yemen journalist interview of Awlaki in his house in province that is known haven for al Qeda fighters, confirms his earlier post that Hasan was justified in acting against soldiers about to be sent to combat against Muslims but did not "pressure or order" Hasan to shoot soldiers, suggesting it was Hasan's idea that Awlake merely "blessed"
  • Revolution Kids - Education Time With Farfour: Episode 1 Iraq & Fort Hood For Toddlers & Americans. Man in a mouse suit condones Fort Hood massacre
  • "Accused Fort Hood Shooter Was a Regular at Shooting Range, Strip Club Nidal Hasan Also Spent Time with a Young Muslim Convert Who Considered Himself "Extremist"" By JOSEPH RHEE, MARY-ROSE ABRAHAM and BRIAN ROSS Nov. 16, 2009 []
  • In the weeks before the massacre at Fort Hood, accused shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan was a regular not only at his office and his mosque, but a strip club, a shooting range and a Killeen, Texas restaurant where he spent much time with an 18-year-old convert to Islam who seemed to share his contempt for the U.S. Army. [same]
  • The FBI is also investigating Hasan’s regular dinner meetings at the Golden Corral restaurant in Killeen with two men, who seemed close to him. One was an older bearded man who always wore traditional Muslim garb, according to a restaurant employee.[same]

    Vera Brooks, the night manager at the Golden Corral, said while Hasan was quite friendly, the older man, who usually wore a white robe, hat and shoulderbag, was abrupt. “He refused to answer when I asked him where he was from,” Brooks said.[same]

    The other man is an 18-year-old convert to Islam named Duane Reasoner Jr., whose parents have reportedly worked at Fort Hood. [same]

  • The mystery teenager has remained secluded in his parents’ home, where his mother ordered ABC News off the property this weekend. [same]

  • What bothers me about this is that a possible accomplice of Hasan’s is still allowed on base. And why isn’t he being held for questioning?

  • Interview of Awlaki in Yemen released, confirms he intended act of violence against US soldiers sent to Iraq to "kill muslims" [ Cleric says he was confidant to Hasan In Yemen, al-Aulaqi tells of e-mail exchanges, says he did not instigate rampage By Sudarsan Raghavan]
  • Inayat Bunglawala  posts Al-Awlaki & New McCarthyism Witch-Hunt Against UK Muslim Organizations [] "Following Al-Awlaki’s praise for the Fort Hood suspect, some of these UK Muslim organizations (including the Islamic Society of Britain and the Jam`iat Ihyaa’ Minhaaj Al-Sunnah) issued public statements disavowing his latest comments. However, this was not enough for the new McCarthyists. A group of them — including the Centre for Social Cohesion (whose director, Douglas Murray, advocated in 2006 that “conditions for Muslims in Europe must be made harder across the board”), Shiraz Maher from Policy Exchange, and the pro-Israel blog Harry’s Place — have not been slow in seeking to smear those Islamic organizations that had invited Al-Awlaki to the UK in the past.These new McCarthyists must be firmly resisted."

%%Nov 15 Sunday
  • Responding to the Fort Hood Tragedy by Imam Zaid Shakir ... There is no legitimate reason for their deaths, just as I firmly believe there is no legitimate reason for the deaths of the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani civilians who have perished as a result of those two conflicts. ... I must commend the top military brass at Fort Hood, and President Obama for encouraging restraint and for refusing to attribute the crime allegedly perpetrated by Major Nidal Malik Hasan to Islam. We pray that God bless us to see peace and sanity prevail during these tense times. ... a small minority whose anger and frustration may render them vulnerable to the appeal of demagogues who would attempt to exploit their emotions to advance a nefarious agenda, or a number of factors may converge in their lives pushing them towards acts of violence against their fellow citizens. This might prove to be the case for Major Nidal Malik Hasan... However, it is not and never will be anything that can even begin to approach the norm in our community.... One of the great tragedies in this situation is to view the crime Major Hasan is being accused of as a specifically Muslim problem. It is a human problem and if it approached as such perhaps we can learn something from it that will help us to get to the roots of the violent outbursts that are becoming increasingly widespread in our society.[]

posted Dec 31, 2007 [ Cageprisoners Exclusive: Moazzam Begg Interviews Imam Anwar al-Awlaki]
Arrested mid-2006 arbitrator in local tribal issue, arrested because they wanted govt to handle it.
was being held due to request of US govenment.  US inquired about 9/11
Awlawki was the Muslim Chaplain at George Washington University
2004 returned to native Yemen taught at Eman University until 2006 arrest
Released dec 12, 2007
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Awlawki arrested in Yemen. Candian Muslims inspired by his teachings caught planning an attack in Ontario, Canada.

Year 2007:
Hasan performance, Islam infatuation raises warning flags. Awlaki released from prison, his writings inspire Fort Dix plot.
Year 2008:
NSA intercepts messages to Awlaki. Awlaki releases a series of Youtube videos posted for/by Awlawki about jihad and war over several user channels. Hasan probably watched every single one.
Year 2009:
Terrorism task force investigates e-mails and clears Hasan, transfers to Fort Hood, shootings. NEFA warns Awlaki is dangerous, UK bans him from video conference.
  • Jan. 5, 2009 – Al-Awlaki posts "44 Ways to Support Jihad" on his blog, citing a recent Israeli invasion into Gaza that kills more than 1,000 Palestinians. Among the pronouncements: "Probably the most important contribution the Muslims of the West could do for Jihad is making Jihad with their wealth." He also urges them to avoid luxury, get arms training and pray to die practicing jihad. "Our culture of martyrdom needs to be revived because the enemy of Allah fears nothing more than our love of death," he writes.

  • Jan. 22, 2009 – Al-Awlaki blogs about warriors in a parable who chose to die rather than surrender, saying that they did not commit the sin of suicide: "If the intentions of the Muslim are good and for the sake of Allah then he is a shaheed [martyr] whether he died by the enemy or by his own hands. It is the intention that counts."

  • Feb. 12, 2009 – Al-Awlaki's blog says that the U.S. "war on terror" is failing and adds: "I pray that America sees no progress at all. I pray that Allah destroys America and all its allies and the day that happens, and I assure you it will and sooner than you think, I will be very pleased." He also says: "If a Muslim kills each and every civilian disbeliever on the face of the earth he is still a Muslim and we cannot side with the disbelievers against him."

  • "I pray that Allah destroys America and all its allies," Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric with suspected ties to al-Qaeda, wrote in a February blog entry. [e-mailtame]

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%%Nov 4, 2009 Wednesday
%%Nov 5 Thursday
Day of the shooting. Initial reports do not hint at cause of shooting. US officials will not mention or confirm reports of "alla ackbar" who calls father in Salt Lake City. By 4:57, the name of the gunman points to Islamic terrorism.


Early accounts by

Twelve dead as US soldiers go on shooting rampage at Fort Hood military base in Texas 05 Nov 2009 At least 12 people have been killed and more than 30 injured after three US soldiers went on a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. The Army says one of the gunmen has been killed and two others apprehended and all of the gunmen are US soldiers. Lieutenant General Bob Cone: "A shooter opened fire. That person was killed. At this time, we are looking at 12 dead and 31 wounded. They are dispersed among the local hospitals in this area in Texas. "The shooter was killed. He was a soldier. We since then have apprehended two additional soldiers who are suspects, and I would go into the point that there were eyewitness accounts that there may have been more than one shooter." The massacre happened at a training centre on the sprawling grounds of the largest US military base in the world. One gunman was caught quickly but the others went on the run. Four police officers were shot and wounded before they were arrested. Eyewitnesses said the gunmen were dressed in military uniforms.

12 dead, 30 injured in shootings at Fort Hood --Army psychiatrist was gunman in Texas incident, military officials tell NBC 05 Nov 2009 An Army psychiatrist opened fire Thursday at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 12 people and wounding 30 others before being shot to death, officials told NBC News. Eleven of the victims died at the scene, military officials said. A 12th died later at a hospital, NBC station KCEN-TV of Waco reported.

12 Dead, 31 Wounded in Base Shootings 06 Nov 2009 At least 12 people were killed and 31 wounded Thursday afternoon in a shooting at a military installation in Fort Hood, Texas, according to military spokesmen. Lt. General Bob Cone said in Texas that the shooter was an Army soldier who opened fire in a “readiness facility.” Lt. Gen. Cone confirmed that the shooter had been killed. Two other Army soldiers were in custody as suspects. President Obama said it was "horrifying" that American soldiers would face such a situation at home.

Fort Hood death toll now at 12; gunmen were U.S. soldiers 05 Nov 2009 At least 12 people have been killed and 31 wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood Army Base near Killeen, Texas, when at least one gunmen opened fire on soldiers who were making their final deployment preparations. Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, the commander of III Corps, said that at least one gunman opened fire at the base's Soldiers Readiness Processing Center where soldiers were receiving medical and dental exams prior to deployment. The gunman's fire was returned -- Cone did not say by whom -- and the gunman was killed. Two other soldiers who may have participated in the shootings were arrested in nearby buildings, Cone said. At least one of the dead was a civilian police officer working at the base.


%%Nov 6 Friday 
Press largely ignores Pashna's account of Muslim friend of Hasan who argued that Hasan's radicalism was wrong, and prayed the morning before the shootings. "Richard" believes it was motivated by religious radicalism. Gavin Lee interviews Duane Reasoner at the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen who parrots Awalki's position those killed were being sent to "kill muslims": "I have no pity for them" ... "they were being sent to kill Muslims". Keith Olbermann gives top 2 award for worst person in the world to Allen West, who calls Hasan an Islamic Terrorist, and JAG officer who also correctly called Hasan a terrorist for not knowing Shoshonna Johnson was the Iraq POW, even though a guest says Hasan was clearly a radical Muslim inspired by al Queda.
%%Nov 7 Saturday :
UK links Hasan to mosque with 9/11 terrorists
%%Nov 8 Sunday:
Based on computer search, Hasan surfed for jihad, but there was no connection to terror groups (really?). FBI still checking if Awlaki's teachings was a factor. (DUH)
%%Nov 9, 2009 Monday
Monday: Washington Post publishes the infamous Powerpoint in its entirety. NEFA alerts press that Awlaki blog post lauds shooting, and his fans are posting congratulations too. FBI says Hasan acted "apparently acted alone and without outside direction" (*WRONG*)  Hasan known to have contacted al Qeda. VA Mosque says they are not linked to 9/11. (*WRONG*) Fort Hood commander calls it an isolated incident. (*WRONG*) Time wonders "if" (*NOT IF*) Hasan was inspired by Awlaki's preaching, noting it's hard to know if he works for al Queda, and that he worked with the same school attened by John Walker Lindh run by Zindani, designated as supporter of terrorism. Chris Matthews is torn as when to stop a guy like Hasan "That's not a crime to call up al Qaeada, is it?" Fort Hood suspect acted alone
%%Nov 10 Tuesday:
Awlaki website vanishes. FBI still says it's not a terrorist plot after admitting the previous day they knew he was trading e-mails with a imam with terrorist allegations. Patin asks if there is a conspiracy that one guy who was not a commando could do so much damage, and why cell phone towers were jammed to keep unauthorized information from getting out. New York Post writes "the blundering [FBI] agency last night admitted it dismissed the lead.


%%Nov 11 Wednesday
Graeme Wood ties the terror to Yemen, site of the bombing of the USS Cole, land of bin Laden's father, al Queda refuge, and Awlaki's refuge where taught at Iman University run by accused terrorist Zindani. " Christian Science Monitor: "fueling speculation within the government that the attack is in fact an act of terror" Evan Kohlmann notes Hasan bought guns shortly after anti-American statement by Awlaki. Michell Malkin equates blind diversity and political correctness with death, and lists other Islamist plots and attacks on the US. 
%%Nov 12 Thursday
Huffington's Nizamuddin lauds "preserve diversity at all costs" Casey, condemns right wing hooligans who think Islam is not only connected Ft Hood, but Al Queda as well. Henninger blames the war on the war on terror. FBI announces was not involved in a terrorist plot.