Nidal Hassan, the Muslim who shouted “Allahu Ackbar!” as he gunned Americans down at Fort Hood, Texas in 2009, has sent a letter to the Islamic State. He wants to join the radical army that is carving a caliphate out of Syria and Iraq.
The Obama administration still classifies Hassan’s nassacre as “workplace violence.” Similarly, the Obama administration claims against all the facts that ISIS has “no ideology.”
The letter, obtained by the Fox News Channel, is a request by Hassan to become a “citizen” of the Islamic State.
In the undated letter, Hasan — who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood in 2009 in what the Defense Department called “workplace violence”– tells ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that he wants to join the caliphate.
“I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,”Hasan says in the handwritten document addressed to “Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
“It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don’t compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers.”
The two-page letter includes Hasan’s signature and the abbreviation SoA for Soldier of Allah.
The Islamic State beheaded American journalist James Foley earlier in August.
In response to a question about whether the US government has a strategy for dealing with ISIS in Syria, where the group rules by sharia and is creating a capital city, President Obama admitted Thursday that “We don’t have a strategy yet.”
Hassan does, even though he sits in prison with a death sentence over his head.