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Officials: U.S. Aware of Hasan Efforts to Contact al Qaeda
Army Major in Fort Hood Massacre Used 'Electronic Means' to Connect with Terrorists
By RICHARD ESPOSITO, MATTHEW COLE and BRIAN ROSS
http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=9030873

Nov. 9, 2009

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said that he requested the CIA and other intelligence agencies brief the committee on what was known, if anything, about Hasan by the U.S. intelligence community, only to be refused.

In response, Hoekstra issued a document preservation request to four intelligence agencies. The letter, dated November 7th, was sent to directors Dennis Blair (DNI), Robert Mueller (FBI), Lt. Gen Keith Alexander (NSA) and Leon Panetta (CIA).

Hoekstra said he is "absolutely furious" that the house intel committee has been refused an intelligence briefing by the DNI or CIA on Hasan's attempt to reach out to al Qaeda, as first reported by ABC News.

"This is a law enforcement investigation, in which other agenciesnot the CIAhave the lead," CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said in a response to ABC News. " Any suggestion that the CIA refused to brief Congress is incorrect."

Investigators want to know if Hasan maintained contact with a radical mosque leader from Virginia, Anwar al Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen and runs a web site that promotes jihad around the world against the U.S.

In a blog posting early Monday titled "Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing," Awlaki calls Hasan a "hero" and a "man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people."

According to his site, Awlaki served as an imam in Denver, San Diego and Falls Church, Virginia.

The Associated Press reported Sunday that Major Hasan attended the Falls Church mosque when Awlaki was there.

The Telegraph of London reported that Awlaki had made contact with two of the 9/11 hijackers when he was in San Diego.

He denied any knowledge of the hijacking plot and was never charged with any crime. After an intensive investigation by the FBI , Awlaki moved to Yemen.

People who knew or worked with Hasan say he seemed to have gradually become more radical in his disapproval of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On Sunday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) called for an investigation into whether the Army missed signs as to whether Hasan was an Islamic extremist.

"If Hasan was showing signs, saying to people that he had become an Islamist extremist, the U.S. Army has to have a zero tolerance," Lieberman told Fox News Sunday.

Army Chief of Staff

A fellow Army doctor who studied with Hasan, Val Finell, told ABC News, "He would frequently say he was a Muslim first and an American second. And that came out in just about everything he did at the University."

Finell said he and other Army doctors complained to superiors about Hasan's statements.

"And we questioned how somebody could take an oath of office&be an officer in the military and swear allegiance to the constitution and to defend America against all enemies, foreign and domestic and have that type of conflict," Finell told ABC News.

The Army Chief of Staff, General George Casey, raised concerns over the weekend that innocent Muslim soldiers could suffer as a result of the shooting at Fort Hood.

"I think the speculation (on Hasan's Islamic roots) could potentially heighten backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers," he said on ABC's "This Week."

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This god damn nut case , the Army sure dropped the ball about him..Now we have over 1900 other Muslums in service and one in the White House...It seems there is always blood shed associated with the whacko..If he did't want to go to war and Obama is dragging his feet on troop increase, how much more obvious can it be .The blood of many many more soldiers will be on Obama's hands

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"A fellow Army doctor who studied with Hasan, Val Finell, told ABC News, "He would frequently say he was a Muslim first and an American second. And that came out in just about everything he did at the University." /// And that's it in a nutshell (pun intended) My gawd, we have a fataly politically correct military?!?! Being "tolerant" and "multi-cultural" means harboring, trainiing,feeding and housing, and educating islamic extremists ?!?! Since when? How stupid do we have to be in order to match the european template? All muslim soldiers of any rank from boot to colonel should be REQUIRED to affirm his oaths NOW or be summarily discharged. This is NOT an intolerant attitude. An intolerant attitude would suggest all muslims be discharged immediately. Screw 'em.

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meemoon wrote:"A fellow Army doctor who studied with Hasan, Val Finell, told ABC News, "He would frequently say he was a Muslim first and an American second. And that came out in just about everything he did at the University." /// And that's it in a nutshell (pun intended) My gawd, we have a fataly politically correct military?!?! Being "tolerant" and "multi-cultural" means harboring, trainiing,feeding and housing, and educating islamic extremists ?!?! Since when? How stupid do we have to be in order to match the european template? All muslim soldiers of any rank from boot to colonel should be REQUIRED to affirm his oaths NOW or be summarily discharged. This is NOT an intolerant attitude. An intolerant attitude would suggest all muslims be discharged immediately. Screw 'em.

some of the scary parts to me are seeing radicals outside of masque in the USA doing their freedom of speech thing shouting against our country as was shown on tv and interviewed the Muslim radicals that were doing their shouting, , and american muslim web sights that have blogs . on the news it said Muslim blogs praised the muslim major for killing the fellow military personnel at fort hood.i hope this brings a backlash.

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"....i hope this brings a backlash." // So do I. Sometimes, a people's righteous outrage can accomplish a needed social change. When "tolerance" degrades into stupidity, we need to clearly define what tolerance means. It obviously cannot require us to educate and train muslims to work for us in any capacity when their religion demands their loyalty above our Constitution. That very same constitution provides means and methods for righting wrongs. It does not allow dissenters to kill people like hogs. People need to wake up and smell the blood on the ground.

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We have allowed these people into our country, welcomed them to engage in their religious practice, praised them as good citizens, NOW this has blown up in our face literally. At a devastating cost, they are a well organized group out to do nothing more than bring harm to the US.
We need to round them all up ship them off. This country doesn't need to be infested with radicals such as these. You can bet reprecussions will follow and it should. I wonder how Obama felt denouncing the very religion he was a part of for many years.

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