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Report: Hasan attended same radical mosque as 9/11 hijackers
Hotair ^ | 11/7/2009 | Allahpundit

Posted on 11/07/2009 7:53:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind

And so a personnel file already teeming with red flags gets another giant one. If you’re wondering how a British newspaper managed to track down this information when the U.S. military apparently couldn’t, you’re not alone. There’s no question now that we need congressional hearings into how the army missed the warning signs on Hasan, especially given the suspicions as to why they might have looked the other way. Chop chop, Messrs. Boehner and Cantor.

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.

Awlaki turned up in the 9/11 Commission report as someone whose connection to the hijackers might have been more than incidental. WaPo followed up last year and found that U.S. intelligence suspects him of having worked with Al Qaeda in the Gulf after leaving Virginia in 2002. Quote from a U.S. counterterrorism official: “There is good reason to believe Anwar Aulaqi has been involved in very serious terrorist activities since leaving the United States, including plotting attacks against America and our allies.”

More from the Telegraph piece via another Muslim soldier known as Richard, who was friends with Hasan and who talked about him to a mutual acquaintance, Kamran Pasha:

Richard had previously argued with Hasan when he said that he felt the “war on terror” was really a war against Islam, expressed anti-Jewish sentiments and defended suicide bombings.

“I asked Richard whether he believed that Hasan was motivated by religious radicalism in his murderous actions,” Mr Pasha said.

“Richard, with great sadness, said that he believed this was true. He also believed that psychological factors from Hasan’s job as an army psychiatrist added to his pathos. The news that he would be deployed overseas, to a war that he rejected, may have pushed him over the edge.

The Telegraph’s got a whole package on Hasan tonight, which I recommend. This piece — which includes details of a mysterious man seen with him for the first time just last week — is also worth reading, and provides the first hard details I’ve come across about him handing out Korans to the neighbors the night before the murders. Exit quotation from the hero of Fort Hood, uttered as her very first words after regaining consciousness: “Did anybody die?”

Update: Asra Nomani interviewed the congregants at the mosque he attended while living in Maryland. Quote: “He was a typical fundamentalist Muslim.”

But a closer look behind the doors of the mosque and inside the conversations between the engineer and the doctor reveal a more complex picture of a young first-generation American Muslim man living a life of dissonance between his identity as an American and his ideology as a Muslim who had accepted a literal, rigid interpretation of Islam, akin to the puritanical Wahhabi and Salafi interpretations of Islam that define the theology of militancy inside the Muslim world today, according to community members who knew Hasan.

“So many time I talked with him,” said Akhter, a community leader who is sort of like a mosque gadfly, challenging congregants to reject literal, rigid interpretations of Islam. “I was trying to modernize him. I tried my best. He used to hate America as a whole. He was more anti-American than American.”

Despite all the conversations, Akther said, “I couldn’t get through to him. He was a typical fundamentalist Muslim.”

Follow the link for details of Akhter’s exchange with Hasan about what “jihad” really means.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 11/07/2009 7:53:38 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

And who will chair the hearings? Dick Durbin?

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To: Carley

Political Correctness reigns supreme!

3 posted on 11/07/2009 7:55:59 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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4 posted on 11/07/2009 8:04:27 PM PST by Pikachu_Dad
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To: SeekAndFind
"He was a typical fundamentalist Muslim"

That pretty much sums it up right there.

5 posted on 11/07/2009 8:12:53 PM PST by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: FunkyZero

I’m just sitting here thinking, how could this happen in our country. How did this vermin slip through the cracks?

6 posted on 11/07/2009 8:22:56 PM PST by Lisa_from Buckeye Country
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To: SeekAndFind; Cindy; Grampa Dave
OCTOBER 10, 2002 THU : (NY : JFK AIRPORT : MUSLIM CLERIC ANWAR NASSER AULAQI aka AL-AWLAKI IS DETAINED & RELEASED A FEW HOURS LATER -- See SAN DIEGO CELL, FALLS CHURCH CELL, VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL, OPERATION GREENQUEST) WASHINGTON – A Muslim cleric who had closed-door meetings with two of the 9-11 hijackers was detained last October [2002] at a New York airport after federal authorities identified him as the subject of a post-9-11 terror money-laundering investigation, according to a U.S. Customs incident report obtained exclusively by WorldNetDaily.
But the cleric, Anwar Nasser Aulaqi, was released soon after being taken into custody, the report shows, and allowed to catch a connecting flight here [to Wash DC], where he'd headed a large suburban mosque [Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va] attended by two of the hijackers who helped crash an American Airlines jetliner into the Pentagon. He has since returned to Yemen, where he was born. ...[the cleric, Anwar Nasser] Aulaqi, along with his family, arrived Oct. 10 [2002] at JFK International Airport on Saudi Arabian Airlines. After Customs agents identified him as a match in their anti-terrorist lookout database, they searched his bags and escorted him to a detention area. They notified the FBI, and the FBI informed them that "the warrant issued by the State Department had been pulled back" on the previous day, Oct. 9, according to the incident log. Aulaqi and his family were then released after more than three hours in custody. "Passengers released with thanks for their patience, and given the comment card," the log states. They were handed off to a Saudi Arabian Airlines representative "in order to continue with their flight to Washington, D.C."
It's not immediately clear why the warrant had been removed.
Phone calls to the FBI and State were not returned. -------- "D.C. Immam Tied To Highjackers Subject Of Green Quest Probe Detained at JFK last Oct.[2002], but then released after State 'pulled' warrant ,", August 16, 2003 | Paul Sperry
7 posted on 11/07/2009 8:36:33 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Lisa_from Buckeye Country

He didn’t slip through any cracks - I despise what this islamist terrorist did at Fort Hood - but I am way more enraged by our PC military, FBI, and all the other 100% compromised “protectors” of America. This guy was a jihad plant from the get-go.

8 posted on 11/07/2009 8:38:43 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: SeekAndFind

1990 : (YEMENI-BORN IMAM ANWAR NASSER AULAQI aka AL-AWLAKI ARRIVES IN THE US ON A J-1 VISA TO ATTEND COLLEGE — See CLERICS, SAN DIEGO CELL {See 9/11 HIJACKERS KHALID AL MIDHAR, NAWAF AL HAZMI & HANI HANJOUR}, FALLS CHURCH CELL, OP GREENQUEST, ) ... [Anwar Nasser Aulaqi] , who originally came to the U.S. in 1990 on a J-1 visa to attend college... ...————D.C. Immam Tied To Highjackers Subject Of Green Quest Probe ^ | August 16, 2003 | Paul Sperry

9 posted on 11/07/2009 8:41:45 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Carley

A question that should be written on every wall where traffic can see.....

“Is moderate islam, radical islam’s trojan horse?”

10 posted on 11/07/2009 8:42:07 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: SeekAndFind; Cindy

Other mosque attendees:

1993 : (WTC BOMBING & DAR AL HIJRA MOSQUE, FALLS CHURCH, VA PRAYER LEADER SHEIKH M AL HANOOTI {See “IRAQI ASSET” SUSAN LINDHAUER, CONGRESSMAN BONIOR, CYNTHIA MCKINNEY}) Dar al-Hijrah [of FALLS CHURCH] is a turnstile for terrorists and terror suspects. A prayer leader, Sheikh Mohammed al-Hanooti, was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the first World Trade Center bombing.
Other dubious mosque members have included: Alamoudi [prob “ABDURAHMAN AL AMOUDI”], Abdullah bin Laden, Osama’s nephew; Hamas leader and fugitive Mousa Abu Marzook and his partners Ismail Elbarasse and Abdelhaleem Ashqar, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in February; convicted Virginia Jihad Network leader Randall “Ismail” Royer, a former CAIR official; and Ahmed Omar Abu Ali, an al-Qaida operative recently convicted of plotting to assassinate President Bush. Leaders of the mosque rallied around Ali, calling the trial a Zionist “witch hunt,” even after it became obvious he was guilty. -————— The Great Al-Qaeda “Patriot” , FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE,{3AE6880C-EE17-45BC-AC49-C94980B5722F}

11 posted on 11/07/2009 8:46:19 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 or earlier : (SAN DIEGO : IMAM ANWAR NASSER AULAQI IS IMAM OF A MOSQUE ATTENDED BY THREE FUTURE HIJACKERS OF 9/11— See SAN DIEGO CELL,FALLS CHURCH CELL, VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL ) Before the 9-11 attacks, when he [Aulaqi] was imam of a San Diego mosque attended by three of the Pentagon hijackers, all of whom were Saudi nationals, Aulaqi was the subject of a separate FBI counterterrorism investigation. The imam allegedly had ties to suspected terrorism groups, and contacts with other terrorist suspects. The case was closed before the 9-11 attacks, however. “There’s a lot of smoke there” regarding the imam’s connections to the Saudi hijackers, an FBI agent on the 9-11 case was quoted as saying in the recently [relative to Aug 16, 2003] declassified 9-11 congressional report.
Aulaqi, 32, listed the address of his former employer, Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Va. [see VA JIHAD], as his residence, according to the incident report. -——— “D.C. Immam Tied To Highjackers Subject Of Green Quest Probe ,”, August 16, 2003 | Paul Sperry

12 posted on 11/07/2009 9:01:04 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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JUNE 2002 : (IMAM ANWAR NASSER AULAQI IS THE SUBJECT OF MONEY LAUNDERING PROBE CALLED OPERATION GREENQUEST— See SAN DIEGO CELL, FALLS CHURCH CELL, VA JIHAD/PAINTBALL CELL) As of June 2002, Aulaqi was the subject of a terrorism-related money-laundering probe called Operation Green Quest, WorldNetDaily has learned. That operation, started when Customs was part of the Treasury Department, has been credited with seizing some $11 million from suspected terrorism-financing networks. ————D.C. Immam Tied To Highjackers Subject Of Green Quest Probe ^ | August 16, 2003 | Paul Sperry

13 posted on 11/07/2009 9:05:28 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
JANUARY 1? , 2003 : (MASJID AT-TAWHID MOSQUE, LONDON, UK : IMAM ANWAR NASSER AULAQI AKA AULAKI , FORMER HEAD CLERIC OF THE DAR AL-HIJRAH ISLAMIC CENTER IN FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, GIVES A SERMON EXHORTING FOLLOWERS TO BECOME MARTYRS- THE ONLY SURE WAY TO GET TO PARADISE - See VA JIHAD/PAINTBALLCELL, JIMAS , A UK TERROR CHARITY, HAMAS) [Anwar] Aulaqi in January exhorted the faithful at the Masjid at-Tawhid mosque in London to become ''shaheeds,'' or martyrs, and ''die in the sake of Allah,'' arguing it's the one sure way to get into Paradise, according to a transcript of a tape recording of the sermon provided to WorldNetDaily by terrorism expert Steve Emerson. Emerson believes Aulaqi, as a close spiritual adviser to the [9/11] hijackers, may have helped them prepare for martyrdom before they crashed American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon two years ago. ...Aulaqi's London sermon was part of a two-day seminar organized by an Islamic charity in Britain called JIMAS. It ran from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1. ......
''Don't think that the ones that die in the sake of Allah are dead. They are alive and Allah is providing for them,'' Aulaqi said, referring to Muslim martyrs. ''So the shaheed does not die.'' When it comes to salvation, ''you could say that they are head and shoulders above everyone else,'' he said, noting the carnal and material rewards bestowed upon marytrs in Paradise. He also claimed marytrs ''will not suffer the pain of death, and will not have to go through the horror and terror of the day of judgment.'' ''So this should make everyone of you the more eager to be a shaheed,'' Aulaqi concluded, ''when you see the great edge that is given to the shaheeds.'' -------- "D.C. mosque tied to 9-11 extols martyrdom virtues ;" by Paul Sperry,, Thursday, September 11, 2003...
[* My note: So, why don't you , Mr. cleric, become a shaheed yourself instead of conning everyon else into it?]...
Dar al-Hijrah, the largest mosque in the Washington area [Falls Church, VA], if not the country, counts among its flock a large number of Palestinian refugees who support Hamas, a hatchery for anti-Israeli suicide bombers. -------- "D.C. mosque tied to 9-11 extols martyrdom virtues ;" by Paul Sperry,, Thursday, September 11, 2003...
[Johari] Malik – who remains close to [Anwar] Aulaqi, now living in Yemen, his place of birth – says there's nothing wrong with such sermons [as the one given by Anwar Aulaki in London]. ''That's the same thing as telling Marines in this country semper fidelis,'' Malik told WorldNetDaily. ''Telling people to give their all for their faith is not an unusual idea.'' -------- "D.C. mosque tied to 9-11 extols martyrdom virtues ;" by Paul Sperry,, Thursday, September 11, 2003

2004 : (VA : DAR AL HIJRAH MOSQUE) Back to [Dar al-Hijrah] mosque leader Esam Omeish, the "American patriot." Court records I've obtained show he put his home up for bond collateral in 2004 to help spring from jail a terrorist suspect who was caught allegedly casing the Chesapeake bridge for attack. His dubious pal Ismail Elbarasse is a founding member of Dar al-Hijrah. .
Omeish's house is just down the road from the mosque in Falls Church, Va., and just a few blocks in the other direction from the Islamist business park in Alexandria. One of Omeish's neighbors on his cul-de-sac is the former bookkeeper for terror banker Soliman Biheiri. He started an Islamic investment bank that included Hamas leader Marzook and Abdullah bin Laden as major investors. Biheiri, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was recently convicted of lying about his connections to Marzook in an investigation into his terrorist ties.
----------- The Great Al-Qaeda "Patriot",{3AE6880C-EE17-45BC-AC49-C94980B5722F}

OCTOBER 21, 2007 : (RICHMOND , VA : INVESTIGATION OF DEMOCRAT TIES TO MAS & RADICAL PRO-HAMAS DAR AL HIJRAH MOSQUE-- See MAS, FALLS CHURCH CELL/VAJIHAD/PAINTBALLCELL) -- Two Republican state legislators are accusing Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and other Democrats of embracing radical Islamic organizations that support terrorism, an allegation that has outraged the governor and Muslim leaders, who say the GOP is resorting to fear-mongering to win votes. As Republicans work to retain their majorities in the General Assembly, the two delegates from the Shenandoah Valley say they are conducting an investigation into Democrats' ties to the Muslim American Society and Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center, both in Falls Church.(Excerpt) Read more at ...--------- 2 GOP Lawmakers Allege Democrats Have Ties to Terrorism Washington Post ^ | October 21, 2007 | Tim Craig

14 posted on 11/07/2009 9:20:17 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: FL_engineer

* Dar al-Hijra, a mosque in Falls Church, Va, notable for hardline Wahhabi preaching.
... Anybody know if that big mosque near the Falls Church shoooting is a radical mosque?
You are talking about the Dar AL Hijrah mosque at 3159 Row Place, Falls Church, VA. That would be the windmill shaped building 700 feet from the Home Depot where the FBI agent was murdered.
The mosque/islamic center is where this group of eleven [PAINTBALL JIHADISTS] were said to meet to hear lectures by an Islamic lecturer: Ali Al-Timimi,
The Michael’s craft store that Muhammad/Malvo visited twice earlier in 2002 is also in the same shopping center, so in my opinion, M&M must have visited this mosque in January and August 2002. I would even bet they ESCAPED to this mosque after the murder...
And with the LEADER of this group of 11 jihadists ALSO being a black Gulf I war veteran, Washington State native, and Islamic convert, I have to assume they met at some point and knew each other.
It is well-known that the dominant Muslim theology in Northern Virginia is Saudi Wahhabism, from the Dar al-Hijra mosque in Falls Church, to the phony “charitable foundations” Herndon, to the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg.
47 posted on 06/29/2003 4:17:46 PM PDT by FL_engineer

15 posted on 11/07/2009 9:24:38 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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[snip] U.S. District Judge Michael B. Mukasey released Elbarasse but wrote that he had worked "closely and directly" with Mousa Mohammed Abu Marzook, a former Falls Church resident [My note : see DAR AL HIJRAH MOSQUE] who is deputy chief of Hamas's political wing. The judge said Elbarasse had "achieved a level of trust sufficient to permit him to hold a joint account with Abu Marzook that was used to transfer substantial funds . . . used for terrorist activity abroad."
It was Marzook's bank records that agents found in Saturday's search of Elbarasse's house. The federal indictment unsealed Friday in Chicago charges Marzook in an alleged racketeering conspiracy that authorities said raised millions of dollars for Hamas. Also charged were former Howard University professor Abelhaleem Hasan Abdelraziq Ashqar, 46, of Fairfax County and Muhammad Hamid Khalil Salah, 51, of suburban Chicago. Salah and Ashqar were arrested Thursday. Marzook, expelled from the United States in 1997, is believed to be living in Syria.[/snip] Va. Family Defends Video of Bay Bridge - WaPo (8/25/2004)

Why is it all roads lead to Chicago?

1990s EARLY : (ILLINOIS : MOHAMMED SALAH EMPLOYED AT UASR IN OAK FOREST, IL -- SEE HAMAS, MOUSA ABU MARZOOK {falls church cell}) Mohammad Salah, whom the U.S. also later dubbed a specially designated terrorist, "was employed at UASR when it was still located in Oak Forest, Illinois, in the early 1990s," according to U.S. Attorney Gregory White.---Alleged Terror Threat Operates in DC Suburb ^ | 7/12/04 | Scott Wheeler

16 posted on 11/07/2009 9:39:37 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Hasan & Dar al Hijrah mosque ping

17 posted on 11/08/2009 12:00:37 AM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
Yes, he was in that northern Virginia Mosque alright. مركز دار الهجرة الاسلامي‎ Sufist (Wahhabi) to the core it seems.

Here's the thing: I am SUSCIPIOUS that C.A.I.R. D.C. members may well have known Hasan personally and recognized him the very afternoon his identity as Ft. Hood muslim shooter came out. That is why there were so quick to go on the news, issue press releases, get Ibrahim Cooper out there so aggressively, to damage control. There is something to this to me more than just trying to protect all Muslims from blowback; I suspect the know more and may be uncomfortable if some things came out. If there is a Hasan-C.A.I.R. connection it is going to blow the living daylights out of things. Lets dig down in that direction now.

And get this, Hasan, while in Killeen Texas, attended the same Mosque there--The Islamic Community of Greater Killeen--that the US Army Commander of Ft. Hood courtesy-call visited in May of this year on a politically-correct "mutual understanding visit" to meet with their imams and create good Local Muslim-Ft.Hood Synergy and Trust. (at the same time perhaps freaking Hasan was there for prayers and scheming!). This was because it would "make things safe for the troops". You cannot make this stuff up. It is so topsy turvey. Now political correctness has 13 people dead in morgues.

18 posted on 11/08/2009 12:25:24 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo
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19 posted on 11/08/2009 12:30:21 AM PST by amom
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To: SeekAndFind; Cindy; piasa; ASA Vet; BIGLOOK; AmericanInTokyo; Ernest_at_the_Beach; blam; ...

Good find.

The thugs in control of the outhouse have no control over good reporting in other countries.

For years the good newspapers published data about Bill Clintoon that was ignored by his beloved left wing American mediots.

20 posted on 11/08/2009 8:36:45 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Does 0b0z0 have any friends, who aren't traitors, spies, tax cheats and criminals?)
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