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Fort Hood Shooter Writes Letter Asking to Become Citizen of Islamic State

Fort Hood terrorist Nidal Hasan has handwritten a letter addressed to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, requesting to join the caliphate. Hasan stated it would “bring my heart to great joy” to become an “obedient citizen soldier” for ISIS, fighting in the name of Allah.

Watch the Fox News report below…


In the letter, Hasan says “I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.”  He added that “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.”

Fox News also reported:

The two-page letter includes Hasan’s signature and the abbreviation SoA for Soldier of Allah.

Hasan’s attorney, John Galligan, said the letter “underscores how much of his life, actions and mental thought process are driven by religious zeal. And it also reinforces my belief that the military judge committed reversible error by prohibiting Major Hasan from both testifying and arguing … how his religious beliefs” motivated his actions during the shooting.

“Driven by religious zeal.”

His own attorney wants to make clear how Hasan’s actions were motivated by his religious beliefs.

Hasan shot over 30 people, killing 14 (including an unborn child) during the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. The Obama administration labeled the attack an act of “workplace violence,” a designation which denies victims of the shooting from attaining medical benefits.

Now, his radical Islamic terrorist motivations have him wanting to join the group that just beheaded an American journalist.

While the victims of the Fort Hood massacre have received no benefits because of the administration turning a blind eye to an obvious terror attack, Hasan received nearly $300,000 in benefits after the attack.

A bill was introduced in the House over a year ago called the Fort Hood Victims and Families Benefits Protection Act. The Act would designate those killed or wounded at Fort Hood the same “as members killed or wounded in a combat zone or civilian employees killed or wounded in a terrorist attack or while serving in a contingency operation,” and would provide those victims with “the maximum level of benefits available.”

Tellingly, of 25 co-sponsors for this bill, only one of them, Gene Green (TX) is a Democrat.

Hasan was convicted almost exactly one-year ago today on murder charges and sentenced to death.