Terrorist Nidal Hassan who killed 13 at Fort Hood congratulates Taliban from death row

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Terrorist Nidal Hassan who killed 13 at Fort Hood congratulates Taliban from death row

The terrorist Army major who murdered 13 colleagues and injured more than 30 others in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood cheered the Taliban in a triumphant victory message from death row.

“We Have Won!!!” Nidal Hasan wrote in a missive he asked his lawyer to pass along to the Taliban’s leadership, according to Fox News, which obtained a copy.

“All-Praises be to All-Mighty Allah! Congratulations on your victory over those who hate for the Laws of All-Mighty God to be supreme on the land,” the former Army psychiatrist wrote in the letter he told his lawyer to forward to Afghanistan’s new rulers.

“I pray to Allah that He helps you implement Shariah Law fully, correctly, and fairly,” Hasan wrote, referring to the Islamic law the Taliban previously used to justify extreme punishments and severe restrictions of women’s rights.

“We must learn from the nations of the past and not let our wretchedness overcome us thus earning His (God’s) wrath,” added Hasan, writing from death row at Fort Leavenworth Prison in Kansas.

Maj. Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people in a shoot at a Texas army base told his lawyer to send a letter to the Taliban congratulating them on taking over Afghanistan.
Maj. Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 people in a shoot at a Texas army base told his lawyer to send a letter to the Taliban congratulating them on taking over Afghanistan.
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Former Sgt. Howard Ray said that Hasan's letter is a reminder that terrorism is both abroad and domestic.
Former Sgt. Howard Ray said that Hasan’s letter is a reminder that terrorism is both abroad and domestic.
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“It is to All-Mighty God we give thanks!”

Hasan’s attorney, retired Army Col. John Galligan, gave a copy of the letter to Fox News — insisting that the wording “does not come as any surprise” and instead shines a further negative light on the White House.

“It reflects the deeply held convictions he has for his Islamic faith and his perceived value of Sharia Law,” Galligan told Fox News in a statement.

“I believe he is pleased to see that the Biden Administration is now seemingly willing to engage with the Taliban as de facto government in Afghanistan,” he said.

John Galligan, Hasan's lawyer says the wording of the letter does not come as a surprise to him.
John Galligan, Hasan’s lawyer says the wording of the letter does not come as a surprise to him.
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A candlelight vigil held at Fort Hood Stadium, Friday November 6, 2009 in Killean, Texas.
A candlelight vigil held at Fort Hood Stadium, Friday November 6, 2009 in Killean, Texas.
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“While Major Hasan has not changed his opinions about the Taliban, it would appear President Biden has done a complete about-face,” Galligan quipped.

Fox News did not make clear if Galligan had, in fact, tried to forward the letter to the Taliban.

Survivors of Hasan’s Texas massacre ripped his letter, with one, former Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, insisting that he appeared in denial that his mass shooting was “against the true teachings of the Quran.”

Hasan was an army psychiatrist stationed at Fort Hood prior to his murderous rampage.
Hasan was an army psychiatrist stationed at Fort Hood prior to his murderous rampage.
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“He needs to be thankful that he is alive. He needs to be thankful that we did not try him according to Shariah Law,” Lunsford, who survived getting shot seven times and grazed in the head, told Fox.

Former Sgt. Howard Ray, a witness to the Fort Hood attack who helped get people to safety as Hasan shot at him, said Hasan’s letter to the Taliban should serve as a reminder that radical Islamic terrorism is still a threat.

Former Sgt. Howard Ray, who helped get people to safety as Hasan shot at him, told Fox that Hasan’s message is “a stark reminder that terrorism is still alive, obviously abroad and here at home.”

“It just takes the will of a few select people to destroy the lives of others,” he said.

“It’s not the people who understand religion for what it’s supposed to be. It’s those who take extreme positions and then act on those extreme ideologies that we have to worry about,” he stressed.

He said Saturday’s 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks is a stark reminder that “we need to constantly remember what it was that drove those people to do those heinous acts, and it was, in this case, Islamic extremism. We need to keep a watchful eye on that.”

Hasan was sentenced to death in 2013.

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