All that’s missing by way of red flags at this point is a Bin Laden tattoo on his ass. Maybe the papers are saving that for tomorrow.
The cards make no mention of his military affiliation, but underneath his name he listed himself as SoA (SWT). SoA is commonly used on jihadist Web sites as the acronym for Soldier of Allah, according to investigators and experts who have studied such sites. SWT is commonly used by Muslims as an acronym for Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, Glory to God.
“He was making no secret of allegiances,” said former FBI agent Brad Garrett, an ABC News consultant…
U.S. officials and analysts told ABCNews.com today that Hasan used multiple e-mail addresses and screen names as he contacted several jihadist web sites around the world.
In addition to his contacts with suspected al Qaeda recruiter Anwar al Awlaki in Yemen, authorities said there is evidence he contacted other radical sites and individuals, including some in Europe.
Remember, the feds’ excuse for not hauling him in after he contacted Aulaqi was that their exchanges dealt with basic Islamic subjects, not anything jihad-oriented. Question: How many jihadist websites are you allowed to contact — using multiple e-mail accounts, no less, presumably to conceal your identity — before that benefit of the doubt disintegrates? Does having “soldier of Allah” on your business card factor at all into the equation?
He’s staring at 13 counts of murder as of this afternoon, meanwhile. Which is one count fewer than what it should be.