Posts Tagged ‘Ft. Hood’


Money jihad news: recommended reading

June 6, 2013
  • Al Qaeda and kidnapping kingpin Mokhtar Belmokhtar part ways.  Like most divorces, it’s about money… more>>
  • Ever noticed while doing Internet searches that several dubious entities yield page after page of strictly positive search results, with no negative coverage?  This isn’t just misleading—it’s a threat to the banking systemmore>>
  • Nidal Hasan has been paid $278,000 of your tax dollars since he killed 13 soldiers… more>>
  • Don’t want to help fuel the conflict in Syria? Then don’t buy Roman and Byzantine artifacts stolen from Syrian cemeteries and churches… more>>



Hasan’s secret Santa

November 28, 2009

Earlier this month the Dallas Morning News reported that Nidal Malik Hasan may have wired funds to Pakistan prior to his Ft. Hood rampage.  I had originally speculated in a comment over at Sharia Finance Watch’s blog that the recipient of Hasan’s largesse was Al Qaeda.  But the intrepid Times of India is reporting now that Hasan’s dance partner was actually Lashkar-e-Taiba:

NEW DELHI: Investigations into the Fort Hood massacre have begun to point to acccused Nidal Malik Hasan’s links with Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Sources aware of the FBI investigations into the killings by Hasan said the army psychiatrist, who went on a rampage killing US armed forces personnel, regularly wired money to LeT in Pakistan. Coming just after the arrests of two Lashkar jihadis — David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana — the finding is seen as a manifestation of LeT’s growing clout in the US.

Congressman Peter Hoekstra had earlier claimed to have received information from independent sources that Hasan may have wired money to contacts in Pakistan suggesting that he had links with terror groups based in that country. Hoekstra, who is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said US agencies were probing Hasan’s links in Pakistan.

Investigations since, according to sources here, had identified recipients of Hasan’s money as Jamat-ud-Dawa — the front organisation of Lashkar. Sources said the accused, who regularly accessed Hafeez Mohammad Saeed’s speeches on JuD’s website — had wired thousands of dollars to contacts known to the LeT chief…

Meanwhile, the mainstream media still insist that LeT is solely interested in the Kashmir issue… If true, the report goes to show that jihadist organizations and sympathizers are jihadists first, and any regional focus is secondary to the broader jihad.


Terror comes too cheap

November 5, 2009

Hasan at 7-11

Muslim terrorist Nidal Malik Hasan incurred no significant expenses (not even his life, since that was worthless) before he killed 12 and wounded 31 today in a treasonous attack on fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood, Texas.

According to Reuters, Hasan used two handguns in his assault.  We don’t know the makes or models of the firearms yet, but I would speculate that they set him back only a few hundred dollars apiece.  The ammunition would have cost chicken scratch.

As a major in the United States Army, Hasan was drawing O-4 pay.  Military pay is based on rank and time in service, and the AP reported that Hasan has served at least six years.  A quick review of the military’s pay chart for 2009 shows that Hasan would have been earning over $60,000 a year, easily enough to buy for handguns, ammunition, any training he needed, and firing range fees.

This is not to rule out the possibility that he received help, instructions, or material support from others, but it highlights the modern reality that grave damage can be inflicted with minimum financial resources.

According to the 9/11 Commission Report, “The 9/11 plotters eventually spent somewhere between $400,000 and $500,000 to plan and conduct their attack” (p. 169 in my copy).  That was less than half a million dollars to kill over 3,000 people.  And Hasan spent maybe $1,000 to kill twelve.

By designating terrorist financiers, freezing terrorist assets, divesting from the Middle East, we can theoretically drain the terrorists’ financial swamp dry.  But even without much money, jihad guarantees (with apologies to Michael Crichton) that “death finds a way.”