Last Thursday an event stunned the nation and shook our military: a soldier fired over 100 rounds of ammunition into a crowd at a Texas Army Base, killing 13 and wounding 30, resulting in the worst military base massacre in U.S. history.
As a nation, including our President, and especially the many families and soldiers directly affected by this dark tragedy, mourns, and as we await the investigation into why Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Malik Hasan held Fort Hood under siege, taking the lives of his fellow officers, concerns about his possible ties to terrorists are rising. Is he a psycho gone mad or a terrorist ready and willing to kill Americans? What we can confirm is that mainstream American Muslim groups across the country have condemned this horrific event, yet, just hours after it occurred, a small group of radical American Muslims called The Brothers of the Revolution Muslim, praised Hasan for his deadly rampage. On their website, describing Hasan as “An Officer and a Gentleman,” they announced their love for him, claiming he “was injured while partaking in a preemptive attack”, and that they “do NOT denounce his actions.”
This shocking story broke as part of an Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Uncovering America report by Drew Griffin, “Homegrown Hate”, which gave some insights into this disturbing group. The Revolution Muslim group were brazen enough to place the report on their website, plus a recent forty minute audio broadcast with a very chilling and repulsive response, condemning the report, CNN, Drew Griffin, Anderson Cooper, America in general, as well as rambling on other topics and proclaiming their self-righteousness, yet declaring their hatred.
Highlighted in CNN’s report and interviewed are two converts, Yousef Al-Khattab and Younus Abdullah Muhammad, who were both born and raised in the United States, “a country whose way of life they say they hate”. They gather outside New York’s 96th Street Masque, where thousands of Muslims congregate everyday “to praise Allah, give thanks and pray for peace.” But unlike the peaceful Muslims inside, these radical American Muslims preach and recruit with a different message: “We tell you Muslims to rise up,” and the words used are chilling, “…the Quran demands that you disavow and make hatred and enmity between democracy, between nationalism, between secularism. And that you see Obama as the enemy he really is. That you see the United States as the enemy it really is.”
As you watch the report you will find more troubling the ideology of these radicals who are, in their own words, “commanded to terrorize the disbelievers.” Griffin points out that their Jihadist version of Islam is what “allows them to conclude the killing of American soldiers overseas is justified; that the attack of 9/11 was also justified; and that an attack on almost any American is justified.”
Both, Yousef Al-Khattab and Younus Abdullah Muhammad, look to “Osama Bin Laden as the true living model of Islam” and declare their for love him, claiming he hasn’t done anything wrong. They also “yearn for the day Israel will vanish” and in the words of Yousef Al-Khattab, “I would like to see Israel wiped off the map.” “I would like to see a mushroom cloud over it…” Yousef Al-Khattab also had some alarming comments about our current President. The report notes the Revolution Muslim ties to other radicals, such as Neil Bryant Venus, Tarek Mehanna, and Daniel Maldonado.
The New York Mosque has tried to prevent the Revolution Muslim from preaching their kind of hatred by involving law enforcement and the good news is that the FBI has these radicals on their radar. The FBI has assigned agents to watch them, monitor their website, and keep track of those who are viewing and listening. However, at this point there is not much that can be done because the Brothers of the Revolution Muslim are protected by the First Amendment right of free speech bestowed upon them by the country they detest.