Muslim Cleric confirms that the Fort Hood Jihadist intended to carry out the worst terrorist attack on the U.S. since 9/11

Anwar al-Awlaki, the Islamic cleric with whom Major Hassan communicated for a year by e-mail, says that Hasan’s attack SHOULD NOT be seen by the government as an individual criminal act, but rather as an attack in the service of Islam.

al-Awlaki added that Muslims must NOT serve in the U.S. military unless they intend to follow in the footsteps of Hasan.

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