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Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

Discussion in 'Political/Religious Topics' started by grizcty, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Not a peep out of the MSM.

    Esteban Santiago aka “Aashiq Hammad"

    The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya.

    Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter to radical Islam while the official story from authorities is that the gunman is a mentally ill, Hispanic Army veteran named Esteban Santiago that became unhinged after a tour in Iraq. Only one mainstream media outlet mentions the possibility of Santiago’s “jihadist identity,” burying it in a piece about New York possibly being his initial target. A paragraph deep in the story mentions that investigators recovered Santiago’s computer from a pawn shop and the FBI is examining it to determine whether he created a “jihadist identity for himself using the name Aashiq Hammad…” The reset of the traditional mainstream media coverage promotes the government rhetoric that omits any ties to terrorism even though early on a photo surfaced of Santiago making an ISIS salute while wearing a keffiyeh, a Palestinian Arab scarf.

    The public records uncovered in the days after the massacre suggest Santiago (Hammad) is a radical Islamic terrorist that’s seriously committed to Islam. Besides taking on a Muslim name, he recorded three Islamic religious songs, including the Muslim declaration faith (“there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger”) known as the Shahada. He also posted a thread about downloading propaganda videos from Islamic terrorists on a weapons and explosives forum. The investigative news site that unearthed this disturbing information connected the dots between Santiago, who is of Puerto Rican descent, and Hammad, an identity he created in 2007.

    This week a prominent Ft. Lauderdale businessman and longtime resident addressed a letter to the city’s mayor and commissioners blasting county and federal officials for covering up that “Aashiq Hammad, not Esteban Santiago, attacked our city and county.” The businessman, respected Ft. Lauderdale real estate entrepreneur Jim Morlock, specifically names Broward County’s elected sheriff Scott Israel, Florida senator Bill Nelson, the first to identify Santiago as the shooter on national television, and congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, ousted last summer as Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair over a scandalous plot to damage Bernie Sanders during the primary.

    “Since when does a US Senator (Bill Nelson), not law enforcement, be the one to so quickly release this terrorist’s Hispanic name but nothing about his more relevant Islamic background?” the letter asks. Obama must have told Sen. Nelson to keep this from looking like a Muslim Terrorist attack during the last 12 days of his watch. Bad for his legacy.” Morlock goes on to state that it’s “better to portray this atrocity as white Hispanic Alaskan mental Iraq war vet gun violence.” The real estate entrepreneur proceeds to reveal that Santiago lives in walking distance to the only mosque in Alaska, was radicalized before he entered the military and was knowingly allowed to serve despite his Islamic sympathies thanks to “Obama’s PC military.”

    The letter poses interesting questions, including why this Muslim terrorist chose Ft. Lauderdale out of all the nation’s airports and who Santiago knows in Broward county, which has a large and growing Islamic community. In 2015 Judicial Watch obtained records from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) that show and Al Qaeda terrorist who helped plan several U.S. attacks lived in Broward County and graduated from the local community college with a degree in computer engineering. His name is Adnan G. El Shukrijumah, but he also had a Hispanic identity, Javier Robles, and for years he appeared on the FBI’s most wanted list. Back in 2012 Judicial Watch reported on a terrorist front group’s demands that Broward County public schools close twice a year to celebrate Islamic holy days, illustrating the influence that Muslims have in the region.

    http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2...-identified-aashiq-hammad-years-joining-army/
     
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  2. Kmcdowell

    Kmcdowell G&G Evangelist

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    Griz, I am shocked! I can't believe it!
     
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  3. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Dang, just when I was kind of thinking this time no Towelhead(s) involved!
     
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  4. jwrauch

    jwrauch G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    What planet do you live on ??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  5. Fishhead

    Fishhead G&G Enthusiast

    If this is true, it might explain why this story went away so quickly.

    White-Hispanic (racist-Catholic?)
    Army veteran (right wing terrorist?)

    Seems like an easy drum to beat if you want to make the case that certain Middle Eastern religious types are not the only ones that commit senseless acts of barbarism.

    However, does it really matter whether it was "Esteban Santiago" the nut-job terrorist murderer or "Aashiq Hammad" the nut-job terrorist murderer? The guy is a nut-job terrorist murderer and should be dealt with as such.
     
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  6. john_r

    john_r G&G Evangelist

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  7. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    I agree. However, to answer your rhetorical question, YES IT DOES matter, politically, and especially in the lamestream media, which is constantly attempting to downplay and soft peddle the muslim threat.

    "Esteban Santiago" was a red herring!!
     
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  8. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    You beat me to it! LOL!!!
     
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  9. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    Was there ever any doubt once you heard he showed up at the FBI claiming to hear voices from ISIS or whatever?

    The Obozo agenda of letting in Muslims and taking your guns away is getting Trumped. ;)
     
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  10. john_r

    john_r G&G Evangelist

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    Hispanic vs. Muslim matters because there is NO doctrine, cultural trait, religious mandate, or tendency among Hispanics to kill non-Hispanics that don't learn to like rice and beans, whereas Muslims; well, we know the answer there.

    Being Hispanic is a matter of birth location, Muslim is a psycho death cult. Anyone can become a psycho killer, like Dylan Roof or Charles Manson, but Islam teaches this crap.

    I can convert to Islam, I cannot convert to Hispanic.
     
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  11. TXplt

    TXplt Gun Toting Boeing Driver Forum Contributor

    Yup.

    The Mexican guys at the 7-11 buying beer for the crew after a long day cutting grass or fixing roofs aren't much of a threat--any more so than anyone else stopping in for a 6-pack after work. It might irk me their kids get 'free' schools and medical care (which I pay for) from time to time but they aren't trying to kill me. And they are working and productive members of the America I know -- as well as being generally friendly. But not trying to harm or kill me.

    Whereas the radical Muslims are. Doctrinally. Actively recruiting and multiplying.

    My idea of 'normal' folks in America is they don't do this. There are a few nuts and miscreants from time to time, but few organized efforts to kill me that begin to compare with the islamists. Wanting to harm me just because I'm me and happen to have different beliefs than them.

    So it DOES matter .... A lot.
     
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  12. Fishhead

    Fishhead G&G Enthusiast

    To those of us tired of being told Islam is no threat it chaps our hides, because we recognize it for the lie it is. To the corpses and families he left behind it matters not a whit.

    Getting the full story should be important, but we know that isn't going to happen. So, be mad at the media all you want. I'm right there with you. But is dead is dead, and the families will still grieve their loss to a stupid, senseless act.
     
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  13. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Yeah, but he was apparently saying the CIA was using some kind of mind control on him to MAKE him watch ISIS videos.

    A frootloop is a frootloop.
     
  14. john_r

    john_r G&G Evangelist

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    I was suspicious the instant I noticed that the original information about the incident was coming from Democrat Senator Bill Nelson. WTF. When did elected officials take over the role of news media? Officially, I mean; I know they've run the media for quite a while, but this is jumping the shark.
     
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  15. ACfixer

    ACfixer Global Warming Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    It matters to them too, or at least would to me if I was in their shoes. When you have two names in this day, Esteban Santiago or Aashiq Hammad, I would want to know straight up that my family members may have been killed in part due to the failure (or refusal) of this administration to acknowledge that Islam is a threat to our very lives.
     
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  16. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Yep, their very refusal to even acknowledge that ANY Muslim can be a potential terrorist is way troubling.
     
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  17. john_r

    john_r G&G Evangelist

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    It's like the Skittles test. You have a bowl containing a thousand Skittles, but you know for a fact that one of them is poisoned. Do you eat any of them?
     
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