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Terrorist Hasan writes new letters to Fox ahead of his trial

It is sheer lunacy that the U.S. military still classifies the Fort Hood terrorist attack an incident of “workplace violence” when accused terrorist shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan has all but admitted to being an Islamic extremist.

In a new set of handwritten and typed documents prepared specifically for release to Fox News before his trail begins, Hasan now “appears to renounce his U.S. citizenship, abandons his military oath as a commissioned officer, and explains his relationship with radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki — the first American targeted for death by the CIA,” Catherine Herridge reported Thursday.

The network released the documents confirmed to be from Hasan, most of which included the acronym “SoA” – Soldier of Allah  – the same found on Hasan’s business cards after the shooting, the report said.

While Hasan continues to draw a paycheck, survivors are denied the Purple Heart and struggle financially because the “workplace violence” classification denies them “certain benefits and pay.”

And now, in his own words and in his own hand, Hasan renounced his citizenship, his military service and called terrorist Awlaki a “teacher, mentor and friend.”

According to Herridge’s report:

In the only document bearing a date — Oct. 18, 2012 — Hasan writes: “I, Nidal Malik Hasan, am compelled to renounce any oaths of allegiances that require me to support/defend (any – sic) man made constitution (like the constitution of the United States) over the commandments mandated in Islam … I therefore formally renounce my oath of office … this includes my oath of U.S. citizenship.”

In another document, the only one which is typed, Hasan declares that American democracy and Shariah law are incompatible. “There is an inherent and irreconcilable conflict. … in an American Democracy ‘we the people’ govern according to what ‘we the people’ think is right or wrong; even if it specifically goes against what All-Mighty God commands.”

On his relationship with the radical cleric Awlaki, with whom he exchanged emails before the massacre, Hasan also wrote: “He (al-Awlaki) was my teacher, mentor and friend. I hold him in high esteem for trying to educate Muslims about their duties to our creator. May All-Mighty Allah accept his martyrdom.”

Herridge spoke to Thomas Joscelyn from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies who agreed, as do most Americans, that Hasan’s writings prove he is a terrorist Muslim extremist.

“He’s clearly saying that he’s a homegrown extremist, that he’s somebody who identifies with Al Qaeda’s ideology,” Joscelyn said. “He’s somebody who definitely reached out to an Al Qaeda cleric and who decided he was going to take up Al Qaeda’s cause here on American soil.”

Hasan faces death or life in prison if convicted at his court martial set to begin on August 6.

Watch the Fox report on the newly released writings by Hasan:

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