ABC's 'Blotter': Hasan Had Multiple Ties to Jihadi Groups, Styled Self As 'Soldier of Allah'

<p>Richard Esposito, Mary-Rose Abraham and Rhonda Schwartz of ABC's &quot;The Blotter&quot; have a fresh post up on ABCNews.com about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's ties to jihadi groups. It's a fascinating read.</p><p><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/hasan-multiple-mail-accounts-officials/sto... target="_blank">Esposito and his colleagues report that</a>:</p><!--break--><ul><li>Hasan printed personal business cards emblazoned with &quot;SoA(SWT)&quot; which stands for: &quot;Soldier of Allah: Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala [Glory to God].</li><li>&quot;On Hasan's official <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=6099038&amp;page=1" target="external">Army</a> personnel record, obtained by ABCNews.com., Hasan lists his e-mail address using the first name of Abduwall, instead of Nidal. Abduwalli, in Arabic, means &quot;slave of&quot; the great protector, or God&quot;</li><li>&quot;U.S. officials and analysts told ABCNews.com today that Hasan used multiple e-mail addresses and screen names as he contacted several jihadist web sites around the world.&quot; </li></ul><p>The bottom line?:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;He was making no secret of allegiances,&quot; said former <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/nyc-terror-plot-fbi-knocking-reporters-doo... target="external">FBI</a> agent Brad Garrett, an ABC News consultant.  </p></blockquote>

Ken Shepherd
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