“And fight with them until there is no more unbelief and religion should be only for Allah.” —Koran 8:39
“I will cast fear into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then smite their necks and smite of them each fingertip.” —Koran 8:12
Esteban Santiago’s Alter Ego Is Aashiq Hammad
Esteban Santiago, the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooter, listed his religion as being Sunni Islam on his MySpace account. S. Nobel’s speculation that this Jihadist’s family has known about his adherence to Islam is not unfounded, since Esteban had already gone public about his identity as Aashiq Hammad on social media back in 2007. He was even downloading Islamic music to his MySpace account. And all of this was happening three years prior to his 2010 deployment to Iraq.
The Military Welcomes Dangerous Islamists
So, the US military could easily have found out that they were giving high-level weapons training to a Sunni Muslim who, at any time, might turn his military training to jihadist purposes. A doctrinaire Muslim cannot honestly swear a military oath to protect the Constitution of the United States, since Islam runs totally counter to the principles of freedom and equal protection for all found in the US Constitution, which is basically the Golden Rule written into law. Islam, in fact, prescribes the murder of all who actively oppose its ideology, although its fascist ways are often excused, since it wears religion as a beard.
And the US military should have known, before admitting Santiago, that he was a risk, since, according to GotNews, “[r]ecords suggest the Fort Lauderdale Airport shooter Esteban Santiago is Puerto Rican, a fan of Japanese anime cartoons, and possibly a radical Islamic terrorist.” This information was knowable already back in 2007 to anyone who might execute a simple Nexis search to investigate Esteban Santiago’s email history. According to GotNews, “[t]wo e-mail addresses are listed as belonging to Santiago, including Naota33@hotmail.com” where someone using his account “posted on an explosives and weapons forum on a thread about mass-downloading propaganda videos from Islamic terrorists.” This is not someone who should have been hired by the military. But, in a world where America’s Commander-in-Chief likes to release Muslim Jihadists from Gitmo and enjoys saying things like “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” the US military is likely being forced to allow doctrinaire Muslims to infiltrate its ranks.
Esteban Santiago Advertised His Conversion to Islam
A Nexis search will yield the fact that Aashiq Hammad gives Penuelas, Puerto Rico, as his place of origin, the same as Esteban Santiago. And Aashiq Hammad recorded three songs on his MySpace account, the first of which was “La ilaha illAllah”—Arabic for “There is no God but Allah,” the first half of the Shahada declaration of Muslim faith. (The second half goes like this: “. . . and Muhammad is his Messenger.”)
It Takes One to Know One
Walid Shoebat, himself an ex-Muslim, has analyzed the picture of Esteban Santiago and has pointed out that “the dead giveaway . . . is not just the Kaffiyeh around his neck, even more particular, is him raising his index finger. The Muslim calls the index finger sabbabah, to proclaim there is no god but Allah, a single unique god. This is a sign that he believes that Allah is the unique absolute one (not the Trinity) who sent Muslims to destroy the concept of the Trinity which would be three fingers raised as Orthodox Christians do. This is the signal. If the Nazi has a Seig Heil the Islamist has the sabbabah (index finger) and he raises it on photo ops to declare his allegiance to Allah.” Shoebat, however, at the time of his posting, must not have known about Aashiq Hammad’s 2007 appearance on MySpace, since he speculates that Santiago—who is being characterized in the legacy media as ex-military—“was converted during his service in the Middle East.”
Claims & Questions
There have been miscellaneous Facebook postings claiming that Aashiq Hammad lived 1.6 miles from the “only mosque in Alaska.” (You can do a Facebook search to find these, if Facebook has not yet censored them by the time of publication for this article). It has also been claimed that Aashiq Hammad told the FBI that he was being forced to fight for the Islamic State and that he heard voices. If any of this is true, could it be that he was intentionally setting up an insanity plea for himself? And why was he not being closely monitored? Why would the FBI permit someone who is hearing voices to walk around free and then travel with guns all the way to Florida?
Infowars has made some troubling speculations along these lines, asking “Why has this individual been able to freely travel across state lines, fly in an airplane and still have a military ID on his person? Could he be another FBI patsy? . . . The FBI has a history of setting people up with the necessary tools to commit crimes or even terror attacks . . . : NYT: FBI Hatches Terror Plots; FBI Entraps Witless Patsy in Federal Reserve Bombing Plot; Clueless Patsy Set Up by FBI in Christmas Tree Bombing Plot; . . . FBI Creates Another Terror Patsy; . . . FBI Introduced Omar Mateen to Informants Prior to Pulse [Nightclub] Attack . . . .”
While some people view Infowars unfavorably, because of its tendency to reveal government conspiracies, it has actually become far easier to believe Infowars, these days, than anything we see from the government or from legacy media sources. After all, these “official” sources are indeed guilty of cleansing Hammad/Santiago’s photographic image , by editing out his Yasser Arafat-style Palestinian kaffiyeh scarf as well as his Islamic index-finger salute (the sabbabah). He has even been referred to as “white Hispanic” in order to be politically correct in connecting a bad actor to the white community. And he has even had his complexion blanched in some news photos.