FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of plotting ‘Ft. Hood-inspired jihad’

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 at 7:56 pm

The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.

The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad.” Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan.

Both the FBI and the 902d Military Intelligence Group at Fort Leavenworth are involved in the hunt.

The alert, a copy of which was obtained by FoxNews.com, was sent out by the FBI’s Kansas City Division on Friday and distributed through the U.S. Marine Corps. The portion obtained by FoxNews.com did not include Hassan’s photo or age. It was also sent to the Kansas City Police Department, which could indicate authorities believe he may have remained in the area where he was recruited.

The alert is titled, “Planned Fort Hood-inspired Jihad against US Soldiers by Army Recruit” and was issued “to inform and protect officers who may encounter this individual or others exhibiting the same aspirations.” The source of the information contained in the alert was listed as “An FBI agent.”

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One Response to “FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of plotting ‘Ft. Hood-inspired jihad’”

  1. sound awake on 1/01/14 at 7:18 pm

    the lesson of the ft hood massacre was and still is this:

    from now on anything can can happen anywhere at any time for any reason

    bad stuff wont just not happen because we think it isnt supposed to or we dont want it to

    bad stuff wont happen only if we make sure it doesnt happen

    it defies reason that they didnt learn from what happened

    rumsfeld was right:

    there are known knowns, there are known unknowns, and there are unknown unknowns