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

santiago-isis-finger-saluteJudicial Watch, January 10, 2017:

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.

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FBI Correct: Sharia Adherent Muslims Have Mental Issues

Understanding the Threat, y John Guandolo, January 9, 2017:

Five (5) people are dead and 13 others wounded after Esteban Santiago shot them with a handgun inside the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Airport Friday (1/06/2017).

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The FBI got one thing right:  like all sharia adherent muslims, Santiago is not mentally aligned with civilized society.  Santiago’s family said he “lost his mind,” and says he has never been the same since he came back from Iraq.  This may all be true.

But it begs some questions.

Isn’t it interesting how jihadis who have been investigated by the FBI with no action taken, wind up killing and/or wounding Americans in places like Little Rock, Boston, New York, San Bernadino, Orlando, and elsewhere, and are then dubbed “mentally ill?”

They are never dubbed “Islamic jihadis” or “Islamic terrorists.”

santiagobeardsantiagoPhotos of Santiago show him with a sharia compliant beard, wearing an olive drab keffiyeh flashing his index finger, the same sign ISIS and others jihadis flash demonstrating their belief in Islamic Tawheed, the oneness of allah.

Santiago told the FBI he heard voices telling him to watch ISIS videos, and the FBI determined that qualified him for the title “mentally ill.”  Muslims around the world teach their children jihad must be waged against non-muslims until Islam rules the world.  They teach this because it is what the Koran commands and what Islam’s prophet Mohammad commanded and worked for as well.

Crucifixion, beheadings, amputations, whipping and other punishments are a part of sharia because allah commands them in the Koran.

Considering all this, it is not unreasonable for sane people to consider adherents of sharia mentally unstable or insane, even though they are sincerely following doctrinal Islam.

It is worth noting that Esteban Santiago was sane enough to know that when he ran out of bullets at the Fort Lauderdale airport he should lay on the ground to keep from getting shot by police.

Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooter Pictured in Islamic Garb – Posted on Weapons Forum About Jihadi Videos

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The Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft, January 7, 2016:

On Friday a lone shooter killed 4-5 people and injured several more at the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport in Florida.
The gunman was later identified…

Shooter Identified: Esteban Santiago

Esteban Santiago was born in 1990 in New Jersey. He grew up in Puerto Rico and currently lived within walking distance of Alaska’s only mosque.

This photo of Esteban Santiago was first posted at GotNews.org.

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The mainstream media later posted the photo but forgot to mention that Santiago is wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh, a garment made famous by Palestinian terror leader Yassier Arafat. Santiago is also holding his finger in a position common to members of ISIS.

Esteban Santiago told FBI officials in November he was ISIS.

Then there’s this…
It looks like Esteban posted on an obscure internet forum discussing Islamic videos in 2007.
Via Got News:

Here is Santiago’s email address from a criminal report in 2015— “Naota33@hotmail.com”

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This same email address “Naota33” popped up on an explosives and weapons forum on downloading Islamist videos back in 2007.

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“Naota33” comments that “the first link is the only one that works”, indicating he tried to download multiple videos of radical Islamic jihadist propaganda online.

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This story is developing……

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CSP’s Jim Hanson at the 4 min. mark:

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