As the gay community bemoans the fact that a tech savvy genius assumed the CEO role at Mozilla six years after he donated money to Proposition 8, others are fearful of another Fort Hood shooting by a radical Muslim after the FBI let the threatening man remain free, according to Fox News on April 1.
Mohammad Abdulla Hassan (aka "Booker") was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo. in February of 2014. But as his April 7 basic training ship out date loomed, he began telling his friends that he was going to commit jihad. And no, this wasn't an April Fool's Day joke.
The FBI obviously believes after catching up with him, however, that he was just wanting to get out of his military commitment, as they are basically refusing media requests about the situation now and stating that, "We have interviewed this individual. There is not a manhunt and there never was one."
There is no imminent threat to public safety, nor should the public be concerned that this threat exists from an individual at large," the FBI added.
Threats against the President of the United States have to be investigated and discounted, and threats against a military base or operation have to be given due diligence too. But rarely does one hear about the FBI issuing a warning of impending danger (and a possible threat to law enforcement officials and military personnel) and then trying to make light of it days later. But that is what happened in this instance.
Interestingly, the FBI says that you can get five years just for pointing a laser at an aircraft, but they want Americans to not be alarmed when someone says they are going to commit jihad against the military like what happened at Fort Hood, when 13 people were killed.
The federal agency isn't concerned enough about that kind of threat now to keep an eye on the man, or to encourage law enforcement to do so either. And that is making some people concerned. Law enforcement sources told Fox News that it appeared others in addition to "Booker" may have expressed similar jihad intentions against military bases, according to the alert originally sent out by the Kansas City FBI field office.
And thus it makes no sense that the Federal Bureau of Investigations office in Kansas City is now trying to downplay their original assessment and warning to local law enforcement and military bases. They will undoubtedly come under severe scrutiny if an attack does occur, as they are currently attempting to silence the story they themselves started. And that will be a tragedy if jihad activity does take place on military bases soon.
The Atlanta Top News Examiner has a degree in criminal justice and behavioral forensics. And she can't believe that the national Federal Law Enforcement Agency would discount any threat made by anyone at this stage in history. But it is a good thing the Kansas City, MO FBI Field Office tried to advise the nation of this threat.