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U.S. Army recruit plans jihad on American troops

Convicted terrorist Nidal Hasan
Convicted terrorist Nidal Hasan
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Military police and the FBI are searching for a suspected terrorist who warned of a “ Fort Hood inspired jihad against U.S. troops.

The FBI's Kansas City Division released and alert on Friday about a possible terrorist attack against American soldiers. The report indicated that a new recruited who calls himself Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, told friends of his plan to commit jihad.

Hassan who goes by the alias of Booker, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, MO., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training in April. Law enforcement and the military learned of his planned attack last week and he was discharged.

Fox News reported this morning that, authorities issued a state wide alert to be on the “look out” for Hassan. According to the alert:

“On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent. BOOKER had been recruited by the US Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for Basic Training on 7 April 2014. Kansas City Division Agents interviewed BOOKER on 20 March 2014.”

Authorities believe, there may be others in addition to Hassan who also might have expressed similar intentions to commit jihad against U.S. military installations or personnel.

The Fort Hood shooting, referenced in the alert, took place on Nov. 5, 2009. It was the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation.

Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist, and radical Muslim, killed 13 people and injured dozens more inside the Texas Army base.