November 13, 2009
Fort Hood jihadi Major Nidal Hasan called himself 'soldier of Allah' on business cardsTopics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
The photograph below, taken on Friday, Nov. 6, 2009 in Killeen, Texas, shows a business card that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan gave to his neighbor a day before going on a shooting spree at the Fort Hood Army Base. According to ABC News, Hasan obtained the cards over the Internet and make no mention of Hasan's military affiliation. (H/t - Examiner.com, AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)
The "SoA" under his name means "Soldier of Allah," the "SWT" beside it is an acryonm for "Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala," or "Glory to Him, the Exalted" (apparently to be used after the name of "Allah.") In the chilling and sickening song "Soldiers of Allah - They Can't Stop Islam," placed online in April of this year, we get a taste of the focus of the expression "SoA." (Warning: Link goes to an Arab website and may not be worksafe. H/t - AmericanInTokyo at Free Republic). Clearly, in Hasan's case, the "SoA" and the lyrics of the song was most definitely applicable. However, there is no evidence that Hasan ever actually heard this particular song.
Posted by Abdul at November 13, 2009 10:51 AM
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