Robert Spencer asks the pertinent--and obviously politically incorrect question--"why was he able to join the army in the first place, since Santiago’s enlistment came after his Muslim alter ego, Aashiq Hammad, had downloaded jihad propaganda?"
Asked and answered:
The obvious answer is that to bar him from the army on those grounds would have been “Islamophobic.” Recall that the Fort Hood jihad mass murderer, army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, had been in repeated contact with jihad mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki. But when the FBI agent who was monitoring Hasan’s communications reported these contacts to his superiors, they told him again and again that they had no interest. After the agent persisted, he was told that the bureau “doesn’t go out and interview every Muslim guy who visits extremist websites.”
Hasan, in any case, remained on active duty until, screaming “Allahu akbar,” he massacred 13 people at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.
Esteban Santiago was likewise not stopped. Nor was he by any means singular in this. After an Islamic jihadist set off bombs in New York City and New Jersey in September 2016, the New York Post reported: “It happened again: The FBI had the future Chelsea bomber on its radar — for a while, anyway — but let him slip through. Just as officials had done with men who became the perps in at least eight other terror attacks.”Oddly enough, the ripped-from-the-headlines "lone wolf" phenomenon is not on the agenda at today's American Muslim-Jew schmooze-a-thon (timed for Martin Luther King Day so all attendees can feel super-duper virtuous about themselves).
Another non-shockeroo, no?
Update: Currently (9:30 am EST) watching the ADL's Jonathan Greenblatt address the schmooze-a-thon.
The phrase that leaps to mind is "useful idiot."
Update: Another phrase that leaps to mind--"court Jew."