From Elsewhere: Oh what a surprise, or not. Fort Lauderdale shooter turns out to be a convert to Islam

Esteban Santiago the convert to Islam who killed five people at Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida


Many people choose to follow different religions from the ones followed by the families they were born in. This is a long standing right in free societies and isn’t really much of a problem when people convert to Judaism or Christianity or Hinduism or some other peaceful religious path. Choosing Islam on the other hand is a problem as Islam cannot honestly or accurately be described as a peaceful path.

Nobody is truly that bothered by someone who converts to the religious path that most suits them and answers the questions about life, the universe and everything that that person may have. However converting to Islam is a completely different kettle of fish. When someone converts to Islam they may not just change their prayers or style of dress or their diet, they are very likely to take the great many violent passages in the Koran and other religious books to heart and use them as inspiration to commit appalling atrocities.

This seems to be the case with the man who went mad with a gun at an airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. The attacker, Esteban Santiago, has been definitively revealed to be a man who converted to Islam prior to him joining the US military and questions are being asked as to how this man’s conversion to a dangerous fascistic spiritual path was not spotted by those in authority?

There’s a very informative article on the conservative leaning American online publication Front Page Magazine on the subject of Esteban Santiago or rather as he later became known Aashiq Hammad. Santiago (I refuse to use this violent savage’s ‘jihad’ name) is alleged to have suffered mental problems but worryingly he was still allowed to join the US military even after he had converted to the religion of rape and murder and had downloaded jihadist propaganda from the internet.

Here is a section of the article from Front Page Magazine written by the respected counter-jihad writer Robert Spencer. It makes very worrying reading and gives some indication how a culture of political correctness allowed this mentally unstable Muslim savage to join the army.

Front Page Magazine said:

It has now been definitively established that Esteban Santiago, who opened fire in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale Airport on January 6, murdering five people, was a convert to Islam who took the name Aashiq Hammad, downloaded jihadist material and recorded himself singing the Islamic confession of faith. The universal mainstream media indifference to these facts is yet another indication of how the prevailing denial and willful ignorance about the jihad threat is hamstringing our opposition to it.

The new revelations came after it was discovered that Santiago/Hammad had told the FBI, in a bizarre incident, that he was being forced to fight for the Islamic State (ISIS). He was also photographed making the one-finger sign that signifies one’s adherence to Islamic monotheism, and which has come to be associated with allegiance to ISIS.

Santiago’s aunt, Maria Ruiz Rivera, claimed that it was all about his mental problems: after he served in the U.S. army in Iraq, she said, “He lost his mind.” But this only raises a larger 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?

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.”

Why not?

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.”

Terror researcher Patrick Poole, who for years has tracked what he has dubbed the “known wolf” phenomenon – that is, jihad attacks perpetrated by people who were known to authorities who had turned a blind eye to the threat they posed – details one incident that is as disquieting as it is emblematic:

When the problem of terror recruitment amongst the U.S. Somali community by al-Shabaab became an issue in 2008 and 2009, there were reports in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, which has the second largest Somali population in the country, that al-Shabaab operative Dahir Gurey was fundraising and recruiting for the terrorist group in the area. He later showed up in Minneapolis.

When we told the FBI about it, the response was that our information couldn’t be accurate, because if it were true they would have heard about it from their local Muslim outreach partners.

This indicates a level of credulity on the part of law enforcement authorities that is truly breathtaking. Many who are aware of the nature and magnitude of the jihad threat blandly assume that officials parrot the party line about Islam being a religion of peace and “extremism” being a problem among people of all faiths in public, but in private are aware of the jihad threat and working to counter it. Poole’s account, however – and there are many other similar accounts – shows that they really believe the nonsense they purvey in public.

Read the rest of this excellent and worrying article via the link below:

This case, along with other cases of converts to the religion of rape and murder going ‘full Islam’, show exactly why those who convert to Islam should be treated with extreme suspicion. Those who convert to Islam are not merely choosing a different deity to follow or a different spiritual lifestyle, they are choosing a death cult that promotes the murder of those outside of the cult. Therefore those who convert to Islam should be treated with the same level of distrust, disdain and suspicion as those unbalanced people who choose to worship Stalin or Hitler. Converting to Islam is an act of rejection it is rejecting civilisation and instead choosing savagery. It is an act of treason against all that civilised nations and cultures have built and such individuals should be treated as ‘sick’ and terminally deluded. Those who convert to Islam knowing what it is all about are the very worst of people because unlike those who have the misfortune to be born Muslim and may indeed hate what they’ve been born into, converts to Islam freely choose this path of horrific and backward savagery.

Converts to Islam should never be placed in any position where they can do damage and certainly should not be recruited into the military in any civilised nation. It is a testament to the damage that political correctness has done to the United States that this man, who chose a spiritual and political path that contains many aspects that are anathema to the Constitution of that nation, was allowed to join the forces.

Five people are now dead because the American government submitted to political correctness and refused to see this man Santiago as the threat to security that he eventually turned out to be.