Rusty at The Jawa Report sums up some of the history behind the latest terrorist takedown.
Many former authors and readers of the website have been convicted in terrorism related cases. Those include the other founder of the website Jesse “Younes Abdullah” Morton who was convicted of threatening the creators of South Park and Zachary “Abu Talhah al-Amrikee” Chesser for attempting to join the al Qaeda linked al Shabaab in Somalia. Others affiliated with the website and its owners include Carlos Almonte and Mohamed Hamoud Alessa, both of whom were also convicted of attempting to join al Shabaab, but the former is more famously known for his “Death to all Juice” sign.
Another little known connection between the Revolution Muslim crowd and terror is that it is very likely that Nidal Hasan himself was a reader of the website. Duane Reasoner, a confidant of Nidal Hasan in the months leading up to Ft. Hood, was a fan of Revolution Muslim who had sometimes commented on the website and on the group’s YouTube page. Evidence suggests that Hasan himself also was a registered user of the Revolution Muslim website.
But these are just a few anecdotes. Just how deep were the connections between the Revolution Muslim website and homegrown terrorists and Islamists radicals in the US? A 2010 report concluded that nearly 1/3 of all domestic terror cases in the US at that time had links to al-Khattab and Revolution Muslim.
Eventually Khattab fled the US and landed in Morocco where he stayed for a few years. He eventually came back to the US, enrolled in college, and declared himself a changed man. He even went on CNN to talk about his “former” radicalism. CNN described this new Khattab as a “moderate”.
Except, as we showed here, he was lying. He still was a radical. He still wanted to do things like nuke Israel.
Now he got nuked instead.