Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan wrote a letter to the Islamic State terror group’s leader, asking to be admitted as a “citizen” of the caliphate.
The undated two-page letter, obtained by Fox News, was addressed to “Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”
“I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,” Hasan wrote. “It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don’t compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers.”
Hasan killed 13 and injured more than 30 during the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting. The Obama administration classified the massacre as an incident of “workplace violence.”
Hasan’s civilian attorney in Bell County, John Galligan, said Hasan requested the letter be released to Fox News, and no other outlets.
“It’s just another expression of his very observant and zealous religious beliefs,” Galligan said. “Unfortunately, it was not allowed to become part of his case. It arguably could have been a mitigating factor that could have spared him the death penalty.”