In federal documents obtained by 3TV, Hassan Abujihaad is accused of conspiring to kill Americans and disclosing classified information.
The Department of Homeland Security reportedly discovered several e-mail exchanges between late 2000 and fall of 2001 between Hassan Abujihaad and Azzam Publications.
Azzam Publications are Web sites that sell videos and CD roms that promote a “violent jihad.”
The following e-mails allegedly occurred while Abujihaad was a sailor in the United States Navy aboard the USS Benfold.
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In July of 2001, referring to the attack on the USS Cole, Abujihaad writes in an e-mail: “I am a Muslim station on board a U.S. warship currently operating deployed to the Arabian Gulf. It shall be noted before Osama’s latest video was viewed by massive people all over the world. That psychological anxiety had already set in on the America’s forces everywhere. All this is due to the martyrdom operation against the USS Cole.”
He continues “¦
“I want to let it be known that I have been in the Middle East for almost a total of three months. For these three months, you can truly see the effects of this psychological war fare taking a toll on junior and high-ranking officers.
But after the latest video supporting Palestine, the top brass and American officials were running around like headless chickens very afraid, wondering if there is a possible threat.”
The response from Azzam Publications was “¦
“I trust that you are doing your best to make sure that the other brothers and sisters in uniform are reminder that their sole purpose of existence in this Dunya [this world/this life] and is purely to worship our Lord and master, Allah.”