Signalman Hassan Abu-Jihaad, USN
When Hassan Abu-Jihaad joined the Navy, did anyone ask him about his loyalty? His attachment to the jihad ideology? I expect not. I think it likely that no one would have dared, and if anyone had done so, he would have been branded a racist and an “Islamophobe.”
“Navy Says Leak Posed A Threat,” from AP :
NEW HAVEN “” – The U.S. Navy would have immediately changed plans had it known that details of ship movements had been leaked to suspected terrorism supporters, a top Navy official testified Wednesday at the trial of a former Navy sailor on terrorism charges.
Hassan Abu-Jihaad, 32, of Phoenix, has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging that he provided material support to terrorists and disclosed classified national defense information. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.
Abu-Jihaad, an American-born Muslim convert formerly known as Paul R. Hall, is accused of leaking information that could have doomed his own ship. He was a Navy signalman and received an honorable discharge in 2002.
He is accused of leaking details included the makeup of his Navy battle group, its planned movements and a drawing of the group’s formation when it was to pass through the Straits of Hormuz on April 29, 2001….