Muhammad Atta said: “Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers.”
“Fort Hood soldier describes horrific scene to family in Utah,” by John Daley for KSL.com, November 5 (thanks to AJ):
NORTHERN UTAH — The news of the mass shooting at Fort Hood Thursday hit close to home for some Utahns. One man says his daughter heard the shooter exclaim “Allah Akbar” as he opened fire.
We want to stress that no government or military officials are reporting that and there is no way for us to independently confirm that it is true….
The soldier’s father says his daughter was at Fort Hood Thursday when the shooting happened, and she called him, frantic and upset, soon after.
“She said, ‘Dad, I’m OK. Don’t worry, I’m OK.’ And initially I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ She said, ‘Haven’t you heard?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And she said, ‘We’ve been attacked by terrorists,'” the father explained.
He told KSL News soldiers were sitting in a staging area for medical and dental checks when the group was startled by gunfire.
“A person behind counter stood up, and he said, ‘Allah Akbar!’ And just opened up on everybody,” the father told us….