UPDATED: Muhammad Abdullah Hassan aka John Thomas Booker Jr: ManHunt Undeway for Admitted Ft-Hood-Style Jihadist – Where’s The Photos!

UPDATE 10:15 pm CDT: There is no manhunt. The FBI, or someone, rounded him up (Booker/Hassan) and put him away. Read it here.

UPDATE: Rusty at The Jawa Report has identified Hassan as John Thomas Booker, Jr. The Facebook page I referred to below has been pulled. Rusty caught the following pic on Linked-In. Note that while bloggers have been trying to expose this man to the public through a photograph, officials have not. Do you know him? Do you know where he is? If so, call your local FBI office or any law enforcement agency (Sheriff’s office is always reliable). To emphasize the report below, there may be others planning to act in attacks with him. See the original report below including a description with a link to more.


John Thomas Booker, Jr., aka Muhammed Abdullah Hassan, Linked-In

John Thomas Booker, Jr., aka Muhammed Abdullah Hassan, Linked-In

View the above at LinkedIn

Quote from John Thomas Booker, Jr. while a member of ROTC at West Topeka High School while wrapping Christmas gifts for children:

Cadet Master Sgt. John Thomas Booker Jr. said helping the children makes him feel good.

As he put it, “I can’t have a good Christmas if they don’t.” Source


Be on the lookout for —

John Thomas Booker, Jr.
Black, male
19 years old
b. August [sic] 12, 1994
AKAs:”Booker”, “Muhammad Abdullah Hassan” Source: The Jawa Report, including additional photos, plus information on his YouTube account and requests for prayer to be a martyr.

Begin original story:

Important questions: After Muhammad Abdullah Hassan was interviewed by the FBI, and he told them he was planning jihad, why did they let him go? And with a hunt-on for this man also known as “Booker,” where are the nationwide photos? “Booker” was a new, Kansas City

Muhammad Abdullah Hassan aka "Booker"? The Epoch Times Identifies this as being his photo on Facebook (I cannot confirm)

Muhammad Abdullah Hassan aka “Booker”? The Epoch Times Identifies the above as being his photo on Facebook (I cannot confirm)

U.S. Army recruit until authorities learned that he was planning to kill U.S. soldiers in ways similar to the Fort Hood, Texas Islamic jihadist, Nidal Hasan. Muhammad Hassan was discharged after the FBI interview on March 20. Hassan was released — yes, released, according to the video below. I haven’t found any official photos of this man deemed to be so very dangerous. Along with the FBI, the 902d Military Intelligence Group from Fort Leavenworth are involved in the search. By now he could be anywhere. See alleged Facebook postings below.

Odd, odd, odd, that a photo has NOT been released, and they must have photos, as he was an Army recruit with a report date of April 7, 2014.

According to the alert:

“On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent. BOOKER had been recruited by the US Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for Basic Training on 7 April 2014. Kansas City Division Agents interviewed BOOKER on 20 March 2014.”

Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Ty Balzer confirmed the alert’s legitimacy, but referred questions to the FBI. A spokeswoman with the Kansas City Division of the FBI — the same division responsible for sending out the alert and who, according to the alert, spoke with Booker on March 20 — said she did “not have any information to provide in regards to your inquiry.”

and from the same report, look at this:

Law enforcement sources familiar with the alert said it appeared to suggest that there may be others in addition to Booker who also might have expressed similar intentions to commit jihad against U.S. military installations.

Epoch Times reports the following to be on Hassan’s Facebook page on March 19, but does not link to it and I cannot find it, so…

“Getting ready to be killed in jihad is a HUGE adrenaline rush!! I am so nervous. NOT because I’m scared to die but I am EAGER to meet my lord.”

He said in an earlier post on March 15:

“Oh those of the ummah of the Prophet Muhammad(S). I will soon be leaving you forever so goodbye! I am going to wage jihad and hopes that i die. I want to be with my lord so bad that I cry but I will miss you guys I am not going to lie. I wish I could give you guys more but I am just a guy who is so very poor. I am telling you I am so broke that my pockets are sore:) I cannot wait to go the Prophet Muhammad’s(S) door and prank Isa bin Maryam and party so hard that it will rock Jannah to its core. Only Allah knows what the future has in store so that should make you fear Allah much much more.”

He also shared photos of Osama bin Laden.

The report linked just above also says Hassan graduated Topeka West High School. To repeat, I cannot confirm that the above photo is that of the man being sought, Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, also known as “Booker”

Fox News video: details of hunt for Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, also known as “Booker”

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  • GoneWithTheWind

    I noticed the lack of photos as well. It appears that if the suspect is black or hispanic that political correctness intervenes and we cannot acknowledge that they are black or hispanic. Almost every night on the local news if the suspect is known but they don’t tell you his name then it is a 99% chance the surname is hispanic. Similarly if the suspect is known or in custody and there is no picture then the suspect is black. It is quite comical when they report on a suspect who is at large and very dangerous and they are warnng the public to avoid him but give no description because PC demands it. They can tell you it is a man or that he is 25 years old and what kind of car he is driving but can’t tell you he s black or hispanic which would seem to be a no-brainer in identifying him. Just like when they say “youths” rioted and robbed a store or beat some 88 year old man they just can’t bring themselves to say “black” youths.

    • KatieNorcross

      I wonder if the suspect is an ex-con. Many join Islam out if ignorance seeing Muslims get “special privileges”.

  • wtd

    EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Army recruit whose ‘Ft. Hood-inspired jihad’ prompted alert not a threat: FBI

    UPDATE: An Army recruit who triggered a military and law enforcement alert is not considered an immediate threat by the FBI – even though the agency said he told friends he planned a “Ft. Hood-inspired jihad” against fellow soldiers” and warned it was “imminent.”

    hat tip (VladTepes)

    • wtd, thanks much for this. Also, in just the last hour, Fox is reporting that Booker/Hassan is in a mental hospital. Does the FBI do April Fool? This is ridiculous. Again, thanks!

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  • WTD

    Retired Army Major General James ‘Spider’ Marks expressed his surprise at the move, telling CNN that he should have stayed at the previous base for continuity of care.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2595587/BREAKING-NEWS-Active-shooter-confirmed-Ford-Hood-military-base.html#ixzz2xpm14ljB

    Sources confirm yesterday’s Fort Hood shooter is 34 year old Ivan Lopez. Military officials will not confirm that name. — @annawerner
    7:07am – 3 Apr 14. mobile.twitter.com/CBSNews

    I’m posting the link to this CBS twitter feed because it is supposedly reported that Lopez’s wife is cooperating with the investigation, and the time stamp on the tweet indicates the military has yet to confirm shooters identity. What reason would the military have in holding back now?

    • WTD, I heard the commanding general say last night that while others were reporting the name they would not until the Army had notified the next of kin, so, yes, the twitter feed is odd. ALSO very odd is that this morning, all those hours later there is no report of the soldier-on-soldier event that triggered this, intimated that he and another soldier started it. By now, they must know what happened.

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