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In 2007, Esteban Santiago used the name Aashiq Hammad and recorded Islamic music.
Fort Lauderdale Airport terrorist Esteban Santiago registered on MySpace under the name “Aashiq Hammad” and recorded Islamic religious music on the site, 3 years before he ever deployed to Iraq as a U.S. soldier. That sort of kills the whole PTSD case the family and the media are setting up for him.
And you know what else? What are the chances his family didn’t damn well know it?
Got News found Esteban’s two email addresses and verified them with other identifying information like his brother’s name.
originally posted by: carewemust
I just heard on WGN news that this shooter told the FBI that he was "hearing voices", so they returned Aashiq Santiago Hammad's gun, and sent him on his way. That must be FAKE news spewing out of WGN this evening. Right?
Police in Alaska last year took a handgun from the man accused of killing five people at Fort Lauderdale’s airport on Friday, but returned it to him last month after a medical evaluation found he was not mentally ill, authorities said.
originally posted by: xuenchen
originally posted by: interupt42
a reply to: xuenchen
Since the account was created prior to his deployment to Iraq , it's possible
That it could have been done as a govt profile for an under cover mission to infiltrate the enemy.
Interesting conspiracy possibility !!!
Santiago's brother told the AP that Esteban, 26, had received psychological treatment while living in Alaska. Bryan Santiago said Esteban Santiago was born in New Jersey but grew up in Puerto Rico from age 2.
Esteban Santiago served in the Puerto Rico Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in 2010 for a year. He served with the 130th Engineer Battalion, the 1013th engineer company out of Aguadilla, according to Maj. Paul Dahlen, a Puerto Rico National Guard spokesman.
He then served in the Army Reserve before joining the Alaska Army National Guard in 2014. He went AWOL several times, so the National Guard demoted him from specialist to private first class and gave him a general discharge for poor performance.
From the Alaska National Guard
-Santiago joined the Puerto Rico National Guard December 14, 2007
-Deployed to Iraq with Puerto Rico National Guard April 23, 2010 to February 19, 2011
-Was in the Army Reserves prior to joining the Alaska Army National Guard November 21, 2014
-Received a general discharge from the Alaska Army National Guard August 16, 2016 for unsatisfactory performance
-He was a combat engineer (MOS: 21B10)