What can we identify about the author of this anonymous letter sent to an Islamic Center in Maine?
A letter is a statement which reveals four things about the author:
1. The Author's Background
2. The Author's Experiences in Life
3. The Author's Priority or priorities/motive in sending the letter
4. The personality traits of the Author
Let's look at the letter:
I will enjoy the sight of the blood of you and your fellow vermin running into the streets. It will be a great experience. Come August life will never be the same again."
There is a signature or mark that follows it.
We view both the "masking" of the identity of the author, and the specific wording chosen that reveals the four elements of the author's identity noted above.
It is addressed to a single "Muslim" and not "Muslims" and it begins the statement portion with the pronoun "I" which is very important.
Note how closely "Muslim" is to the pronoun "I" in the letter.
Quran (8:39) - "And fight with them until there is no more fitna (disorder, unbelief) and religion is all for Allah"
Psychologically, this person is "in" the statement.
Next, note that there is no threat made. This is very important in threat analysis: the quality of the sentence of the threat
Note the author gets "enjoyment" from something. What gives him enjoyment?
"I will enjoy the sight of the blood of you and your fellow vermin running into the streets. "
Q. What will the author enjoy?
A. The author will enjoy the "sight" in "the streets", making the visible not only enjoyable, but visible for others to see; that is, public.
This is consistent with terrorism.
The point of terrorism is attention. It is to strike fear into the hearts of the non believers and cause them to acquiesce. This is a very successful tool and has completely altered the way the Western world travels as there are now billions of dollars and massive delays to what was once a state of travel that reached art like form. Children attending school under military protection, with soldiers lining streets has become the norm due to this ideology.
Gallop poll yesterday showed more and more Americans are avoiding public gatherings due to fear of Islam.
It is a powerful ideology that has successfully existed:
1. 1400 years
2. Without a single charismatic leader
3. Without reformation of any kind
4. In spite of Western influence including hijab (Islamic take over via immigration) where integration is very low.
5. In spite of technological advances
6. In spite of financial prosperity including oil wealth, foreign investments, etc.
7. In spite of educational advancements
8. In spite of political pressure including women's rights movements and protests
9. In spite of military defeats (Crusades, Gates of Vienna)
10. In spite of static view of culture and progress
The Koran tells the Islamists to note how non-Islamic lands are in "ruins" due to Allah's anger. This is why monuments of non Islamic societies are targeted for destruction, lest the Koran be wrong.
Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
This is where in the Tripolitan War, the US Marines began to be called "leathernecks" as the Islamic fighters attempted to decapitate them in obedience to the Koran.
Quran (3:151) - "Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers,
Quran (2:191-193) - "And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. And Al-Fitnah [disbelief or unrest] is worse than killing... but if they desist, then lo! Allah is forgiving and merciful. And fight them until there is no more Fitnah [disbelief and worshipping of others along with Allah] and worship is for Allah alone. But if they cease, let there be no transgression except against Az-Zalimun(the polytheists, and wrong-doers, etc.)"
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter. They are often targeted for their disobedience to their prophet's command and are "traitors" if they assimilate into non-Islamic (western) culture.
Unlike history books, including the Old Testament, these are continual marching orders and not reports of specific battles or wars.
In some cases, Muslims claim "it is only in self defense", which is later refuted in verses of the Koran, as well as in the precedent of 1400 years of history: wherever Islam settles, violence ensues.
The language of terror:
1. Hyperbolic Language
"I will enjoy the sight of the blood of you and your fellow vermin running into the streets. "
We find in Islamic threats the use of hyperbole and the references to blood flowing.
This strongly suggests that the author is familiar with Islamic/Arabic culture.
Recall the hyperbole of Saddam Hussein who repeatedly used references such as "the blood will flow in the streets."
This refers to the "sight" that is visibly seen by all (the point of terrorism).
"vermin" is a derogatory term that uses as its base, animals. This is common in the Koran and in Islamic supremacist language where Jews are "pigs", "descended from apes", "unclean dogs" whereas "vermin" not only uses animal life, but is a term associated with Nazi view of Jews. The use of an animal suggests Islamic background, familiarity and an attempt to mask his own identity.
The need to insult is noted while there is no actual threat.
This next verse is limited to war. The theme of terror's point is the same:
Quran (8:57) - "If thou comest on them in the war, deal with them so as to strike fear in those who are behind them, that haply they may remember."
Unlike the Geneva Convention and POWs:
Quran (8:67) - "It is not for a Prophet that he should have prisoners of war until he had made a great slaughter in the land..."
This is why many have been against women in front line combat.
Quran (9:5) - "So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captive and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them."
The language of threats:
Threat Assessment within Statement Analysis is consistent with studies that show:
Weak sentences do not equate to violence while strong sentences do.
"I will kill you" is an example of a strong threat.
"if you don't do this, I will kill you" is a conditional threat.
"You are going to die", is, in analysis, no threat.
"Death will come to you" is also, technically in analysis, a non threat. The passivity is noted as the subject does not make a direct threat.
This same technique is used in suicide notes.
Anything can change, so should a trigger exist, that is, an event that causes a passive threat to become an active threat, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to predict.
Humiliation is a powerful trigger that can cause one to act out his threat. In many cases, it is the trigger of violence.
The Orlando Islamist is an example of this. President Obama told us, in spite of a 911 call confessing his motive, that Islam wasn't really his motive. Main stream media joined the echo and blamed "homophobia" (the irrational fear of homosexuals), Christians and guns.
CNN even interviewed the killer's "boyfriend" of which Statement Analysis showed "deception indicated." We later learned that the main stream media reports were fake:
He was not homosexual;
He had no homosexual apps, secret meetings or male partner.
We did, however, see that the FBI analyst dismissed him as a threat and said he was a victim of "Islamophobia", or the irrational fear of Islam. This was because, the report said, he was called "towel head."
The analyst did not understand humiliation, even in name calling, from the point of Islamic supremacy. Islamic supremacy views "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" as inherently weak, and retribution as strength.
In this anonymous letter, there is no threat to Muslims. The "Muslim" to whom it is addressed is not told that the author (very strongly present) is going to do anything but "enjoy" that which is visible to all.
It will be a great experience.
Our author has not experienced Islamic violence to date. He recognizes this fact in this wording.
The author knows of Islamic violence, but this knowledge is likely through media reports and through possible other sources, including online and Mosque.
The author does not hate Muslims.
The author makes no direct insult in spite of the word "vermin."
Note what he will enjoy: the sight of "the blood" and not "your" blood, nor Islamic or Muslims' blood. The author's disposition is such that he cannot bring himself to personalize it.
Note: "the blood of you" separates "blood" from "you", which is a form of distancing language from violence. "I will enjoy your blood..." would have increased the personal view.
It is not the enjoyment of one's blood, but the sight. This is consistent with Islamic terror, and not a threat against Muslims. It is the spectacle that matters for our author.
This is a distancing language from the personal animosity that one has of the infidel. Those who reject Mohammad and Allah are targeted with acute animosity.
Our author does not show animosity towards his recipient, even though the "mask" used makes a weak attempt do so. The need to sound threatening (negative) reveals the positive disposition.
Our author does not make a terrorist threat.
Our author does not hate Muslims but has a positive linguistic view of them, even as he attempts to mask otherwise.
Our author shows language consistent with Islamic teaching.
Our author links himself, very closely, to being "Muslim."
Our author was likely raised in Islamic culture.
Our author is not against Muslims, and is with a political view to defend Muslims. English may be second language. See handwriting analysis below.
Our author is a younger male who is without experience and is likely an outsider within his own Muslim community. This makes him ripe for exploitation.
It is likely "fake hate" intended to, as the author alluded to,
be "visible" for the sake of promoting "Islamophobia" as a defense against the truth of the ideology that calls for the subjugation of all.
This is the basic motive but there is more about the author, personally, within the letter, and his own need for recognition within his community. The author is likely compulsive and one who is easily exploited by Islamists. He may have already experienced humiliation and is ripe for mosque leaders to employ him for violence.
In identifying the author, investigators should view what events are scheduled to take place in August and why this subject needs to feel inclusion. All overseas contacts by members here should be checked, including all recent visitations.
If the local organization is resistant to terrorism themselves, they could be targeted, though not yet, at the time of this letter.
"August" is important to the author, himself, but as a threat, it is in the category of vagueness; something that those who intend on harm are not interested in.
"Life will never be the same again" is passive voice, and an affirmation that there will be "life" and not "blood" from our author. Our author's life is without meaning. Although he is intelligent, he is "unheard" in his Islamic community.
Investigators should closely watch those who seek publicity from this event as our author may have a close tie with one person in particular ("Muslim") as exploitation is the public or greater motive.
What we consider mental health issues may not be considered as such in his community. This includes not only depression but poor impulse control, which Islamic communities often consider "strength."
Studies have shown that suicide bombers are often educated, intelligent, and of those who have become westernized and non-religious, the respect of the community and the "blessings of allah" come through this act of "redemption"; a way to "wash away the sins of the west" from their eternal souls.
Although our author is not an imminent threat to this group, he may be a terror threat where he becomes newly interested in being devout and obedient, especially since it would bring his family honor and in some communities, money. The traits we find in supremacists raised in domestic violence, which once it meets increased testosterone, is a lethal combination, are often found in angry sermons of imans who are recorded unknown to them. The same imans who push peace and tolerance publicly, are recorded privately pushing war against the West.
Although much of the West (politicians, elite) deny being at war with Islam, Islam is at war with the entire non Islamic world.
One of the attendants at the Islamic Center likely has some contact with the author.
This was submitted by an expert Steve Johnson, from Veritas, an analyst who is both a statement and handwriting analyst:
This person’s perception of reality is skewed – leaning toward the pessimistic. You can expect his mood and temperament to fluctuate - unpredictable. He will likely have a quick temper and be opinionated to the extent that he wont back down, and he will say too much.
He has some brutality traits (could be verbal or physical). He likely does not see himself fitting in well in society. He is intelligent, however, he probably doesn’t have many accomplishments to speak of (more than likely due to the mental issues from above).
All these traits make this person vulnerable to anyone that will give him attention. He lacks follow through, which is strengthened by the fact that he didn’t actually make a threat to do anything. I would also look for someone that has substance abuse issues and something in his past that he is running from.
Some of his HW traits:
t's that look like r’s – pessimistic, lacks follow through.
Right side t crossing – quick temper, (nervous – impatient…)
Braced d stem – stubborn
Angular h – aggressive, opinionated, temper
wide open g stems – unsatisfied / unfulfilled materialistic goals (and sex life)
Erratic baseline - his perception of reality is skewed. His moods and temperament will change quickly.
In any language, the more one writes, the more his natural writing style appears. With Anonymous Author letters, most of the time I will find what is closest to their instinctual writing habits towards the end of the letter.
In this case, the last 3 words are connected writing. They are also written neater than the other words in the letter. I think that is the author's instinctual writing.
Whether the author's 1st language is English or Arabic, there are two words that should not be ignored.
Both these words are fragmented. The author cannot hold it together mentally. The last word in the letter is "again." Notice the large space between the g and the "ain." Then again at the end of the word there is a large space until the period. This is a mental interruption/ disconnect in his thought process. We see this same disconnect in the word experience. The scary thing about that word is the context combined with the mental dive ("xp") and then the mental elevation as shown with the "ienc" being disconnected and raised above the baseline. The mental instability is also demonstrated in other areas of the letter such as 2nd line, the word "and."
Islam as an ideology is immune to reformation. It prescribes the death penalty to anyone who criticizes it. This is part of the "Islamic blasphemy laws."
|protection against knife attacks and decapitation attempts|
It is often why commentators say that Muslims are the first victims of Islam. If they disagree with it, they are subject to violence, terrorism, threats and death.
This is a powerful element of psychological warfare and it is used against both Muslim and non Muslims. No politician wants to refuse even a small request knowing that it would lead to protests and possible violence.
This includes psychological warfare.
In Europe, one may have their home raided, and be arrested for "hate speech"; specifically, "inciting racial hatred."
Islam is not a race. Even England's own citizens can be charged with "inciting racial hatred" by quoting Winston Churchill. This is a de facto imposition of Sharia Blasphemy laws.
It is not irrational to fear an ideology that calls for sexual molestation of women not covered up, nor is it irrational to fear and oppose that which calls for subjugation and even death in order to reach the level of "submission" or "peace."
The phrase, "Islam is a religion of peace" is, in itself, "unnecessary" language; that is, it is only necessary to claim in the lack of peace. It is an ideology that teaches supremacy and enforces it with violence, beginning with young children watching the physical violence against their mothers. This is a desensitization that when coupled with religious zealotry, leads to death.
It is the only "religion" that ascribes coercion and "Islamophobia" is a form of psychological warfare meant to use western ethics against those who oppose the ideology. Its power was seen, in earnest, beginning in 2009 when the FBI library was purged of the Koran teachings on violence and anti-terrorist manuals were purged of all Islamic reference. This was a major victory for Islam.
Even as Islamists call for the public stoning of homosexuals, leftist organizations, including women's groups and "LGBT" organizations continue to march in support of Islam, claiming that opposition to Islam is "nazism" and "fascism."
How successful is this psychological warfare?
They march in support of laws that call for their own demise.
In Sweden, police stations have been closed and new recruits cannot be found. They fear arresting Islamists because they will be called "racists" and "Islamohpobes."
The power of the ideology should not be underestimated as the entire Western world is under its presence and threat.
Muslims who call for peace are called "uncle Tom" by media and are targeted for violence, themselves. Others use "tacquia", or the Islamic teaching of deception of unbelievers, to exploit western values in the ongoing war.
Correction: Hizrah is the doctrine of Islamic conquest by migration. This is currently what is happening in Sweden, Germany, France and Brussels, as "war refugee" status is taken in deception.
For training in analysis, please visit Hyatt Analysis Services to host a seminar or be trained in the privacy of your own home.