Photo Evidence Reveals Ft. Lauderdale Shooter Is A Muslim Terrorist

By Walid Shoebat


CBS now reports:

In Nov. 2016, Santiago-Ruiz walked into an FBI office in Anchorage and claimed he was being forced to fight for ISIS, law enforcement sources told CBS News. He was sent to a psychiatric hospital after police were called, sources said. He was also investigated as part of a child porn investigation in either 2011 or 2012, law enforcement sources told CBS News. Three weapons and a computer were seized, but no charges were filed, sources said. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida said it was unclear whether the military ID was the gunman’s.

“We don’t know a motive at this point,” Nelson said. “This could well be someone who is mentally deranged, or in fact it could be someone who had a much more sinister motive that we have to worry about every day, and that is terrorism. We can’t conclude that.”

And now they say that he has “no connection with Islam”. This is completely false. The dead giveaway in Ruiz’s photo below is not just the Kaffiyeh around his neck, even more particular, is him raising his index finger, his facial features and his MySpace account with his choice of Muslim song that declares “no god but Allah” and his acquiring of a Muslim pseudonym leaves a set probabilities impossible to ignore, unless we conclude him at least a convert to Islam. And with killing American civilians at an airport of all places, this should top it all for a self-made lone wolf Jihadi.

The Muslim calls the index finger sabbabah, to proclaim “there is no god but Allah,” a single unique god is the Tawhid (declaration that one is Muslim). This is a sign that he believes that Allah is the unique absolute one (not the Trinity). To Muslims, Allah sent Muslims to destroy the concept of the Trinity which would be three fingers raised as Orthodox Christians do. This is the signal of the anti-Christian belief.

And if the Nazi has a Seig Heil and cutting their sides of their hair, the Islamist uses the sabbabah (index finger) and lets the beard go while trimming the mustache. This can be seen including raising the index finger on photo with a Middle Eastern headscarf shows his allegiance to Allah and Islam.

An Afghan ‘Hajji’ (pilgrim) raises his index finger to denote a central precept of Islam, while holding a Quran in the other hand, during a scene from Parvez Sharma’s film “A Sinner in Mecca.” Photo courtesy of Haram Films, 2015

UPDATE: I have had too many naive Americans doubt my observation so let me certain things clear. Besides the index finger, here we have the facial features and demeanor.

A convert ends up looking Muslim and a tracker like myself can easily tell, for all this dispenses an ora in the eyes and facial features. This takes time to acquire. Ruiz was obviously Muslim for a while. His appearance and dress, like donning a middle eastern headscarf, and letting his beard go (even if it is peach fuzz) while keeping the mustache trimmed is a dead giveaway. And after finding out his MySpace account with the Islam loving (more on that later), all this reveals he is definitely Muslim.

Naive Americans do not research. Trimming the mustache (not shaving it, just cutting it short) and letting the beard go are signs. This goes to show these know the Hadith. Muhammad said “Qussu Al-sharib wa-A’immu al-Liha” (cut short the mustache and let the beard go, see Sahih Muslim 260).

“Trim mustaches, lengthen/leave beards and do not imitate the Jews.” (Tahawi, Sharh Ma’ani al-Athar, 4/230)


And lest Americans don’t get it, showing the index finger is to go against the Christians, trimming the mustache and elongating the beard, is to denounce the Jews and the Magi (Persians who trimmed their beards). This is well referenced in Islam as the reason; to look different and set Muslims aside from Christians, Jews and Magi. One thing Ruiz erred is that he also trimmed the hair below the lower lip for it, according to Islam, belongs to the beard. However, many Muslims miss that one.

But there is more. The song “La ilaha illAllah” selected on his MySpace account while giving himself the name “Aashiq Hammad” which means “Lover of the Blessed” (Allah), while the song is an Arabic recitation of the Muslim declaration of faith “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger” nails everything we need to know. This is someone who knows some Arabic and knows that a convert needs to change his name to something like Lover of the Blessed (Allah). But the fact that all this was well hidden reveals he knew how to go dark making it more suspect that what we have is an ISIS lone wolf.


Obviously Ruiz drank the Muslim pill and was converted durning his service in the Middle East. His brother, Bryan Santiago told the Associated Press that “He was deployed to Iraq in 2010 and spent a year there with the 130th Engineer Battalion, the 1013th engineer company out of Aguadilla, according to Puerto Rico National Guard spokesman Maj. Paul Dahlen.”

As far as the “mental illness” is concerned, this rampage was carefully planned. He flew for Alaska to FLA via MPS-St Paul. The act was too cold and calculating for someone with mental issues. The attack compares to the summer 2016 attack on Ataturk Airport in Turkey and ISIS terrorist channels knew Esteban’s name before the news reported it. A U.S. senator gave Esteban’s name out live on MSNBC. It is unclear if ISIS channels spread his name before MSNBC.

If claimed by ISIS, the attack would be the second ISIS attack this year, with the first being the Reina Nightclub attack in Istanbul, Turkey. In that attack, a gunman shot and killed a policeman and a civilian around 1:45 a.m. on January 1 before entering the club and opening fire, reports the New York Post. 39 people were killed.

While Tennessee GOP states that Santiago-Ruiz “was posting on Jihadi forums when he was 17 years old in 2007” the evidence to this can be found here where Ruiz was fiddling with Islamic nasheed songs 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 …

A search of public records database Nexis reveals that Puerto Rican Esteban Santiago has a brother named Bryan Santiago and two e-mails registered to his name (ARCHIVE HERE):


Ruiz did obtain Global War on Terrorism Medal. But all this means was that he was deployed overseas for service in the global war on terrorism like Operation Iraqi Freedom. Their, in Iraq, soldiers tend to mingle with the local population which can be a reason why he caught the Islam flue bug.

So now we come to the probabilities. To have a Muslim pseudonym (Aashiq Hammad), like a song “no God but Allah,” raise his finger as an Islamic declaration (a favorite by Jihadis), have facial hair with a trimmed mustache and wrap his neck with a Qafiyyeh; the man is either an undercover agent masquerading as Muslim, or is indeed a Muslim convert. While the probability of an undercover agent to shoot Americans at an airport are extremely slim, if we add all our combinations and to top it all, this includes an actual killing of American civilians at an airport, one can bet top dollar that he is a Muslim convert and a terrorist lone wolf.  If we apply the laws of probability, the chances of this being wrong are extremely slim.