- Published on Saturday, 07 November 2009 00:51
- Written by John Draper
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Everyone wonders whether the major who killed 13 people at a Texas military base, was a militant Muslim or simply an ordinary American who went berserk with the pressure of military life and a potential deployment overseas. All agree that he was a devout Muslim - his family said he was not a terrorist and he was pushed to the brink by discrimination. I've heard that before - mostly from people who imagined discrimination.
The other side of the story is found on Atlas Shrugs:
Quote: "Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is a U.S. citizen whose parents are Palestinians from the West Bank, according to the Washington Post. He wrote Allah on his door, according to a neighbour, in Arabic. Hasan was put on probation early in his postgraduate work at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He was disciplined for proselytizing about his Muslim faith with patients and colleagues, according to the source, who worked with him at the time. NPR
Federal law enforcement officials say the suspected Fort Hood, Texas, shooter had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case.
One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades. (more here)
On his blog is a link to an article "Martyrdom in Islam vs Suicide Bombing"
He was happy about the Muslim solider who in June 2009 shot and killed a soldier and wounded another at a Little Rock Military recruiting station. Hasan said: "Muslims should rise up against the aggressors. Maybe we should have more of these.....strapping bombs on and going into Times Square".
The officials had access to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's military record. They said he received a poor performance evaluation while at Walter Reed.
They promoted him to major. Jihadi Malik should have been removed from military service. Yes, the lawsuits would have been flying, but so what? Those great Americans would still be alive.
This was "not the act of a crazy". This was not the random act of a nutcase. It was execution style, close range. He shot 44 - 50 rounds - that's a lot of ammunition to come out of those two guns in such a short period of time. This was premeditated. "A deliberate act of execution of the largest army base in America".
Neighbours say he was giving away his possessions this morning and passing our Qu'rans.
Another report says: "As if going off to war, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan cleaned out his apartment, gave leftover frozen broccoli to one neighbor and called another to thank him for his friendship."
And: A recent classmate said Hasan once gave a jarring presentation to students in which he argued the war on terrorism was a war against Islam. He made it clear he was a "vociferous opponent" of U.S. wars in Muslim countries and "made himself a lightning rod for things" when he felt his religious beliefs were challenged.
As Muslims and relatives have said: "he was proud of his religion"
Caption originally on a Fox Video
Very damning allegations about Fort Hood shooter Major Malik Nadal Hasan from former colleague Terry Lee.
Apparently, Hasan said things such as "maybe the Muslims could stand up and fight against the aggressor" or thereabouts. This was in reference to Muslims overseas fighting against Americans, apparently.
Seems to me there's more to this story than what we first heard - of course Obama does not want this to be a Muslim issue because he's trying to make nice with them. Maybe he should be called Ostrich Obama - as in "got his head in the sand". Muslims are taught to be intolerant and violent, but many in the west learn to keep their real beliefs to themselves until "it's time".
Update November 7, 2009
Many commentators are saying "How can Religion not have played a part?" One example here.
And I agree with this comment:
We have heard too often from Muslim public relations czars in the West that Muslims are peaceful patriotic people. Muslim American citizens would tell you that they are patriotic; they love America; America is their home. President Obama would tell you that America is a Muslim nation, that Muslims have made great contributions to the making of America.
So, when a Jihadi attack occurs or a Jihadi terror plot is busted, the so-called moderate Muslims would go around shrilling that the entire Muslim community should not be maligned for the actions of a few bad apples.
While it is undeniable that most Muslims go about their business on most days like any other peaceful citizen, it also becomes clear that quite often an otherwise-most-peaceful Muslim give in to the teaching and the urge to carry out Jihad, his holy duty to Allah/Muhammad and his faith. This well-established pattern, the ‘Sudden Jihadi Syndrome’, it seems, has struck in America once again.
Update November 9, 2009
A radical American Imam on Yemen's most wanted militant list who had contact with two 9/11 hijackers praised alleged Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as a hero on his personal Web site Monday.
The posting on the Web site for Anwar al Awlaki, who was a spiritual leader at two mosques where three 9/11 hijackers worshipped, said American Muslims who condemned the attacks on the Texas military base last week are hypocrites who have committed treason against their religion.
Awlaki said the only way a Muslim can justify serving in the U.S. military is if he intends to "follow in the footsteps of men like Nidal."
"Nidal Hassan (sic) is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people," Awlaki wrote. See full story here.
Why would the U.S. army want to include people who are explicitly encouraged to be traitors?
Update November 10, 2009
News reports say "the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood massacre is believed to have acted alone despite repeated communications — monitored by authorities — with a radical imam overseas". No-one said he was part of a group - he is just acting according to his religion. Not all Muslims accept that their religion trumps the law and common decency, but when many of their teachers say it does - why would anyone be surprised when one of the students accepts what the Qu'ran says and accepts what the Imams say and then acts on it?
Update November 10, 2009
According to the Huffington Post:
A chief spokesman for the pro-life, far-right organization, American Family Association, has called for the purging of Muslim soldiers from military ranks in the wake of the tragic killings at Fort Hood.
Bryan Fischer, AFA's Director of Issues Analysis, put up a relatively unnoticed blog post last Friday arguing that U.S. command needed to "stop the practice of allowing Muslims to serve in the U.S. military."
"The reason is simple," Firscher wrote, "the more devout a Muslim is, the more of a threat he is to national security. Devout Muslims, who accept the teachings of the Prophet as divinely inspired, believe it is their duty to kill infidels. Yesterday's massacre is living proof. And yesterday's incident is not the first fragging incident involving a Muslim taking out his fellow U.S. soldiers."
"Of course, most U.S. Muslims don't shoot up their fellow soldiers. Fine. As soon as Muslims give us a foolproof way to identify their jihadis from their moderates, we'll go back to allowing them to serve. You tell us who the ones are that we have to worry about, prove you're right, and Muslims can once again serve. Until that day comes, we simply cannot afford the risk. You invent a jihadi-detector that works every time it's used, and we'll welcome you back with open arms."
Although he represents an opinion from the far right and so may be dismissed, he makes the point very well. Hard to disagree with him.
Update Nov. 17, 2009
Christopher Hitchens speaks out and says that there were clear indications before the event that Hasan was likely to do something like he did plus there are clear indications that it is closely related to his religion. Many Muslims and others are saying that it is not related to his Religion - that's Bullshit. Just like killings in Northern Ireland, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia, and many more - are also related to religion. The fact that many more crimes are not committed is because not all Muslims or Christians believe 100% of their Religion.