This morning, the word that the Fort Hood shooter was a heinous man, but Islam is not, rolled out. Nidal Malik Hasan murdered in the name of Allah, according to people on the scene, although those reports are not confirmed. The Council on American Islamic Relations, (CAIR) - an unindicted co-conspirator in the war on terror, has released their predictible and disingenuous statement. CAIR failed to mention that if Hasan murdered in the name of Allah, that particular act is called "jihad." See update
11-07-09 11-08-09 below.
This article, written by Cynthia Tucker, supports CAIR's position. The CAIR press release is here.
Most Americans will no longer buy this. Our courts will, but "we the people" will not. Islam is an ideology with a Koranic mission to wipe infidels off the face of the earth. It is a fact. It is also a fact that many Muslims who live their lives peacefully, know that others inside the "faith" are committing jihad, and they do nothing to stop it. It is also a fact, that to abolish jihad from the "faith" is to abandon Islam.
The writer says there is probably not a "teachable moment from this horror," and says the Army need to look "carefully" at stress-plagued soldiers.
There were about 7 hours of teachable moments yesterday - for some, those hours will never end - those hours will be the defining moments in their lives. The Army was already investigating Hasan. Tell me what they could have done with him, without cries of discrimination? There is nothing they could do except:
(1) let him out of the Army after paying thousands for his education, and send the message that if you don't want to go to a war zone, just let us know and we'll fix it for you or
(2) deny all promotions and try to keep him quiet in an environment where men and women know they will on a battlefield fighting the same ideology that Major Hasan believed so intensely in.
How many centuries has this been going on and we still reject that Islam is anything but peaceful?
There has never been a time, anywhere in the world, that Islam was not the aggressor. No, not every Muslim is radical, but can anyone show me one instance, even within the Military, where Muslims personally want to put an end to Islam's threat to infidels?
This writer says we should not get carried away by the news that Nidal Malik Hasan was Muslim because many Muslims have served in the military bravely, "some offering the highest sacrifice."
I don't argue that. We do not know the details of each and every Muslim serving alongside our Military. That's the problem. What are we asking Muslim to do when deployed to a war zone fighting the war on terror. We are asking Muslims to kill Muslims, with their "faith" teaching that only Muslims can and should survive.
In this case, without stepping foot inside a war zone, a soldier murdered soldiers in the name of Allah, as do all terrorists.
I know many Muslims are serving this country, but, really, I ask again, will they tell you they want to put an end to Islam's threat to infidels?
My prediction: If Nadal Malik Hasan lives, he will go to prison. I'm hearing this afternoon that he is paralyzed, so if he lives he will not go to prison - and no, being paralyzed is not punishment enough. The soldiers at Ft. Hood will be blamed for harassing Hasan for his religious beliefs. "Stress" will be used to excuse Major Hasan's actions. No one can answer how a solider is supposed to react to a man among them, saying that America is the aggressor in Iraq. There is no answer, because every right answer is discrimination. Most Americas will no longer support the Muslim cries of "discrimination," but our leaders will. Our troops will continue to serve side-by-side with Muslim soldiers who do not believe in the war on terror and are not fully committed to eradicating jihad. Fort Hood will happen again, somewhere, in some way.
The TelegraphUK confirms eye-witness reporting that Hasan walked into the Soldier Readiness Centre, dress in military uniform, sat down as though he would help a soldier with paperwork and then jumped onto a table, shouted Allahu akhbar (God is great) and opened fire with an 'fn 5.7' semi-automatic weapon - a "favorite of Mexican drug gangs.
An Army officer said that he counted three full magazines of ammunition near Hasan's felled body and five or six empty ones.Hasan fired more than 100 rounds "mostly inside the Soldier Readiness Centre
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Nidal Hasan's Radical Mosque: Hasan and 9-11 hijackers shared same mosque.
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Malik Hasan and Hate Crimes See a video of Hasan on the morning of the shootings.
Nidal Malik Hasan and Hate Crimes
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See this post for minute-by-minute updates as it was happening.