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Jihad at Fort Hood (Religion of Peace Alert)
Front Page ^ | November 5, 2009 | Robert Spencer

Posted on 11/06/2009 9:16:25 AM PST by Zakeet

Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army psychiatrist, murdered twelve people and wounded twenty-one inside Fort Hood in Texas yesterday, while, according to eyewitnesses, “shouting something in Arabic while he was shooting.” Investigators are scratching their heads and expressing puzzlement about why he did it. According to NPR, “the motive behind the shootings was not immediately clear, officials said.” The Washington Post agreed: “The motive remains unclear, although some sources reported the suspect is opposed to U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq and upset about an imminent deployment.” The Huffington Post spun faster, asserting that “there is no concrete reporting as to whether Nidal Malik Hasan was in fact a Muslim or an Arab.”

Yet there was, and what’s more, Major Hasan’s motive was perfectly clear — but it was one that the forces of political correctness and the Islamic advocacy groups in the United States have been working for years to obscure. So it is that now that another major jihad terror attack has taken place on American soil, authorities and the mainstream media are at a loss to explain why it happened – and the abundant evidence that it was a jihad attack is ignored.

Nidal Malik Hasan was born in Virginia but didn’t think of himself as an American: on a form he filled out at the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, he gave his nationality not as “American” but as “Palestinian.” A mosque official found that curious, saying: “I don’t know why he listed Palestinian. He was not born in Palestine.”

Center. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has a doctorate in psychiatry from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. While there, NPR reports, Hasan was “put on probation early in his postgraduate work” and was “disciplined for proselytizing about his Muslim faith with patients and colleagues.”

He was a staff psychiatrist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before transferring to Fort Hood earlier this year. While at Walter Reed, he was a “very devout” member of and daily visitor to the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring. Faizul Khan, a former imam at the Center, expressed puzzlement over Hasan’s murders: “To know something like this happened, I don’t know what got into his mind. There was nothing extremist in his questions. He never showed any frustration….He never showed any remorse or wish for vengeance on anybody.”

So he identified himself as Palestinian and was a devout Muslim – so what? These things, of course, have no significance if one assumes that Islam is a Religion of Peace and that when a devout Muslim reads the Koran’s many injunctions to wage war against unbelievers, he knows that they have no force or applicability for today’s world. Unfortunately, all too many Muslims around the world demonstrate in both their words and their deeds that they take such injunctions quite seriously. And Nidal Hasan gave some indications that he may have been among them.

On May 20, 2009, a man giving his name as “NidalHasan” posted this defense of suicide bombing (all spelling and grammar as it is in the original):

There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that “IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE” and Allah (SWT) knows best.

Of course, it may not be the same Nidal Hasan. But there is more. One of his former colleagues, Col. Terry Lee, recalled Hasan saying statements to the effect of “Muslims have the right to rise up against the U.S. military”; “Muslims have a right to stand up against the aggressors”; and even speaking favorably about people who “strap bombs on themselves and go into Times Square.”

Maybe he just snapped, perhaps under the pressure of his imminent deployment to Iraq. But it’s noteworthy that if he did, he snapped in exactly the same way that several other Muslims in the U.S. military have snapped in the past. In April 2005, a Muslim serving in the U.S. Army, Hasan Akbar, was convicted of murder for killing two American soldiers and wounding fourteen in a grenade attack in Kuwait. AP reported: “Prosecutors say Akbar told investigators he launched the attack because he was concerned U.S. troops would kill fellow Muslims in Iraq. They said he coolly carried out the attack to achieve ‘maximum carnage’ on his comrades in the 101st Airborne Division.”

And Hasan’s murderous rampage resembles one that five Muslim men in New Jersey tried to carry out at Fort Dix in New Jersey in 2007, when they plotted to enter the U.S. Army base and murder as many soldiers as they could.

That was a jihad plot. One of the plotters, Serdar Tatar, told an FBI informant late in 2006: “I’m gonna do it….It doesn’t matter to me, whether I get locked up, arrested, or get taken away, it doesn’t matter. Or I die, doesn’t matter, I’m doing it in the name of Allah.” Another plotter, Mohamad Shnewer, was caught on tape saying, “They are the ones, we are going to put bullets in their heads, Allah willing.”

Nidal Hasan’s statements about Muslims rising up against the U.S. military aren’t too far from that, albeit less graphic. The effect of ignoring or downplaying the role that Islamic beliefs and assumptions may have played in his murders only ensures that – once again – nothing will be done to prevent the eventual advent of the next Nidal Hasan.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: forthood; fthood; globaljihad; islam; jihadinamerica; massacre; nidalmalikhasan; robertspencer; wot

Nidal Hasan’s statements about Muslims rising up against the U.S. military aren’t too far from that, albeit less graphic. The effect of ignoring or downplaying the role that Islamic beliefs and assumptions may have played in his murders only ensures that – once again – nothing will be done to prevent the eventual advent of the next Nidal Hasan.

1 posted on 11/06/2009 9:16:25 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

“according to eyewitnesses, “shouting something in Arabic while he was shooting.”

Another story (from the Times Online) is claiming he shouted “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) right before opening fire.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2380080/posts


2 posted on 11/06/2009 9:22:29 AM PST by DemforBush (Now officially 100% ex-Democrat.)
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To: Zakeet

Watch the excuses for the ROP begin. My fear is that this will instigate even more attacks by those who follow the false prophet.


3 posted on 11/06/2009 9:23:18 AM PST by BigFinn (ISLam IS what Islam DOES.)
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I think one angle that will never be looked into properly is the fact he was a psychiatrist. what drugs did he take and is it similar to the Columbine kids?

The link between psych drugs and these incidents has never gotten a full airing.


4 posted on 11/06/2009 9:24:06 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: Zakeet

Just found out a multiple shooting occured in Orlando in the last few minutes. Details to follow.


5 posted on 11/06/2009 9:24:28 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Zakeet
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2380042/posts?page=13#13

6 posted on 11/06/2009 9:24:44 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Zakeet

Thanks for your truthful post. The pictures confirm what the U.S. is facing. Wish more people would acknowledge what has happened here.


7 posted on 11/06/2009 9:25:26 AM PST by NorwegianViking
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To: DemforBush; xzins

I’m sure that if he had been shouting “Jesus loves you” the MSM would be all over it and the lib commentators would be proposing taking away tax exempt status from Christian churches and removing chaplains from the Military


8 posted on 11/06/2009 9:37:19 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Zakeet

Yeah, it’s a real mystery alright. Let the head-scratching commence.


9 posted on 11/06/2009 9:42:44 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

This is the biggest jump to a conclusion since airplanes with red circles on their wings attacked Pearl Hrbor and we went to war with Japan without even seeing where those airplanes came from. Just because Japan had a red circle on its flag, that doesn’t mean anything. I saw those anti Japanese propaganda movies like Destination Tokyo. Those pilots in the planes with the red circles on them sure looked like Eskimos to me. blblblblblblbl


10 posted on 11/06/2009 9:49:06 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Zakeet

The Huffington Post has become “The Onion”.


11 posted on 11/06/2009 9:53:00 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Zakeet
Hasan’s murderous rampage resembles one that five Muslim men in New Jersey tried to carry out at Fort Dix in New Jersey in 2007, when they plotted to enter the U.S. Army base and murder as many soldiers as they could.

Or the other Terrorist attack on Fort Dix planned by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
Close friends of 0bama
12 posted on 11/06/2009 9:53:26 AM PST by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Zakeet

When other people snap on the eve of deployment, they go to Canada. Normal people who disagree with a deployment resign and accept prosecution. Or get a lawyer and try to find some loophole.

They don’t slaughter their countrymen.

The shocking thing about this case is that he made his beliefs known on several occasions and no one did anything about it. It didn’t occur to anyone that a major who sided with the enemy ought to be booted out of the army altogether.


13 posted on 11/06/2009 9:58:28 AM PST by marron
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To: P-Marlowe; DemforBush; Dr. Eckleburg; blue-duncan; Kolokotronis; jude24

The only plausible explanation for Hasan’s behavior is that it was ideological.

Frustration over harrassment: a major has more than enough authority to deal with that.

Desire to get out of the military: after the poor Officer Efficiency Report, that was coming anyway. And if that’s all you want, why risk your life?

Didn’t want to deploy: there are ways to get out of that, but why risk one’s own life?

He knew what was coming once he opened fire, so that discounts anything that has to do with a desire for some different life afterwards.

Therefore, the only plausible reason to do what he did was to make some ideological statement. I think it proves him to have been “imitating” a terrorist act. Just my humble opinion.


14 posted on 11/06/2009 10:08:12 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

I suppose it’s just coincidence this guy went off on the same day as the Washington D.C. march against Obama’s health care plan, effectively bumping it out of the headlines and off the front page


15 posted on 11/06/2009 10:20:46 AM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg; P-Marlowe; Kolokotronis

I thought about that, but in any case, it’s ideological.

I’m amazed that PC has gotten so bad in the military that everyone was afraid to turn this clown in.

If he has a security clearance, then that means the nation is at grave risk, for it means that inclusivist PC has reached into our clearance vetting process.

We should be listening to our orthodox Christian brethren about the dangers of Islam to Christianity and to non-Islamic nations. They’ve lived it first hand.


16 posted on 11/06/2009 10:52:05 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Crimson Elephant
His "drug" is Islam.

That's enough explanation for me.

Anything else is an excuse.

17 posted on 11/06/2009 11:41:13 AM PST by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: happygrl

It isn’t an “excuse” is is a problem running through society that no one is paying a bit of attention to. Americans are drugged to the hilt on mind altering drugs, whether this guy was a muslim nutjob or a psych nutjob. We’re being dumbed down on about 15 levels of idiocy.

The sad thing is, likely, no one will even ask the question.


18 posted on 11/06/2009 11:51:53 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: Crimson Elephant
Oh, I agree that it's a problem, but I think this man's problem is Islam.

I don't think in this case that it is any more complicated than that.

And I know of several in my circle of acquaintence, of the problems of drink and drugs.

Most of them would do better on psych drugs, than trying to medicate themselves.

19 posted on 11/06/2009 12:34:34 PM PST by happygrl (Hope and Change or Rope and Chains?)
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To: xzins
If he has a security clearance, then that means the nation is at grave risk, for it means that inclusivist PC has reached into our clearance vetting process.

I would assume he had a security clearance and had had it for a long time.

We should be listening to our orthodox Christian brethren about the dangers of Islam to Christianity and to non-Islamic nations. They've lived it first hand.

Amen. But when does this country listen to Christians about anything?

20 posted on 11/06/2009 2:58:43 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Dr. Eckleburg
I would assume he had a security clearance and had had it for a long time

Sadly, you're probably right. To hold his rank he'd have to have secret clearance even for a mundane assignment. As a psychiatrist, he could be reasonably expected to hear information that would make it possible to extort those with clearances, or he'd hear enough bits of information to put 2 and 2 together.

21 posted on 11/06/2009 3:42:45 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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