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Fort Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan 'was not a terrorist' Palestinian cousin says
The Daily Telegraph ^ | 06 Nov 2009 | Adrian Blomfield

Posted on 11/06/2009 3:31:30 PM PST by propertius

Maj Nidal Malik Hasan, who killed 13 people at a Texas military base, had become increasingly devoted to Islam following the death of his parents but was no terrorist, his cousins in the West Bank said on Friday. Speaking from their home in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Hasan's relatives painted a picture of a man cornered into an act of "lunacy" by the repeated discrimination of his peers and an attempt by the army to force him to serve in Afghanistan.

"They discriminated against him because he was a Muslim," Mohammed Mohammed, one of Hasan's cousins, told the Daily Telegraph. "We're not trying to make excuses for him but what we were told was that he was under a lot of pressure.

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According to his cousins, Hasan was badly scarred by the deaths of his parents in 1998 and 2001. Along with his two brothers, he became increasingly devout, they said.

"They became very religious after their mother died," Mohammed Hasan said. "They were very observant. They prayed a lot."

Yet the two cousins insisted that the major's religion was not tinged with political fanaticism, although they said he had become increasingly withdrawn and uncommunicative in recent years.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: allahuakbar; nidalmalikhasan; sjs
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1 posted on 11/06/2009 3:31:30 PM PST by propertius
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To: propertius

DEAR STUPID COUSIN: YES HE FREAKING WAS!!!!!!!!! Plus, he was a cold blooded murdering thug from the gutter so called religion of Izzzzzzzllluuuuuummmmmm!


2 posted on 11/06/2009 3:32:49 PM PST by RetiredArmy (It's simple. The Second Coming is near. READ the Bible and what IT says about these times!)
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To: propertius

Yes, and Obama’s not a Muslim.


3 posted on 11/06/2009 3:33:40 PM PST by bulldog905
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To: propertius
Oh Really?  Well this is not a Texas-American Woman.
 
An American Woman is Superior to any jihadist!
 
 
Meet Kim Munley - Officer of the Year!
 
 

The teachable moment here is:

An American Woman Took down one of your tiny zib brethern!

An American Woman Stopped Jihad Nidal!

An American Woman Doesn’t take shit off any two bit, mealy mouthed, American hating muslim.

A Woman, An American Woman, bested your guy.


4 posted on 11/06/2009 3:33:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: propertius

dear cousin,,,,,,,,,,,,TALK TO THE HAND..........


5 posted on 11/06/2009 3:34:18 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: propertius

We’re speaking of him in the past tense again?
Is he dead or still alive.
Oh, Doctor, what’s the prognosis here, hmmmm?


6 posted on 11/06/2009 3:34:27 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Got jihad?)
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To: propertius
Nidal Malik Hasan 'was not a terrorist' Palestinian cousin says


7 posted on 11/06/2009 3:34:34 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: propertius

Momma said; “Terrorist is as Terrorist does”. That’s what Momma said. Care for a chocolate?


8 posted on 11/06/2009 3:34:41 PM PST by Natural Law
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To: propertius

“was no terrorist, his cousins in the West Bank said on Friday.”

So what is a terrorist (by West Bank standards)?


9 posted on 11/06/2009 3:35:28 PM PST by Spok
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To: propertius

No, he is just an ordinary Muslim who committed a terrorist act. Just like Clinton was not a liar, he was an honest guy who lied. After all, only after you commit the action multiple times that you can be called those names. /s


10 posted on 11/06/2009 3:36:07 PM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: propertius

An interesting aside from a friend who works for a federal institution, “Well, when I left work, no order had come down to lower the flag, even though the news reported an order would be issued. “

Have they ordered one yet??


11 posted on 11/06/2009 3:37:24 PM PST by kimmie7 (THE CROSS - Today, Tomorrow and Always!)
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To: propertius

I am both surprised and disgusted by the massive media campaign to try to make this guy as a poor misguided nice guy.

Does anyone, at least anyone not totally mind altered by liberalism think that if this guy had done this at an abortion clinic, would not he be vilified in the most extraordinary terms. And it would keep going for years.


12 posted on 11/06/2009 3:38:01 PM PST by yarddog
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To: kimmie7

I work at a federal facility. All outdoor flags were at half staff today.


13 posted on 11/06/2009 3:39:34 PM PST by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: propertius

PRESSURE??? PRESSURE???? What the HELL did he EXPECT?? He is an ISLAMIST TERRORIST!


14 posted on 11/06/2009 3:39:38 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: propertius

I have been properly trained by Napolitano.

I know now that Malik Abu Nidal was a man-caused disaster maker.

The problem is he is a member of the religion of pieces.


15 posted on 11/06/2009 3:41:01 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: propertius

It won’t be very long before either or probably both the FBI and Homeland Security Department announce that the attack was not terrorists related.


16 posted on 11/06/2009 3:41:08 PM PST by sport
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To: propertius

Saying it so doesn’t make it so.


17 posted on 11/06/2009 3:41:35 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: propertius
"ALLAHU AKHBAR!!!
18 posted on 11/06/2009 3:41:37 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (November 3, 2009, America says: "FUBO!")
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To: propertius

OK, glad we got that cleared up. Cousin says no terrorism here, must be the truth. Move along, folks, story over. (sarc off)

Just in case...I’d put a watch on everyone drinking from that same well.


19 posted on 11/06/2009 3:41:40 PM PST by pack29172 (You can learn what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: yarddog
I listened to a couple minutes worth of NPR at the top of the 6:00 hour. They explained that Hasan was under a lot of stress, and felt isolated at Ft. Hood, and, as everyone knows since the school shootings, boys and men who are under a lot of stress can do these kinds of things.

I kid you not.

20 posted on 11/06/2009 3:41:41 PM PST by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: propertius

Sounds like the FBI might want to keep a closer watch on his brothers than they did on him.


21 posted on 11/06/2009 3:42:12 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: propertius

If this berserker run amok was NOT a terrorist, then something is seriously wrong with the definition.

“Going berserk”

This fury, which was called “berserkergang” in the original Old Norse, occurred not only in the heat of battle, but also during laborious work. Men who were thus seized performed things which otherwise seemed impossible for human power. This condition is said to have begun with shivering, chattering of the teeth, and chill in the body, and then the face swelled and changed its colour. With this was connected a great hot-headedness, which at last gave over into a great rage, under which they howled as wild animals, bit the edge of their shields, and cut down everything they met without discriminating between friend or foe. When this condition ceased, a great dulling of the mind and feebleness followed, which could last for one or several days.

Which pretty well describes the state of mind of these “Instant Jihad” maniacs. A transformation not unlike that of the “Incredible Hulk”.


22 posted on 11/06/2009 3:42:25 PM PST by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: propertius
Wow! I'll bet those dodging bullets yesterday were pretty terrified!
23 posted on 11/06/2009 3:42:46 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: propertius
Actually, based on what we know so far, I would not classify him as a terrorist, in the sense of being a jihadi linked to others. He was saying things a lot of lefties also say but the problem is he's supposed to be serving the Army, not America's enemies. I think he got caught in a long service commitment for all the education the Army paid for and then found himself in the post 9-11 Army agreeing with the people the Army was fighting. It also appears he turned to radical Islam to try to square the contradictions in his life.

The guy according to reports was confrontational, antagonistic to colleagues, tried to proselytize and said some pretty disturbing things. He was obviously unfit for duty and something should have been done about it.

24 posted on 11/06/2009 3:43:23 PM PST by colorado tanker (What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
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To: Steely Tom

Would they feel the same if some Muslim entered NPR headquarters and shot the place up? Lots of Jews work at NPR...


25 posted on 11/06/2009 3:44:03 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Vendome

I cringe when I see her picture on the Internet. She is now the enemy of Islam and her life is in danger. Salmon Rushdie would argue that posting her picture is not a really great idea. Unless, you want her dead...


26 posted on 11/06/2009 3:45:47 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: propertius

If he was so religious, why was he an alky? Muslims are not ALLOWED to drink!


27 posted on 11/06/2009 3:47:07 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: colorado tanker
Actually, based on what we know so far, I would not classify him as a terrorist, in the sense of being a jihadi linked to others.

Sort of like saying a person who owns his own business is not a capitalist because he doesn't belong to a giant corporation.
28 posted on 11/06/2009 3:50:29 PM PST by aruanan
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To: propertius
Attention: Camel Humpers

Manly Malik was punked by a an Infidel GIRL!

29 posted on 11/06/2009 3:54:32 PM PST by Always A Marine
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To: Vendome

AMEN!

Kim Munley = American hero

Nidal Malik Hasan = Muslim coward

God Bless America!


30 posted on 11/06/2009 3:55:09 PM PST by derllak
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To: propertius

He was a MAN-MADE disaster.

Come on people, get with the program here!! Sarc.


31 posted on 11/06/2009 3:55:29 PM PST by purpleporter
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To: aruanan

Don’t know why people don’t want to call a terrorist a terrorist unless they belong to a terrorist network. Freelance terrorism is just as terror causing, and much harder to predict and plan against...and probably, at least in our country, happens more often.

Terrorist should be defined as a person who uses acts of violence to terrorize others, perhaps to prevent them from action, perhaps for a cause, perhaps cause they had a bad hair day and hate the world. Terrorism is the use of violence to terrorize and let the world know you’re not powerless.

Freelance or part of a formal group, it’s still what it is.


32 posted on 11/06/2009 3:58:05 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Without the Constitution, there is no America!)
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To: propertius
Palestinians...lovely!!!

What a fine tradition of murdering Americans they have built.

1968 Robert F. Kennedy
1973 U.S. Ambassador to Morrocco (and attache)
1986 Leon Klinghoffer (69 yr old confined to wheelchair)

33 posted on 11/06/2009 3:58:59 PM PST by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: propertius

His actions define him, chump.


34 posted on 11/06/2009 3:59:50 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: propertius

Committing an act of terrorism makes the one committing the acts a terrorist.


35 posted on 11/06/2009 4:03:00 PM PST by tobyhill (The Communist has arrived)
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To: propertius

Of course not. He was a Shaheed.


36 posted on 11/06/2009 4:05:08 PM PST by PogySailor (We're so screwed.....welcome to the American Oligarchy)
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To: alloysteel
This fury, which was called “berserkergang” in the original Old Norse, occurred not only in the heat of battle, but also during laborious work. Men who were thus seized performed things which otherwise seemed impossible for human power. This condition is said to have begun with shivering, chattering of the teeth, and chill in the body, and then the face swelled and changed its colour. With this was connected a great hot-headedness, which at last gave over into a great rage, under which they howled as wild animals, bit the edge of their shields, and cut down everything they met without discriminating between friend or foe. When this condition ceased, a great dulling of the mind and feebleness followed, which could last for one or several days.

Sounds like me when I can't find a tool in the garage. Must be my Swedish and Finnish heritage. ;-)

I know some will be skeptical but this description sounds like demon-possession. I believe that many of the jihadists are demon-possessed and all jihadists are influenced by demonic teachings.

37 posted on 11/06/2009 4:07:01 PM PST by CommerceComet
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To: propertius

How’s that hate crime legislation feeling right about now.

HANG HIM


38 posted on 11/06/2009 4:09:18 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: SandRat

LOL Sandrat, excellent!!


39 posted on 11/06/2009 4:11:07 PM PST by Shimmer1 (Froggie sez water nice and warm)
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To: FlyingEagle

Napolitano was busy monitoring the national security risks who marched on D.C. yesterday. Never do know what those subversives will be doing next!!


40 posted on 11/06/2009 4:11:48 PM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: sport

It may not be Al-Qaeda related but it certainly is Islam related and America had better expect more of these ‘non-terrost’ killings from American muslims.


41 posted on 11/06/2009 4:28:06 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: aruanan
What I'm getting at is this looks to me more like a guy who went postal than someone who would join Al Qaeda to go on jihad. Becoming a radical Muslim was his way of detaching from his coworkers and dehmanizing them so in his mind he could justify killing, something every mass killer in the workplace goes through in some form.
42 posted on 11/06/2009 4:28:13 PM PST by colorado tanker (What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
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To: propertius

Obviously the spin talking points have been issued to the MSN by Axelrod from the heady precincts of the White House.
We need to change the language. I laugh about all the descriptions of this incident.
Words are used like shootings , killings , ( couched in terms as if the victims could shoot back.)

This happened at a med facility where there was a long cue for flu shots and other medical processing.The perpetrator calmly got to his feet , reached into his jacket, drew his 5.7 mm FN pistol and calmly started walking down the rows of people , pointing his weapon and shooting them calmly, point blank, in cold blood.

This was not “shootings” This was not “killings.” This was genocidal execution. These human beings were dispatched as if they were animals.One woman was 6 months pregnant.

TIME TO TELL THE TRUTH. GENOCIDAL EXECUTION is what this was.

The same sort that happened in Kenya , courtesy of Obama’s tinkering there, in 2007.

OBAMA’S FAULT!!!!!!!

THIS WAS AN ACT OF RELIGIOUS GENOCIDE.

THIS WAS A WAR CRIME.


43 posted on 11/06/2009 4:30:47 PM PST by Candor7 (The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA)
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To: Carley

get the coward in the hands of the State of Texas. Texas does a pretty good of dispatching trash.


44 posted on 11/06/2009 4:33:45 PM PST by Bubba (There's a revolution a-brewing.... make that HERE and NOW!)
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To: Steely Tom

“They explained that Hasan was under a lot of stress, and felt isolated at Ft. Hood....”

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Then he should’ve shot muslims to relieve his stressful situation. I wonder what the MSM would’ve said if a honky would’ve used muslims for target practice. Now if that honky would’ve been a Christian, then all hell would’ve broken loose and Fort Hood would’ve been renamed ‘Fort Jihadi Martyrs”.


45 posted on 11/06/2009 4:35:55 PM PST by 353FMG (Save the Planet -- Eliminate Socialism)
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To: propertius

Well if a guy named Mohammed Mohammed says he’s ok, who am I to argue.


46 posted on 11/06/2009 5:13:03 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: propertius
Maj Nidal Malik Hasan, who killed 13 people at a Texas military base, had become increasingly devoted to Islam following the death of his parents but was no terrorist, his cousins in the West Bank said on Friday.

Riiigghhttt.....

And I'm the queen of England.

47 posted on 11/06/2009 5:14:52 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: propertius

And Ted Bundy was such a nice young man.


48 posted on 11/06/2009 5:16:13 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: colorado tanker
What I'm getting at is this looks to me more like a guy who went postal than someone who would join Al Qaeda to go on jihad.

Someone who joins Al Qaeda to go on jihad is doing the very thing this guy was doing. He was just (apparently at this time) a solo entrepreneur but following the same business plan for the same reasons. He was probably even more motivated than some of Al Qaeda who may be pressured by family and friends and Al Qaeda itself and for monetary reasons or to avoid threats against family members.

As for being effing nuts, well, that pretty much goes without saying. But there's that kind of insanity, which still has moral culpability, and other types like paranoid schizophrenia in the throes of which one may have lessened or no moral responsibility for one's actions. I don't think he's in the latter category. Though being a shrink, he was probably more than half way there, especially since he was pressing Islam on his patients.
49 posted on 11/06/2009 5:20:23 PM PST by aruanan
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To: propertius
Fort Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan 'was not a terrorist' Palestinian cousin says

Uh, is this person saying, "He wasn't a terrorist terrorist."
50 posted on 11/06/2009 5:21:47 PM PST by aruanan
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