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Sudden Jihad or Inordinate Stress at Ft. Hood?
Frontpagemagazine ^ | 11-9-09 | Daniel Pipes

Posted on 11/09/2009 5:05:28 AM PST by SJackson

When a Muslim in the West for no apparent reason violently attacks non-Muslims, a predictable argument ensues about motives.

The establishment – law enforcement, politicians, the media, and the academy – stands on one side of this debate, insisting that some kind of oppression caused Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, to kill 13 and wound 38 at Ft. Hood on Nov. 5. It disagrees on the specifics, however, presenting Hasan as the victim alternatively of “racism,” “harassment he had received as a Muslim,” a sense of not belonging,” “pre-traumatic stress disorder,” “mental problems,” “emotional problems,” “an inordinate amount of stress,” or being deployed to Afghanistan as his “worst nightmare.” Accordingly, a typical newspaper headline reads “Mindset of Rogue Major a Mystery.”.

Instances of Muslim-on-unbeliever violence inspire the victim school to dig up new and imaginative excuses. Colorful examples (drawing on my article and weblog entry about denying Islamist terrorism) include:

 

Additionally, when an Osama bin Laden-admiring Arab-American crashed his plane into a Tampa high-rise, blame fell on the acne drug Accutane.

As a charter member of the jihad school of interpretation, I reject these explanations as weak, obfuscatory, and apologetic. The jihadi school, still in the minority, perceives Hasan’s attack as one of many Muslim efforts to vanquish infidels and impose Islamic law. We recall a prior episode of sudden jihad syndrome in the U.S. military, as well as the numerous cases of non-lethal Pentagon jihadis and the history of Muslim violence on American soil.

We are not mystified by Hasan but see overwhelming evidence of his jihadi intentions. He handed out Korans to neighbors just before going on his rampage and yelled “Allahu Akbar,” the jihadi’s cry, as he fired off over 100 rounds from two pistols. His superiors reportedly put him on probation for inappropriately proselytizing about Islam.

We note what former associates say about him: one, Val Finnell, quotes Hasan saying, “I’m a Muslim first and an American second” and recalls Hasan justifying suicide terrorism; another, Col Terry Lee, recalls that Hasan “claimed Muslims had the right to rise up and attack Americans”; the third, a psychiatrist who worked very closely with Hasan, described him as “almost belligerent about being Muslim.”

Finally, the jihad school of thought attributes importance to the Islamic authorities’ urging American Muslim soldiers to refuse to fight their co-religionists, thereby providing a basis for sudden jihad. In 2001, for example, responding to the U.S. attack on the Taliban, the mufti of Egypt, Ali Gum’a, issued a fatwa stating that “The Muslim soldier in the American army must refrain [from participating] in this war.” Hasan himself, echoing that message, advised a young Muslim disciple, Duane Reasoner Jr., not to join the U.S. army because “Muslims shouldn’t kill Muslims.”

If the jihad explanation is overwhelmingly more persuasive than the victim one, it’s also far more awkward to articulate. Everyone finds blaming road rage, Accutane, or an arranged marriage easier than discussing Islamic doctrines. And so, a prediction: what Ralph Peters calls the army’s “unforgivable political correctness” will officially ascribe Hasan’s assault to his victimization and will leave jihad unmentioned.

And thus will the army blind itself and not prepare for its next jihadi attack.



TOPICS: Editorial; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: danielpipes; forthood; fthood; jihad; jihadinamerica; nidalmalikhasan; pcshooter

1 posted on 11/09/2009 5:05:29 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson
Sudden Jihad or Inordinate Stress at Ft. Hood?

Neither.

It was planned Jihad.
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2 posted on 11/09/2009 5:10:33 AM PST by Iron Munro (Really up-to-date liberals do not care what people do, as long as it is compulsory - George Will)
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To: Iron Munro

If Hitler had been as clever as Mohammed, he would have proclaimed Nazism to be a new religion.

Then PC-uber-alles dolts would demand that Nazi SS “priests” should be allowed to join the US Army, even as they preached the slaughter of non-Nazis.

And when these Nazi SS “priests” massacred Americans, these PC dolts would worry more about a potential backlash against “moderate Nazis” than the safety of Americans.

PC Kills.


3 posted on 11/09/2009 5:14:18 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: SJackson

Thank you, Daniel Pipes!


4 posted on 11/09/2009 5:16:20 AM PST by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: Iron Munro

I think Pipes wrote this before reading more of the details of how he planned it.


5 posted on 11/09/2009 5:18:28 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SJackson

Hasan spent his life refraining from that which his Koran commanded him to do. He finally gave in. It is the moderate muslims who are apostates, not Hasan.


6 posted on 11/09/2009 5:22:14 AM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Iron Munro

it wasn’t sudden when you bought guns and amo, then smuggled them onto the base, then proceeded to kill.....takes planning to do that.


7 posted on 11/09/2009 5:24:55 AM PST by tioga
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8 posted on 11/09/2009 5:27:57 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Iron Munro
Right. If I understand correctly, strict believers in Islam are NOT permitted to fight against other believers.

The perp, when he heard we was going ‘over there’, was just trying properly observe his ‘faith’

9 posted on 11/09/2009 5:28:55 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: SJackson

A “sense of not belonging.” That sense is accurate. The Fort Hood shooter did not belong in OUR Army. Muslims do not belong in our country. They have proven time and time again that they hate our country, they hate Western culture, and the are willing to kill for that hate. They do not belong here as long as that hate and distain for our society is their prime motivation. We continue down this politically correct, “We are the world,” path at our own peril. The “leadership” of this country is destroying it.


10 posted on 11/09/2009 6:03:35 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: SMARTY

Apparently they pick and choose which rules they follow. They are and have been fighting each other all over the Middle East. Iran-Iraq war, Hamas vs Hezbollah, Pakistan vs Taliban. Shiite vs sunni. Iraqis allied with US forces vs Iraqis not so allied. It goes on and on.


11 posted on 11/09/2009 6:15:29 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

In the past ... Muslims got around the ‘no fighting our own’ rule by hiring and training mercenaries.

I don’t know how they remain ‘faithful’ in their current efforts with believers fighting believers.... Their capacity for self-delusion is limitless. Must be, or how could they accept ‘the religion of peace’ in the first place.


12 posted on 11/09/2009 6:25:49 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: La Lydia

In the past ... Muslims got around the ‘no fighting our own’ rule by hiring and training mercenaries.

I don’t know how they remain ‘faithful’ in their current efforts with believers fighting believers.... Their capacity for self-delusion is limitless. Must be, or how could they accept ‘the religion of peace’ in the first place.


13 posted on 11/09/2009 6:26:51 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: SJackson

The jihad has been going on for some time now, but it is not politically correct to mention it. This guy was probably emboldened by the muslim in the White House.


14 posted on 11/09/2009 6:45:08 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (FUBO - When 0bama Fails, Freedom Prevails!)
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To: Iron Munro; SJackson; ~Kim4VRWC's~; GeronL; All; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; ...
It was planned Jihad. Too damn true.
15 posted on 11/09/2009 7:14:18 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Travis McGee

You make a good point.
I’ve been wondering what constitutes being a “religion” these days as opposed to a political party?
Where do we draw the line?

Can I start my own religion where all members have to wear paper bags over their heads and carry baseball bats where ever we go? Would denying this “right” be religious persecution?

I guess I just don’t get it.


16 posted on 11/09/2009 7:15:27 AM PST by tractorman
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To: La Lydia

” They have proven time and time again that they hate our country...”

To know a person’s religion we need not listen to his profession of faith but must find his brand of intolerance.
Eric Hoffer


17 posted on 11/09/2009 7:23:56 AM PST by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think. " Adolph Hitler)
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To: SJackson
Inordinate stress, my @ss.

The guy hadn't even been in the combat zones.

This was a planned jihad, pure and simple and the media can go do something anatomically difficult to itself if they're going to continue to try to spin this any other way.

18 posted on 11/09/2009 8:53:23 AM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: SJackson
For much more on this Jihad attack see this thread:

Fort Hood Texas: Free Republic Archives

and:

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I had long wondered why people on the Left had the propensity to speak more positively about people who would slit their throats than they do about their own country, which affords them more freedom and opportunity than anywhere else. David Horowitz has answered that question thoroughly and convincingly in his Unholy Alliance. Where I felt bewildered and confused, I now feel crystal clear. Unholy Alliance is such a great book.

It begins with the leftist movements at the beginning of the 20th Century, and works its way up to the present day, exploring the anti-American attitude of these movements in detail. Horowitz shows that the enemies of the US back then are largely the same group today, operating under the same misperceptions, making the same mistakes, and pursuing the same impossible utopia.

19 posted on 11/09/2009 9:09:43 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: SJackson

PRE-traumatic stress syndrome? The BS is piled up to the ceiling already.

They forgot to mention the Egyptian pilot who recited the Islamic prayer and then took a nose dive into the Atlantic. That was because of monetary problems, I think.


20 posted on 11/09/2009 9:19:28 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: Iron Munro
It was planned Jihad. .

That's exactly what it was. The alternative, that radical Islam is a defacto mental illness. Doubt the media will touch that. Nor should it continue to be an acceptable position.

21 posted on 11/09/2009 9:57:39 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Travis McGee
If Hitler had been as clever as Mohammed, he would have proclaimed Nazism to be a new religion.

He tried with the Reichschurch, but wasn't as successful as he'd hoped. Large membership amongst Protestants, but it never really caught on. He opted for Hitler youth to destroy Christianity slowly, by indoctrinating the next generations. And outside of Germany, no interest at all.

22 posted on 11/09/2009 10:03:06 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Iron Munro

Exactly. Well-planned.


23 posted on 11/09/2009 4:30:33 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: Travis McGee

Good point, but it’s only now in the pc universe that is garbage is happening.


24 posted on 11/09/2009 4:31:56 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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