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  • USMC: Muslim-American recruit was called ‘terrorist’ prior to his death

    09/14/2016 5:16:11 PM PDT · by rey · 95 replies
    Beaufort Gazette ^ | 12 Sept. 2016 | WADE LIVINGSTON
    The drill instructor who allegedly hazed recruit Raheel Siddiqui moments before his death was the same instructor who had previously ordered a Muslim recruit into a commercial clothes dryer and interrogated him about his religion and loyalties. That drill instructor had also called Siddiqui — a 20-year-old Muslim, Pakistani-American from Taylor, Mich. — a “terrorist” at some point during the recruit’s brief time at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, according to a Corps official speaking on background Monday morning. New details about Siddiqui’s death — which the Corps has ruled a suicide — show he initially survived the nearly...
  • Marine drill instructor accused of running a clothes dryer with a Muslim recruit inside

    09/14/2016 9:41:33 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 13, 2016 | Dan Lamothe
    A Muslim Marine said he was called a terrorist and ordered into an industrial clothes dryer multiple times by a drill instructor who then turned it on, burning him, according to investigative documents that provide new details about the alleged abuse of recruits at the service’s training center at Parris Island, S.C.
  • Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911

    09/09/2016 9:22:33 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 65 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 09/08/2016 | Breaking 911
    Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials - Breaking911 Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials September 8, 2016 | 6:01 PM Home » BREAKING NEWS » Muslim Marine recruit killed himself amid culture of hazing and abuse: Officials Marine Corps completes three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island / News release WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps has completed three command-level investigations into allegations of abuse and maltreatment at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, to include an investigation into...
  • More than 5,000 Muslims Serving in US Military, Pentagon Says (December 8, 2015 story)

    Despite recent rhetoric against the fastest-growing religion in the world, Islam has contributed a great deal to the U.S., including in the military, Defense Department figures show. Muslims have played an essential part in guarding the homeland and fighting for its interests in war-torn countries the world over, fighting in all major U.S. wars, including the Civil War, World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War, according to military officials. More recently, Muslims have also served in the Gulf War, Iraq War and the war in Afghanistan. Here's what the numbers tell us. There are 5,896 self-identified Muslims...
  • Muslim Family of Fallen Army Captain Responds to Trump: 'Shame on Him'Now Khan says about Trump, "Sh

    07/30/2016 9:27:49 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 505 replies
    ABC ^ | July 30 2016 | ABC
    Khan's latest attack on Trump: "Running for president is not an entitlement to disrespect Gold Star families and [a] Gold Star mother not realizing her pain. Shame on him! Shame on his family!" Khizr Khan said, struggling to hold back his anger. "He is not worthy of our comments. He has no decency. He is void of decency, he has a dark heart."
  • U.S. Military Hires Terror-Tied Muslim Chaplains

    03/07/2014 6:08:52 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies ^ | March 7, 2014 | newseditor
    The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is proudly announcing that the U.S. military is again using their chaplains.
  • Accused Fort Hood shooter aims to escape death penalty

    01/25/2013 4:15:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times/AP ^ | January 25, 2013 | Douglas Ernst
    Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army officer who is facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, now wants to avoid the death penalty, according to The Associated Press.
  • None Dare Call Major Hasan A Terrorist

    08/06/2012 8:25:38 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies ^ | July 21, 2012
    A heavily redacted report – by former FBI Director William Webster (07/20/2012 “Houston Chronicle”, Page B1) – following a two-year review of the Fort Hood “shooting rampage” by Major Hasan declined to assign individual blame for “failing to prevent the November 2009 tragedy”. Describing the deadliest attack on a U.S. military base (13 killed, 32 wounded) as a “tragedy” is acceptable since “tragic” can also mean “disastrous”. However, Mr. Webster’s statement “(Major Hasan) arrived at the deployment center 11/05/2009 and opened fire shouting ‘God is Great’ in Arabic” contradicts the Department of Defense classification of the major’s massacre as “workplace...
  • Fort Hood defense has few options (killer Nidal Hasan)

    07/11/2011 12:41:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    The Eagle ^ | 7/10/11 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    Fort Hood defense has few optionsBy ANGELA K. BROWN Associated Press Published Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:15 AM FORT WORTH -- More than two dozen soldiers have testified about the day they were shot in a crowded Fort Hood building in November 2009. Some told of looking the gunman in the eye as he fired. A Senate investigation has announced its findings about the suspect: Before the rampage, the Army psychiatrist had become an Islamic extremist and a "ticking time bomb." Now the defense team for Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32...
  • Bin Laden Given Religious Funeral Prior to Sea Burial

    05/02/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 341 replies ^ | 5/2/2011
    DEVELOPING: Usama bin Laden was given a religious funeral prior to his burial at sea, senior military officials told Fox News. Religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier at about 1:10 a.m. Monday in the Persian Gulf. In accordance with Islamic practice, bin Laden was washed and wrapped in a white sheet before buried at sea at 2 p.m. local time, senior U.S. military and intelligence officials said.
  • ABC News: U.S. Had Muslim Seaman Pray Over bin Laden Corpse Out of Fear of Muslim Wrath

    05/02/2011 10:56:04 AM PDT · by kristinn · 118 replies
    Monday, May 2, 2011 | Kristinn
    ABC News' Jake Tapper reports here and here on the Obama administration giving Osama bin Laden a Muslim-led Islamic burial at sea so as not to "inflame" the Muslim world....The SEALS shot the terrorist leader dead after he refused to surrender. Bin Laden's corpse was taken to Afghanistan to have his DNA tested for positive identification. The body was then flown to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, officials told ABC News and he was buried at sea. The burial was done in accordance with Islamic law, officials said. A Muslim seaman conducted the process and said the prayers, with...
  • Fate Of Accused Fort Hood Gunman (Nidal Hasan) Rests With New Post Commander

    04/24/2011 4:38:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    KWTX ^ | 4/22/11
    Fate Of Accused Fort Hood Gunman Rests With New Post CommanderThe decision on how to handle the court martial for accused Fort Hood killer Maj. Nidal Hasan falls to the post’s new commander. FORT HOOD (April 22, 2011) - Fort Hood has a new commanding general and he’ll have a major decision facing him from the start. Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell took command of the Texas Army post at a ceremony Thursday. **SNIP** With Cone's departure, now Campbell will decide whether Maj. Nidal Hasan will be court-martialed and face the death penalty in the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood. Two...
  • Iraqi soldier kills two U.S. troops

    01/15/2011 7:43:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Two U.S. troops were killed Saturday by an Iraqi soldier who apparently smuggled real bullets into a training exercise and opened fire, raising fresh concerns about insurgents worming into the nation’s security forces as the Americans prepare to leave by the end of the year. A U.S. military official said the shooter was immediately killed by American soldiers who were running the morning drill at a training center on a U.S. base in the northern city of Mosul. The U.S. official said the exercise was not meant to involve live ammunition, and an Iraqi army officer said the shooting appeared...
  • Army indicates it will seek death in Ft. Hood case

    04/28/2010 2:49:18 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 529+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2010 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Military prosecutors have sent a notice indicating they plan to seek the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting. That's according to defense attorney John Galligan, who says he received the notice Wednesday outlining an aggravating factor - that more than one person was killed in the same incident.
  • Pentagon stonewall

    04/25/2010 2:59:27 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies · 571+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 25, 2010 | Editorial
    What and when did US Army brass know about Maj. Nidal Hassan’s extremist views and his ties to a key jihadist cleric — and why didn’t they act before he gunned down 13 soldiers at Fort Hood six months ago? It’s a simple question — and a very significant one, to boot. But neither the Pentagon nor the Justice Department wants that information made public. Which is why the two top senators on the Homeland Security Committee — Joe Lieberman (I/D-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) — have subpoenaed stonewalling Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Attorney General Eric Holder. “We have...
  • After the Fort Hood shootings, a Muslim American soldier battles on friendly ground

    03/24/2010 7:17:16 PM PDT · by Dinah Lord · 49 replies · 1,219+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 24, 2010 | William Wan
    At 2 o'clock on a Monday morning, the sound of angry pounding sent Army Spec. Zachari Klawonn bolting out of bed. THUD. THUD. THUD. Someone was mule-kicking the door of his barracks room, leaving marks that weeks later -- long after Army investigators had come and gone -- would still be visible. By the time Klawonn reached the door, the pounding had stopped. All that was left was a note, twice folded and wedged into the doorframe.
  • US Rep: No plot to poison food at SC Army base

    02/28/2010 8:46:22 PM PST · by PilotDave · 73 replies · 2,887+ views
    The Sun News ^ | 28 Feb 10 | AP
    U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., said Sunday information he received as a member of the House Armed Services Committee showed there was no plot. The five Muslim soldiers who were connected to a translator training program had been detained in December while the Army investigated. "The investigation revealed that there was not an effort to poison food," Wilson said. The probe also showed the men had not been disloyal. Four of the soldiers were discharged from the Army for petty crimes, Wilson said, and the fifth was returned to his National Guard unit in Virginia.
  • Attorney says Fort Hood shooting suspect moving soon from military hospital to county jail

    03/01/2010 10:17:27 AM PST · by cajuncow · 14 replies · 607+ views
    Cox News ^ | 3 | ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press Writer
    FORT WORTH, Texas (Associated Press) -- An attorney says the Army psychiatrist charged in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military base will soon be moved to a county jail near Fort Hood after four months in a military hospital. Defense attorney John Galligan says Maj. Nidal Hasan could be moved this week. Bell County Jail administrator Bob Patterson says Hasan will be housed in a cell at the medical unit. Patterson said Monday the facility is prepared to handle inmates with special medical needs.
  • Four Muslims Discharged Over Fort Jackson Threats, Probe Continues

    03/01/2010 11:42:29 AM PST · by Dinah Lord · 42 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | March 1, 2010 | Rusty "Asadullah Alshishani"
    If there was nothing to the allegations, then why were four of the five Muslim soldiers discharged? It seems to me that the earliest reports were wrong that the five Muslims were plotting to poison Fort Jackson's food supply. But later reports that there were nothing to the allegations were also clarified when we learned that the investigation was not into a plot but over comments about poisoning the food.
  • No evidence of poison plot at Fort Jackson, investigators say

    02/21/2010 5:54:05 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 25 replies · 709+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 20, 2010 | By David Zucchino
    ive soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., have been investigated on suspicion of making threats against fellow servicemembers, but officials have found no substantive evidence of misconduct, U.S. military spokesmen said early Friday. The Christian Broadcasting Network, founded by evangelist Pat Robertson, has reported that soldiers were suspected of plotting to poison the food supply at the Army base. The report said the soldiers were part of an Army translation program that includes Arabic speakers. Army investigators have been conducting a probe since December, but "we have not found any credible information to substantiate the allegations," said Christopher Grey, a spokesman...
  • Accused Fort Hood Gunman Could Be Moved To Local Jail

    02/20/2010 4:12:00 PM PST · by NorwegianViking · 60 replies · 2,490+ views
    KWTX News ^ | February 20, 2010 | KWTX
    BELTON (February 19, 2010)—Bell County Sheriff Dan Smith confirmed Friday that his office and Fort Hood officials have been talking for several weeks about transferring accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan from a San Antonio military hospital to the Bell County Jail. Hasan is charged with 13 counts of murder in the shooting rampage on Nov. 5, 2009 at the post’s Soldier Readiness Center that left 13 dead and 29 injured. He was left paralyzed in an exchange of gunfire with two civilian police officers who are credited with ending the massacre. For 15 years, the Bell County...
  • 5 Muslim Soliders Arrested For Allegedly Poisoning Food Supply (Religion Of Peace Alert)

    02/19/2010 3:20:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 57 replies · 1,629+ views
    WTAQ ^ | 2/19/2010 | WTAQ
    Five soldiers have been arrested on charges of trying to poison the food supply at South Carolina's Fort Jackson. Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Division, says the ongoing investigation began 2 months ago, leading to the arrests. The 5, detained in December, were part of an Arabic translation program called "09 Lima" and are all reportedly Muslims. Grey says the Army is taking the allegations, "extremely seriously," adding at this time, "there is no credible information to support the allegations."
  • SHOCKING! 5 Muslim Soldiers Arrested for Trying to Poison Ft. Jackson Food Supply

    02/18/2010 4:22:43 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 60 replies · 2,211+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/18/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    I would have NEVER guessed this sort of thing could happen. Zero is, after all, doing much better than W. at protecting us, so hawkish he's even responsible for the turn around in Iraq. I love good fiction; don't you? And this happened before Christmas, before Fruit of Kaboom. Why are we just hearing about it now? Apparently, it's all about the transparency. From CBN: CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas and are in custody. The five men were part of the Arabic Translation program at...
  • 5 Muslim Soldiers arrested at Fort Jackson in SC

    02/18/2010 6:39:49 PM PST · by csd · 22 replies · 1,052+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | February 18, 2010 | CSD
    5 Muslim US Army soldiers have been arrested at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. They stand accused of attempting to poison the Army food supply at Fort Jackson, and they are now supposedly being referred to as “the Fort Jackson five.” These 5 muslim soldiers worked as Arabic translators for the US Army. Details of the situation are not clear, as this is still an ongoing investigation; and it is not yet known whether the “suspects” are still in custody.
  • WIDE SCALE FOOD POISONING of US troops attempted at Ft. Jackson, SC

    02/18/2010 3:09:35 PM PST · by Mr. Jazzy · 427 replies · 23,081+ views
    Fox News ^ | FOX NEWS
    <p>No info at link yet, just came across the TV. Investigators believe that the poisoners where Arabic translators! ROP strikes again???</p>
  • CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina

    02/18/2010 3:35:11 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 112 replies · 4,230+ views
    CBN ^ | 2/18/10 | Erick Stakelbeck
    CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas and are in custody. The five men were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base. The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson. A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to...
  • The Terrorist-Certified Chaplains Who Minister To Muslim Soldiers

    12/27/2009 3:14:32 PM PST · by starczar66 · 6 replies · 626+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/16/09 | Paul Sperry
    ...Alamoudi, who was given power of attorney by several Gitmo detainees, even persuaded the Pentagon to let an al-Qaida-tied Saudi charity fly planeloads of Muslim-American soldiers to Mecca...
  • I just lost total respect for Navy NCIS (Vanity / SPOILER ALERT)

    12/15/2009 5:26:55 PM PST · by Scythian · 72 replies · 2,769+ views
    The show is only half over tonight so there's still hope this will turn around. So far, a poor innocent Muslim (US Military Solider) was killed in cold blood, the reason will of course be because he was muslim. When Ducky gave his diversity speech about "perhaps we should spend more time seeing what we have in common rather than killing each other" I nearly puked. Let's look at reality, a muslim walked in and opened up on his fellow soldiers. They are doing all the cold blooded killing, not us. I think Navy NCIS is off my list. Let's...
  • Muslim soldier’s fears lead to off-post housing request

    12/11/2009 5:12:14 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | December 12, 2009 | By Nancy Montgomery,
    HEIDELBERG, Germany — Staff Sgt. Azhar Sher is a rare and valued commodity in the Army. Fluent in Pashto and a variety of other languages spoken in Afghanistan, the infantryman has spent most of the past five years there because, he said, he believes in the mission. Five deployments in five years, no problem. But back home, living on post? That can be a problem for a Muslim with Pakistan-born parents, no matter how patriotic. "I belong to a very large extensive family and, let me be very blunt and honest with you, my family wears traditional clothes and practices...

    11/15/2009 2:05:24 PM PST · by yoe · 25 replies · 2,104+ views
    The Dakota Beacon ^ | November 15, 2009 | Mark Steyn
    Shortly after 9/11, there was a lot of talk about how no one would ever hijack an American airliner ever again – not because of new security arrangements but because an alert citizenry was on the case: We were hip to their jive. The point appeared to be proved three months later on a US-bound Air France flight. The “Shoebomber” attempted to light his footwear, and the flight attendants and passengers pounced. As the more boorish commentators could not resist pointing out, even the French guys walloped him. But the years go by, and the mood shifts. You didn’t have...
  • Complications Grow for Muslims Serving in U.S. Military

    11/10/2009 2:52:06 AM PST · by lbryce · 60 replies · 2,216+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 9, 2009 | Andrea Elliot
    Complications Grow for Muslims Serving in U.S. Military By ANDREA ELLIOTT Abdi Akgun joined the Mari­nes in Au­gust of 2000, fresh out of high school and eager to serve his coun­try. As a Mus­lim, the at­tacks of Sept. 11 only steeled his re­solve to fight ter­ror­ism. But two years later, when Mr. Akgun was de­ployed to Iraq with the 26th Ma­rine Ex­pe­di­tionary Unit, the thought of con­fronting Mus­lims He was haunt­ed by the possi­bil­i­ty that he might end up killing in­no­cent civili­ans. “It’s kind of like the Civil War, where broth­ers fought each other across the Ma­son-​Dixon line,” Mr. Akgun,...
  • Conservative Christian Group Calls For Ban On Muslims In Military... Good Idea or Bad Idea

    11/09/2009 6:38:04 PM PST · by DBlake · 95 replies · 2,036+ views
    Youpolls ^ | Youpolls
    The American Family Association, a conservative Christian group, has published an article on its website calling for Muslims to be barred from military service. It it is time to stop the practice of allowing Muslims to serve in the U.S. military.

    11/09/2009 3:17:42 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 62 replies · 1,533+ views
    New York Times ^ | Joseph Berger
    General George Casey Jr., the Army chief of staff, said on Sunday that he was concerned that speculation about the religious beliefs of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of killing 12 fellow soldiers and one civilian and wounding dozens of others in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, could “cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers.” “I’ve asked our Army leaders to be on the lookout for that,” General Casey said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union. “It would be a shame — as great a tragedy as this was — it would be a...
  • Army chief: Avoid speculation about Hasan's faith

    11/08/2009 6:27:14 AM PST · by DavidAccord · 124 replies · 2,247+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army chief of staff says it's important for the country not to get caught up in speculation about the Muslim faith of the alleged Fort Hood gunman.</p>
  • Casey: Shootings leading to a hard look at Army

    11/08/2009 8:42:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 59 replies · 1,568+ views
    AP ^ | 48 minutes ago Nov 8,2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Army's chief of staff says the Army is taking a hard look at itself to make certain that something like the Fort Hood rampage doesn't happen again.The shootings left 13 dead and 29 wounded. The alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan (nih-DAHL' mah-LEEK' hah-SAHN'), was wounded by civilian police.Gen. George Casey warns against reaching conclusions about motives until investigators have fully explored the attack. Early reports suggest Hasan, a Muslim, was angry about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and worried about his pending deployment to Afghanistan.Casey says focusing on Hasan's Islamic roots could "heighten the backlash"...
  • Muslim Veterans Group Says No Reports of Harassment of Islamic Soldiers

    11/06/2009 10:42:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies · 1,301+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 11-6-09
    A Muslim veteran affairs organization says it has not received reports of harassment from Islamic soldiers, contrary to claims by a relative of the man authorities say is responsible for the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base. Abdul-Rashid Abdullah, deputy director of the American Muslim Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Council, told that the nonprofit group has not received a single report recently of a U.S. soldier being harassed "simply because he was Muslim." "That kind of report is inconsistent with what we've heard," Abdullah said prior to a press conference in Washington to denounce Thursday's shooting...
  • Muslim Population in the Military Raises Difficult Issues

    11/07/2009 9:36:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies · 1,383+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7, 2009 | By YOCHI J. DREAZEN
    Today, recruiting more Muslims is a top priority for many branches of the military. Under the Army's "09 Lima" program, Muslims willing to enlist and serve in Iraq and Afghanistan as military translators and cultural advisers receive hefty signing bonuses and expedited paths to citizenship. The Army recently established its first full unit of Muslim personnel recruited under the program, the 51st Translator Interpreter Company at California's Fort Irwin. The unit has more than 120 soldiers who are native speakers of Arabic, Farsi, Pashto and Dari. In interviews in recent years, more than a half-dozen Muslim soldiers serving in Iraq...
  • Jihad's 5th Column

    11/06/2009 5:04:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 700+ views ^ | November 6, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: The Fort Hood terrorist is being portrayed as an "anomaly," an "aberration," a "lone wolf." Sadly, he's just one of many examples of jihadist traitors in the ranks of the military. Together they form a dangerous Fifth Column, and the Pentagon — thanks to institutionalized political correctness — is doing next to nothing to root them out . Instead, brass are actively recruiting Muslim soldiers — whose ranks have swelled to more than 15,000 — and catering to their faith by erecting mosques even at Marine headquarters in Quantico, Va. More, they're hiring Muslim chaplains endorsed by...
  • Muslim Population in the Military Raises Difficult Issues [When Is Enough Enough?]

    11/06/2009 10:34:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 1,295+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | November 06th, 2009
    NOVEMBER 7, 2009 Muslim Population in the Military Raises Difficult Issues YOCHI J. DREAZEN The deadly rampage at Fort Hood is forcing Pentagon officials to confront difficult questions about the military's growing Muslim population. The military has worked hard to recruit more Muslims since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the number of Muslim troops, while still small, has been increasing. There were 3,409 Muslims in the active-duty military as of April 2008, according to Pentagon statistics. Military personnel don't have to disclose their religions, and many officials believe the actual number of Muslim soldiers may...
  • Another Muslim Executed Massacre in the USA

    11/06/2009 5:44:46 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies · 1,168+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 6, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    First of all, let’s get something out in the open and into the light of day.  As Obama’s state-run media now refuses to tell the truth about virtually anything and will always protect the ’politically correct’ (that’s PC according to the Left) groups despite said groups committing extreme and extraordinarily brutal atrocities, they continue to support them.  Note:  Terrorism is the business arm of the Left.  We should all simply ignore those that try to bamboozle us with articles that say the perpetrators of the wholesale slaughter of humans, in order to perpetuate a dim and anti-life ideology, are “troubled...
  • Shooting reveals tensions over Muslims in the military (terror apologists chime in)

    11/06/2009 8:23:16 PM PST · by pissant · 12 replies · 604+ views
    McClatchy ^ | 11/6/09 | Nancy A. Youssef and Leila Fadel
    WASHINGTON — The killings of 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, by an Army psychiatrist who also was a Muslim set off a rancorous debate Friday that once again spotlighted the fear among Muslims in America that they'll be collectively found guilty for the actions of one man. Vitriolic exchanges filled Internet sites devoted to military affairs, with some posters arguing that Muslims should be barred from the armed services. News reporters deluged the Silver Spring, Md., mosque where the Fort Hood shooting suspect once worshipped, demanding to know what the Quran, Islam's holy book, has to say about such...
  • Shooting Raises Fears For Muslims In US Army [US Muslims Split On Serving in Armed Forces!]

    11/06/2009 8:41:03 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 630+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 06th, 2009
    Shooting Raises Fears For Muslims In US Army An army major accused of firing on and killing fellow soldiers in Texas is a US-born Muslim. The reasons for the shooting are not clear, but Major Nidal Malik Hasan was reported to be unhappy at alleged racial abuse he had received. The BBC's Penny Spiller considers how it may affect the thousands of Muslims in the US military? Major Hasan was due to be deployed to Afghanistan Major Nidal Malik Hasan is a career soldier with some 20 years experience, who had trained as a psychiatrist and treated troops returning from...
  • The Fort Hood shooting suspect's religion is not the point (Who saw this coming?)

    11/06/2009 8:37:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies · 3,530+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | November 6, 2009 | Susan Campbell
    <p>Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspect in yesterday's Fort Hood shootings that killed 13 and wounded 30, identifies as a Muslim.</p> <p>Much has and will be made of his religion from people too ignorant to read a Qur'an, or too isolated to talk to a Muslim, or too stubborn to educate themselves. Even the Washington Post calls him a "devout Muslim." But can a "devout Muslim" commit such acts? No more than a "devout Christian" can, no.</p>
  • Nidal Hasan: Ft. Hood Shooter Participated in Homeland Security Disaster Preparation

    Ft Hood - the shooter participated in Homeland Security. Check out this link:
  • U.S. Muslims Condemn Attack at Fort Hood(CAIR)

    11/05/2009 4:02:17 PM PST · by mdittmar · 139 replies · 4,232+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
    A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group tonight condemned an attack on Fort Hood military base in Texas that left at least 12 people dead. In a statement, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said: "We condemn this cowardly attack in the strongest terms possible and ask that the perpetrators be punished to the full extent of the law. No political or religious ideology could ever justify or excuse such wanton and indiscriminate violence. The attack was particularly heinous in that it targeted the all-volunteer army that protects our nation. American Muslims stand with our fellow citizens...
  • Foxnews: Rick Perry Gov Texas - Confirmed there were three shooters

    11/05/2009 2:49:45 PM PST · by dila813 · 82 replies · 7,250+ views
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  • COWARDS! Shep Smith and Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) Refuses to name MUSLIM shooter!

    11/05/2009 2:37:58 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 129 replies · 4,045+ views
    Fox News ^ | 05 NOV 09 | dcbryan1
    I cannot believe it! The press (fox news') Shep Smith was doing an interview with Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) and both of them just admitted that they had had a name (MAJ Hassan Malik) and both refused to name the MUSLIM NAME!COWARDS!
  • Fort Hood shooters are US SOLDIERS

    11/05/2009 1:54:35 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 232 replies · 9,880+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/5/09 | CNN
  • Jihad at Fort Hood? Shooter: Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan

    11/05/2009 3:07:55 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 102 replies · 5,415+ views ^ | November 5, 2009 | Marisol
    Jihad at Fort Hood? Shooter: Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan - Jihad Watch via kwout
  • Breaking: Shooting at Fort Hood

    11/05/2009 12:34:28 PM PST · by Stoutcat · 90 replies · 5,415+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-05-09 | Alan Speakman
    3:20 PM, 11/5/09... Shep Smith of Fox News Just reported that there has been a mass shooting at Fort Hood in TX. Shep indicated that 7 are dead, and 12 have been wounded. Supposedly, the shooting occurred at the "Soldier Readiness Center" and at least one person is in custody...