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  • Fort Hood attack victims closer to Purple Hearts

    12/12/2014 8:06:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 8:23 PM EST | Nomaan Merchant
    The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer Friday to receiving the Purple Hearts many say they are due. Congress passed a defense policy bill Friday evening that includes a provision making victims of the attacks at the Texas Army post eligible for the Purple Heart. The award given to military personnel wounded in battle also offers increased retirement benefits. The Department of Defense has denied the award to Fort Hood shooting victims, calling the November 2009 attack an act of workplace violence, not terrorism. That distinction has angered...
  • Fort Hood shooting victims will soon be eligible to receive Purple Heart

    12/04/2014 8:43:08 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Victims of the Fort Hood shooting will soon be eligible to receive the Purple Heart, with Congress pushing ahead with a policy change that would officially recognize domestic terrorism as an issue, rather than the “workplace violence” designation the Obama administration had used. The issue has been contentious since the 2009 attack, with victims and their family members saying Army Maj. Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree was clearly linked to the broader war on terror that the U.S. is fighting overseas.
  • In the West, a Growing List of Attacks Linked to Extremism

    10/23/2014 6:04:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | by SHREEYA SINHA
    Canadian authorities identified the gunman in the deadly shooting Wednesday of a soldier guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982. The episode was the latest in a growing list of attacks in the West by individuals who have professed their affinity for radical Islam or sympathy to militant ideology. Oct. 20, 2014: Hit-and-Run Kills Canadian Soldier Sept. 25, 2014: Woman Is Beheaded in Oklahoma Sept. 26, 2014: ISIS Lieutenant Tries to Coordinate Attacks in Australia May 24, 2014: 3 Shot Dead at Jewish Museum in Brussels May 22, 2013: Attack Near Military...
  • Canadian PM calls possible terrorist attack a possible terrorist attack

    10/21/2014 8:15:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    Terrorism. Not Road Rage, or Workplace Violence Although the incident was tragic, it was refreshing to see Prime Minister Harper use the “t” word when describing an incident that took place in Quebec. Had what happened occurred south of the border, it would have been called an unfortunate car accident or at best, an incident of road rage. The incident occurred Monday morning in a strip mall located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 40 km. southeast of Montreal. Two members of the Canadian Forces were walking in the parking lot of the mall when it was alleged they were deliberately struck by...
  • Gunman in Saudi Arabia kills American defense contractor, wounds another

    10/14/2014 1:56:39 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2014 | By Karen DeYoung, Carol Morello and Brian Murphy
    A gunman in Saudi Arabia opened fire Tuesday on two American defense contractors, killing one and wounding the other before being arrested in a shootout with police, U.S. and Saudi officials said. One individual familiar with the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of an official Saudi statement, said the attack was a workplace dispute related to the firing of the alleged shooter and was not terrorism-related. The identities of the Americans and suspected attacker were not immediately released, but the State Department said the Americans worked for Vinnell Arabia, a U.S.-based contractor with deep ties in...
  • Ft. Hood Murderer's Attorney: "I Don't Know Where They Come Up With Workplace Violence"

    10/14/2014 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Ft. Hood murderer Nidal Hasan recently sent a six page letter to Pope Francis about waging Jihad, further clarifying Hasan's murder of 13 people and the shooting of 30 others in 2009 was Islamic terrorism, not work place violence as the politically correct Obama administration has said and argued. Last night on The Kelly File Hassan's current attorney, John Galligan, said he doesn't understand where the classification of "workplace violence" comes from in this case. "I don't know where they come up with the term 'work place violence.' I've been in the Army 30 years, I've been in the practice...
  • Fort Hood shooter sends letter to Pope Francis espousing ‘jihad’

    10/10/2014 5:43:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    Convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has written to Pope Francis espousing “jihad,” in his latest correspondence aligning himself with radical Islam. Despite efforts by the Defense Department to label the 2009 massacre as “workplace violence,” Hasan has described himself several times, and again in the new letter, using the acronym “SoA,” or “Soldier of Allah.” […] In one subsection titled “Jihad,” Hasan praises “The willingness to fight for All-Mighty Allah,” describing it as a test that elevates the “mujahadeen” who “are encouraged to inspire the believers.” He states that “fighters … have a greater rank in the eyes of...
  • 'Bizarre coincidence': Another Oklahoma Muslim threatened co-worker with beheading last week

    09/29/2014 7:15:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-29-14 | Thomas Lifson
    ISIS may have called on Muslims the world over to attack Americans (and the “filthy French”), but when two Muslims in Oklahoma act on that call using beheading (or the threat thereof) as their method, The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City’s daily newspaper, calls it a “bizarre coincidence.” Nolan Clay writes: In a bizarre coincidence, a fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested Friday after a co-worker reported he threatened to cut her head off. Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a terrorism complaint. His bail is set at $1 million. “We take these...
  • Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Shared Photos of Himself Giving ISIS Salute

    09/28/2014 1:24:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 28, 2014 | Danielle Avel
    Was Muslim convert Alton Nolen, who allegedly beheaded co-worker Colleen Hufford and stabbed another woman in Oklahoma on Sept. 25, inspired by ISIS, the Islamist group that rules large parts of Syria and Iraq? (ISIS is also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, ISIL, Islamic State, and Da`esh.) Law enforcement and the media have, as usual, distanced the attack from Islam and terrorism, implying the alleged crime is an example of “workplace violence” due to Nolen’s recent firing from Vaughan Foods. But co-workers report Nolen had a history of attempting to convert them to the Muslim faith....
  • Still No Statement from White House on First Islamic Terrorist Beheading in U.S.

    09/28/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 27, 2014 | Rick Moran
    It’s been 48 hours since Jah’Keem Yisrael — AKA Alton Noel — perpetrated a horrific terrorist attack on 54 year old co-worker Colleen Hufford, stabbing her repeatedly and then sawing her head off with a knife, and we have yet to hear any acknowledgment from President Obama of this worrisome incident. Why not? All the elements of an Islamic act of terror are present: the savagery,the shouting of Islamic verses during the act, the stated determination to carry out jihad, and a fanatical belief in Islam that, in his mind, justified everything. From a political standpoint, it’s a bad idea...
  • The Name Game that enables terrorism

    09/28/2014 10:14:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, it doesn’t take M15, Scotland Yard or the FBI to call what happened in Moore, Oklahoma, an act of terrorism, it just takes truth and courage from Western leaders like Obama and Cameron The term ‘workplace violence’ should be enshrined as the exposé that tells the shameful tale about how some cowardly Western government leaders are, in fact, helping advance radical Islam against world masses. American authorities dug deep down in the bag of subterfuge when they called the act of terrorism that claimed the lives of 13 innocents, injuring more than 30 others in Fort Hood on Nov....
  • Critics blast authorities for treating beheading as case of workplace violence

    09/27/2014 8:25:06 AM PDT · by yoe · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2014 | Staff
    Authorities are treating Thursday's beheading at an Oklahoma food distribution center as an incident of workplace violence but that is prompting raised eyebrows among some terrorism experts.Video
  • Oklahoma beheading: FBI probing suspect’s recent conversion to Islam

    09/27/2014 6:59:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 27, 2014 | (With AP)
    FBI officials are investigating a beheading at an Oklahoma food distribution center after co-workers said the suspect tried to convert them to Islam after his own recent conversion. The suspect, Alton Nolen, 30, was recently fired from Vaughan Foods in Moore prior to Thursday’s attack. Moore Police Department Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told KFOR that Nolen drove to the front of the business and struck a vehicle before walking inside. He then attacked Colleen Hufford, 54, stabbing her several times before severing her head. He also stabbed another woman, 43-year-old Traci Johnson, at the plant. […] The police department issued a...
  • Muslim Man Who Beheaded Woman Promised "JIHAD JIHAD JIHAD" on Facebook Profile

    09/26/2014 6:38:10 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 60 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/26/14 | Aurelius
    ...Later, he states, that he is now a "True Follower Of The Messenger of Allah." In another post, Nolen wrote that he was sent to not bring peace, "but a sword... JIHAD JIHAD JIHAD." With it he posted a picture of a sword: Nolen's profile picture is one of terrorists with assault weapons and an RPG: He also uploaded a number of pictures of himself in Mosque or in Muslim garb: Nolen also talked about very strange subjects, such as masturbating, and whatever this rant is: "WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BLACK WOMAN EVERYBODY? AMERIKA AKA BABYLON HAS TURN THEM INTO...
  • police: moore muslim beheading had nothing to do with terrorism – just random workplace beheading

    09/26/2014 3:14:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/26/2014 | Jim Hoft
    Police say the beheading had nothing to do with his Islamic faith.KFOR reported: The FBI is now looking into Nolen’s background after his former co-workers said he tried to convert them to Islam after recently converting himself.Lewis says the FBI is working in conjunction with the Moore Police Department, especially when it comes to the religious aspect of the case.At this time, it is not known if the suspect’s beliefs played a role in the attack. Vaughan Foods after the beheading (News 9)Police also say there is no link to terrorism. It was just a random workplace beheading. ABC7 reported:...
  • Man beheads woman in Oklahoma workplace

    09/26/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/26/14
    A man has beheaded a woman after a workplace dispute in Oklahoma, U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN on Friday. He also tried to kill another woman, officials said.
  • Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become ‘citizen’ of Islamic State caliphate

    08/28/2014 6:44:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2014 | Catherine Herridge
    The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a “citizen” of the caliphate, in the latest example of the terror group’s reach inside the U.S. The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after two Americans reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Sources late Wednesday identified the second as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis. Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up outside Minneapolis in the town of New...
  • Holder announces task force to take on workplace violence

    07/19/2014 11:26:30 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 22 replies
    nuke's-n2l's ^ | 7/20/14 | Nuke
    The LA Times is reporting that Eric Holder has formed a new task force to “combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States.” “Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year’s Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats,” Holder’s task force, according to the Times, “is aimed at U.S. citizens or visitors radicalized via the Internet.” —- I’m sure the families of Ft Hood will be happy to know their loved ones were lost as an act of terror, and not “workplace violence.” Irony aside, this announcement...
  • Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood

    05/14/2014 9:53:31 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 14 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | May 13 2014 | Duane Lester
    Full Title: Republicans Overturn Obama Decision To Deny Honors And Benefits To The Victims Of Fort Hood Terrorist Attack Sorry, Barack. This wasn’t “workplace violence.” It was a terrorist attack, and should be treated as such. Thanks to Republicans, it will be: Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee will overturn one consequence of Obama’s unwillingness to recognize the terrorism of the Fort Hood attack: victims will be eligible for the Purple Heart, allowing survivors to receive better and prompter health care from the VA. More than that, every victim will get the recognition and honor due to them. From...
  • Six (or more) wounded in shooting at FED EX Atlanta.

    04/29/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT · by machogirl · 157 replies
    Fox Atlanta ^ | 04-29-14 | Eden Godbee
    Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene of a suspected workplace shooting in Kennesaw. According to reports, the shooting happened at a Fed-Ex facility at 1675 Airport Road. Authorities are searching for the shooter or shooters, at this time. According to crews on the scene, authorities have secured the entire area to safely search and apprehend the suspect or suspects. Officials from Kennestone Hospital say they've received six patients from the shooting. Injuries range from minor to serious. Kennestone is a Level II Trauma Center. A spokesperson from Fed-Ex released a statement saying: "FedEx is aware of the situation....
  • Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified

    03/28/2014 6:36:00 AM PDT · by wtd · 34 replies
    WTKR ^ | March 27, 2014 | Holly Henry, Reed Andrews and Marissa Jasek
    Civilian who killed Sailor at Naval Station Norfolk identified "Norfolk, Va. – The civilian gunman accused of killing a sailor aboard the destroyer Mahan on Monday night before being fatally shot is Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, the Navy announced on Thursday. The Navy says Savage, 35, drove his 2002 Freightliner through Gate 5 just after 11 p.m. He then went to Pier 1 and left the truck and tried to get onto the USS Mahan. He was stopped by security there and that’s when a struggle started. They say Savage disarmed a petty officer of the watch and Savage then used...
  • Ft. Hood's Greater War

    01/28/2014 1:50:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Larry Provost
    Tonight is the President’s State of the Union Speech. Yet with the country at war there are heroes that will be forgotten in the name of political correctness. Recently I wrote about the forgotten heroes of Ft. Hood Terrorist Attack, http://townhall.com/columnists/larryprovost/2014/01/11/bury-their-purple-hearts-at-ft-hood-n1773555/page/full One of those heroes, retired Army SGT Alonzo Lunsford will be in the gallery of the House of Representatives as a guest of Representative Roger Williams of Texas. SGT Lunsford was shot by the Ft. Hood terrorist seven times, including once in the face. He was preparing to deploy in the war against radical Islamic terrorism but instead was...
  • Site of Fort Hood Massacre to be Demolished

    11/07/2013 1:03:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KRISTV ^ | Nov 6, 2013
    Fort Hood officials plan to demolish the medical building where an Army psychiatrist killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others during a shooting rampage in 2009. Fort Hood spokesman Chris Haug said Wednesday that Building 42003 will be razed, while other parts of the Soldier Readiness Processing Center complex are set to be moved.
  • At least 2 shot at Millington navy base

    10/24/2013 11:25:41 AM PDT · by IChing · 70 replies
    WMCTV.com ^ | 10/24/13 | WMCTV staff
    MILLINGTON, TN - (WMC-TV) - It is confirmed that at least two people have been shot near the Millington Navy Base. Both victims are reported to be in non-critical condition. The base is currently on lock down, but the shooter is in custody. Photos sent in to Action News 5 show crime scene tape and several medics on the scene. The U.S. Navy put out the following tweet to its Twitter account: #BREAKING: #USNavy can confirm incident near Naval Support Activity Midsouth in #Millington. Details to follow. Action News 5 has crews on its way. Stay with WMCTV.COM for the...
  • US Naval Base On Lockdown 'After Shots Fired'

    10/24/2013 11:27:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies
    US Naval Base On Lockdown 'After Shots Fired' 7:17pm UK, Thursday 24 October 2013 Several people have been shot near a US Naval base in Tennessee, according to local media reports. The Navy confirmed a shooting took place near Naval Support Activity Midsouth in Willington, north of Memphis, but has not provided additional details. The Navy said the base had been placed on lockdown. WHBQ-TV in Memphis reported a shooter was in custody. Police told the station they suspect the alleged gunman was an employee relieved of duty who opened fire after returning to their vehicle.
  • Fort Hood trial cost government about $5 million

    10/05/2013 11:24:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 5, 2013 1:57 PM EDT
    Records show the U.S. government spent nearly $5 million to court-martial and convict an Army psychiatrist in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage. … Records also show that in the months before his trial, Army helicopters ferried Hasan from the Bell County Jail to Fort Hood so he could work on his defense in his private office at a cost of more than $194,000. …
  • Piers Morgan Kind of Blames President Obama for D.C. Shooting

    09/16/2013 4:04:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 9/16 | Dan Amira
    Remember when President Obama tried to push a gun-control package through Congress after the Newtown massacre? And Congress voted down every piece of legislation, even the extremely popular ones? And consequently the gun-control bills did not become laws, because that's how lawmaking works? It was a few months ago.
  • Active Shooter reported on the grounds of Navy Yard in D.C.

    09/16/2013 6:01:40 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 349 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Sept 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police and the FBI say there's a report of a shooter inside a military building at the Washington Navy Yard. Police are responding to reports of shots fired, and an FBI spokeswoman says there's at least one victim.
  • Prepare the Citations

    09/12/2013 3:37:36 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | September 20, 2013 | Senior Chief Jim Murphy
    Published on U.S. Naval Institute (http://www.usni.org) Home > Magazines > Proceedings Magazine - September 2013 Vol. 139/9/1,327 > From the Deckplates - Prepare the Citations ________________________________________ From the Deckplates - Prepare the Citations Proceedings Magazine - September 2013 Vol. 139/9/1,327 [3] By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired) By now, the trial of Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan should have concluded with him beginning a life sentence—or awaiting a more appropriate sentence—at Fort Leavenworth. As this issue goes to press, the court martial is in full swing. Some quite remarkable statements have been heard in the courtroom that...
  • Cruz Blasts Administration For Not Calling Ft. Hood Shooting a ‘Terrorist Attack'

    08/26/2013 2:23:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 26, 2013 | Alissa Tabirian
    (CNSNews.com) – “Hiding behind ‘workplace violence’ and excluding evidence on [Army Major Nidal] Hasan’s pursuit of jihad will not make terrorism go away or properly honor the American heroes who were slain at Fort Hood,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) as he lambasted the Obama administration’s decision to classify the 2009 mass shooting as “workplace violence.” “If we ever hope to defeat the ongoing threat from radical Islamism, we need to start by calling this terrorist attack on our armed forces by its name,” Cruz said in a statement Friday shortly after Hasan was found guilty on 13 counts of...
  • Fort Hood Judge Bans Evidence of Shooter's 'Jihadi' Motives

    08/19/2013 4:54:26 PM PDT · by magellan · 34 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo News ^ | 19 August 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Lawyers representing the family members of those killed and injured in the Ft. Hood shooting rampage were outraged today when an Army judge limited prosecutors from introducing evidence, including emails to a known Al Qaeda operative, that would establish accused shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan's "jihadi" motives. The judge's rulings could inhibit the ability of the victims' families to claim in a civil suit that the shootings were an act of terror. Federal lawyers involved in the civil suit claim that the people shot during Hasan's murderous rage were victims of workplace violence, a designation that could sharply limit the damages...
  • Ft. Hood Victims Want Shooting Designated Terror

    08/10/2013 12:06:02 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    AP) ^ | August 10, 2013 ( | ALLEN G. BREED and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI
    Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them from going to Afghanistan and killing his fellow Muslims. Concluding he was on the "wrong side" in America's war, he told jurors at his court-martial that he switched sides. ... Victims of the shooting rampage filed a lawsuit last year over the administration's decision to treat the incident as workplace violence. They say that designation has robbed them of benefits and made them ineligible to...
  • DOD Slapping Fort Hood Survivors With Gag Orders

    08/08/2013 5:05:08 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Justice: The wife of a Fort Hood survivor claims the Defense Department is "slapping victims with gag orders" and telling family members not to talk to the press following testimony in the trial of Nidal Hasan. One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence." It has only compounded the pain and suffering of the victims and their families who have now apparently been ordered to shut up about it. Thirteen people were killed, 14...
  • Fort Hood Rampage Trial Interrupted Over Major Hasan's Lack of Defense

    08/07/2013 1:18:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 7, 2013 | Russell Goldman
    The trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens more in a Fort Hood shooting rampage, was temporarily halted today when a lawyer objected that Hasan was putting up no defense in an effort to get himself executed. The lawyer's concern brings a touch of the absurd to the trial. Hasan was prevented from pleading guilty because that would have eliminated a trial and the option of a death sentence. But his feeble defense -- in his opening statement Hasan said, "I am the shooter" -- may ultimately backfire if an appeals...
  • The Voices of Fort Hood (Justice will be Hasan's execution)

    08/05/2013 3:44:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 5, 2013 | Elise Cooper
    There was the cry of "Allahu Akbar," a gun fired, mayhem all around, with the end result of thirteen dead and thirty wounded at an Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on November 5th, 2009. The culprit is not just any terrorist but a major in the U.S. Army, Nidal Malik Hassan. He was an officer sworn to protect, a psychiatrist sworn to help, and an American, sworn to the Constitution. American Thinker interviewed victims, their families, and someone who was a college classmate of Hassan. David Wellington in his latest book, Chimera, wrote that those serving in the military...
  • Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan ‘left free’ to kill

    08/04/2013 5:45:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:00AM BST 04 Aug 2013 | Jon Swaine
    Wielding a high-powered pistol and crying “Allahu akbar!”, (Major Nidal Hasan) shot dead 13 people and wounded 32 others at the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas, on 5 November 2009. Hasan, who proudly admits to carrying out the attack, is due to stand trial from Tuesday for 13 counts of murder and 32 of attempted murder. He faces a potential death sentence. Survivors, however, remain furious that even as he grew more openly radicalized, Hasan was left untroubled by military authorities who have still not been held to account for failing to prevent his massacre. Despite warning classmates...
  • Fort Hood shooting suspect to Fox News: US at war with Islam, he regrets Army service

    07/27/2013 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 27, 2013
    The Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood mass shooting said in a statement to Fox News that the U.S. government is at war with Islam. “My complicity was on behalf of a government that openly acknowledges that it would hate for the law of Almighty Allah to be the supreme law of the land,” Maj. Nidal Hasan said in a lengthy statement released to Fox News on Saturday. He then says in reference to a war on Islam, “I participated in it.”
  • Death penalty issue for potential Fort Hood jurors

    07/15/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2013 4:33 PM EDT | Angela K. Brown
    Military prosecutors want two potential jurors tossed from the murder trial of the Fort Hood shooting rampage suspect because the Army officers indicated they opposed the death penalty.Four colonels and two lieutenant colonels were brought in from Army posts nationwide and overseas on Monday as questioning continued in the court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan. …
  • St. Louis gunman was Somali immigrant

    06/14/2013 1:58:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | June 14, 2013 | JIM SALTER
    59-year-old Ahmed Dirir walked into his business, AK Home Health Care LLC, on Thursday afternoon, got into a brief argument, and then shot his three employees. Killed were 44-year-old Khadra Muse of Olivette, Mo., 29-year-old Seaeed Abdulla of St. Louis, and 54-year-old Bernice Solomon-Redd of East St. Louis, Ill. Dirir, Muse and Abdulla were all from Somalia
  • Hasan Exposes Obama's False Workplace Violence Claim

    06/06/2013 4:21:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 6, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The Army major on trial for murdering 13 at Ft. Hood in 2009 plans to argue that he acted in defense of the Taliban. So much for the administration calling the shootings "workplace violence." One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence." While Hasan continues to draw his pay, this designation has denied the dead and the survivors the benefits they would have been entitled to had the attack been properly...
  • Former Counterterrorism Head: FBI Never Called Ft. Hood 'Workplace Violence'

    05/20/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT · by paltz · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/20/12 | Kerrry Picket
    Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence." As head of the FBI counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base. Steinbach made this claim during an unclassified counterterrorism briefing on Capitol Hill.
  • Washington gets explicit: its 'war on terror' is permanent

    05/17/2013 11:03:03 PM PDT · by Altariel · 21 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 17, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Senior Obama officials tell the US Senate: the 'war', in limitless form, will continue for 'at least' another decade - or two Last October, senior Obama officials anonymously unveiled to the Washington Post their newly minted "disposition matrix", a complex computer system that will be used to determine how a terrorist suspect will be "disposed of": indefinite detention, prosecution in a real court, assassination-by-CIA-drones, etc. Their rationale for why this was needed now, a full 12 years after the 9/11 attack: Among senior Obama administration officials, there is a broad consensus that such operations are likely to be extended at...
  • Egypt: Three arrested in jihad plot to bomb U.S. Embassy

    05/12/2013 10:39:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 05/12/13 | Robert
    More glorious fruit of the Arab Spring. "3 Arrested in Plot to Bomb Egyptian Cities and Embassy," by Ben Hubbard in the New York Times, May 11 (thanks to Kenneth): CAIRO — Egyptian security forces have arrested three militants with ties to Al Qaeda who were planning terrorist attacks in Egyptian cities and against a foreign embassy, the interior minister said Saturday. A Western official said the Egyptians had privately identified the embassy as the United States Embassy in Cairo. Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said at a news conference that the suspects had been arrested with 22 pounds of explosive...
  • Jihad Blows Up the Liberal Utopia

    04/23/2013 3:47:55 AM PDT · by Lacey · 51 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 04.23/2013 | Jeffrey Lord
    Jihad has blown up The Liberal Utopia. The visionary liberal land of political and social perfection. President Obama is not happy — and he isn’t alone. You know the place. • The Liberal Utopia is a land where gun background checks prevent mass murder. • The Liberal Utopia is a land where Islamic fundamentalists have changed their perception of America because the President travels to Muslim nations to give lovely speeches, believes that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere is a wonderful sign of an Arab Spring, and refuses to use the word “terrorist” whether his administration is investigating...
  • Fort What? Politico Asserts Obama ‘No Longer Has Unblemished Record’ on Stopping Domestic Terrorism

    04/20/2013 10:51:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 20, 2013 | 07:39 | Tim Graham
    Add Anna Palmer and her blinkered editors at Politico to this week’s outbreak of Fort Hood amnesia. In a piece on how the Boston bombings would affect the political scene, she asked, “Where does this leave Obama’s record on terror?” She answered herself: “President Barack Obama no longer has an unblemished record in stopping domestic terrorism.” To the Obama voters at Politico it all begins and ends at Zero Dark Thirty, and no one there can seem to have the memory of a certain terrorist mass shooting that killed 13 and wounded 30. …
  • Obama Insists Federal Government 'Will Get To The Bottom of' Boston Marathon Bombings,..."

    04/15/2013 8:17:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | April 15, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Obama Insists Federal Government 'Will Get To The Bottom of' Boston Marathon Bombings, But Declines To Call Attacks An Act of Terrorism DAVID MARTOSKO 15 April. At the end of a long Monday afternoon that began with a jubilant photo-op with the BCS champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team, a somber President Barack Obama addressed reporters about the bombings that claimed at least two lives -- including that of an eight-year-old boy -- and injured more than 110 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. But it was what he didn't say that may provoke the most discussion: Unlike...
  • BREAKING: FIRE AT JFK Library in Boston – Police Investigating

    04/15/2013 1:23:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Gateway ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    There is a fire at JFK Library in Boston, Massachusetts. The JFK Library incident is reportedly unrelated to the explosions at the Boston Marathon. ... police are investigating video footage to see if the fire was caused by a bombing. ... A third bomb was detonated by police near the finish line of the marathon.
  • CBS: Saudi Man In Custody Was Tackled By Bystanders At Boston Marathon

    04/15/2013 4:57:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 15, 2013 | Jim Edwards
    The Saudi Arabian man who is reportedly in police custody following the Boston Marathon bombing was chased and tackled by bystanders shortly after the blast, according to CBS. Senior correspondent John Miller, a former assistant director of the FBI, reported this: There is an individual in custody … he is not free to go. He is a Saudi national who was near the scene of the blast. When the blast happened he began to run. Now, in context, a lot of people began to run. A civilian who thought he was acting suspiciously chased him down and tackled him and...
  • President Obama says those responsible for marathon bomb will ``feel full weight of justice’’

    04/15/2013 4:03:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 125 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 4/15/2013 | Matt Viser and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff
    WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday evening pledged the full weight of the federal government to help protect Bostonians -- and Americans -- and to figure out who is responsible for the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. In a 3-minute address from the White House, Obama urged caution, saying “people shouldn’t jump to conclusions before we have all the facts.” Significantly, reflecting caution about the unknown motive for the attack, the president did not call the incident a terrorist attack.“But, make no mistake,” he said. “We will get to the bottom of this. And we will...
  • Hasan May Plead Guilty, Describe Ft. Hood Attack

    03/01/2013 9:54:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Mar 1, 2013
    An Army psychiatrist may soon admit to and describe the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys say he wants to accept responsibility in the attack that killed 13 on the Texas Army post. Hasan has indicated he may plead guilty to lesser charges of unpremeditated murder.