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Army chief fears backlash for Muslim U.S. soldiers
Reuters ^ | Nov 8, 2009 | Will Dunham

Posted on 11/08/2009 9:26:47 AM PST by An Old Man

The U.S. Army's top general expressed concern on Sunday that last week's mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, blamed on a Muslim Army officer, could fuel a backlash in the military against Muslim troops.

General George Casey, U.S. Army chief of staff, cautioned against jumping to conclusions about whether religious beliefs motivated the accused gunman, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim born in the United States of immigrant parents.

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"I'm concerned that this increased speculation could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers. And I've asked our Army leaders to be on the lookout for that," Casey told CNN's "State of the Union."

There are about 3,000 Muslims on active duty military service or in the National Guard or reserve forces, Casey said. They remain a small minority within the U.S. military.

A Fort Hood official has said Hasan yelled "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is Greatest" -- just before the shooting in which 13 people were killed and 30 wounded. The 39-year-old U.S. Army psychiatrist was shot four times by police. He was hospitalized but no longer needed a ventilator to breathe.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: backlash; georgecasey; nidalmalikhasan
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Since the Military is but a microcosm of the society as a whole, this may shed some light on what is to come.

Those among us who are a danger to society need to be removed. We do that to Japanese Americans during the Second World War. We do it to Murderers and other who commit crimes against society. We even do it to people who water their yards on the wrong day. So, what is the solution for the Muslims?

1 posted on 11/08/2009 9:26:48 AM PST by An Old Man
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Yeah - the "press" is jumping all over Muslims... /sarcasm

The only enemy that will come out of this slaughter is a condemnation of conservatives who are seen as "too hard" on Muslims...

2 posted on 11/08/2009 9:28:35 AM PST by GOPJ (Sad.. when a military base.. is as defenseless as a shopping mall. - Freeper:EGPWS)
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When Moslems take the oath to defend the US - they go against their beliefs...because Islam does not allow one to be loyal to a nation - only the so called messenger.

Therefore, since they do take it - it means nothing to them - it’s a lie - no more no less.

Should they be banned from serving?...should we forget about the other Moslem soldier who rolled a hand grenade into a tent of officers in Kuwait right before the launch of Iraqi Freedom in 2003?


3 posted on 11/08/2009 9:30:05 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com)
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So, what is the solution for the Muslims?

I'd say General Discharge from the military and immediate deportation of any Muslim in this country not natively born here. For those, I'd put under surveillance round the clock.

BUT, we all know this is the farthest thing from the minds of the caring, feeling liberal bleeding hearts who now control this country. I'd say they're much much farther down on the list, far behind conservatives and Christians if you as me.

4 posted on 11/08/2009 9:30:52 AM PST by Gaffer
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Army chief fears backlash for Muslim U.S. soldiers

So he'll be addressing all muslim U.S. soldiers and giving them the following message: "You are hereby ordeed to refrain from shooting your fellow U.S. soldiers. If you do not follow this order, their may occur a backlash, and that backlash may be targeted at yourselves."

Who remembers NYC mayor David N. Dinkins, the Crown Heights riots, and "let the crowd vent their rage."

5 posted on 11/08/2009 9:31:08 AM PST by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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Ya think any American Nazis would have trouble in our army of the 1940’s?
Ya think?
After all, they’re only the ENEMY who are TRYING TO KILL US ALL!
What could be the harm?


6 posted on 11/08/2009 9:32:09 AM PST by Flintlock
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What!?! I think we should fear a muslim backlash on ordinary citizens. When will we address those concerns?


7 posted on 11/08/2009 9:34:00 AM PST by YankeeReb
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Maybe the Army should have been worried about the dangers imposed by Islamist soldiers on Non-Muslim troops.


8 posted on 11/08/2009 9:34:02 AM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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Can the army be sued for negligence and wrongful death?

If they knew what this guy was about and they didn’t do anything that would be the height of irresponsibility. It would be comparable to have a known child predator teaching kindergarten!


9 posted on 11/08/2009 9:34:04 AM PST by aquila48
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How many Muzzies have been harmed in any backlash? In the same period, how many Americans have been harmed by Muslims? Casey needs to go.


10 posted on 11/08/2009 9:34:04 AM PST by stop_fascism (Georgism is Capitalism's best, last hope)
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I’m more concerned about the lives of the service men and women.


11 posted on 11/08/2009 9:34:10 AM PST by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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The general’s time would be better spent reviewing the “doctor’s” the patients. He was in the perfect position to find disgruntled Muslim soldiers, and potential converts and push them towards radical Islam. Security should be checking to see if any began attending radical mosques, browsing Islamic message boards, etc. after being “treated”.

I have yet to hear anyone in the media, even talk radio make this point.


12 posted on 11/08/2009 9:34:31 AM PST by Hugin (Sarah Palin: accept no substitutes!)
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The Army Chief really needs to come out and stand with his troops and demand the discharge of all practicing Muslims.

We do not need practicing Muslims in our ranks, the same as we don’t allow gays to be in the military. Just say thanks but no thanks. (this way the left gets what they want, we treat sexuality the same as religion)

I am really glad I am no longer in the military because I could not handle this crap from my superiors.


13 posted on 11/08/2009 9:34:35 AM PST by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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blamed on a Muslim Army officer

It was not "blamed" on a Muslim, it was committed by a Muslim. Any backlash will be against Muslims voicing anti-American sentiments. Why? Because we are at war. This all has gotten beyond the sublime to the ridiculous.

14 posted on 11/08/2009 9:34:44 AM PST by JimSEA
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I do not know Old Man.
From one old man to another though I’m about fed up with muslims killing Westerners and nothing being done about the root cause.
The Saudi’s financing these mosques that preach hate.


15 posted on 11/08/2009 9:35:13 AM PST by Joe Boucher
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Homeland chief warns against anti-Muslim backlash

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2381557/posts

Hussein has given his orders....protect Muslims and terrorists....DO NOT PROTECT AMERICANS.


16 posted on 11/08/2009 9:35:35 AM PST by roses of sharon (Call the NFL and welcome their new Commissioner, Al Sharpton.)
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Army chief fears backlash for Muslim U.S. soldiers

As well he should.

I have almost zero likelihood of serving in future combat or any other compulsory military service, but --- if I did, I would refuse to serve with or near any muslim in any capacity.
And I would advise any son, daughter, relative or friend to do the same.

They better start building more stockades.

Come to think of it, they better start building more civilian jails, too. No number of laws of any sort can force me to "like" or even tolerate any identifiable group who has either regularly vowed to kill me and my loved ones, to change my culture or to indoctrinate my children.

But that's just me.

17 posted on 11/08/2009 9:35:44 AM PST by Publius6961 (…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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Maybe if they hear of a Field Grade Officer known to belong to a death cult , who is justifying the murder of Muslims , they should look into it .
18 posted on 11/08/2009 9:36:34 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F/8 Cav)
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Is not this stupidity shown by the General exactly what caused this atrocity?

How many scores of insiders in the US Army are in on this?

911 Atrocities ….. Abledanger ignored … Walls ignored … check
terrorist receives training from same Imam that trained 911 terrorists. ... check
FBI informed of Hasan. They did nothing. .... check
terrorist worked for DHS. Tip-of-iceberg-Alert ... check
terrorist showed signs for YEARS at the Army. Everyone laughed, did nothing ... check
terrorist gives medical lectures in the Army on beheading Jews and Christians. Everyone laughed, high fives him ... check
terrorist continuestraining from same Imam that trained 911 terrorists. ... check
terrorist told everyone what was coming. They did nothing but cheer... check
terrorist obtained penetrating bullets. Flight school, sir? ... check
terrorist determined locus of maximum humanity. Handy access to Everything. ... check
terrorist poisons whatever vaccines, meds of dhimmis he can … Smiles to himself. ... check
terrorist gave away Koran and said goodbye. Party at whorehouse. ... check
terrorist poses with others embedded and elsewhere. Pictures taken ... check
terrorist used Army connections to enter locus. Everyone smiled . ... check
terrorist screamed "Allah is great" ... check
terrorist murders at least 14 in cold blood ... check

US Coverup Begins. Target: Conservatives, real reporters, Anyone demanding answers.

19 posted on 11/08/2009 9:38:29 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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Backlash against American Muslims?!! Whose fault is that?

Islamism and Christian Identity.

Islamists believe in dominance of their god by violence if necessary. Ditto CI; to wit, "We are going to build the Kingdom of our God on this continent if we have to turn it into a Bosnia first! Death may find you [anywhere] you worship your devil god."

Christians do not wait until a Christian Identity follower commits a violent act. Christians repeatedly denounce and shun CI.

Why do American Muslims wait until an Islamist murders? Then it's "the event was horrible, don't pick on Muslims, let us teach you about Islam." Learn about Islam from American or Arab Muslims? No thanks!

20 posted on 11/08/2009 9:38:56 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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