Written : Nov. 17, 2009
Nidal Hasan, a U.S. Army Major, went on a murderous rampage Nov. 5 at Fort Hood, killing 13 people and wounding many others. He allegedly screamed “Allāhu Akbar” in Arabic just prior, which in English means, “God is Great”. Yelling (especially that) and then killing Americans has been the calling card of Islamic terrorists lately. Was it a terrorist conspiracy, or, did he commit the act with others? No. Was it a terrorist plot, or, did Hasan plan it? Probably. Was it an act of terror, or, did it terrorize the folks at Fort Hood and/or other Americans? Definitely. Were his actions against the American military treasonous? Yes. Were his actions enough to consider them acts of war? Of course.
It turns out the Army knew Hasan harbored extremist views, and yet the Army kept silent. For example, Hasan carried a business card, which had “SoA” on it, which means, “Soldier of Allah.” Several people who dealt with him on a daily basis have said he expressed his extremist views to them. He is reported to have telephoned known members of Al Qaeda, the terrorist organization; they are our sworn enemy, remember? Chris Matthews, of MSNBC, has asked, “That's not a crime to call up al Qaeda, is it?” Well, yes, Chris, it is. If an American soldier had telephoned the Nazis during WWII, he would have immediately been arrested for treason, no matter what he said to them.
According to Reuters on Nov. 8, General George Casey said, “As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.” I never thought I’d see the day when a U.S. general would place political correctness above the lives of the troops. If we find out we have an enemy in our midst, we just don’t do anything about it and hope he doesn’t attack his fellow soldiers. Did I miss it? When, oh, when did the world get turned on its’ head?
So, why was the Army silent if it knew so much about Hasan? There are three possibilities, as I see them. They didn’t take him seriously and didn’t feel he would erupt. They wanted to avoid a possible lawsuit for singling him out. The most likely is this: The Army didn’t want to appear to have been targeting a religious group, Muslims.
All three reasons are silly. “By protecting radical Muslims,” Nina Easton said, on Hannity on Nov. 12, “who are we helping? It does the majority of the Muslim population, who are peace-loving, no good.” Exactly. As reported by the brave Matthew Continetti on www.weeklystandard.com, Sarah Palin said, “I say, profile away.” And she’s right. Think about it. A friend of mine, who is a Muslim, told me after 9/11 he understands the importance of profiling people who “look like me.” He said if it would keep America safe and free, he was all for it and would be willing to put up with it. He asked me if I’d recently seen a group of mostly Asian, Black, or White terrorists? Now, that’s a true patriot to me!
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