Spin, spin, spin….
Thursday’s deadly rampage raises a red flag over the issue of combat stress …
The most common disorder linked to combat stress is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can develop after exposure to one or more traumatic events that threatened or caused great physical harm.
Hasan did not fit the classic pattern of a stressed soldier. But someone listening day after day to troops describing the tension and carnage in Iraq and Afghanistan could end up as damaged as those facing combat at first hand.
There you have it. Poor Hasan, whoÂ shot a teenage girl in the back, was suffering post-traumatic stress disorderÂ by proxy.
H/T ZIP/NPR -the far left- Nation:
It should be understood that to assume a follower of Islam who engages in violence is a jihadist is every bit as absurd to assume that every follower of Christianity who attacks others is a crusader. The calculus makes no sense, and is rooted in a bigotry that everyone from George W. Bush to Pope Benedict XVI has condemned.
But that did not stop right-wing web sites from exploding with incendiary speculation about a “Jihad at Fort Hood?” and a “Terrorist Incident in Texas.”
Fox News host Shepard Smith asked Senator Hutchison on air: “The name tells us a lot, does it not, senator?”
Hutchinson’s response? “It does. It does, Shepard.”
Neither Smith nor Hutchison had any information to suggest that Major Hasan’s name offered even the slightest shred of information regarding the incident at Fort Hood.
What could Hutchinson have said that might have been more responsible response? Â More>>
Vlad Tepes Blog:
The fact that Dr. Major Hasan shouted the usual Arabic phrase which has come to mean ‘you are all going to die now’ is likely no surprise to anyone. What probably should concern us all a lot more than the actual event, is that an eye witness to this was afraid of losing her job with the military for actually reporting it. How please, did we get to the point where telling the truth meant losing your job? How did Islam become so protected, that reporting the words of the killer as he did his best to slaughter all his coworkers is a crime and a firing offense?
CAIR has been working overtime (they’re quoted in this article also), and the “Muslims fear backlash” victimhood machine is in high gear. No one, of course, is questioning whether there might be any connection between this man’s devoutly held Islam and the massacre today. After all, how could there be any such connection? Islam is a Religion of Peaceâ„¢!
[…] The motive behind the shootings was not immediately clear, officials said….
Nothing can be made clear to those who do not wish to see.
A source tells NPR’s Joseph Shapiro that Hasan was put on probation early in his postgraduate work at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He was disciplined for proselytizing about his Muslim faith with patients and colleagues, according to the source, who worked with him at the time.
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