The attackers are really self-defenders. The jihadist is always the victim. “He was harassed for being a Muslim”, you see, “He was mortified by the idea of having to deploy,” his brother said. Poor thing! Â From the always treasonous Â NYT/ read it here…
Allahu akbar insha Allah he be shaheed, what a brave mujahid
The inevitable “backlash“Â in theÂ Age….
Video Of Fort Hood Shooter Major Nidal Malik Hasan
According to the Washington Post (and cited at JihadWatch):
“Hasan attended the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring and was ‘very devout,’ according to Faizul Khan, a former imam at the center. Khan said Hasan attended prayers at least once a day, seven days a week, often in his Army fatigues. Khan also said Hasan applied to an annual matrimonial seminar that matches Muslims looking for spouses. ‘I don’t think he ever had a match, because he had too many conditions,’ Khan said.” Â Â Read the complete original version of this item…
From theÂ Daily Mail:
The Virginia-born soldier was…was furious over the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan by U.S. and allied troops to the extent that he was being investigated by military officials as he was about to be deployed to a war zone…Army colleagues said Hasan had fervently expressed his opposition to the war.
Retired Colonel Terry Lee who worked with the major said: ‘He was so outspoken I once said to him, “Look, you got to cool it”.
‘He was reacting with open glee at the death of some soldiers by a suicide bomber. I told him, “You might not agree with this but this is the army and we are here to serve the country.’
Mr Lee said Hasan repeatedly said: ‘Muslims should rise up against the aggressors.’
Tim Blair: INFORMATION LEARNED, CONCEALED
TheÂ evasiveness of media in the immediate wake of theÂ Fort Hood murders is astonishing. The ABC’s Lisa Millar opened her midday report claiming to have “learned quite a lot about the gunman”, then revealed very little of it â€“ apart from that Malik Nadal Hasan had “attracted a lot of harassment because of his last name” and “family background”. This came about, Millar reported, despite Hasan being born and raised in the US. Not mentioned in eight minutes of coverage: Hasan’s faith, which in a case like this is surely of interest. America’s ABCÂ eventually gets around to it, after listing various other biographical details. In descending order of interest to that network:
â€¢ Hasan was an “army psychiatrist”
â€¢ He’d trained in Maryland
â€¢ He didn’t get good reports while assigned to Walter Reed
â€¢ He wasn’t married
â€¢ No kids
â€¢ His parents came from Jordan
Oh, and by the way …
â€¢ A cousin describes him as “a pious lifelong Muslim”.
UPDATE. Ed Driscoll’sÂ attack timeline.
UPDATE II. AmongÂ responses at Muslim Village:
“12 Criminals Shot Dead In Pre-emptive Strike”
“They are more than criminals they are mass murders who deserve what came to them,Â best story I’ve read in ages, thanks foe posting it.”
“Attack on criminal organisation kills 12”
Andrew Bolt: US base attacked
The Los Angeles Times, which earlier refused to mention the shooter’s faith, now finds it cannot avoid doing so any longer:
A senior U.S counter-terrorism official said Thursday night that after the shootings, the Army and FBI were looking into whether Hasan, who is Muslim, had previously come to the attention of federal law enforcement officials asÂ the suspected author of inflammatory Internet comments likening suicide bombers to heroic soldiers who give their lives to save others.
This seems to be the comment:
NidalHasan scribbled: There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that “IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE” and Allah (SWT) knows best.
Sudden Jihad Syndrome, Personal Jihad Syndrome, call it what you willâ€”these terrible acts should not be psychiatrically diagnosed and excused. At the risk of being called a racist, allow me to suggest that we must connect the dots before it is too late. Islam now=jihad=hate propaganda=9/11=the tragedy at Ft Hood.
That means Islam now, and its followers of all colors and ethnicities, is at war with the entire world, is dreaming of a Caliphate to be achieved through violence. I doubt that Major Hasan is a Sufi Muslim.
Just think: Islam as violent jihad trumped Major Hasan’s Americanization and more important, trumped his training as both a soldier and as a psychiatrist! He is a Trauma expert, specialized to help people who have faced disasters. (Or so I’ve been told). All the brakes failed, no dam could withhold a Jihadist whose time had come.