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The Fort Hood Massacre

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With all that’s been written and said about what occurred on Fort Hood it’s difficult to come up with something truly fitting to say.

We all know it was an obvious act of terrorism committed by a devout Muslim, yet why is it so hard for so many, including the Army, to state the obvious?

We also know the answer to that question, don’t we?

Major Nidal Malik Hasan gunned down 12 fellow soldiers and one civilian in the worst mass shooting in history on a U.S. military installation.

This was not a random act of violence, it was not the result of post traumatic stress syndrome, it was pure and simple a rampage of extremism perpetrated by a jihadist who escaped the net of detection.

Why did he escape the net?

My feeling is the reason is none other than an Army afraid to counter the growing culture of political correctness.

They were afraid to offend some poor Muslim who might get their feelings hurt.

Why would they want to stir up so-called "Muslim civil rights groups" like the Council on American Islamic Relations, a nefarious organization in its own right?

Of course, the whole terrible affair was followed up by routine "condemnations" from a whole gaggle of individuals and organizations.

Why are we to believe those condemnations when Muslims are ordered by their Quran to kill infidels?

Also, in view of taqiyah, the practice of Muslims in denying their religion and its tenets all viewed as permissible when in a hostile, foreign land, faced with persecution or rejection, as a means of protecting the religion, I don’t think any condemnations hold much water.

Americans were warned by Barack Hussein Obama, newspaper editorials, and various media pundits not to jump to conclusions, or to stereotype.

There was rush of ruminations and pronouncements pointing to every cause other than the one so obvious to everyone. Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s motive was perfectly clear: It was an act of terrorism committed by a man with a history of expressing powerful anti-American, anti-military, projihadist feelings.

Even TVs preeminent, pompous, officious, self-important, egomaniacal, quack spewer of psychobabble, Dr. Phil, couldn’t restrain himself.

Appalled a guest JAG officer observed he had been listening to a lot of psychobabble and evasions about Major Hassan’s motives, Dr. Phil brilliantly stated, "this is not a well act," but couldn’t bring himself to admit the act was one of terrorism. There had to be a deeper psychological meaning. How about hatred, Dr. Phil?

Killing fellow Americans while shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is great), requires pure hatred, not a sick mind, which I’m sure TV’s preeminent quack, Dr. Phil, can’t fathom.

Sadly, even the Army isn’t immune to the "let’s not jump to conclusions and call it terrorism" syndrome. Gen. George Casey, Jr., Army Chief of Staff, explained how "we are a diverse Army" and worried "this terrible event would be an even greater tragedy if our diversity becomes a casualty."

It’s enough to make you sick.

For goodness sake, let’s begin immediately to connect the dots and if someone is a potentially dangerous jihadist let’s get over the self-deception about "diversity" and politically correct drivel and immediately confront those Islamist enemies.

Will it take another fatal strike, or two or three to wake us up?

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Nelson Propane

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