Since October 2001 there has been a trend in the "mainstream" news media to cover up acts of terrorism, calling
them "isolated incidents". Sometimes that's an obvious lie, as in the case
of American 587. There have been dozens of
these incidents, and the bulk of them are discussed on this page.
To make matters worse than they already were, the U.S. government began (on August 20, 2010) to refer to the Fort Hood shooting as
an act of "workplace violence," removing the Islamic terrorism angle from the story. This, I suspect, was done at the direction of
the President of the United States, who appears to be a Muslim himself.
There is abundant evidence to disprove the recurring government
claim that "Islam is a religion of peace."
More examples of pro-Islam bias in the media can be
Note: The newest information is at the bottom of the page, because this is an accumulator, not a blog. Perhaps some day
I'll turn it around, as a public service, but for now, start near the bottom for the latest news on this important subject.
Below that point, the second Fort Hood shooting has its own subsection.
Days of Biden and Barry. On November 5, 2009 at Ford Hood, Texas, U.S Army Maj. Nidal Hasan murdered 13
unarmed American soldiers, including Pvt. Francheska Velez, who pleaded for the life of her unborn child.
Maj. Hasan, a psychiatrist and self-described "Soldier of Allah," wounded more than 30 others, yelling "Allahu
akbar" as he fired. For the composite character president, this was not Islamic terrorism or mass murder. The
president called it "workplace violence," not even gun violence. The victims included African Americans such as
Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, who took seven bullets from Hasan, but the president never decried the attack as racism.
Hasan got better medical treatment that his victims, and in 2014 the composite character president refused to meet with
Lunsford. If any American soldier thought the composite character president was unfit to serve as commander-in-chief it
would be hard to blame them. For vice president Joe Biden the terrorist mass murder at Ford Hood was a "senseless
tragedy" and the Delaware Democrat hailed "the brave soldiers who fell." No word of how, exactly, the soldiers "fell," nor
any hint that the terrorist mass murder could easily have been prevented. As Lessons from Fort Hood explains,
Hasan's radical Islam was on full display during his training at Walter Reed Medical Center. The FBI was aware of
Hasan's communications with al Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki about killing Americans.
Flynn Versus Nidal Hasan. Contrast the treatment of Gen. Michael Flynn with U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, who came to
the attention of the FBI for the 18 emails he sent to terrorist mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki. Maj. Hasan, a self-described
"soldier of Allah," wanted Awlaki's permission to kill American soldiers and innocent civilians in the cause of jihad. "Please
keep me in your Rolodex in case you find me useful," Hasan wrote, "and please feel free to call me collect." That rang alarms
at the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Diego, and agents alerted the Washington Field office. The WFO response said:
"Given the context of his military and medical research and the content of his, to date, unanswered email messages from al-Awlaki,
WFO does not currently assess Hasan to be involved in terrorist activities." The FBI declined to unmask Hasan and dropped the
case. On November 5, 2009 at Ford Hood, Texas, as Rep. Michael T. McCaul recalled, the soldier of Allah "shouted
the classic jihadist term 'Allahu Akbar' and opened fire on unarmed soldiers and civilians. He killed 13 and wounded 42
others. This was the most horrific terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11." The Obama administration called it "workplace
violence," absurd but also revealing.
Do Democratic Presidential
Candidates Belong On A Terrorist Watch List? In November 2009, Major Nidal Hasan shot up Fort Hood military
base while shouting "Allah Akbar!" killing 13 people and wounding 32 others. He did so primarily because he
was angry about America's war in Iraq. Had Obama created a "toxic" environment with his campaign pledge to pull all our
troops out of Iraq? Was that policy proved wrong because Hasan agreed with it?
The Top 50 Liberal
Media Bias Examples. [#22] Fort Hood Killer's Religion Suppressed: As mentioned above, one of the many
ways to see media bias is as much in what they don't say as what they do say. The Fort Hood murderer was a perfect
example. The media did is best to either ignore Major Nidal Hassan's Muslim religion or downplay it choosing instead to
focus on the fact that he was an Army psychiatrist.
Impact on Abhorrent Behavior. Even in instances of terror like the Boston bombing, Fort Hood shooting, Pulse
nightclub shooting, and the Charleston church shooting can one find liberalism's politically correct philosophy. If
people want to know why "See Something, Say Something" hasn't been successful, they should analyze the impact of political
correctness on our justice and education systems. Even when people's gut tells them that something isn't right,
liberalism's shadow lurks overhead — ready to call them out as a bigot simply for reporting suspicious
behavior. The FBI under Obama's liberal bent was ordered to look the other way when the system was blinking red on Army
Lieutenant Nidal Hasan, Omar Mateen, the Tsarnaev brothers, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik.
FBI bureaucratic failures
and willful blindness rack up a horrifying body count. In 2008, the FBI had picked off emails between U.S. Army psychiatrist
Maj. Nidal Hasan and Islamist cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a terrorist with ties to the 9/11 hijackers. In these emails, Hasan was asking
for religious sanction to kill American soldiers. The FBI failed to interview Hasan or even make a phone call to his superiors, and no
government agency took any steps to stop him. On November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood Texas, Hasan gunned down 13 unarmed American soldiers,
including private Francheska Velez, 21, who was pregnant, and wounded more than 30 others. Senator Joseph Lieberman sought to make the
Hasan-Awlaki emails public but the FBI blocked their release, and military prosecutors forbade their presentation in the trial. [...] Who are the
FBI agents, and their bosses, who looked the other way in the Fort Hood, Boston Marathon and Orlando terrorist attacks? What, exactly, are
they doing now? As in the Florida high-school shooting, the victims and their loved ones deserve some answers.
Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon. "Eau de Diversity" is the fab fragrance of the Perfumed Princes as required
by the political elite. Martin Dempsey, 18th chairman of the Army chief of staff, 2011-2015, persisted with the
hyphenated American being our strength to the end of his career. Never mind that the attack at Fort Hood in 2009 was
perpetrated by a Muslim-American Army psychiatrist-major. Of this, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. chimed in
at the time, "as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." The tragedy was that
Hasan's behavior had been scaring the pants off his colleagues in Army mental health, of all places, for years. But they
understand. Diversity comes first. The tragedy was that the Army maintained that firing some 140 rounds in a
medical processing center while yelling "Allahu akbar" was "workplace violence" until 2015, when a funding bill forced the
Perfumed Princes to reclassify the incident as "combat-related." Until then, all the dozens of victims had been denied
appropriate benefits and the Purple Heart, thirteen awarded posthumously.
The FBI Record on Fighting Terrorism..
[Scroll down] Many Americans assume, however, that at least in the area of Islamic terrorism, the FBI has kept Americans largely safe. Not
so fast. The record doesn't quite show that. In fact, the agency has blundered many terrorism investigations and thus
jeopardized the security of Americans. [... For example,] In 2009, Islamist Nidal Hasan fatally shot 13 people at the Fort Hood
Military Base, but his radical associations and open support for jihad were previously known by the FBI. It even had emails in which
Hasan stated he wanted to kill his fellow soldiers. Indeed, records show that not only was there reluctance by officials to drum
Hasan out of the military — for political reasons — but he was promoted at every opportunity.
Fitzgerald: Fiddling with Facts for Islam. [Scroll down] Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the gunman
in the Fort Hood massacre, was similarly acting according to, not despite, his religious beliefs. He had been in
frequent contact by email with Anwar al-Awlaki, the Al-Qaeda propagandist who left the U.S. for Yemen, had searched online
for articles about Jihad in the days just before his attack, and for years had made critical comments about non-Muslims,
and about American policies in the Middle East, that were deemed worrisome by many of his army colleagues (but not, alas,
to those higher-up officers who in official reports gave him fulsome and politically correct praise). As he attacked,
Hasan yelled the Muslim war cry of "Allahu akbar" — the supremacist "My God (Allah) is greater than yours." While
the Pentagon initially (and preposterously) described Hasan's attack as a "workplace accident," and it took President
Obama six years after the event to properly recognize it as an act of terrorism, everything about Major Hasan's conduct
shows that he considered his planned act as violent Jihad against the Infidels, sanctioned by Islam.
How Obama Betrayed America.
[Scroll down] The administration's denial was glaring also in its response to the massacre of 13 unarmed soldiers at
Fort Hood by an Islamic fanatic and terrorist, Nidal Malik Hasan, who three and a half years later still has not been brought to
trial. Hasan infiltrated the American military and, despite open expressions of hatred for the West, was promoted to the
rank of U.S. Army major. The Obama administration's Kafkaesque response to an obvious case of Islamist violence against
the U.S. was to classify the terrorist attack as an incident of "workplace violence," and thus to hide the fact that Hasan was a
Muslim soldier in a war against the infidels of the West.
The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples. [#22] Fort Hood Killer's
Religion Suppressed: As mentioned above, one of the many ways to see media bias is as much in what they don't say as what they do say. The Fort Hood
murderer was a perfect example. The media did is best to either ignore Major Nidal Hassan's Muslim religion or downplay it choosing instead to focus on the fact
that he was an Army psychiatrist.
Obama and the Power of Propaganda.
Obama says there is no terror and no war, while the media assure us Obama won the war. Both are wrong. There were
more actual and abortive terror attacks in the U.S. in the last three years than in the previous eight. There were
30 assaults or plots on army bases, transportation hubs, and synagogues: from Little Rock to Seattle, from Riverdale
to a New York air base, from Fort Hood Texas (the massacre and a later copy-cat plot), to New York's subways, from a plane over
Detroit to a Times Square car bomb. Most plots are not on the scale of 9-11, but there is a pattern of growing danger,
not a diminishing threat.
Mainstream Media: Fourth Estate Or Fifth Column? Every time we allow the administration
and the MSM to categorize Major Hasan, the Fort Hood murderer, as a "lone crackpot" despite his clear
connection to the Islamic jihadists' network, we lose our edge in recognizing more potential threats.
The dots some don't want to connect.
[Scroll down slowly] At Fort Hood, Maj. Hasan jumped on a table and gunned down his comrades while screaming,
"Allahu Akbar!", which is Arabic for "Nothing to see here" and an early indicator of pre-Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder. The Times Square Bomber, we are assured by The Washington Post, CNN and Newsweek, was upset by
foreclosure proceedings on his house. Mortgage-related issues. Nothing to do with months of training
at a Taliban camp in Waziristan.
The Obama Borg. After the Fort Hood shootings, the
Defense Department characterized the murders as "workplace violence," despite the known fact that Major Hasan had been interviewed by the
FBI because of his correspondence with the radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki, and even though he yelled "Allahu Akbar!" as he killed
twelve soldiers and one civilian and wounded more than 30 others. The military was absorbed into the non-Islamic groupthink
to such a degree that Army Chief of Staff George Casey editorialized of the mass murder of his soldiers: "Our diversity, not only
in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think
that's worse." Dismantling the "diversity program" would be worse than the slaughter at Fort Hood?
News reports about the Fort Hood shooting
Please note: These articles are in chronological order.
(This is an accumulator, not a blog.) The newest information is at the bottom of the page.
Hood's 9/11. On Thursday afternoon [11/5/2009], a radicalized Muslim US Army officer
shouting "Allahu Akbar!" committed the worst act of terror on American soil since 9/11. And no one
wants to call it an act of terror or associate it with Islam. What cowards we are. Political
correctness killed those patriotic Americans at Ft. Hood as surely as the Islamist gunman did.
And the media treat it like a case of non-denominational shoplifting.
Evidence of premeditation: Fort Hood suspect said methodical goodbyes.
As if going off to war, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan cleaned out his apartment, gave leftover frozen broccoli to
one neighbor and called another to thank him for his friendship...
shooter reportedly a Palestinian. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a US military psychiatrist suspected
of going on a shooting rampage that killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a US army base in Texas, is
believed to be of Palestinian origin.
Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan 'said Muslims should rise up'. Major Nidal Malik Hasan,
who allegedly killed 11 people before being shot and wounded by police at Fort Hood, had said Muslims
should "rise up" and attack Americans in retaliation for the US war in Iraq, a former army colleague said.
Col Terry Lee, a retired officer who worked with him at the military base in Texas, alleged Maj Hasan had angry
confrontations with other officers over his views.
Jihad at Fort Hood.
According to NPR, "the motive behind the shootings was not immediately clear, officials said." The Washington
Post agreed: "The motive remains unclear, although some sources reported the suspect is opposed to U.S.
involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq and upset about an imminent deployment." The Huffington Post spun
faster, asserting that "there is no concrete reporting as to whether Nidal Malik Hasan was in fact a Muslim
or an Arab." Yet there was, and what's more, Major Hasan's motive was perfectly clear — but
it was one that the forces of political correctness and the Islamic advocacy groups in the United States
have been working for years to obscure.
Muslim Brotherhood and Fort Hood. The murders by Malik Nadal Hasan at Ft. Hood, TX are not
a 'lone wolf incident' as being described by most media organizations. Hasan had been taught the
ideology that is being advocated by hundreds of Islamic scholars and Imams in the U.S. We as a country
can continue to deny there are numerous Islamic leaders and their supporting organizations such as CAIR,
ISNA, MSA, and MANA, to name a few, who advocate killing innocent men, women, and children whom they
allege 'oppress Islam.'
Murders 11 Soldiers. Yes, this was just a "a horrific outburst of violence." There is
just no other explanation. By the way, given that Mr. Nidal Malik Hasan, is a mental health physician,
it might be a little tricky to try to sell us on the notion that he was mentally ill. That is, apart
from his (soon to be heavily downplayed) religious persuasion.
Obama says don't jump to
conclusions on shooting. President Barack Obama said Friday the entire nation is grieving
for those slain at Fort Hood, and he urged people not to jump to conclusions while law enforcement officers
investigate the shootings.
Jumping to Conclusions.
"Don't jump to conclusions" is an all-purpose tautology, like "Don't panic." It's hard to argue with.
One wonders, though, exactly what conclusions he has in mind. I think it's safe to predict that
President Obama will never reach those conclusions, let alone jump to them.
Muslim Suffers Bruised Ego in Fort Hood Tragedy.
President Obama honored the victims by immediately warning Americans not to "jump to conclusions" —
namely, the obvious conclusion that the attack was an act of Islamic terrorism. As conclusions go, it
wasn't much of a jump. But the mainstream media waited for no information — indeed actively
avoided learning any information — before leaping to the far less obvious conclusion that the
suspect's mass murder was set off by "stress."
Why is Fort Hood a Surprise?
[Scroll down] So why waste time trying to discover what prompted Major Nidal Malik to open fire at Fort
Hood. He was a Muslim and he believed in the koran. The only mystery to me is why the army would
allow any Muslim to be a member. The koran clearly states Infidels (unbelievers) are the Muslim's
undoubted enemies. Yes, we Christians and Jews are their enemies. We did not say that,
More commentary about Fort Hood.
Major Malik Hassan, after being transferred from Walter Reed Hospital to Fort Hood decided to celebrate his
promotion and transfer by shouting "God is great" in Arabic while gunning down a dozen of his fellow
soldiers. The mainstream media is falling all over itself today in an attempt to somehow paint this
domestic Islamic terrorist as the victim rather than the perpetrator. Muslim-friendly to the point of
being Muslim-centric, the news networks are even trying to do their reporting without mentioning the
given gunman's name six months ago. The US Army major who killed 13 people in a shooting
spree at America's biggest military base had come to the attention of the FBI six months earlier over
possible links to extremist comments posted on the internet.
Troubling Portrait Emerges of Fort Hood Suspect.
At least six months ago, Hasan came to the attention of law enforcement officials because of Internet postings
about suicide bombings and other threats, including posts that equated suicide bombers to soldiers who throw
themselves on a grenade to save the lives of their comrades. They had not determined for certain whether
Hasan is the author of the posting, and a formal investigation had not been opened before the shooting, said law
enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the case.
(Religious) Ideology, Stupid. [The FBI] seems to have developed a conditioned reflex that
requires the Bureau to announce, within seconds of any act of murder, "there is no evidence of terrorism."
Which, in this case, is ridiculous, since it was precisely that.
connection. Barely 24 hours after the massacre at the Fort Hood Army Base, the lines were
drawn: On one side are those who believe the shooting was the act of a madman and that emphasizing his
Muslim identity is irresponsible. On the other side are those who insist this was an act of terrorism
and that the suspect's religious affiliation is central to the story.
deny what happened at Fort Hood. [Scroll down] This man was a professional psychiatrist,
assigned to help soldiers cope with traumas. Is this the profile of a man with no control over his own
emotions? It appears he had hired a lawyer to get him out of the military before his deployment
overseas. Is this consistent with spontaneity? He reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before
opening fire on American soldiers. Would that perhaps offer a little hint of the actual motive?
He shot about 40 people, over 10 minutes, with two pistols, neither of them military issue.
Might that perhaps suggest premeditation?
Hood shooting: an attack by the enemy within. It will take weeks to assess all the
reasons Hasan acted. But the evidence of his devout Muslim faith, antipathy towards women, arguments in
favour of suicide bombing and opposition to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars point to a religious and political
motivation at least in part.
Memo to ABC:
There's a Reason He's Not Called Smith. Imagine in World War II if an American officer
had shouted "Heil Hitler" as he was killing un-armed soldiers. Would there be any soul-searching debate
about "PRE-traumatic stress syndrome" and other gobbledy goop? ... Of course, this would never have happened
in WW2. Things are different today. Somehow our military remains the best in the world while
accommodating all kinds of fast track programs for psychiatrist officers whose name sounds a lot like those
on the roster at Gitmo while ignoring the detail that he might be anti-American.
They Kill Us and We're the Ones to Blame.
[Scroll down] Completely ignoring his Islamic ideology and Palestinian Arab background, the media
speculated that he might have been suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, even though he had never
served in a combat zone, that he was angry over being deployed to Iraq, even though he had a history of
pro-terrorist postings predating that, and finally that he had been bullied by other soldiers for being
a Muslim, a claim that has since emerged as completely baseless.
Muslims Commit Violence. [Scroll down] Here's a simple test: If Nidal Malik Hasan
had been a devout Christian with pronounced anti-abortion views, and had he attacked, say, a Planned Parenthood
office, would his religion have been considered relevant as we tried to understand the motivation and meaning
of the attack? Of course. Elite opinion makers do not, as a rule, try to protect Christians and
Christian belief from investigation and criticism. Quite the opposite. It would be useful to
apply the same standards of inquiry and criticism to all religions.
Denial Syndrome reaches epidemic proportions. Now we have seen the horrific outcome —
the Fort Hood attack which left 13 people dead and dozens more injured by army psychiatrist Major Nidal
Malik Hasan, who reportedly screamed the jihadi battle cry 'Allahu akhbar!' before he opened fire. There
can be no doubt whatever that this was a jihadi attack upon America, not least from the evidence that has now
surfaced of Major Hasan's attitudes for months before his rampage — evidence that the US
authorities simply ignored.
The victims of this horrific tragedy died at the hands of an enemy masquerading as a friend. Those
soldiers had every reason to believe they were safe on an army base, surrounded by their patriotic brothers
and sisters. They volunteered to serve their country, knowing full well that they might lose their
lives on a battlefield in a foreign land. Could any of them have imagined that the end would come at
the hands of a Muslim extremist wearing the uniform of an Army Major?
It's Called Islamofacism. Since
when is it cool to make terrorist attacks politically correct? Why are so many people and so many
entities — the mainstream media especially — painting this Fort Hood calamity as
another run-of-the-mill workplace shooting? Let's call a spade a spade! This was
a terrorist attack!
Obama's Rush to Judgment.
Obama doesn't want us to jump to the conclusion that the shootings at Fort Hood were a terrorist attack by an
Islamic jihadist, Major Nidal Hasan. Obama would rather we forgot that Nidal Hasan screamed "Allah akbar"
before he mowed down scores of patriotic Americans and gave away Qurans with his business card before his act
of jihad. Hasan also gave his landlord two week's notice — showing that he planned this for
a long time. He didn't just snap.
Anwar Al-Awlaki Calls Nidal Hassan a Hero. Following is Al-Awlaki's article, as it appeared on
his website. "Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the
contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people. This
is a contradiction that many Muslims brush aside and just pretend that it doesn't exist. Any
decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow
Muslims, and yet serve as a U.S. soldier."
Misreporting: Ft. Hood Shooter's Motives. [Scroll down] Indeed, anyone at all could potentially
commit an act of terror at any time, regardless of communication with Osama bin Laden or any other radical
leader. However, Hasan actually did have contact with radical leaders, including one Anwar al-Awlaki.
He and al-Awlaki went to mosque together often-al-Awlaki was one of Hasan's teachers there-and communicated
via email on a regular basis.
He Shouted "Allahu Akbar". We now know from the testimony of various eyewitnesses that this
act was carefully planned. Nidal Malik Hasan some time ago told his landlord he would not be renewing
the lease on his apartment. He gave away his furniture along with copies of the Qur'an on the morning
of the day he committed mass murder. This indicates that he thought he was going to die — in
other words, that he was planning a suicide attack.
Our Brain Dead
Country. A Muslim fanatic with an Internet site praising Islamic suicide bombers as defenders
of their comrades is a Major in the U.S. Army with access to military intelligence and lethal weaponry.
And it's not as though the army didn't know that he was a Muslim fanatic and supporter of the Islamic jihad
against the West. He was under investigation for six months because of his anti-American, jihadist
Muslim Brotherhood and Fort Hood. The murders by Malik Nadal Hasan at Ft. Hood, TX are
not a 'lone wolf incident' as being described by most media organizations. Hasan had been taught the
ideology that is being advocated by hundreds of Islamic scholars and Imams in the U.S. We as a country
can continue to deny there are numerous Islamic leaders and their supporting organizations such as CAIR,
ISNA, MSA, and MANA, to name a few, who advocate killing innocent men, women, and children whom they
allege 'oppress Islam.'
Attack Was Terrorism. In his nationally televised remarks following the horrendous killings
at Ft. Hood, President Obama never mentioned the T word. The attack was an act "of violence."
No mention of terrorism. In fact, the Ft. Hood shooting is the first terror attack on American
soil since 9-11. But Obama, reluctant to take the rap for inadequate protections against such attacks,
is doing everything he can to make it look like an adult version of the Columbine school shootings.
The Editor says...
No, it most certainly is not "the first terror attack on American soil since 9-11."
It's just the latest in a long series of attacks. That's what this page is about.
Jihad or Inordinate Stress at Ft. Hood? The establishment — law enforcement,
politicians, the media, and the academy — ... disagrees on the specifics, however, presenting
Hasan as the victim alternatively of "racism," "harassment he had received as a Muslim," a sense of not
belonging," "pre-traumatic stress disorder," "mental problems," "emotional problems," "an inordinate amount
of stress," or being deployed to Afghanistan as his "worst nightmare." ... As a charter member of the jihad
school of interpretation, I reject these explanations as weak, obfuscatory, and apologetic. The jihadi
school, still in the minority, perceives Hasan's attack as one of many Muslim efforts to vanquish infidels
and impose Islamic law.
All the Warning Signs Were There.
Hassan is only one blip of red in an ugly impressionist painting scrawled across the globe in shades of
crimson and black. Each Muslim who follows the way of Jihad or feels compelled to support those who do,
is a single point of red in that red and black atlas. Each one of their victims, murdered, raped, honor
killed, tortured, beheaded and crippled are the black dots. And both the black and red dots are growing
in number to cover the world.
The Hasanity Defense.
Can it really be that anybody seriously believed a career Army psychiatrist would deal with the "stress" of
his own deployment to a war he opposes by opening fire and shooting 43 people? Evidently, the
answer is yes...
nuttier? The guy who gives a lecture to other military doctors in which he says non-Muslims
should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats? ... Or the president who says we cannot
"fully know" why Major Hasan did what he did, so why trouble ourselves any further? Or the columnist
who, when a man hands out copies of the Koran before gunning down his victims while yelling "Allahu akbar,"
says you're racist if you bring up his religion?
Muslim'. "Going postal" is a piquant American phrase that describes the phenomenon of violent
rage in which a worker — archetypically a postal worker — "snaps" and guns down his
colleagues. As the enormity of the actions of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sinks in, we must ask whether we
are confronting a new phenomenon of violent rage, one we might dub — disconcertingly —
One word aptly describes Ft. Hood mass murderer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan: traitor. Traitor is a
tough word. It doesn't smudge and squish. "Traitor" draws a hard line, one that sharply divides
essential life-determining values and marks a defining personal choice between the profound and the profane.
Army Wasn't Told of Hasan's Emails.
The Pentagon said it was never notified by U.S. intelligence agencies that they had intercepted emails between
the alleged Fort Hood shooter and an extremist imam until after last week's bloody assaults, raising new
questions about whether the government could have helped prevent the attack.
The Editor says...
I thought this kind of inter-agency isolation was supposed to have been solved by
the Patriot Act. At least
that was one of the big selling points, as I recall.
Islam seriously. [George] Stephanopoulos presented [General] Casey with some of the already-abundant
evidence that soldiers who worked with Hasan had recognized him as an unstable anti-American religious fanatic,
and had been discouraged from saying anything by fears of being accused of racism. Casey deflected the
question in the manner of a corporate chief, suggesting that it is too soon to speculate on whether Hasan was
a politically motivated terrorist or someone who, to use Stephanopoulos's phrase, "just snapped."
Dare to Call
It Terrorism. So it turns out that the worst Islamist terrorist strike since 9/11 —
an attack that killed twice as many Americans as were slain in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing — was
not a terrorist attack at all. Just ask the FBI. ... Like the cavalry, the FBI came riding to the PC rescue.
The Federal Bureau of Let's Skip the Investigation pronounced that the killing was not terrorism. Forget
about Islamic (or at least Islamist) terrorism. This mass murder wasn't even terrorism.
How Embarrassing Is It To Be A So-Called Liberal In The
Midst of a Holy War? Why is it that when a so-called liberal opens his mouth about the Ft. Hood
massacre by a Muslim jihadist I know that I'm going to feel less safe? The corrupt mayor of Chicago (and
presidential patron) blames the shooting of 41 soldiers — at the deployment center for the wars against
Muslim jihadists in Afghtanistan and Iraq — on the alleged fact that "America loves guns."
Willful Failure of Comprehension. The violence at Fort Hood, President Obama told mourners on
Tuesday [11/10/2009], was "incomprehensible." The "twisted logic that led to the tragedy," he reiterated,
may be "too hard to comprehend." ... What exactly is so hard to comprehend? Fort Hood jihadist Maj. Nidal
Hasan made his means, motives and inspiration all too clear for those willing to see and hear.
One reads and hears with increasing disbelief and anger that we don't know the motive or motives of Nidal Malik
Hasan, the Army major who fired over 100 shots at his fellow American soldiers in order to murder and
maim as many as possible. Hasan ended up allegedly murdering 13 people, but government and Army
spokesmen and the mainstream media claim they just can't figure out why he did this. They are, however,
certain that it was not an act of terrorism.
Ft. Hood massacre. Despite the best attempts of the Obama administration and its media claque,
very few Americans are buying the narrative that Major Hasan was a lone psycho who snapped. His
PowerPoint presentation warning of "adverse events" if Muslims were made to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan
has made its way to the media, he tried to contact Al Qaeda, and his radical imam inspired 2 of
the 9/11 hijackers, for instance.
U.S. Government: Fort Hood Shooter Is A Jihadist. The FBI and other federal authorities are
reportedly still trying to figure out Maj. Nidal M. Hasan's motive for opening fire at Fort Hood. ... Interestingly,
Hasan's words were echoed by al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki in his post (now offline) praising
Hasan's shooting spree. Awlaki said Hasan "is a man of conscience who could not bear living the
contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against its own people."
Diverse Army. I am missing something here. After the attack and murder of 13 innocent
people by an apparent imbedded radical Jihadist in the US Army, General Casey said on Meet The Press, "Our
diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy
was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." ... I took the oath of office a few times
in my military career and for the life of me I don't ever remember the word "diversity" being in it.
Correctness Kills. One would hope that common sense would prevail in perilous times, but that's
not the case since political correctness reared its ugly head. It's my belief that P.C. advocates are
basically cowards who fear that those offended will resort to lawsuits or violence. What other explanation
can explain how Major Nidal Malik Hasan didn't raise the "potential terrorist" antennae of the authorities at
Fort Hood, the most populous U.S. military base in the world?
Sense Says Major Hasan Was a Terrorist. The U.S. Army and President Barack Obama are understandably
seeking desperately to prevent U.S. public opinion from reaching any conclusion with respect to the motive of
Major Nidal Malik Hasan who killed 12 soldiers and one civilian, and wounded 28 soldiers and one
civilian last week at Fort Hood in Texas. In the court of public opinion, subject to change based on
hearings to be conducted on the subject by U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, Major Hasan has been found guilty of
engaging in a terrorist act.
Wall separates Reagan from Obama. If you knew nothing more of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama than
what each man said about freedom at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, it would still be painfully obvious which of the
two was a fierce defender of liberty, and which the avatar of toothless internationalist generalities.
Military Doctors Worried Hasan Was
'Psychotic'. A group of doctors overseeing Nidal Malik Hasan's medical training were
concerned he was "psychotic" and capable of killing other American soldiers, before the Army major
allegedly went on a deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.
say Fort Hood suspect had Islamist ties. Fort Hood shooting suspect Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan
had been in contact with numerous Muslim extremists — some of whom are under federal
investigation — before last week's rampage, two U.S. officials told The Washington
Times on Wednesday [11/11/2009].
You can't ignore the role of radical
Islam. As dozens of talking heads descended on CNN and FOX TV to give their opinions on the Fort
Hood massacre last week, no one seemed to notice the significance of the attire that suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan
was wearing the morning of the killings. It was captured on a store surveillance video as Maj. Hasan
bought a coffee.
Dressed to Kill.
This guy was walking around a U.S. military installation dressed like Osama bin Laden and nobody said anything,
yet the Army is being accused of intolerance and anti-Muslim bias. To repeat, according to Tarek Fatah,
Hasan was not merely dressed in traditional Arab garb — he dressed in the traditional garb of
al Qaeda terrorists.
Hasan's Personal Jihad. A week
after a Muslim jihadi gunned down more than 40 fellow citizens at Ft. Hood, Texas, America's national
security leadership still won't admit that the attack had anything to do with Islam. By failing to
acknowledge that connection, those with a constitutional duty to defend this nation "against all enemies
foreign and domestic" consistently substitute a policy of political correctness at the expense of military
Treachery as Lifestyle
Choice. Diversity at this point is a synonym for mindlessness and self-hating hypocrisy.
Were Hasan a virulent and outspoken Christian military chaplain, he would have been branded a hate criminal
and whisked away. But since he is a Muslim, since Obama isn't at "war with Islam," and since Islam is
so obviously a religion of peace, he was given a wide swath. Under the paralysis of a PC culture, all
Muslims are moderate Muslims and anyone who says otherwise is a bigot.
Why Fort Hood
Really Happened. The only good news out of the Fort Hood massacre is that U.S. electronic
surveillance technology was able to pick up Major Hasan's phone calls to an al Qaeda-loving imam in Yemen.
The bad news is the people and agencies listening to Hasan didn't know what to do about it. Other than nothing.
Hasan Called Himself 'Soldier of Allah' on
Business Cards. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan called himself a "soldier of Allah" on business cards
found in his apartment after the shooting rampage at Fort Hood in which he is accused of murdering
13 people. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, reportedly obtained the business cards over the
Internet. In addition to listing his profession and contact information, the cards contain a
discrete reference to his religion: "SoA(SWT)."
Mayor Daley Blames
Fort Hood on Guns, Not Islam. If this wasn't such a dreadfully serious matter, it would almost
be funny watching Democrats insist that there's no elephant in the bathtub. Perhaps the most bizarre of
these claims is that of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who insists that the core problem behind Fort Hood is
that "America loves guns."
With Whom Are We At
War? President Obama can content himself all he wants with false assurances that we ought not
to "jump to conclusions" about Hasan or that "we can't fully know what leads a man to do such a thing."
But when someone shouts "Allahu Akbar" and begins wantonly slaughtering people we have a pretty good idea of
what Hasan's motivations are.
Let's Make Political Correctness Final Fort Hood
Casualty. [Scroll down] In the Fort Hood case, liberal elites have put forward some
ludicrous explanations for Hasan's treasonous behavior: He had "pre-traumatic stress." He was
bullied by other soldiers. One news article even suggested that evangelicals are to blame for making
the Muslim soldier feel like an outsider. President Obama has repeatedly warned us not to believe our
own eyes and ears about what happened.
Hood shooting suspect sent money to Pakistan, Texas congressman says. An Austin congressman
said Thursday that he has confirmed that Fort Hood massacre suspect Nidal Malik Hasan wired money to
Pakistan, which Muslim extremist groups use as a base to raise funds and carry out terrorist attacks.
Rep. Michael McCaul's statement followed a Dallas Morning News report that authorities were looking
into whether such wire transfers had occurred.
Jihad and the
Scandal of "Brain-Dead" Diversity. Two joint terrorism task forces became aware almost a year ago that Major
Hasan was in regular email contact with Anwar al-Awlaqi, the American-born but now Yemeni-based cleric who served as imam to
three of the 9/11 hijackers and supports all-out holy war against the United States. But the expert analysts in the
Pentagon determined that this lively correspondence was consistent with Major Hasan's "research interests", so there was no
need to worry. That's America: Technologically superior, money no object (not one but two "joint terrorism task
forces" stumbled across him). Yet no action was taken.
Jihad sparked accused
Fort Hood killer. The massacre in Fort Hood, Texas, was an act in the war the Islamists declared some three
decades ago against America, the great Satan in particular, and the west in general. It seems there can be no
mistaking that Nidal Hasan went out as an Islamist warrior to kill as many infidels before he found his martyrdom.
How many at Fort Hood died
because of the Army's gun ban? Since 1993, there has been a gun-ban in place on our army bases. Here
we have soldiers, expertly trained in the safe and efficient use of guns, yet they are prevented by a cockamamie Clinton
ruling from carrying handguns on their bases. From reports of the Ft. Hood terrorist attack, the Islamic radical
enemy within was allowed a full 10 minutes of completely protected firing at soldiers before someone with a gun
arrived on the scene to fire back.
How America created the Fort Hood
shooter. Bin-Laden recruits terrorists by claiming lack of western resolve to fight. Hasan is alleged
to have, verbally and in writing, tested the resolve of the "system" — and again and again he found it lacking.
In doing so, he came to the same conclusion as bin-Laden; that The Time Is Now — Allah is indeed granting victory
to Muslims. By blindly failing to disabuse Hasan of this belief, Americans "created the terrorist" Ft Hood shooter.
Mr. Obama's War. Scattered among
the first breaking news reports of the Fort Hood massacre were statements by FBI sources that there was no
terrorist connection to Maj. Nidal Hasan's jihadist murder of his fellow soldiers. Why? ... The answer
is as clear as it is dangerous: our president's war plans are rooted in his — and
his administration's — naiveté and political correctness.
ABC, CBS, NBC: Obama's
Lapdogs. Ever since Candidate Obama set foot on the national scene, the "mainstream" media
have been eating out of his hand. And regrettably, today those same news stations still are. This
has been made abundantly clear through their coverage of the recent terror attack on Fort Hood.
Misreporting: Ft. Hood Shooter's Motives. "We don't know all the answers yet, and
I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts," said President Obama with
regards to Nidal Malik Hasan's motives in murdering thirteen people last week. So maybe President
Obama and his press secretary won't acknowledge that Nidal Malik Hasan is a terrorist, but that is no excuse
for members of the mainstream media who are ignoring this facet of the recent Fort Hood shooting.
Correctness, Ft. Hood, and Hollywood. Almost before the echo of gunfire from the massacre at Ft. Hood had
faded, the news media launched a pre-emptive rationalization for the slaughter committed by Muslim traitor Nidal Malik
Hasan. To divert attention from the shooter's inconvenient name, the talking heads began speculating sympathetically
about the fragile mental state of poor frazzled Hasan, who had never seen combat but nonetheless must have "snapped."
Seek to Award Casualty Benefits to Fort Hood Victims. Republican Rep. John Carter plans to introduce
legislation Tuesday [11/17/2009] that would grant the victims of the Fort Hood massacre the same legal status as
combatant casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, a move that could intensify a debate over whether the incident
should be deemed a terrorist attack.
political correctness. In all likelihood, this tragedy would have been avoided if political
correctness hadn't led military and government officials to turn a blind eye to clear signs that Maj. Hasan
had become an Islamist extremist. As far back as a year ago, at least three government agencies —
the Army, the Department of Defense and the FBI — learned that Maj. Hasan had sent 10 to
20 e-mails to an al Qaeda propagandist, Anwar al-Awlaki.
The government whitewash begins... Lieberman
launches Fort Hood hearings without any government witnesses. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)
held the first congressional hearing into the Fort Hood shootings with minimal cooperation from the Obama
administration. No administration officials appeared at Thursday's Senate
Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing despite requests by Lieberman.
Hasan's Islamist Life. As the Pentagon and Senate launch what one analyst dubs "dueling Fort Hood
investigations," will they confront the hard truth of the Islamic angle? Despite encouraging references to
"violent Islamists" by Sen. Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, there is reason to worry
about a whitewash of the massacre that took place on Nov. 5; that is just so much easier than facing the
implications of a hostile ideology nearly exclusive to Muslims.
House keeps Fort Hood probe in the family. Any reporter worth their salt knows that when government
decides to investigate itself, exonerations tend to follow. That's why it's so perplexing that the Obama
administration is giving the arms-length treatment to any independent, congressional probe of the Fort Hood
massacre, and instead putting faith in a Pentagon-led review.
Levin: Fort Hood shooting rampage was likely a terrorist attack. The leading Senate Democrat on military
matters said the shooting rampage at Fort Hood could be labeled a terrorist attack. "It sure looks like that," said
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in an interview on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers"
program that will air Sunday [11/22/2009].
Hood shooting splits America over Islamic terror motive. As US Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan faces his
first court hearing in a San Antonio hospital, America is split over a fundamental question: Is Hasan an
Islamic terrorist? ... Hasan's frequent contacts with US-born Al Qaeda recruiter Anwar Al-Awlaki and Hasan's "Soldier
of Allah" business cards seem to point to a political motivation that would fall into the terror definition.
You Don't Think the Fort Hood Massacre Was a Terrorist Attack then You're an Idiot. [Scroll down]
All the while jackasses on the left blame pre-traumatic, pre-tribulation, pre-menstrual low blood sugar syndrome as
the root cause of why Hasan took his gun off safety and murdered our soldiers in the second biggest terrorist attack
on our sacred soil since 9/11. Hasan told us what he thought of Americans and why he did what he did. Why
won't we believe him? Could it mean that we can't because if we did we'd have to out other Muslims in America?
Levin: May be
more troubling e-mails from Hasan. There may be additional e-mails that could have tipped off law enforcement
or military officials to the Fort Hood shooter before he went on his deadly rampage, the chairman of the Senate Armed
Services Committee said Friday [11/20/2009].
MSNBC Exclusive: Fort Hood Never Happened!
Is it still too soon to come to the conclusion that the Fort Hood shooting was an act of terrorism?
Alas, it is still too early to tell at MSNBC. ... Actually, according to Keith [Olbermann], the Fort Hood
massacre may not have happened at all. He has argued persuasively, on several occasions, that it is
impossible, literally impossible, to commit mass murder at a military base.
Boo hoo. Defense
cites rights violation. The lead lawyer for Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan
said Monday that he believes the Army is violating Hasan's religious rights because it prohibited him from
praying from the Quran in Arabic with a relative.
Fort Hood officials announce new gun
registration policy. Fort Hood officials announced Thursday [12/17/2009] a new command policy regarding
registration requirements for privately-owned firearms was signed into effect Tuesday by Lt. Gen. Robert
Cone, III Corps and Fort Hood commander. The policy, and Fort Hood Regulation 190-11, requires all
service members and their families living, residing or temporarily staying at Fort Hood to register any
privately-owned firearms kept on post with the Directorate of Emergency Services, a Fort Hood press
The Editor says...
Does anyone believe for a millisecond that this regulation, had it been in place six months ago, would have
stopped whats-his-name from going on an islamic killing spree?
Fort Hood Denial.
As the United States prepares to try Nidal Malik Hasan for 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of
attempted murder at Fort Hood last month, few question the suspect's guilt, but many disagree about his motives.
Yet the evidence is now conclusive: the Fort Hood massacre was an act of Islamic terror.
Hood Co-Conspirator. Suddenly CAIR, an unindicted terrorist co-conspirator, is acting like a good
citizen. Suddenly it's concerned about young Muslim-American men going on jihad. Suddenly it's concerned
about "certain" passages of the Quran inspiring jihadists. It's all too little, too late. Thanks to
CAIR, 42 brave American soldiers were gunned down by an Islamic nut in Texas. That's right, thanks to CAIR.
persists in Army shooting. Fear of offending Muslims or being insensitive to religion was likely a
key factor to why Army supervisors missed signs that the suspect in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage was a
Muslim extremist, according to national security experts.
Obama's Terror Non-Policy:
Nidal Hasan did everything but walk around Fort Hood with "kill infidels" tattooed on his forehead. He continually
expressed support for the jihadis, disparaged U.S. anti-terror efforts, and attempted to proselytize his patients.
He was in contact with the al-Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who had been chased from the U.S. to Yemen. Yet he
was not questioned, discharged from the service, or even put under observation.
to the 1930s: Has the Enemy Within Returned? No one fully understood how corrupted the
American military had become by the corrosive influence of "political correctness" — which more
properly should be call "fascism of the mind," since it seeks to control thought by controlling
speech — until the "Soldier of Allah," Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, pulled a gun and killed thirteen
American soldiers at Ft. Hood in Texas last fall. And how did the Army react? With the
same supine, spineless cowardice that characterizes most contemporary government institutions, including
those tasked with protecting Americans.
Hood suspect was Army dilemma. Army superiors were warned about the radicalization of Major
Nidal Malik Hasan years before he allegedly massacred 13 soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, but did not act in
part because they valued the rare diversity of having a Muslim psychiatrist, military investigators wrote in
previously undisclosed reports.
Diversity Unto Death. I pretty much said what I had to say about the Fort Hood massacre in the
first couple of weeks, because it was perfectly obvious within about 48 hours that 14 people
(including an unborn child) had died so that "diversity" might live.
in the Military: The Legacy of Political Correctness. On November 5, Major Nidal Hasan,
an Army Psychiatrist, walked into the Solider Readiness Center in Fort Hood, Texas and shot 43 people.
Thirteen died. While he fired at them he shouted Allahu Akbar, like a stereotypical Muslim terrorist.
The military should have known it was coming. He had given away all his worldly goods beforehand. ... Naturally,
the first reaction from the authorities was to tell everyone not to leap to conclusions. And of course, for
days afterward they were saying it wasn't a terrorist incident.
Hasan to be separated from inmates at Bell County Jail.
Accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was moved from an Army hospital in San Antonio to the
Bell County Jail early Friday morning [4/9/2010], where he will be under 24-hour surveillance, live
separated from other inmates and eat halal meals prepared by his family members.
The DoD Finally Gets It
Right? Has the Department of Defense finally gotten it right with respect to the Fort Hood
Shooting? In January, you may recall, the DoD released a pathetic whitewash of the events of November 5,
2009. The report ("Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood") said nothing of consequence about
Major Nidal Malik Hasan, what led him to open fire on his fellow Americans (e.g., his radical jihadist beliefs),
or the many warning signs the DoD and others missed.
patience in Fort Hood probe, threaten subpoenas. Top congressional leaders are demanding the
Obama administration cooperate with their investigation into the shooting at Fort Hood, threatening to
subpoena officials if the government continues to "frustrate" their efforts. Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I)
of Connecticut and Susan Collins (R) of Maine, chairman and ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security
and Government Affairs, are demanding records, witnesses, and other data to help them piece together how the
government missed what some believe were clear warning signs that something was amiss.
stonewall. What and when did US Army brass know about Maj. Nidal Hassan's extremist views and his
ties to a key jihadist cleric — and why didn't they act before he gunned down 13 soldiers at
Fort Hood six months ago? It's a simple question — and a very significant one, to boot.
But neither the Pentagon nor the Justice Department wants that information made public.
only partially complies with Ft. Hood subpoenas. The Obama administration has only partially
complied with congressional subpoenas for information on the deadly November shootings at Fort Hood, Texas.
The failure by the Defense and Justice departments to turn over all the requested documentation — which
they say they do not intend to do — is not likely to ease the growing tension between some key senators
and the Obama administration over the incident at the Army base on Nov. 5, 2009.
Rep. Carter Blasts Obama Administration for
Blocking Ft. Hood Shooter Docs. The Obama administration has refused to comply with a Senate
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subpoena demanding access to documents and witnesses
from last year's Ft. Hood terrorist attack. Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and raking
Republican Susan Collins (R-Maine) issued the subpoena when the Obama administration refused to provide the
Administration must stop blocking Fort Hood
probe. Less than a year before allegedly slaying 13 people and wounding 30 others at
Fort Hood last November, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan reportedly exchanged as many as 20 e-mails with
radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, asking about jihad and whether it was acceptable to kill American
See No Evil.
Before 9/11 the country was basically indifferent to Muslims in America; since then it has been
prejudiced in their favor. The Army's treatment of the Fort Hood suspect during his pre-murderer
phase, and its reaction immediately after the crime, show the classic modern doctrine of massive
first strike against any species of bigotry — real, hypothetical or wholly imaginary. Do
liberals have any concept of what this nation is like?
Is Certain of Tea Partiers' Motives, but Finds Terrorists Inscrutable. For days after the [Fort
Hood] murders, liberal-Left commentators and mainstream media reports attributed Hasan's mass murders to
everything but his Islamic beliefs — even though it was known that he yelled out "Allahu Akbar"
("Allah is the Greatest") just as he began his shooting. As "Hardball's" Chris Matthews announced, "It's
unclear if religion was a factor in this shooting," and then added, "He makes a phone call or whatever,
according to Reuters right now. Apparently he tried to contact al-Qaida ... That's not a crime, to
call up al-Qaida, is it?"
Obama's invisible Islam.
The Obama administration seems to have issued an internal gag order that forbids any official statements that
might cast even the most extreme interpretations of the Islamic religion in a negative light. The "force
protection review" of the Fort Hood massacre omitted any mention of shooter Nidal Malik Hasan's openly radical
Islamic worldview or the fact that he made the jihadist war cry "Allahu Akbar!" before opening fire.
Initially, the Obama administration refused to even call the massacre an act of terrorism, much less radical
and candor in describing the Islamist ideology behind it. [Scroll down] The Pentagon
review of the Fort Hood shooting runs 86 pages with not a single mention of Hasan's Islamism. It
contains such politically correct inanities as "religious fundamentalism alone is not a risk factor."
Of course it is. Indeed, Islamist fundamentalism is not only a risk factor. It is the
risk factor, the common denominator linking all the great terror attacks of this century — from
9/11 to Mumbai, from Fort Hood to Times Square, from London to Madrid to Bali.
Pentagon Whitewashes Cause of Ft. Hood Massacre.
When I heard the initial report on Friday on the findings in the Fort Hood shootings investigation, I almost
ran my car off the road. The words "workplace violence" were used. As if the shooting at Fort Hood
was like a fired worker going back in to his place of business and killing his co-workers. Maj. Nidal
Hasan is depicted as a loner, who everyone thought was a nice guy who just snapped. ... Can we not honor our
dead by calling the name of the enemy? In Fort Hood, it was a radical Islamist who was an al-Qaeda
wannabe. He was a terrorist.
Where Will You Be When You Hear "Allahu Akbar"?
"Allahu Akbar" is normally translated as an exclamation of the greatness of Allah. If you see a pattern
in the type of people who use this phrase and the timing by which they employ it, you're at least more astute
than Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, whose greatest concern following the Fort Hood attacks
was that American Muslims might face "a backlash."
Excusing Islam for the
Fort Hood Massacre. On 10 August 2010, the Department of Defense (DoD) released 23 pages
of recommendations from an independent review of the Fort Hood massacre. It is not as pure a whitewash as
the first Fort Hood report, called "Protecting the Force." It actually has some relevant recommendations.
However, it so assiduously avoids the central issue that it becomes a masterpiece of political correctness.
extremists in the workplace. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan killed 14 and wounded 30 in his
jihad at Fort Hood in November. According to the Defense Department, the incident wasn't a terrorist
attack but merely a case of workplace violence. This is typical of government efforts to paper over
the growing domestic Muslim threat.
footage of Ft. Hood shootings was ordered deleted. A soldier who recorded the terror of last
year's deadly shooting rampage at Ft. Hood using his cellphone was ordered by an officer to delete both
videos, a military court heard Friday [10/15/2010]. Under cross examination, Pfc. Lance Aviles said
his noncommissioned officer ordered him to destroy the videos on Nov. 5, the same day a gunman
unleashed a volley of bullets inside a medical processing center at the Army post.
recall a torrent of bullets at Fort Hood. When police officers arrived at Fort Hood's soldier
readiness processing center just before 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, the gunman had already killed 13 people
and fired 146 rounds inside the crowded building. ... Investigators said Hasan still had 177 unspent
cartridges on him when he was finally gunned down.
The Editor says...
The Army spent several days conducting a pre-trial hearing to see if there was enough evidence to send the
defendant to a court martial. If this is an example of "swift and sure" military justice, this country
is is big trouble.
Death for Hasan.
Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan deserves the death penalty for perpetrating the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood
massacre. He has earned this penalty not only for the scale of his crime -- the worst domestic attack
on a military installation in American history, killing 13 and wounding 32 -- but also for the purposeful way
he planned and executed the assault, his jihadist motives and for the fundamental betrayal of the trust
placed in him as an officer in the United States Army.
Is Everyone Still Missing the Real Story of the Fort Hood Massacre? I was reading through media
coverage over the past couple days on the anniversary plans and all the various recaps of that sad and violent
day when it occurred to me that the unifying thread among all the various stories was the apparent inability
to directly address the Muslim angle. While not a scientific survey, I must've gone through 8 newspaper
articles and half a dozen write-ups from television online websites and none could bring themselves to refer
to Hasan as an American-born Muslim...
Obama Remembers Mumbai: What About Fort Hood,
Sir? President Obama began his 10-day, pre-holiday Asia vacation in Mumbai, India by memorializing
the victims of the terrorist attacks from two years ago. In a somber and respectful tone, he declared,
"We'll never forget." ... All well and good. Unfortunately, the president's staff must have forgotten an
equally memorable terrorist attack, one that took place at Fort Hood, Texas on November 5, 2009.
Army failed to identify Fort Hood threat. The Army failed to properly identify the insider threat
posed by the Fort Hood shooting suspect, Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan, and did not receive threat information from
the FBI, according to an internal Army report on the shooting made public on Tuesday [11/9/2010].
Hasan declines to make statement at
Fort Hood hearing. A hearing to determine if Maj. Nidal Hasan should stand trial for last year's Fort
Hood shooting rampage ended Monday [11/15/2010] after three minutes when defense attorneys presented no evidence and
the Army psychiatrist declined to make a statement.
Hits The Wall. [Scroll down] But certainly the nadir of the multicultural security paradigm
came with the case of Major Nidal Hasan. A severely disturbed religious fanatic whose every recorded utterance
and action revealed white-hot hatred for his own country and adoration for the Islamist cause, Hasan went unconfronted
by Army authorities throughout his military career. Quite the contrary — the story provided clear
evidence of an institutional culture in which no criticism or questioning of any Muslim under any circumstances could
be risked. The cost of this self-imposed blindness was thirteen dead and nearly three times that many wounded
after Hasan went berserk at Fort Hood.
Hood Gunman Sane, Fit to Stand Trial, Army Panel Reportedly Rules. A military panel
reportedly has ruled that the Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people and wounding
dozens more in a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army base is sane and fit to stand trial.
The ruling by the Army's sanity board clears the way for the Army to pursue a court-martial against
Maj. Nidal Hasan, who could face the death penalty, Agence France-Presse reported.
Fort Hood inquiry faults FBI, Army.
A congressional investigation of the causes and response to the Fort Hood shootings faults the FBI and the
Army for not doing enough to prevent the November 2009 massacre that left 13 people dead. In a
report released Thursday by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the FBI is
criticized for failing to notify the Army about alleged gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's extremist views,
while the Army lapsed in identifying and responding to his changing beliefs.
Political Correctness Prevented FBI, DoD from Stopping Maj. Hasan. Today [2/3/2011] the Senate
Homeland Security Committee released an independent report on the Ft. Hood shootings. ... The gist of it is
that the FBI and Hasan's superiors had more than enough information to prevent the shootings and likely
would have done so if not for political correctness.
The Editor says...
That is exactly the same conclusion that millions of others reached within a few minutes after hearing about
the Fort Hood incident. Sometimes, when you jump to conclusions, you're right! How much did this
91-page report cost?
Hood's victims: sacrificed for PC. Let's start by stating the most obvious conclusion to be drawn
from the re cent report by Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins concerning the Fort Hood massacre: Unless
we expunge it from our national discourse, political correctness gets Americans killed.
Report Fingers FBI In Fort Hood Massacre. The U.S. Senate committee investigating the massacre
at Ford Hood in November 2009 has blamed the FBI for not stopping the Muslim Army major who murdered 13 Americans
that day. Yet it was clear within days after the shooting that the Army had all evidence it needed to discipline
Maj. Nidal Hasan before it was too late.
coverup. A Senate investigation has found that the November 2009 Fort Hood massacre was predictable
and avoidable, something that was obvious to anyone except members of the Obama administration. Worse,
the White House still refuses to admit that a jihadist terror attack took place on the Army base.
from within. Just over a year ago, when Nidal Hasan went on his rampage, we saw homegrown Islamist
terror as a result of what Cameron described as "hands-off tolerance." Nobody wanted to say anything about
Hasan before he took up arms against America, even as he set off alarm bells before he took up those arms.
Then, in the wake of his rampage, our Army Chief of Staff said, "[A]s horrific as this tragedy was, if our
diversity becomes a casualty, I think that's worse." And here I thought the military was about training
our soldiers to win wars.
If You're Not Outraged,
You're Not Paying Attention. We hardly hear a peep these days about Ft. Hood, the infiltration
of our military (!) by a Jihadist. I recently referred to the atrocity when speaking to a progressive
friend; she could barely recall what I was talking about.
Army officers reprimanded in connection with Fort Hood shooter. Nine Army officers are being
reprimanded for failing to spot signs of radicalism in the gunman who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood.
Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly killed 13 and injured 29 in the massacre at the Texas military base
on November 5, 2009, and had a track record of mental instability as he moved along his medical career.
9 officers face disciplinary action
in Fort Hood shooting. Army Secretary John McHugh has ordered disciplinary action against
nine officers for allegedly failing to flag any potential warning signs related to Maj. Nidal Hasan,
accused of killing 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in November 2009, NBC News has learned.
Obama's Fort Hood
Jihadist: We have been hearing for years that the White House is withholding evidence on the
Fort Hood jihadi, Major Nidal Malik Hasan. Now comes direct confirmation of this from Hasan's own lawyer.
Major Hasan, also known as Soldier of Allah, according to his business card, mowed down thirteen U.S. soldiers
while screaming Allahu akbar on the Fort Hood military base in Texas a year and a half ago, in November 2009.
Yet his trial keeps on being postponed. On March 30, Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the outgoing commanding
general at Fort Hood, granted a request from John Galligan, Hasan's lawyer, to delay the trial until late
April. Galligan, however, disclaims responsibility for all the delays, blaming them on none other
than Barack Hussein Obama.
Army posthumously salutes Nov. 5 hero.
Retired Chief Warrant Officer-2 Michael Cahill's family has been asked lot of questions in the last year and
a half. But, Kerry Cahill said, those who knew him never asked, "Why did he charge forward?" It
was obvious. There was just no other option.
Dept. of Defense
Vindicates Fort Hood Killer. A shocking decision made by the secretary of the Army last month —
in the case of an U.S. Army soldier with the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell who refused to deploy to Afghanistan
claiming that Islamic law prevented him from killing other Muslims — vindicates Fort Hood killer Major
Nidal Hasan. He made identical claims and threatened that "adverse events" would occur if military officials
didn't accede to shariah principles.
Fort Hood shooting
suspect to face court martial. A U.S. Army psychiatrist charged in a 2009 killing rampage at a Texas
military base will face a court-martial where he could be sentenced to death, a military official ruled on Wednesday
[7/6/2011]. Major Nidal Malik Hasan, 40, who U.S. officials have linked to a radical Muslim cleric in Yemen, is
charged in the Fort Hood shootings killed 13 people and wounded 32 others.
The Editor says...
Maybe they're just recapping, but it sounds as if Reuters is just now realizing the obvious: The suspect
has links to a radical Muslim cleric, and the "case raises concerns over 'home grown' attacks."
Blast Administration For Calling Fort Hood Massacre 'Workplace Violence'. Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday [12/7/2011]
blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political
correctness is being placed above the security of the nation's Armed Forces at home. During a joint session of
the Senate and House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, the Maine Republican referenced a letter from the Defense
Department depicting the Fort Hood shootings as workplace violence. She criticized the Obama administration for
failing to identify the threat as radical Islam.
Project Obama: A
Puppetmaster or a Puppet? [Scroll down] The day the Palestinian-American Major Nidal Malik
Hasan shot up Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 30, Obama was scheduled to give another of his
speeches. As usual, the President arrived late, dawdled a while, finally launched into an interminable
acknowledgement routine followed by a shout-out to an Indian chief in the audience, and only then, three minutes
into his speech, nonchalantly, almost as an afterthought, mentioned the tragedy, hastily admonishing his listeners
not to jump to conclusions about the motives of the assailant (true, he ecstatically shouted "Allah Akbar" as
he pulled the trigger, but maybe he was a right-wing agent provocateur agitating against the religion of peace).
Any politician worth his salt would fake concern and grief. But not Obama, who apparently doesn't see
any point going to the trouble.
Hood shooter trial delayed until June. A military judge on Thursday [2/2/2012] delayed until
June the trial for the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood.
Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial was scheduled to begin in March, but defense attorneys asked military judge Col.
Gregory Gross to delay the start date until July to allow more time to comb through 60,000 pages of
documents related to the case.
the Wrong Lessons From the Fort Hood Massacre. Submission to Islam has been institutionalized by
our national security apparatus. The official handling of the Fort Hood massacre proves the case. ... Immediately
after the shootings, President Obama called Hasan's actions "inexplicable" and suggested that he may have "cracked"
under stress. The media followed suit, emphasizing the stress of treating soldiers emotionally scarred by war,
and insinuating that Hasan had been unfairly picked on by his colleagues. One talking head said "we may never
know if religion was a factor" in the killings.
if Your Son Doesn't Look Like President Obama? Indeed, if President Obama did have a son he would not look like
Aaron Thomas Nemelka, the 19-year old Private First Class who was gunned down along with twelve other soldiers by Major Nidal
Malik Hasan at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009. So do Pfc. Nemelka's parents have any less right to expect that all
of us take what happened at Fort Hood with the seriousness it deserves and get to bottom of it? I ask because the bottom
fell out when the Obama Administration made no mention of Hasan or what motivated him to gun down his fellow soldiers in its
report on the Fort Hood shootings in January 2010. Apparently, the Fort Hood shootings were nothing more than an act of
"workplace violence." In which case, I guess that makes the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were the
biggest acts of workplace violence in American history.
requests another delay in Fort Hood shooting trial. Defense attorneys asked for another delay Tuesday in the
court-martial of the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood, arguing that they still have 90,000 pages
of documents to sift through and blaming prosecutors for refusing to release key documents. And in an indication that
the court-martial will last months, lawyers revealed that there are at least 242 potential witnesses, about three times
as many as testified during a pretrial hearing that lasted several weeks in 2010.
Impeachment-Ready Obama Surrenders
American Military to U.N.. The case of Major Nidal Malik Hasan has revealed a flagrant abuse of power by the Obama administration
and its Department of Defense. The American-born Palestinian Hasan joined the Army and seems to have continued his college studies in the
Army until he became a psychiatrist at Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan admired the terrorist leader Anwar al-Awlaki, with whom he had emailed in a
quest for advice about violence — and al-Awlaki "blessed the Fort Hood massacre because it was against a military target." Hasan
was also praised by Al-Qaeda's spokesman who considered him a "Mujahid brother," a "pioneer, a trailblazer and a role-model." In the
attack, Hasan killed 13 military personnel and wounded 32. A Senate report considered it "the worst terrorist attack on U.S.
soil since September 11, 2001."
Hood shooter's trial delayed until August. A military judge on Wednesday [4/18/2012] delayed the
trial for the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in a 2009 shooting spree at Fort Hood. Maj.
Nidal Hasan's trial was scheduled to begin in June but was delayed Wednesday until August. It was the
second such deferment in the case.
Justice for the victims of Maj. Hasan? One thousand and
fourteen days. One hundred and forty-five weeks. That how long the thirteen families who lost their sons, husbands and fathers will have waited until the
court-martial of Maj. Nidal Hasan begins in late August. And that date could be extended once again, perhaps until after the election in November. Where
is the timely justice for these families?
The Long-Delayed Trial of the Fort Hood
Terrorist. The Fort Hood courthouse was being boarded up two years ago for the hearings that have dragged on. Fences
were added, windows were covered over and the court was made wheelchair accessible as a courtesy for Nidal Hasan, not for any of his victims,
like Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler, who in the time that Hasan has sat waiting for a trial, has managed to learn to walk again.
Fort Hood shooter's beard delays court hearing.
A hearing to consider pre-trial motions in the murder case against an Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been delayed after
defendant Maj. Nidal Hasan showed up in court wearing a beard.
US-born terror boss Awlaki
e-mailed accused Fort Hood gunman. The US-born terror mastermind Anwar al Awlaki used more than 60 e-mail addresses and
sent several thousand e-mails to his followers, some with encryption and code words, while under FBI surveillance — according
to a five-month investigation by FOX News. Some of those e-mails were exchanged with accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal
Fort Hood massacre survivors were afraid
shooter would 'finish the job'. Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre say they expected the accused shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan, to "come
in and finish the job," according to interviews to be broadcast on "Fox Files: The Enemy Within." "I saw the muzzle of the weapon pointed
at me about six feet away," Pvt. George Stratton III told FOX News in his first TV interview since the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting that killed 13
and injured more than 43 others.
The Editor says...
The defendant is openly defying the military justice system, which is sheepishly playing along in order to avoid offending the Religion of Peace.
100 Maj. Hasans Inside
Military? The FBI is investigating more than 100 Muslim soldiers and military contractors with the potential to carry out Fort Hood-style
attacks. The administration has kept a lid on the growing threat. It's covering up the truth about an alarmingly widespread Islamist
penetration of the military. The dangerous fifth column was discovered more than two years after Army Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow
soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, killing 13 and wounding 29.
Outside review of massacre at Fort Hood
to be filed soon, calling for change at FBI. The final independent report on the 2009 Fort Hood massacre will include 18 formal
recommendations for change at the FBI, Fox News has learned. In a July 3 letter to Republican Rep. Frank Wolf, chairman of the Appropriations
subcommittee that oversees FBI funding, Judge William Webster, who led the independent review, said it would be on FBI Director Robert Mueller's desk
no later than July 13.
Why the secrecy? Cornyn to FBI
Director: Make Fort Hood Report Public. Upon reports that the independent review of the FBI's actions
in the Fort Hood shooting are going to be delivered to the bureau today, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) has asked FBI
Director Robert Mueller to make that report available to the public as well. The review team, led by Judge
William Webster, is expected to submit a 150-page report, containing findings and 18 formal recommendations for
necessary reforms in a range of areas within the FBI.
Lawmaker: Report on Fort Hood Attack
Faults FBI. In emails to a known terrorist, the man charged with killing 13 people in a 2009 attack at Fort Hood,
Texas, expressed his support for suicide bombings and killing civilians — glaring signs that the FBI did not act on but
should have, a lawmaker briefed on a new report on the rampage said Wednesday [7/18/2012].
Report downplays Islamic
role in Fort Hood jihadi attack. No government officials should be penalized for their inaction while they watched
an online al-Qaida organizer persuade U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to murder twelve of his fellow soldiers at Foot Hood in
2009, says the final report of an independent panel. "Although we are critical of certain actions and omissions, we do not
regard any of those actions to be misconduct that would warrant administrative or disciplinary action," said the third-last
paragraph on the 150-page report, titled "Final Report of the William H. Webster Commission."
Ft. Hood Whitewash. After a
more-than-two-year review, a report released last week accuses the FBI of having dropped the ball when it investigated the Fort Hood jihadist
before the 2009 massacre. So — how many people will be fired? Exactly ... none. That's right: The
agency might have been able to prevent the killing of 13 people by a home-grown Islamic fundamentalist, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan — but
failed to do so.
It Time for Defenders of Liberty to Abandon the GOP? [Scroll down] So profound is the influence of the
Obama/Republican-establishment philosophy over the Defense Department, for example, that the Pentagon could not bring itself to refer to any aspect of
Islamic supremacist ideology in a lengthy report on the attack at Fort Hood — a jihadist atrocity that killed 13 Americans, twice as
many as were killed in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
Let me do it! Better yet, let one of the victims' fathers do it. Judge: Fort Hood suspect could be
forcibly shaved. Military judge Col. Gregory Gross held Maj. Nidal Hasan in contempt Wednesday morning and ordered the accused
Fort Hood gunman to pay a $1,000 fine for Hasan's continuing refusal to shave off his beard.
Missed Clues Before Fort Hood Shootings.
In the wake of the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood shootings, Steve Hayes and I wrote about the FBI's and Defense Department's many failures with
respect to Major Nidal Malik Hasan. Part of the piece focused on Hasan's emails to al Qaeda cleric Anwar al Awlaki, which had not been made
public at the time. Awlaki was subsequently killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011. News reports cited officials who dismissed
the emails as "benign." [...] However, the content of the emails still should have set off more alarm bells inside the FBI.
The 14th Victim at Fort Hood. I have written
recently of President Obama's "covert zeal" for the spread of abortion. I took that phrase from Abraham Lincoln's description of how President
Franklin Pierce and Sen. Stephen A. Douglas sought — covertly — to spread slavery in the 1850s. In that column, I
noted specific actions of this president to advance abortion-on-demand and to force us all to pay for it. Now, I want to focus on something
Mr. Obama is not doing. He is not charging Nidal Hasan, the accused Fort Hood killer, with violation of the Unborn Victims of Violence
Act (UVVA). This law was passed and signed in 2004.
Point Is It 'Islamic Terrorism'? Lawmakers expressed concern that a recently released review of the FBI's actions
in the Fort Hood shootings showed an agency that let "political sensitivities" temper the aggressiveness of their investigation
into Army Major Nidal Hasan. "An active duty member of the military communicating with a known radicalizer and recruiter
should have been taken more seriously than it was," said Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee
on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies at a hearing to review the findings yesterday [8/1/2012].
Terrorism expert may testify at
Fort Hood trial. An Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage meets six factors that indicate
someone is a homegrown terrorist — including having three videos on his computer, a terrorism consultant said Thursday
Walsh says U.S. government
was too politically correct to prevent Fort Hood massacre. U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh asserted this week that a "politically
correct" U.S. government was so fearful of offending Islam that it failed to prevent the Fort Hood massacre. Walsh, a first-term
Republican congressman with tea party support, told an audience Wednesday [8/8/2012] in Elk Grove Village: "Your government was so
afraid of doing its job, so afraid of offending Islam that right in front of our noses, we saw what was happening at Fort Hood, and
because your government was politically correct, Americans died."
Judge fines Ft. Hood suspect for beard, denies
trial delay. A military judge refused to delay the trial of an Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Ft. Hood shooting, fining him for
refusing to shave and allowing a controversial terrorism expert to testify at the court martial-expected to start Monday [8/20/2012].
The Editor has a few comments:
(1) This is typical Muslim behavior: They pretend to be the victims of the trouble they stir up.
(2) Lots of people in the Army fear imminent death, generally those who are stationed in places more dangerous than central Texas.
(3) Nidal Malik Hasan has something else to fear even more, and that is what's going to happen after he dies.
Fort Hood suspect's trial on hold over beard.
For the past two months, the military judge presiding over the high-profile case of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage
has said he wanted to avoid disruptions in court.
Fort Hood suspect's beard disrupts court. A judge has the right to order an Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting
rampage to be forcibly shaved before his murder trial, military attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday.
Overshadows U.S. Military Code In Fort Hood Case. The trial of jihadi mass murderer Maj. Nidal Hasan, scheduled for
last Monday, is on hold again — because of an Islamic beard. Six times Hasan has refused to shave it, claiming his
religion takes precedence over U.S. military code, and six times his court martial has been delayed. And now the case is
stalled at the appellate level. Military prosecutors Wednesday [8/22/2012] argued in a brief to the U.S Court of Appeals
for the Armed Forces that Hasan's beard has to go. But the appellate judge has not yet ruled if he has to shave it.
Judge may issue order for Fort Hood
suspect beard. A judge on Thursday [9/6/2012] was expected to issue a definitive order for the forcible beard shaving
of the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, which could trigger yet another delay in his upcoming
Orders Devout Muslim be Forcibly Shaved. Beards are a violation of Army regulations, and soldiers who disobey orders to
get rid of facial hair can be shaved against their will. Gross repeatedly has said Hasan's beard, which he started growing in
jail this summer, is a disruption to the court proceedings. Major Nidal Hassan, a Muslim so devout that he put Soldier of Allah
on his business cards and tried to kill as many Americans as he could, told the court, "'In the name of almighty Allah, I am a Muslim.
I believe my religion requires me to wear a beard."
The Editor says...
The judge's action is not about religious discrimination, it's about military uniformity. This beard business is just a delay tactic that has
nothing to do with the Major's religion and is instead a transparent delay maneuver designed to keep Major Hassan alive a few days longer. I
don't know if the Army uses a firing squad or the gallows, but the Major knows where he's headed. If all devout Muslims are required to have
beards, then they should stay out of the U.S. Army. And if Muslims are not required to have beards, then the Major has lied to a
judge, and that's always bad.
Judge rules Fort Hood shooting
suspect must be 'forcibly shaved'. A judge ordered Thursday that Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in a 2009 deadly shooting rampage
at Fort Hood, must shave or be forcibly shaved before his trial. Judge Col. Gregory Gross had said he would deliver a definitive order this week after a
hearing to determine whether Hasan would be allowed to keep his beard, which he started growing while in jail earlier this summer. Gross barred him from
appearing in military court, citing the Army's strict regulations regarding grooming standards.
The Editor says...
Major Hasan claims his beard is essential to his faith, yet he just started growing it this summer.
Fort Hood and the Election.
It has been 153 weeks, or almost three years, since the Ft. Hood murders on November 5, 2009 and Major Hasan's
court-martial has still not begun. Justice for the victims and their families has not only been criminally delayed, but
the integrity of the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) and its processes have been damaged. Don't expect any
MSM coverage on the three-year anniversary of the shootings, a day before the presidential election.
Accused Ft. Hood
shooter should shave beard, appeals court rules. An Army appeals court in Virginia ruled Thursday [10/18/2012] that a
judge is entitled to order Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused in a 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood in Texas, to appear clean shaven
at his upcoming court-martial. The decision came the same day victims of the attack released a video calling for it to be
deemed an act of terrorism, and for victims to be accorded greater recognition and benefits.
Fort Hood victims see
similarities to Benghazi. Nearly three years after the fact, the Defense Department still calls the shootings at Fort
Hood, Texas, an act of workplace violence, despite the suspect's ties to al Qaeda. A coalition of 160 victims and family
members of the deadly rampage at Fort Hood in 2009 sees similarities in the Obama administration's reluctance to label the attack on
the U.S. Consulate in Libya as a terrorist act and wants government officials to belatedly deem the assault in Texas as terrorism as
they now have done with Benghazi.
Fort Hood Victims Demand
Attack Deemed 'Terrorism'. Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre released a new video this week calling on the government to
classify the November 2009 shooting as a terrorist attack rather than "workplace violence," a change that would make them eligible for
specific combat-related benefits.
tell what really happened during the terrorist attack on Fort Hood. I had no idea this video would be so powerful before I started
watching it. In fact at the moment I'm filled with anger after having heard the stories of those who survived, that Hasan is still alive
3 years after his ruthless massacre — but even more so that they are currently arguing in court whether he can keep his beard!
Fort Hood Shooting Still Not Terrorism.
Three years after Major Nidal Hassan opened fire in a personnel center on Fort Hood, Texas, the Obama regime has yet to declare the incident is
what it obviously is: an act of terrorism.
Obama's jihadist cover-up . The most infamous
case was the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan screamed "Allahu akbar" before opening fire on his fellow
soldiers, killing 14 and wounding 30. The attack was originally labeled a case of "workplace violence." A comprehensive "force
protection review" of the attack omitted any reference to Hasan's jihadist motives or contacts with al Qaeda.
Pentagon will not label Fort Hood
shootings as terrorist attack. Already facing intense scrutiny for its shifting narrative about the assault on the U.S. Consulate
in Libya, the Pentagon now says it will not reclassify the Fort Hood shootings as a terrorist attack over concern about biasing the case against the
gunman — an argument that is getting a mixed review from legal specialists. Late Friday, after 160 victims of the Fort Hood,
Texas, shooting called on the Pentagon to label the attack terrorism instead of workplace violence as it has for the past three years, the
Department of Defense said it would not reclassify the attack.
Hood shooting clearly an act of terror. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a senior Republican member of the Armed Forces
Committee, on Tuesday [10/23/2012] said he sharply disagrees with the Department of Defense's characterization of the 2009 shooting at
Fort Hood as a case of workplace violence, not terrorism. "I respectfully disagree with the Department of Defense decision to
classify the Fort Hood shooting as workplace violence," he said. "It's not fair to the victims, and their families, for this
incident to be described in that manner."
Obama's Big Con: His Big Lies About
Benghazi. [Scroll down] From the time it took office, the Obama administration has sought to suppress the very concept of a "war on terror" or the
terrorists' war on us. The painful farce of calling the Fort Hood murders "workplace violence," instead of a terrorist attack in our midst, shows how far the Obama
administration would go to downplay the dangers of Islamic extremist terrorism.
Fort Hood shooting victims sue government,
accused shooter. Families and victims of a mass shooting in 2009 at the Fort Hood military base in Texas filed a wrongful death
suit on Monday [11/5/2012] against the U.S. government, the accused gunman and the estate of an alleged al Qaeda leader.
Hood shooting judge removed for showing bias. The court martial against the Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting
rampage will move forward with a replacement to the military judge who insisted that the suspect be forcibly shaved — the biggest
hurdle to a long-delayed trial.
Levin: Did you notice Obama didn't mention Fort Hood as a massacre at Sandy Hook vigil? [Quoting Barack H. Obama:] ["]If there
is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek,
and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that — then surely we have an obligation to try.["] He never mentioned
Fort Hood. 13 people were killed and 29 wounded and yet it didn't get mentioned. Why? [Mark] Levin explains why
and also points out that there's another massacre that happened under his presidency never got mentioned either.
Pulling the trigger on gun control. Obama's selective
sympathy concerning the Newtown massacre is political exploitation at its most cynical and debased. Where were Obama's concern, his empathy and
his calls for a thorough investigation of the Fort Hood and Benghazi massacres? Obama's knee-jerk opportunism, trying to exploit the horrible
deaths of these children to pursue his political ends (harmful gun-control legislation), is in sharp contrast to his response to the Fort Hood mass
Questions Regarding the Fort Hood Massacre. Can one imagine how the
mainstream media, federal police agencies, and the Southern Poverty Law Center would have reacted had Hasan shouted "Jesus is greatest!" instead of
what he really said, "Allah is greatest!" right before opening fire?
The 2nd Amendment and
the Kool-Aid Drinkers. Our nation's history is filled with examples of "gun-free" zones failed. The Aurora Colorado
movie massacre and the recent Connecticut shooting are two that come to mind. Also, remember the Fort Hood massacre where an
Islamic extremist Major Nidal Malik Hasan killed 13 soldiers because our military bases are gun free zones. Combat trained
soldiers had to be rescued by a security guard. That is embarrassing.
DHS Study on Mass Killers: Bad Hygiene, Semi-Automatic Handguns. A November 2012
study by Homeland Security concluded that mass killers are almost always male with bad hygiene, likely did not serve in the military and
the weapons of choice are overwhelmingly semi-automatic handguns. The study used 29 "major" mass killings since 1999, which
included Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood jihadist. The study reveals that half of the murders were "workplace" violence, which is
how Nidal Hasan's heinous acts against his fellow soldiers are classified by this administration — not jihad [...]
Obama, Gun Violence & Fort Hood. [T]he fact that Obama
still hasn't uttered a word about Fort Hood in this entire discussion about gun violence nearly two months after the fact, it is a question worth asking once
more. [...] To this very day, the Obama Administration does not recognize the massacre at Fort Hood for what it was — a terrorist attack.
They deemed it an act of "workplace violence" despite the fact that Hasan screamed "Allahu Akbar" as he slaughtered his fellow soldiers.
Fort Hood Hero Says President
Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims. Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the
Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President
Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.
of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'. Members of Congress
Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'. In the wake of an ABC News story detailing
claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair
of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration
classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families.
Treatment of the Fort Hood Victims.
Because the government classified the injuries not as "combat-related" but as the result of "workplace violence," the wounded troops are not eligible for Purple
Hearts. They claim they are not being given the priority they deserve from Veterans Affairs. "It was no different than an insurgent in Iraq or
Afghanistan trying to kill us," Shawn Manning told ABC. Manning should know. He was deployed twice to Iraq.
Determined to Override Obama's 'Workplace Violence' Classification of Fort Hood. [Rep. John] Carter just introduced yet
again legislation to ensure that the victims and victims' families in the Fort Hood attack are eligible for the same treatment, benefits,
and honors as Americans killed or wounded in an overseas combat zone. "I know I've got the votes if they bring it to the floor," he
said, adding he's already talking with the majority leader about moving the bill forward. "The administration doesn't want it to be
bought to the floor." At issue is the Obama administration's classification of the attack as "workplace violence" instead of
terrorism, which the Pentagon said is vital terminology to not jeopardize the prosecution of Hasan.
The Fort Hood Shooter
Can't Dodge the Death Penalty. An Army judge in Texas just made a somewhat unconventional ruling in the trial of Fort Hood
shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan: She refused to let him plead guilty. Why? It would enable him to avoid execution.
Apparently, the Army would not be satisfied to see this alleged mass murderer simply go to jail for a few decades. It appears the
prosecution is out for blood.
The Editor says...
That's one way to put it. It appears that Major Hasan was out for blood, too. Everyone's blood except his own.
He wants to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty, which means that he admits his guilt, which means that every move he
makes is an effort to delay his inevitable punishment.
Judge won't let Fort
Hood suspect plead guilty. Maj. Nidal Hasan's attorneys previously said he was ready to plead guilty to the 13 counts
of premeditated murder he faces in the worst mass shooting on a U.S. military installation, but Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting
a guilty plea to charges that carry the death penalty.
could be worse than civilian trials of terrorists? Maybe this. Remember the Fort Hood massacre? It occurred in early
November of 2009, when Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, killed 13 people on a military base. Three and half years
later, the military still has not tried Hasan. Not that a trial of his guilt or innocence is necessary. Hasan asked, through
his attorney, to plead guilty to 13 counts of premeditated murder. However, Army rules prohibit a judge from accepting a
guilty plea to charges that carry the death penalty.
Department says giving Purple Heart to Fort Hood survivors would hurt Hasan trial. Legislation that would award the
injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the
attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News. [...] Fox News was the first to report in 2011
that DOD was handling the attack, in which survivors say the shooter shouted "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire — in the
context of workplace violence.
Ft. Hood Victims
Shamefully Denied Purple Hearts. One would expect that when a self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah" shouting "Allahu Akbar"
opens fire on dozens of U.S. citizens and soldiers, killing and maiming as many innocents as he can, it would have been called an act of
terror. FBI and Congressional investigations have found that the Ft. Hood attack, like Benghazi, was indeed an act of terror in
the midst of a war on terror, but the politically correct Obama administration persists in playing word games rather than honoring
Justice for Ft.
Hood Victims? Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says every American should be furious that four years after the mass
shooting at Fort Hood, Major Nidal Hasan still has not been tried; and the Pentagon is refusing to call the massacre an act of terrorism,
fearing that would jeopardize Hassan's right to a fair trial. The current military justice system is "sick," Gringrich told CNN's
Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday [4/2/2013]. "Look, does anybody doubt he (Hasan) was in the room? Does anyone doubt he yelled allahu
akbar? Does anyone doubt he shot all those people? We have a lawyer-driven system that is sick. And I use that word
deliberately," Gingrich said.
I Saw Something, So I'm Saying Something.
[Scroll down] Three weeks ago, I saw the U.S. Army formally refuse to award Purple Hearts to the 13 soldiers killed and 32 wounded
in the shooting rampage of Major Nidal Hassan at Fort Hood. Although Hassan was in extensive communication with Al Qaeda leader
Anwar al-Awlaki before screaming "Allahu Akbar" and opening fire, the military claims Hassan merely committed "workplace violence."
Potential Clues in Fort
Hood Report on FBI's Treatment of Tsarnaev Lead. Lawmakers questioning the FBI's treatment of a tip about the radicalization
of Tamerlan Tsarnaev may begin to find some answers in last year's review of another case in which known extremism was downplayed with
fatal results. That was the case of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of shooting 13 people to death and wounding 42 on
Nov. 5, 2009, at the Fort Hood deployment center after jumping on a desk and shouting "Allahu Akbar!"
Lessons from Fort Hood haunt Boston case.
[Former Connecticut senator Joe] Lieberman's report on Fort Hood and the lessons learned was released in February 2011, and states: "The FBI's
transformation to become an efficient and effective intelligence-driven organization focusing on preventing domestic terrorist attacks is unfinished."
That was two years ago. After the events in Boston, it would seem the FBI's work is still unfinished.
Dem Blames 'Political Correctness for Fort Hood 'Workplace Violence' Controversy.
A long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat has joined Republican colleagues to ask Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to overturn the "indefensible"
decision by the military to designate the Fort Hood massacre "workplace violence" rather than terrorism. "This designation has since
resulted in an embarrassing lack of care and treatment by our military for the victims and their families," said Rep. Chaka Fattah
(D-Penn.), Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Virg.) in a later dated May 6 and obtained by ABC News.
Accused Fort Hood shooter seeks
to avoid death penalty. Accused Fort Hood gunman Army Major Nidal Hasan is expected to ask a court on Thursday [5/9/2013]
to remove the death penalty as a punishment option in his forthcoming court-martial on charges of killing 13 people in a 2009
The Bloody Hands of Barack Obama.
On November 5, 2009, Army Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on a group of soldiers preparing to deploy to Iraq, killing 13 and wounding 32.
Associates raised repeated questions about his strange behavior but were squashed by what they call the Pentagon's "political correctness."
A devout Muslim, Hasan was in extensive communication with al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, printed up business cards that read "Soldier of Allah,"
dressed in Islamic martyrdom garb, and handed out korans the morning of the attack. He screamed "Allahu Akbar" as he opened fire.
Nevertheless, Obama refuses to deem the largest attack on a U.S. military installation in history a terrorist assault, insisting that it be
classified "workplace violence."
Counterterrorism Head: FBI Never Called Ft. Hood 'Workplace Violence'. Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI's counterterrorism
division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White
House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence." As head of the FBI
counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base.
Report: Fort Hood shooter
has drawn $278G in salary since massacre. The Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others
during a shooting at Fort Hood has reportedly been paid more than $278,000 since the 2009 incident. U.S. Department of Defense
officials confirmed to NBCDFW.com that Maj. Nidal Hasan's salary cannot be suspended unless he is proven guilty in the Nov. 5, 2009,
shooting in Texas, citing the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Jury selection in his trial is scheduled to begin May 30.
Barack H. Obama says Fort Hood doesn't count as a "large-scale attack." Obama claims 'no large-scale attacks on the United States' since 9/11.
[President Obama's] definition of 'large-scale attacks,' his speech made clear, doesn't include the 2013 Boston Marathon attack
that wounded hundreds, the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that injured dozens and killed four, and the 2009 attack at Fort Hood
that killed 13 and injured 30. All those attacks had the potential to leave far more American bodies in their wake than
they actually did.
Obama: No 'Large Scale' Terrorist Attacks
on U.S. Since I Became President. President Barack Obama said today that there have been no "large scale" terrorist attacks on the United
States since he became president. The statement comes less than six weeks after the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon, which killed
5 people, injured 280 people (including 16 police officers), and forced the city to shut down while police conducted a door-to-door
search for the terrorists.
Affiliate: Ft. Hood Shooter Still Drawing Paycheck, Victims Denied Benefits. Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hassan is still drawing
his military paycheck while the Defense Department has refused to deem Hassan's victims as suffering combat-related wounds, which would entitle
them to Purple Hearts and additional pay and benefits to aid the cost of their rehabilitation, Scott Friedman of Dallas, Texas, NBC affiliate
KXAS reported on Wednesday morning [5/22/2013].
Accused Fort Hood gunman plans to represent
[him]self at trial. Accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will ask a U.S. military court on Wednesday [5/29/2013] to rule he can
represent himself at his trial this summer which could bring the death penalty on charges he killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting rampage.
Fort Hood suspect can appeal
if defense rejected. The military judge overseeing the trial of an Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood
shooting rampage may not allow him to claim that he killed to defend Taliban leaders, military experts said Wednesday.
Sounds like he's admitting to treason. Fort Hood shooting
suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan: I was protecting the Taliban. The Army psychiatrist on trial for killing 13 people in a
mass shooting on Fort Hood in 2009 said during testimony Tuesday [6/4/2013] that he thought he was protecting Taliban leadership in
Afghanistan from the U.S. military. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's statements came a day after the judge gave him the go-ahead to
defend himself in the trial. The trial has already seen delay after delay — and on Monday, Maj. Hasan once again
kicked off proceedings with a request for a three-month delay.
Hasan: I Shot Comrades to Defend
Taliban. Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan said twice this week that he waged the 2009 Fort Hood shooting massacre
to defend "others" from his fellow soldiers. Those others, he said during a hearing Tuesday [6/4/2013], were "The leadership
of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban." Hasan plans to represent himself during his pending murder trial in
military court, using a defense that says he acted in "defense of others." Despite his own statement, and detailed records
showing he communicated with American-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki before the attack, the government considers the attack a
form of "workplace violence" rather than terrorism.
No Cop/Bad Cop. How did all these
Tsarnaevs-in-waiting wind up living in the United States? They were let in by the government, and many of them were let in
in the years since 9/11, when we were supposedly on permanent "orange alert." [...] As for Major Hasan, who needs surveillance?
He put "Soldier of Allah" on his business card and gave a PowerPoint presentation to his military colleagues on what he'd like to do to
infidels — and nobody said a word, lest they got tied up in sensitivity-training hell for six months.
Obama's False Workplace Violence Claim. One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful
designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Maj. Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence."
While Hasan continues to draw his pay, this designation has denied the dead and the survivors the benefits they would have been entitled
to had the attack been properly labeled an act of terror. One would expect that when a self-proclaimed "Soldier of Allah" shouting
"Allahu Akhbar" opens fire on dozens of American citizens and soldiers, killing and maiming as many innocents as he can, it would have
been called an act of terror.
Tsarnaev, Hasan and Deadly Political
Correctness. On Wednesday [7/10/2013] Dzhohkar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty to 30 counts in the Boston Marathon bombings and
jury selection began in the case of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, accused of murdering 13 at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. The Hasan and
Tsarnaev cases emerged the same day in testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee, where the first witness, Rudy Giuliani, said
that political correctness hinders efforts to stop terrorists before they strike.
Hood Terrorist Really Working Hard to Convince Skeptical Judge That He's a Muslim Terrorist. The Nidal Hasan case is a high stakes game
because Obama Inc. has gone all in on claiming that Hasan isn't a terrorist, but just a case of workplace violence. They swapped out the skeptical
judge for a friendly judge and gave him every bit of leeway. But Hasan has sabotaged the plan by deciding to act as his own attorney and convince
everyone that he really is a Muslim terrorist.
Obama Honors Trayvon Martin, Ignores
Fort Hood Killed. Thirteen people, including a pregnant soldier, were killed and 32 others shot Nov. 5, 2009, at the Killeen
facility during Hasan's rampage against soldiers being processed for deployment to Afghanistan. Hasan has said he did it in defense of the
Taliban, a self-admitted act of terrorism on behalf of a foreign entity. One would expect that when a self-proclaimed "soldier of Allah" shouting
"Allahu Akhbar" opens fire on dozens of American citizens and soldiers, killing and maiming as many innocents as he can, it would have been called an act
of terror. One of the great scandals of the Obama administration has been its shameful designation of the massacre as "workplace violence."
Accused Fort Hood
shooter releases statement to Fox News. Acting as his own attorney, accused Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan has released a statement
to Fox News claiming that the U.S. military is at war with his religion. [...] Lawyer Neal Sher, who represents Fort Hood shooting victims and their
families in a separate legal action, said "This is yet further confirmation of a fact that everyone knows except our government. That is, the
Fort Hood shooting was a terrorist jihadi attack."
Major Hasan Explains. How frustrating it must be for
Major Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood mass murderer, a self-described Soldier of Allah, to have his mighty act of religious defiance classified as "workplace
violence" by the Obama administration! Yesterday Major Hasan sent several documents to Fox News, in which he explained himself as a jihadist. While
much briefer, they can reasonably be compared to Mein Kampf, which Hitler, like Hasan, wrote while incarcerated.
trial draws near for victims of Fort Hood shooting. Maj. Nidal Hasan is representing himself at trial. There will be no
defense lawyer as a buffer between the victims and the defendant. Instead, Hasan will be the one to cross examine the men and women who
say they were attacked by him in a shooting spree that turned a base clinic into what one victim called "the worst horror movie you could
possibly ever see."
Unrepentant Fort Hood shooter calls himself
'Mujahideen' at trial. The trial of the Fort Hood gunman, who is acting as his own attorney, took a surreal turn as the former Army
psychiatrist accused of killing 13 in the November 2009 attack grilled witnesses — including his former boss in the military and a fellow
Muslim who spoke to him the day of the shooting.
Fort Hood shooting trial
opens, but our verdict is in. On Nov. 5, 2009, Nidal Malik Hasan jumped on a desk in the Fort Hood Army deployment center, shouted
"God is great!" in Arabic and began firing with two handguns and extra clips. He killed 13 unarmed soldiers that day, wounded 30 others
and exposed the rawest of nerves in the American psyche that had been shattered on 9/11 by Muslim extremists. Hasan is Muslim.
He was a major. He doesn't deny the killings.
Fort Hood trial
recesses amid defense's concern over Hasan's intent. The standby defense attorneys for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan during his court martial
asked the judge Wednesday [8/7/2013] to let them take over or reduce their role, arguing they are only assisting his attempt to be sentenced to
death for the 2009 massacre on post. "It became clear during his opening statements; his goal is to remove impediments to the death penalty
and he is working towards a death penalty," said Col. Kris Poppe during the second day of testimony in the case.
Defense lawyers say
Hasan seeks death penalty. One of the biggest capital murder trials in U.S. military history came to an abrupt halt on its second
day as Maj. Nidal Hasan's standby counsel team asked that its role in the proceeding be modified. Lawyers on the team said Hasan is
intentionally seeking the death penalty in his court-martial.
Fort Hood gunman's apparent
death wish no surprise to veteran prosecutors. The apparent death wish of Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan, which brought his court martial
to a temporary halt Wednesday, came as no surprise to veteran prosecutors who have handled high-profile cases involving terrorists. Hasan is
representing himself but is advised by a team of attorneys appointed by the military court trying him for the Nov. 5, 2009 shooting at a Texas
military base that left 13 dead and 30 injured.
Fort Hood trial turns bizarre as shooter grills
witnesses. After a short opening statement in which ex-Army Maj. Nidal Hasan called himself a "mujahedeen," admitted to the rampage and
said "the dead bodies will show that war is an ugly thing," Hasan cross-examined prosecution witnesses, including retired Lt. Col Ben Kirk Phillips,
his former boss.
The Fort Hood attack was terrorism. The Army should call it that. [Scroll down] But
it would be a mistake to think that the terrorism designation is just about benefits. It is also about the government acknowledging its
complicity in the attack. Before the shooting, the Army knew that the gunman was an Islamic religious extremist. After the attack, a
bipartisan Senate report concluded that the Defense Department had evidence that "Hasan embraced views so extreme that it should have disciplined
him or discharged him from the military, but DoD failed to take action against him." The FBI knew that Hasan was e-mailing with known terrorist
leader Anwar al-Awlaki, asking questions about religious martyrdom and expressing support for Awlaki's terrorist tactics. It did nothing.
wounded victims of Fort Hood terrorism with gag orders. Just like the victims of the Benghazi terrorist attack, the Obama regime and
the DOD has slapped those injured in the Fort Hood terrorist attack with gag orders. The disgusting Obama regime and DOD is threatening denial
of benefits and separating family of deceased from wounded.
the Fort Hood gunman left unchecked because of political correctness? Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre are suing the U.S. government
for allowing a jihadist soldier to rise through the ranks unchecked because of 'political correctness'. [...] Major Hasan doesn't deny that he carried
out the November 2009 rampage at Fort Hood, one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
'Beard debacle' not only one in Fort Hood trial.
On Nov. 5, 2009, another U.S. base, Fort Hood, Texas, was attacked — by one man standing on a table, screaming "Allahu akbar!", and
opening fire. Three years, nine months and one day later, his court-martial finally got underway. The intervening third-of-a-decade-and-more
has apparently been taken up by such vital legal questions as the fullness of beard Maj. Nidal Hasan is permitted to sport in court.
DOD Slapping Fort Hood
Survivors With Gag Orders. The wife of a Fort Hood survivor claims the Defense Department is "slapping victims with gag orders" and
telling family members not to talk to the press following testimony in the trial of Nidal Hasan.
Time to Call the Fort Hood Attack Terrorism. Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford told prosecutors this week that Major Nidal Hasan shouted "Allahu
Akbar" before he opened fire on military personnel at the Fort Hood base in 2009. Hasan's Islamism-animated killing spree caused the deaths of
13 people and one unborn child, and wounded 32 other individuals. In a remarkable and heartbreaking Washington Post opinion
piece today [8/8/2013], Shawn Manning, who barely survived Hasan's rampage, urged the U.S. Army to designate the murderous act as terrorism.
Obama Inc. Warns Family Members of
Wounded Fort Hood Soldiers Not to Talk to Media. The beginning of Nidal Hasan's trial and his open admission to being an Islamic terrorist has highlighted the
cases of servicemen wounded by Hasan and the refusal to Obama Inc. to concede that they were wounded in a terrorist attack. Their voices are now being silenced by the
same system that has bent over backward to cater to Nidal Hasan, flying him out daily on a chopper and continuing to pay his salary.
The foolish cruelty of the Fort Hood
court-martial. The accused Fort Hood shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, began his court-martial Tuesday admitting he's guilty. "The
evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter," said Maj. Hasan, who faces 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted
murder for those he wounded. Because this is a death-penalty case, however, the Army won't allow him to plead guilty. Maj. Hasan, an
American-born Muslim, also described himself as mujahedeen. Witnesses say that he yelled "Allahu akbar" ("God is great") as he opened fire
on a roomful of unarmed service members. Hopefully, the Pentagon was listening. To date, the Department of Defense has refused to
call the shooting a terrorist attack. In 2010, the Department of Defense released a report that classified the shooting as an episode of
"workplace violence" and suggested the use of violence-prevention programs modeled on those used by the Postal Service. Clueless.
Put On a Smiley Face. Nidal Hasan — the Fort Hood mass murderer now on
trial — began his court martial defense with the statement that the evidence will show he is guilty. What the evidence will also show, by omission, is how our
government institutions ignored the sort of evidence the NSA is supposedly looking for in its global search of telephone data, emails, and other electronic communication.
FBI witness calls Fort Hood massacre scene 'worst' in his career at
trial. FBI agents took the stand Tuesday in the trial of a Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, with one agent testifying the
scene of the massacre was the "worst" he had seen. The pace of Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial slowed as prosecutors shifted to forensic evidence, with FBI agents
describing what they found at the medical building where the shootings occurred.
Judge bars lawyers
from saying anything about Fort Hood shooter's possible motive. The military judge presiding over the case of the Fort Hood shooter has blocked several
key pieces of evidence that prosecutors said would explain the mindset of the soldier accused in the 2009 rampage. On Monday it was revealed that the judge has
banned prosecutors from giving any speculation into Major Nidal Hasan's motive in the shooting that left 13 dead and 30 others wounded, including the belief
that he felt he had a 'jihad duty' to carry out the attack.
Hospital employee recounts Hasan threat as
prosecution comes to a close. The government rested its case against Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan on Tuesday, and the judge recessed until Wednesday
morning — when Hasan has a chance to testify in his own defense. Hasan, charged in the shooting deaths of 13 people and wounding of
32 others, is representing himself in the court-martial.
Prosecutors rest case in
Fort Hood trial. Prosecutors called nearly 90 witnesses. Many of them identified Hasan as the gunman who opened fire inside a crowded
medical building at the sprawling Army post on Nov. 5, 2009. Hasan is acting as his own attorney, but he has questioned only three witnesses
and has raised few objections. That enabled prosecutors to get through as many 15 witnesses a day.
Correctness Pushes Military Justice In Wrong Direction. [Scroll down] Take the case of Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, who decided, as he put it,
to "switch sides" in the War on Terror by slaughtering unarmed fellow soldiers in a jihad-inspired shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas. After the
defense rested this week in Hasan's case, Judge Col. Tara Osborn told prosecutors they won't be able to enter evidence that Hasan meant to commit jihad in
his mass murder. She also disallowed his correspondence with al-Qaida leader Anwar al-Awlaki. This is key, since it forms the very core of the
prosecution's assertion: That his murders were motivated by extremist Islamic ideology in the service of al-Qaida. Osborn's was a strange
decision, to say the least.
Veterans Land Board to treat Fort Hood
victims as combat casualties. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced that the Veteran Land Board, which provides loans and
retirement home services to veterans and their families, will treat the spouses of those killed in the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting "as if
they were killed in combat." Over 150 victims and family members are suing the federal government seeking to have the attack classified
as an act of war, which would lead to increased retirement, medical and disability benefits.
Now That Hasan Been Convicted... [P]ressure should be
brought to bear on President Obama to a) declare the shootings an act of terrorism and b) to bestow Purple Hearts on the military
personnel who survived the attack. I harbor no illusions that Obama will do either of these things.
Ford Hood shooter convicted on all counts.
Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was found guilty on all 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder Friday [8/23/2013],
making him eligible for the death penalty. The sentencing phase of his trial was set to begin Monday. A military jury deliberated for roughly one day
before announcing the verdict.
Fort Hood gunman Maj Nidal Hasan guilty on all counts.
The US Army psychiatrist who shot dead 13 comrades at a Texas Army base in 2009 has been convicted of all charges. Maj Nidal Hasan
faces the death penalty after being found guilty of 13 counts of pre-meditated murder and 32 counts of attempted murder.
Maj Hasan, 42, said he opened fire on the unarmed US soldiers to protect Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.
Ft. Hood shooter received glowing evaluations before
attack. Months before the Ft. Hood shooting in November 2009, the Army psychiatrist convicted Friday of killing 13 and wounding more
than 30 was completing a fellowship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where military supervisors praised his unique interest in Islam's
impact on soldiers, according to documents provided to The [Los Angeles] Times. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's supervisors had also repeatedly
recommended him for promotion, according to documents.
Internal Documents Reveal How the FBI Blew Fort
Hood. [Scroll down] As it turns out, the FBI quietly released the emails in an unclassified report on the shooting, which was produced
by an investigative commission headed by former FBI director William H. Webster last year. And, far from being "benign," they offer a chilling
glimpse into the psyche of an Islamic radical. The report also shows how badly the FBI bungled its Hasan investigation and suggests that the Army
psychiatrist's deadly rampage could have been prevented.
The Editor says...
It will be interesting to see how long it takes to carry out the death sentence, especially with the defendant offering no resistance.
Still Nothing to See Here. Earlier today Major Hasan was
sentenced to death for the murder of 14 men, women and an unborn baby at Fort Hood. But it remains to be seen whether he will ever
actually be put to death, and the unimpressive judge's decision to ban any evidence relating to motive confirms that the military, like other
institutions, retains the same squeamishness about Islamic supremacism that helped enable the attack.
Fort Hood gunman
sentenced to death. Hasan, 42, will now be flown to the maximum security U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and placed on death
row while awaiting automatic appeals that could take years. Hasan presented virtually no defense during the 12-day trial, and several victims' relatives
mentioned his previously stated desire to be seen as a martyr for Islam.
The Editor asks...
How many more potential "martyrs for Islam" are in the U.S. Army?
The Editor says...
The Army missed out on a rare opportunity to raise some money for the survivors and their families. At the very least, Hasan's forcible shave should
have been on pay-per-view — including the process of subduing him. Even better, they could have auctioned off the chance for some lucky
winner to shave the guy — with immunity from prosecution, just in case something went terribly wrong. Still, it's not too late.
His beard will grow back, and Mr. Hasan could undergo a televised forcible shave on November 5th of every year.
Nidal Hasan's Lawyer to Sue After Army Forcibly
Shaves Ft. Hood Shooter. A civilian lawyer who represented Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the murders of 13 people
and who fought to wear a beard during his trial in keeping with his Muslim faith, said he plans to sue the military after his client was forcibly shaved upon
arrival at the military brig in Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.
The Editor says...
Every day Mr. Hasan's life is preserved at this point is a complete waste of the taxpayers' money. The man has been sentenced to die.
He himself wants to die. His lawyer is quibbling about Mr. Hasan's faith, but that faith is exactly what turned Mr. Hasan into a murderer.
A hundred years from now, the beard will be the least of Mr. Hasan's problems.
The Age of Obama: The end of the American
military. This week, Nidal Hasan was dishonorably discharged from the Army, three and a half years after he committed treason and mass murder at Ft. Hood.
Hasan was a disaster waiting to happen. Everyone knew it. Hasan was an American in name only. He advertised that his loyalties were to Islam, not to America.
Yet because of political correctness, instead of investigating him and getting him out of the Army, Hasan was allowed to get away with almost anything until he committed mass murder.
This is because Hasan was a Muslim.
Texas senators seek 'terrorist'
label for Fort Hood shootings. A bill from Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, both Texans, would change the classification of the 2009
shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and dozens injured from an act of workplace violence to a terrorist attack. Doing so
would open the door to families of victims of the military base shooting to receive more benefits, including life insurance, additional tax breaks
and combat-related pay.
Less than three weeks after the conclusion of the Fort Hood terrorist shooting trial: CNN Fail: Anchor Can't Remember the
Last Shooting at 'U.S. Military Facility'. During CNN's coverage of the Washington D.C. Navy Yard shooting Monday morning [9/16/2013],
Carol Costello asked when the last time a gunman wrecked "havoc at a U.S. military facility." It would seem that Costello forgot about the
2009 Ft. Hood shooting that claimed the lives of 13 Americans.
Fort Hood building, massacre site to
be demolished. Fort Hood officials plan to demolish the medical building where 13 people were killed and more than 30 others were
wounded during a shooting rampage four years ago, a spokesman for the Texas military base said Wednesday [11/6/2013].
The Editor says...
I'm sure the Muslims would love to build a mosque on that site, as they
apparently do at the scene of their major conquests.
Texas Lawmakers Ready for Fight to
Overturn Fort Hood 'Workplace Violence' Label. Texas lawmakers return from Veterans Day memorials on a mission for those hurt in the 2009
massacre at Fort Hood: making sure that those who serve our country get due recognition and benefits as victims of a domestic terror attack.
Infamously classified as "workplace violence" by the Obama administration, former Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan killed 13 and wounded 32 in
what he described as an act of jihad against soldiers going through processing before shipping out to Afghanistan. But the continued refusal of
the administration to acknowledge the attack as an act of terrorism has left the Fort Hood survivors shortchanged on honors and benefits, something
that could change in a big bipartisan way with a bit of momentum this month.
Fort Hood shooter requests Bible, cheese. The
former Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood made several requests of the Texas jail where he was held before he stood trial,
including one for a copy of the Bible and another for the name of the company that made the cheese in his sandwiches.
Cruz: Why didn't NSA spying stop Boston and Ft. Hood terror attacks? In
Tuesday's "Hearing on the Report of the President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies" Texas Senator
Ted Cruz grilled Obama NSA witnesses as to the effectiveness of the massive spying operation, which failed to stop the tragic
terrorist attacks at both Fort Hood and the bombings in Boston. Richard A. Clarke, Michael J. Morell, Professor
Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein and Professor Peter Swire were asked by Cruz if government surveillance programs
have focused too much on gathering information on law-abiding citizens and too little on the actual "bad guys."
Suffers Another Disgusting Case of Fort Hood Amnesia in Assessing Obama's Terrorism Record. On the front page of Saturday's Washington
Post, reporter Scott Wilson spun furiously to avoid the obvious fact that candidate Obama's promises and President Obama's record on the War on Terror
are remarkably at odds. Worse yet, Wilson insisted that only the Boston Marathon bombings (death toll: three) counts as a "successful mass
terrorist attack on Obama's watch," which completely avoids the mass shooting at Ford Hood by an Islamic radical (death toll: 13), which is often
ridiculously categorized as workplace violence.
House Seeks Answers for Fort Hood Victims.
The House Homeland Security committee will hold a hearing in regards to various aspects of the administration's response to the 2009
Fort Hood shooting, according to the Blaze. Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas) wants an explanation for why the incident
is still being classified as "workplace violence" as opposed to terrorism. McCaul plans to look into why victims of the attack still
have not been decorated with Purple Hearts and why benefits for the families of all survivors have not yet been provided, [...]
Hood widow fears losing house due to delinquent taxes. The widow of a soldier killed in the Fort Hood shooting
could get relief from a $6,000 tax bill under a measure Oklahoma legislators are considering that would grant some families
benefits similar to those given after acts of terrorism.
Gun-Free Zones Clarified, Implemented Under Bill Clinton. To be fair, the original directive (5210.56)
relating to military gun-free zones was issued during the last months of President George H.W. Bush's
presidency. Then, an implementing regulation (AR 190-14) — which clarified and revised
5210.56 — was issued just months into the Clinton presidency. Because of this, The Washington
Times reported that "one of President Clinton's first acts upon aking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers
on military bases."
the Army Screwed the Hero of Fort Hood. Kimberly Munley was shot three times taking down Nidal Hasan
in 2009. Then she got laid off. Yet she's never stopped fighting for the victims the military 'betrayed'
in that shooting. [...] Hopefully, the still-unidentified hero in this week's attack will be treated better than
Fort Hood Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley was after the massacre in 2009 in which she was shot three times and
flatlined twice at the hospital.
House Denies '09 Fort Hood Victim's Request for Meeting With Obama. Staff Sgt. Alonzo
Lunsford (ret.) was shot seven times in November 2009 when Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened
fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 people. Despite Hasan's admission that he carried out the attack on
behalf of the Taliban and revelations that he had been in contact with high-profile al Qaeda
recruiter Anwar al-Awlaki, the Department of Defense has refused to classify the shooting as
"terrorism," which the survivors claim in lawsuit against the government has meant they've been
denied Purple Hearts and combat-related benefits afforded to victims of other terrorist attacks.
Increasing Desperation of Democrats. Harry Reid isn't backing down from his claim that
rancher Cliven Bundy's supporters are "domestic terrorists." It's astonishing rhetoric given the
White House's characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who
killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling "Allahu Akbar!" (God is great.) Rather
than labeling Hasan's actions "domestic terrorism," the Obama administration is prosecuting him for
having committed "workplace violence."
Director Agrees Fort Hood Shooter Inspired by al-Qaeda. FBI Director James Comey agreed at a Senate
Judiciary Committee hearing today [5/21/2014] that Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was inspired by al-Qaeda.
The massacre at the Texas base is still branded an incident of "workplace violence," despite longtime efforts
within Congress to have it properly designated as a terrorist attack.
Things Barack Obama Has Done Wrong: [#41] Radical Islamist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan "described himself
as mujahedeen" and yelled "Allahu Akbar" as he murdered 13 of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood. The Obama Administration
labeled that as "workplace violence" rather than admitting there was a terrorist attack on his watch. [#42] He
released 5 Taliban terrorists In exchange for deserter Bowe Bergdahl. [#43] Americans died at Benghazi because
Obama's administration didn't take their repeated requests for additional security seriously.
of the witless? Unlikely to impossible. In the past week, we have read about three
teenage girls who flew from Denver to Frankfurt on their way to Syria to join the Islamic State as
concubines for the men in black, who need to relax after a busy day at the office crucifying
children and cutting the heads off infidels. But the three teenage girls were just one example
of the enemy within. A variety of so-called Americans have disappeared onto the battlefields in Iraq
and Syria to serve with the enemy... yet the United States is incapable even of stripping a passport
from someone fighting against his or her very own country. Nor is this fear of offending Muslims
something new. To this day, five years after the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hasan slaughtered 13 people,
the Obama administration insists that this maniac who was screaming Allahu Akbar ("God is great")
while shooting American soldiers was engaged in "workplace violence" rather than terrorism. Maybe
you didn't hear that Hasan has petitioned to become a citizen of the Islamic State "caliphate," but
I assure you the U.S. Attorney's Office has.
Years Since the Fort Hood Massacre. President Barack Obama's first response to Hasan's
mass murder was brief, low key, and failed to ascribe any responsibility to Islamic terrorism. "We
cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing," the president said. Such breathtaking denial
soon became official policy. The Obama administration's Department of Defense issued Protecting
the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood, which contains not a single reference to jihad or jihadists.
blame game in the New York cop killings shows a demonization double standard. The 2009
Ft. Hood shooter was in contact with Al Qaeda and later admitted his murder rampage was on its
behalf. And, unlike the tea party crowd, Al Qaeda actually uses "eliminationist rhetoric" —
and not just rhetorically. And yet, in such cases, the knee-jerk response from the Obama administration
and of many liberals is to counsel the very restraint they deny to their domestic political opponents.
They try to minimize the event as an "isolated incident." Amazingly, the administration designated
the Ft. Hood killing "workplace violence."
of 2009 Fort Hood shooting to receive Purple Heart award. Army Secretary John McHugh
has approved the awarding of the Purple Heart to the military victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort
Hood that left 13 people dead, the Army announced Friday. The civilian counterpart of the Purple
Heart award — the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Defense of Freedom — will be conferred on the
civilian victims of the shooting.
Word for this Administration: Islamisant. The president is usually quick to describe violent extremist
attacks by "random folks." We are surprised that he did not call the murder of the twenty-one Egyptian Copts
"workplace violence." After all, weren't they kidnapped from their place of employment? The Obama
administration infamously called the murders at Fort Hood in 2009 workplace violence. They were carried out
by a jihadist who for years had been spewing violent Islamist threats, and who had been protected by Pentagon
bureaucrats who were more interested in a false notion of diversity than in security of our troops.
Islamisant is a fair characterization of President Obama's attitude from Day One. He boasted to
The New York Times in 2006 that he could still recite the Shahada — the Muslim call to
prayer. He learned it as a boy in Indonesia.
Overruled: Little Rock Victims Awarded Purple Hearts. Last week, the victims of the
Fort Hood jihadist massacre finally got their Purple Hearts. And now, thanks to the tireless efforts
of Arkansas Senators Tom Cotton and John Boozman, as well as Congressman French Hill, the victims of the
first Al Qaeda attack on U.S. soil since 9/11 will soon get theirs too. Earned through the ultimate
sacrifice in the Global War on Terror, it is an award that they deserved from the very beginning.
Yet for the past six years, the Obama administration had, for political reasons, shamelessly blocked the
Army from honoring these soldiers.
is at War. ["]The Obama administration knew that Nidal Hasan had asked al-Awlaki about the permissibility of waging jihad against his fellow soldiers. All of that
was known beforehand, yet they did nothing. They did nothing. And on that fateful day, Nidal Hasan murdered 14 innocent souls, yelling "Allahu Akbar" as he pulled the trigger.
Yet, just to underscore the blindness of this administration even after the terror attack, the administration insisted on characterizing that terror attack as "workplace violence."
That is nothing short of delusion, and it is a delusion that cost 14 lives.["]
local police probe recent mystery deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers. The Army and local police are investigating
the deaths of 11 Fort Hood soldiers who have died on and off the large Texas base in the past three months under mysterious
circumstances, according to reports. The most recent death involved Sgt. Alex Taylor, 23, of Texas City, Texas,
who was found Wednesday [1/11/2017] unresponsive at his job at Fort Hood.
and After Obama: 10 Signs of a Diminished America. In essence, Obama wants congratulations because the Islamic State hasn't marched an
army across the Rio Grande and sacked San Antonio, or sent a squad of terrorists to take out a shopping mall with signed, dated, notarized orders
from Raqqa in their pockets. Obama's factoid about zero "foreign-directed terror attacks" is based on the highly contentious notion that
soldiers of Allah (even the one who had "Soldier of Allah" printed on his business card, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hassan) aren't truly operatives
of ISIS or al Qaeda because they weren't in constant two-way communication with the terrorist high command. (In Hassan's case, even
that weak excuse falls apart, because he was in touch with jihadi guru Anwar al-Awlaki.) In truth, the number and frequency of
deadly terrorist attacks on U.S. soil grew substantially worse under Obama.
Holder hit with Fort Hood 'workplace violence' mockery after Charlottesville remarks. Former Attorney General
Eric Holder's foray into a debate on Saturday's [8/12/2017] violence in Charlottesville, Va., quickly elicited reminders of
his early stance on convicted Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan. It wasn't long after a white supremacist gathering
Saturday turned deadly with the killing of Heather Heyer, 32, that former President Obama's top cop pronounced the ordeal
"domestic terrorism." Mr. Holder's assessment of 20-year-old suspect James Alex Fields — who careened his
vehicle into a crowd of protesters — prompted backlash by those familiar with the Justice Department's handling of
the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood massacre, which killed 13.
Pittsburgh to Fort Hood: Trump Versus Obama. On November 5, 2009, at Ford Hood, Texas, U.S. soldiers were
getting their final medical checkups before deploying to Afghanistan. Major Nidal Malik Hasan yelled "Allahu
akbar" and began gunning down the soldiers. His victims, all unarmed, included Francheska Velez, 21, a private from
Chicago who pleaded for the life of her unborn child. The Muslim major killed two other women that day along with 10
men, more than twice as many victims as the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993, with 32 wounded. POTUS 44,
formerly known as Barry Soetoro, did not use words such as "mass murder," "wicked," or "evil" for that attack. It took
place at an Army base and as commander in chief he was surely briefed on the shooter and his battle cry. Yet, following
the attack the president declined to comment on Muslim's motive, saying, "We don't know all the answers yet and I would
caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts." The president had the facts, yet Nidal Hasan's
Fort Hood massacre would be designated "workplace violence," not even "gun violence." And this was not simply a matter of
softening the impact. Since the attack was in a " workplace" that prevented the victims from getting combat medals and
in some cases even the medical treatment they needed.
An October Surprise
in the Waiting. On November 5, 2009, at Fort Hood, Texas, U.S. troops prepared for deployment to
Afghanistan. U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan, a self-described "soldier of Allah," shouted "Allahu Akbar" and opened fire
on the unarmed Americans. Hasan killed 13, including, Private Francheska Velez, 21 and pregnant. The soldier of
Allah wounded 42 others, including Sargeant Alonzo Lunsford, an African American who took seven bullets from Hasan. The
killer was never described as a racist, and the Obama Administration passed off the mass murder as "workplace violence," not
even gun violence. Vice President Joe Biden issued a 58-word statement expressing sympathy for the families of "the
brave soldiers who fell today." No word from the vice president about who killed the brave soldiers, in the
"senseless tragedy." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lamented the "unspeakable tragedy," and "the losses of those
who were killed." On the other hand, the San Francisco Democrat failed to number the victims or name any of them.
Pelosi also failed to call out Hasan and offered no thoughts on what might have motivated "the gunman" to murder 13
Americans. For all but the willfully blind, this was Islamic terrorism and it could have been prevented.
Hood gunman congratulates Taliban from death row in handwritten letter. The former U.S. Army major and
self-described "soldier of Allah" behind the deadly 2009 massacre at Fort Hood cheered the resurgent Taliban 's takeover of
Afghanistan in a letter obtained exclusively by the Washington Examiner. Writing from death row at Fort Leavenworth,
Nidal Hasan boasted "We Have Won" and congratulated the Taliban. Hasan, who gunned down 14 people and wounded 43 more,
urged the nascent terrorist government to implement its brand of brutal oppression under the guise of religion.
"Yet, in the spectacle that is the ongoing
court-martial, which took longer to convene than it took for the U.S. to defeat imperial Japan, the defendant is the only participant willing to say
what Hasan is: an anti-American jihadist."
— National Review, September 2, 2013, page 4.
Fort Hood II
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Gunman 'being assessed for PTSD' opened fire at Fort Hood
injuring 16 and killing three. Officials at Fort Hood have revealed that investigators
now have 'very strong evidence' that the shooter had a psychiatric condition before opening fire on
the Army base. Ivan Lopez fatally shot three people and injured 16 others before turning
the gun on himself, and now Commander Lt General Mark Milley has confirmed that there was a trigger
before the shooting. In a Thursday afternoon [4/3/2014] press conference, Milley said that they
had 'very strong indications' that there was 'a verbal altercation with another soldier or soldiers'
before Lopez opened fire on Wednesday.
Hood gunman was being treated for mental illness. Fort Hood gunman Ivan Lopez may have had angry words with
fellow soldiers before opening fire on the military base and killing three, wounding 16 and then turning the gun on
himself, an Army official said Thursday [4/3/2014]. Lopez, an Army specialist from Puerto Rico who had been treated
for mental problems, was stopped when a Military Police officer confronted him, her gun drawn. Otherwise, the
massacre could've been far worse, said Army Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, who was unable to ascribe a motive to the shooting.
Fort Hood carries on
after another rampage. The post is a major economic driver for the area, especially when it's a pay week
like this one. Car dealerships, pawn stores and barbershops ring the base. [Terry] Johnson, 41, a car
salesman, said some high-ranking officers have told him they felt safer deployed in combat zones than they did on
their own post.
The Editor says...
Stuff like this doesn't happen in Israel, because all their soldiers have guns at all times, and there are no "gun-free
Reacts to Ft. Hood Shooting: Soldiers Should Be Armed. U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno went to
Capitol Hill to defend the military policy disallowing soldiers to carry concealed weapons on base. Judge Andrew
Napolitano appeared on The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson and disagreed with Odierno. Napolitano argued that
while the military can't "weed out every crack pot," it can allow soldiers to be armed and protect themselves.
Soldier to CNN: 'People in Jail Have a Better Life' than Us. An unnamed Ft. Hood solider, speaking to
CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, said that she did not blame the man accused of shooting dozens at the base on Tuesday night
for the actions he took. She said that Ft. Hood is a "black hole," that the soldiers stationed there do not
make enough money to maintain their sanity, and that the base's quality of life is not as good as that of inmates in
Hood Shooting Shows Shortfalls in Base Security. Wednesday's rampage at Fort Hood —
the second in five years at the Killeen, Texas, Army post — revealed shortfalls in Defense Department
efforts to tighten security at military installations world-wide. A 2009 shooting at Fort Hood brought
recommendations for security improvements, such as better detecting threats from inside the military, but the
Pentagon has yet to enact several important changes, and an independent review of Pentagon practices concluded
last month that current procedures are "insufficient to ensure on-base security."
Fort Hood shooter
enraged at Army over mom's funeral. Investigators searched the soldier's home Thursday and questioned
his wife, said Fort Hood spokesman Chris Haug. Lopez's mother, Carmen Lopez, died in Puerto Rico last year,
and he was enraged at the Army for at first refusing to let him attend her services, a childhood pal told El Nuevo
Dia, a Puerto Rican newspaper. Military brass later relented and he was given a 24-hour pass to attend her funeral.
Gun-Free Zones Clarified, Implemented Under Bill Clinton. To be fair, the original directive (5210.56)
relating to military gun-free zones was issued during the last months of President George H.W. Bush's
presidency. Then, an implementing regulation (AR 190-14) — which clarified and revised
5210.56 — was issued just months into the Clinton presidency. Because of this, The Washington
Times reported that "one of President Clinton's first acts upon aking office in 1993 was to disarm U.S. soldiers
on military bases."
Williams Clashes with Eric Bolling: 'We Need America to Be a Gun-Free Zone' . The tragic Fort Hood shooting
this week reignited the debate over shootings in gun-free zones and whether gun-free zones are generally more prone to this
kind of horrible violence. On Cashin' In Saturday morning [4/5/2014], Eric Bolling and Juan Williams
tussled over mental health and the gun culture, with Williams saying, "I think we need America to be a gun-free zone."
Shooting Has Harry Reid Talking Gun Control Again. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,
said the Wednesday shooting at Fort Hood made him wish that Congress would pass expanded background checks
for gun purchases. "As I was told today, this young man bought this gun a day or two before he killed
these people," Reid said. "Couldn't we at least have background checks so that people who are ill
mentally or felons shouldn't be able to buy a gun? Even [National Rifle Association] members, the
majority of them, support that." Reid could bring such a bill back to the floor this year.
The Editor says...
Statements of this sort imply that the gunman bought his weapon while in a rage over whatever it was
that set him off. But in this case, he had apparently owned his weapon for some time. (That
was probably true in earlier Fort Hood shooting as well.) In the Sandy Hook case, the guns were
stolen, not purchased. And it goes without saying that background checks won't include any
scrutiny of an applicant's plans for jihad. Background checks are just another incremental step
toward registration and confiscation.
Kaine: Let military, not lawmakers, decide whether guns are allowed on bases. Last week's deadly shooting
at Fort Hood has spurred renewed calls to allow military personnel to carry weapons on bases, but Sen. Tim Kaine argues
politicians ought to stay out of the issue. "I trust the military leadership on this. I don't live on a
military base, and I don't serve in the military," the Virginia Democrat said on "Fox News Sunday." "For those
of us in Congress to say 'here's what they should do,' I worry that it would be a little political rather than really
about safety or security."
dismiss idea that soldiers should be armed on bases in wake of Fort Hood shooting . Lawmakers on Sunday
[4/6/2014] quickly rejected a Republican proposal that would allow military personnel to carry concealed weapons on
bases — raised just days after the horrific Fort Hood base shooting that left four soldiers dead.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Mike McCaul raised the controversial idea on "Fox News Sunday,"
explaining that soldiers shouldn't be defenseless on their own bases.
Hood soldier to lawmakers: 'Stripped of God-given right,' all I could do was 'wait to die'. A soldier
who survived the gruesome murders at Fort Hood last week penned a letter to Texas lawmakers on Monday, urging them
to prevent another tragedy from happening again by allowing soldiers to carry personal firearms on base.
"Stripped of my God-given Right to arm myself, the only defensive posture I had left was to lie prostrate on the
ground, and wait to die," writes 1st Lieutenant Patrick Cook of the 49th Transportation Battalion, who witnessed
the massacre firsthand.
Col. to MSNBC: Military Downsizing Will Result in Fewer Shootings. Retired Col. Jack Jacobs, a Medal of Honor
recipient and NBC News military affairs analyst, joined the hosts of MSNBC's The Cycle on Wednesday [4/9/2014] to react to
President Barack Obama's address commemorating last week's shooting at Fort Hood. Jacobs lamented that the military
is downsizing personnel to pre-World War II levels, but noted that one element of "good news" to that condition was that
there would be fewer shooting incidents on bases similar to what occurred last week.
1993, there were no mass shootings on U.S. military bases. In 1993, most soldiers were stripped
of their right to carry a weapon onto United States military bases, effectively turning them into gun free zones.
While the directive was composed under big government progressive George H.W. Bush, it was implemented shortly
after big government progressive Bill Clinton assumed office.
Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate. In the
undated letter, Hasan — who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood
in 2009 in what the Defense Department called "workplace violence" — tells ISIS leader
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that he wants to join the caliphate. "I formally and humbly request to be
made a citizen of the Islamic State," Hasan says in the handwritten document addressed to "Ameer,
Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi." "It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen
soldier to a people and its leader who don't compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along
with the disbelievers."
The Editor says...
Mr. Hasan's mail delivery (among other things) should be cut off immediately, since he is obviously
still collaborating with America's enemies.
Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate. The convicted shooter in the Fort Hood
massacre has written a letter to the leader of the Islamic State saying he wants to become a "citizen" of the caliphate, in the
latest example of the terror group's reach inside the U.S. The letter from Nidal Hasan, obtained by Fox News, comes after
two Americans reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria. Sources late Wednesday [8/27/2014] identified the second as
Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis.
Hood victims say shooter's letter is 'salt in our wounds'. Victims of the Fort Hood
shooting are pointing to news of a letter from the shooter, Nidal Hassan, as further evidence that
the 2009 attack was a terrorism attack. Hasan sent a two-page undated letter to Islamic State of
Iraq and Syria leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdad asking to become a member of the extremist Islamic group,
Fox News reported Friday [8/29/2014] after obtaining the letter.
Hood shooter sends letter to Pope Francis espousing 'jihad'. Convicted Fort Hood
shooter Nidal Hasan has written to Pope Francis espousing "jihad," in his latest correspondence
aligning himself with radical Islam. Despite efforts by the Defense Department to label the 2009
massacre as "workplace violence," Hasan has described himself several times, and again in the new
letter, using the acronym "SoA," or "Soldier of Allah." Hasan directed his attorney John
Galligan to mail the undated, six-page, hand-written letter to the pope.
Hood shooting victims will soon be eligible to receive Purple Heart. Victims of the
Fort Hood shooting will soon be eligible to receive the Purple Heart, with Congress pushing ahead
with a policy change that would officially recognize domestic terrorism as an issue, rather than the
"workplace violence" designation the Obama administration had used. The issue has been contentious
since the 2009 attack, with victims and their family members saying Army Maj. Nidal Hasan's shooting
spree was clearly linked to the broader war on terror that the U.S. is fighting overseas.
Unfinished Business of Fort Hood. There has finally been a significant upturn in the case of the 2009 Fort Hood
terror attack in Texas that took the lives of 13 Americans — a saga drenched, since its inception, in official
lies and evasions. Not to mention the Defense Department's studious indifference to the fate of the more than two-dozen
survivors, many suffering serious wounds, but who discovered themselves ineligible for the Purple Heart and medical benefits
given to military personnel injured in combat. Thanks to strong bipartisan support, the House agreed last week to an
amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2015 that would provide such benefits for Fort Hood's and
other military victims of terror attacks on American soil.
to fight the lone wolf. The lone wolf is the new nightmare, dramatized and amplified
this week by the hostage-taking attack in Sydney. But there are two kinds of lone wolves —
the crazy and the evil — and the distinction is important. The real terrorists are rational.
Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter, had been functioning as an Army doctor for years. Psychotics cannot
carry that off. Hasan even had a business card listing his occupation as SoA (Soldier of Allah). He
then went out and, shouting "Allahu Akbar," shot dead 13 people, 12 of them fellow soldiers. To this day,
Hasan speaks coherently and proudly of the massacre. That's terrorism.
problem is within Islam itself. This is the same nonsense we've been hearing from
American liberals for years. After the horrific attack at Fort Hood, where Muslim terrorist Nidal
Malik Hasan jumped onto a table, shouted "Allahu Akbar" and massacred Americans in cold blood, the
Obama administration labeled the event "workplace violence." Go online and watch Attorney General
Eric Holder refuse to act like he understands the phrase "radical Islam." When you do, it should
become apparent why events like this continue to happen. We are paralyzed with fear at the thought
of honestly acknowledging that the problem we face is within Islam itself.
announces Fort Hood victims will receive Purple Heart. Secretary of the Army John
McHugh announced Friday that victims of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre will receive the Purple Heart,
in an about-face for the military which initially described the attacks as "workplace violence."
[...] In a written statement, McHugh cited a recent change in the law that allowed the Army to
proceed with the medals. "The Purple Heart's strict eligibility criteria had prevented us
from awarding it to victims of the horrific attack at Fort Hood," McHugh said in a statement.
"Now that Congress has changed the criteria, we believe there is sufficient reason to allow these
men and women to be awarded and recognized" with either the Purple Heart or, for civilians, the
Defense of Freedom medal.
should personally award Purple Hearts and apologize to the victims of Ft. Hood — but he
won't. The Army has announced that as a result of Congress' making victims of attacks
by foreign terrorist acts eligible, the Fort Hood victims will get Purple Hearts, and civilians will
get Defense of Freedom medals. [...] President Obama, of course, is not going to personally present
the long-delayed medals made possible by language included in the 2015 National Defense Authorization
Act. That would require him to agree that Hasan was linked to, and motivated by, AQAP, a terrorist
organization. That would make Fort Hood a terrorist attack and Hasan an Islamic terrorist.
of 2009 Fort Hood attack receive Purple Hearts. On November 5th 2009 Army psychiatrist
Nidal Hassan walked into a medical readiness center at the post, shouted "god is great" in Arabic
and opened fire killing 12 soldiers, a civilian and an unborn child... dozens others injured.
At first the shooting was classified as workplace violence. Victims couldn't receive Purple Hearts.
[...] Recently the incident was re-classified as terrorism. So Friday morning [4/10/2015]
44 medals... Purple Hearts and Defense of Freedom were handed to victims and their families.
Some were there to accept the medals. Others never made it home that day in 2009.
Hood's mentally wounded veterans don't qualify for Purple Hearts. As victims and families are
honored Friday [4/10/2015] for the sacrifices they made in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, some say the Department
of Defense is ignoring soldiers who died from invisible wounds suffered that day. The Defense Department
is awarding 47 Purple Hearts and Defense of Freedom Medals, the latter being the civilian equivalent of the Purple
Heart, to victims and the families of those who were killed in the shooting. The event holds special meaning
to some, as it ends a years-long battle to classify the shooting as a terrorist attack, not workplace violence.
But for others, the battle is far from over.
did it take so long to honor Ft. Hood heroes? It's embarrassing that it took this long
to honor the American heroes who died on November 5, 2009 at Fort Hood — and those who survived.
What's wrong with our country that we seemingly continued to help the killer — Major Nidal
Hasan — and not the people who deserved purple hearts so long ago?
Hood shooting victims receive long-delayed Purple Hearts, may still have to fight for benefits. Victims
of the 2009 Fort Hood terror attack finally received their long-delayed honor on Friday [4/10/2015] at a Purple Heart
ceremony in Texas — though they may have to keep fighting to get military benefits. Nearly 50 survivors
lined up at the ceremony held at Fort Hood on Friday, and all were given either a Purple Heart or Defense of Freedom
medal for their injuries. The ceremony was years in the making, as the U.S. government initially described the
attack as mere workplace violence, and not terrorism. But the medal, while long-sought, may be symbolic.
Fort Hood justice. It
took nearly six years — and an act of Congress — but the survivors and victim
families of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre at last got official recognition. And now they'll also get
their long-overdue full benefits. Army Secretary John McHugh made the benefits announcement
Thursday, just days after 36 soldiers and family members were presented with a Purple Heart and
11 civilians with the Defender of Freedom Award. This puts an end to the Pentagon's disgraceful
legal fiction that the assault by jihadist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, which killed 13 and wounded
more than 30 others, was nothing more than a "domestic criminal act" — i.e., workplace
Time to Confront Our Enemies at Home. [Scroll down] Barack Obama's first year in
office was also the year of the Fort Hood massacre, when a self-declared Islamist warrior, shouting
"Allahu Ahkbar," gunned down 13 American soldiers — also unarmed by order of their government.
The Obama administration officially labeled his act of war "workplace violence" and refused to identify
the enemy or take steps to defend his targets.
Obama: 8 Islamic Terror Attacks That Could Have Been Prevented. A Senate investigation faulted the Army and the
FBI for missing warnings signs that could have prevented the Fort Hood attack, in which Maj. Nidal Hasan went on a
shooting spree. Then Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., said the probe's "painful conclusion is that the
Fort Hood massacre could have and should have been prevented."
Other news about Fort Hood
Soldier Who Shot BLM Protester Indicted On Murder Charge. A Travis County grand jury has indicted an
active-duty former Fort Hood Army sergeant on charges of murder, deadly conduct and aggravated assault in the 2020 shooting
death of an armed Austin protester. Perry, who was stationed at Fort Hood, was working for a ride-sharing company and
just dropped off a customer when he turned onto a street filled with people protesting police brutality. He stopped his
car, honked, and seconds later, police said Perry drove his car into the crowd, The Texas Tribune reported. But videos
show that he was under attack contradictory to the police reports! The man who defended himself against BLM rioters was
indicted today a year after the incident is yet another example of how illegitimate our justice system is. Army Sgt
Daniel Perry was driving Uber when rioters mobbed his car and pointed a gun towards him[.]
Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen Deserves Same Respect as George Floyd, Biden Must Act, Family Says. A year
after 20-year-old U.S. Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen was reported missing from Fort Hood in Texas, her family appealed to
President Biden on Thursday to make good on his campaign promises by joining in their fight to end sexual violence in the
military and backing a newly introduced bill named for the slain soldier. Natalie Khawam, an attorney representing the
family, contrasted how Guillen's case and that of George Floyd were handled after former Minneapolis police officer Derek
Chauvin was convicted this week for the murder and manslaughter of Floyd last May. "Our country stands today begging
for Congress, the Department of Defense to change what's happened... Where are we a year ago today?" the attorney
asked. "This week there was a decision with George Floyd's case. The trial's over. The family received a
$27 million settlement. Everyone says to me, 'How much did this family receive?'... They received nothing."
a dozen Army leaders face termination, punishment over scandal-plagued Fort Hood. More than a dozen Army
leaders will face termination or punishment over widespread leadership failures at the scandal-plagued Fort Hood base
following an independent probe, reports said Tuesday [12/8/2020]. The disciplinary action will impact at least 14
leaders after an independent civilian review board found top brass didn't properly investigate crimes or do enough to prevent
sex crimes, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters, according to the Washington Post. The failures created an
environment that allowed sexual assault and harassment and ultimately made troops unsafe, the official said.
Hood has highest rates of murders and sexual assaults among soldiers. Fort Hood has the highest cases of
soldier murders and sexual assaults among all Army installments, officials said Thursday, as they planned to investigate the
military base. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy pledged to address the "root causes" of the assaults and series of soldier
deaths during a visit to the Killeen, Texas, base on Thursday [8/6/2020]. Some of the tragedies include the murder of
soldier Vanessa Guillen, 20, who was killed and mutilated near the base by fellow soldier Aaron Robinson before he took his