“The important thing is, the jury’s still out on motivation”
I think I may have PTSD after reading this article; the pathetic statements by the officials quoted therein regarding Maj Nidal’s motivation and level of radicalization are highly “distressing”. The prevailing wisdom in the federal law enforcement community seems to require that a suspect have a framed certificate of training from al Qaeda mounted on his wall in order to be considered a terrorist.
“That said, many people attended that mosque who are not terrorist suspects,” the official said.
And that said, many people attended that mosque who are not accused of perpetrating mass murder while screaming every jihadi’s favorite catch phrase, “Allahu Akbar”. This perverse, desperate need to constantly distance this guy from Islamic extremism (even, in this case, while discussing an investigation into that very extremism) is absolutely nauseating. Our collective inability to acknowledge the fact that Islam is a religion with an uncanny knack for convincing people to commit ghastly crimes - a father running over his daughter for “becoming too westernized”, committing murder at an Army recruiting station, viewing non-Muslim women as “whores” asking to be raped, and more - does much to hamstring our efforts to combat acts of terrorism committed by radicalized individuals here at home.
And oh by the way, “U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.”
For your viewing pleasure, more from the “religion of peace.”
Oh, and we have another Muslim supporter of the USA quoted from the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen, Texas: “I honestly have no pity” for victims of the Fort Hood.
Finally, that Obama administration intellectual luminary, Janet Napolitano, our esteemed Homeland Security chief concerned as she, “….warns against anti-Muslim backlash.”