Bravo Sierra to this article. Hasan used his religious beliefs to try and go out in Jihad. Plain and simple.
Does that mean all muslims will do so? No, of course not.
Does it mean there is a latent possibility, depending on how their belief is interpreted (which, BTW, interpretation is rife all across this nation in radical Mosgues)? Yes.
This was Jihad within the ranks, plain and simple. Very similar to Sgt. Akbar in 2003.
Hasan had been under investigation for his statements and internet postings which included suggesting that more Muslims should strap on bombs and take the fight to America after the Arkansas recruiter was killed in Little Rock earlier this year, and posting on the internet that islamic suicide bombers were like US soldiers who jump on a hand grenade to save other soldiers lives.
He was very outspoken against the war and was fighting his upcoming deployment to Afghanistan and was actively fighting it.
Of course he was being harassed by other officers and probably by some enlisted personnel (though they would not do it openly to his face because he, Hasan, himself was an officer...more like the word getting out about his attitude and the way he was treated and responded to, particularly off-duty). I do not blame soldiers for that, for responding with disdain to one who stands against them in their mission and takes up the cause and mantra of the enemy. I blame Hasan himself, and the system that kept him in the position he was after these feelings and beliefs came to light.
He should not have been working with any soldiers returning from the war zone or deplying to it. In fact, he should have been discharged from the military altogether IMHO.
We’d best recognize the warning signs and the source for it and not, as this author does, try and ignore that source or write it off. If we fail to do so, we will see more such events.
Thanks to the Obama Administration even reporting suspicious activity that involved a Muslim would brand you a kook, a racist or a fool.
Is Obama a Muslim? I don't know.
What I do know is that he is a terrible President. He fails to defend our Country. He fails to be color blind.
He fails to stand up for America.
Can we have a recall?