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  • Driver deliberately ran down and killed a random jogger: cops

    02/16/2016 9:07:26 AM PST · by BronzePencil · 50 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 16, 2016 | Associated Press
    A driver has been arrested after authorities say he deliberately ran down and killed a jogger in a Los Angeles suburb. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says 36-year-old Haissan Massalkhy of West Covina was booked Monday on suspicion of murder and jailed on $1 million bail.
  • Chattanooga Marines Reportedly Sacrificed Themselves to Protect Innocents

    07/22/2015 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    mediaite ^ | July 22nd, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    According to reporting from The New York Times, some of the Marines killed in the Chattanooga shooting were killed trying to draw the gunman’s fire away from another, larger group of innocent bystanders. “Some of the Marines who were shot to death last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., effectively sacrificed themselves to save the lives of others, diverting the gunman away from a larger group of potential victims, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation into the killings,” reports New York Times reporters Richard Pérez-Peña and Matt Apuzzo. “This could have been a lot worse,” they quote the...
  • Brother of Usaama Rahim, Terror Suspect Shot to Death in Boston, Lives in Oakland, Asks For Prayers

    06/02/2015 8:12:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/2 | Michelle Roberts
    A man with ties to the Bay Area was shot and killed by police in Boston on Tuesday. Officials say the suspect was being followed by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and was wielding a military-style knife at officers. Officials told NBC News the officer and agent had been investigating whether the man, identified as Usaama Rahim, had become radicalized by ISIS-inspired social media messages. The man’s brother, who is from Oakland, is asking for prayers. Back on the East Coast, the case remains under investigation.
  • Suspect says shooting 'will of Allah'

    03/31/2013 6:19:05 PM PDT · by hout8475 · 39 replies
    Children screamed in terror and hid under the pews at Hiawatha Church of God in Christ on Sunday, witnesses said, as an Ashtabula man was shot and killed by his son just after the Easter service.
  • French probe sister of radical Muslim who killed 7

    11/12/2012 6:01:54 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | November 12, 2012
  • The “Perfect Day” by LTC Dave Grossman, USA, ret.

    09/27/2012 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Little Ray · 91 replies
    The Rhino Den ^ | September 26, 2012 | Lt.Col. Dave Grossman, USA, ret.
    The “Perfect Day” and our terrorist opponents’ possible plans for future attacks I have been told (by those conducting interviews with captured enemy combatants) that when we ask them “What is coming next?” they sometimes refer to the “Perfect Day.” You cannot understand what they are talking about if you do not understand the historical reference. The Sepoy Mutiny in India, in 1857, is an example of a Perfect Day. This was a spontaneous uprising by Muslims (and Hindus), with everyone giving the British their “best shot.” Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the...
  • Please connect the dots at ABC, no PC! Or What are the ABC of "isolated incidents?"

    02/19/2007 5:20:32 PM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 469+ views
    AMuslim Student Runs Down Classmates at UNC attacker: 'I aimed to exact casualties'... And he refers to Mohammed Atta, ringleader of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States, aqs "one of my role models." In UNC Hit-And-Run Smiles, Waves At Court Appearance from a mujahid - Azar ' used an SUV as murder weapon because he could not get a gun' reads Koran in court during victim testimony BUtah killer's father was in Bosnian Muslim army... "That's why I'm convinced the war did this in Utah," said Murat Avdic, a friend of the family....
  • 'Lone wolf U.S. citizen who wanted to change name to Osama Hussein' foiled in pipe bomb terror plot

    11/20/2011 4:37:54 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 175 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 20,2011 | Daily Mail reporter
    The New York Police Department has foiled an alleged terror plot targeting law enforcement and soldiers returning from the battlefield. The New York Times reported that 27-year-old Jose Pimentel was acting as a 'lone wolf' and was taken into custody Saturday. He allegedly was inspired by Al-Qaida, although his citizenship was not immediately known.
  • ‘Bombmaker’ busted by NYPD in upper Manhattan apartment (Hispanic Muslim from Dominican Republic)

    11/20/2011 4:39:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Ny Daily News ^ | November 20 2011 | ALISON GENDAR & BILL HUTCHINSON
    A Dominican with an anti-American grudge has been busted for building a bomb in his upper Manhattan apartment to blow up a police station, sources said Sunday night. -snip- The suspect was identified through one of the al-Awlaki web sites, where he posted anti-American comments, the source said.
  • Soldier tells of shot that took down rogue Afghan soldier that killed three Diggers

    11/20/2011 12:34:27 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 9 replies ^ | 21st November 2011
    AN Australian soldier has told how he shot dead the rogue Afghan soldier who killed three Diggers and wounded seven others at a morning parade in Kandahar province last month. Corporal Nathan Searle told Fairfax Media of his role in the bloody shooting three weeks ago that killed Lance Corporal Luke Gavin, Corporal Ashley Birt, Captain Bryce Duffy and an Afghan interpreter. "Out of all the people that were here, I was the only one who wasn't shot. They all went down," Cpl Searle said. About 40 Australians live on the base built to block the flow of insurgents from...
  • Reuters: Two security guards wounded in shooting at US embassy in Sarajevo

    10/28/2011 8:04:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 21 replies
    Reuters/FOCUS News Agency ^ | 28 October 2011 | FOCUS Information Agency
    Sarajevo. A gunman with an automatic weapon opened fire at the United States embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo on Friday and police rushed to the scene, a Reuters witness said. A Reuters photographer said police were trying to surround the gunman, who was armed with a Kalashnikov rifle. A source close to the embassy said two security guards had been wounded. The U.S. embassy is located in the central business, university and shopping district of the capital.
  • Stabbing suspect out of hospital, held on $1 million bail(Sudden jihad syndrome)

    08/19/2011 8:48:34 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 6 replies ^ | Aug 19, 2011 | Danielle Camilli
    MOUNT HOLLY — A Connecticut man struck on Interstate 295 after allegedly attacking two men at a Mansfield gas station admitted that he stabbed one of the victims, according to authorities, who asked that his $1 million bail remain during a court hearing Monday. Abdulrahim Sulaiman, 25, of Bridgeport, had his first appearance in Superior Court since his arrest Aug. 5 after the serious crash on the highway in Bordentown Township. After about a week’s stay in the hospital, Sulaiman, who was temporarily living in Pemberton Township, was sent to Burlington County Jail on two counts of first-degree attempted murder....
  • Police: Woman Stabs 2 Outside Bloomington Library (Frequently handed out Korans at MN library)

    06/03/2011 12:26:23 PM PDT · by Qbert · 42 replies
    WCCO-TV (CBS) ^ | 6/2/2011 | Rachel Slavik
    BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Two people were stabbed in a seemingly random attack at a Twin Cities library. After the incident Wednesday night at the Oxboro Library in Bloomington, 35-year-old Samira Abdalla Salim was arrested. Salim was no stranger to the Oxboro Library. She had a reputation for handing out the Koran and talking religion outside the building. “They had some issues with her harassing other patrons,” said Bloomington Police Commander Mark Stehlik. But it’s what investigators say she did on Wednesday night that surprised everyone.  “I never thought she would do that. She was very nice,” said Anisa Ahmed, Salim’s neighbor. ...
  • APNewsBreak: Shooter allegedly a German Muslim

    03/02/2011 4:02:25 PM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies ^ | Mar 2, 2011 | Sylejam Kllokoqi And Visa Kryezui/AP
    MITROVICA, Kosovo -The gunman suspected of killing U.S. airmen outside Frankfurt airport is a German-born devout Muslim who works at the airport, according his uncle. In an interview with The Associated Press in Kosovo, 70-year-old Rexhep Uka said the suspected gunman — Arid Uka — was born and raised in Germany after his parents moved there from Kosovo about 40 years ago. The uncle says Arid is a pious Muslim whose grandfather was a religious leader at a mosque in the village of Zhabar, near Mitrovica, Kosovo. Murat Uka, who identified himself as the alleged shooter's father, says the only...
  • Obama Will “Spare No Effort” Determining Why Man Screaming “Allahu Akbar” Killed US Airmen

    03/02/2011 2:13:02 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ,Rightnetwork ^ | March 2,2011 | Jim Hoft
    Really?… Really? The first clue Barack is that the killer was screaming “Allhu Akbar.” Start from there. Obama is going to will “spare no effort” to determine why two American airmen were killed today in Germany. The Politico reported: President Obama says the government will “spare no effort” to determine why two American airmen were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in Frankfurt, Germany. “I’m saddened, and I am outraged, by this attack that took the lives of two Americans and wounded two others. I think the American people are united in expressing our service to those...
  • Maryland man gets five years for fraud, after making terrorist threats

    03/01/2011 7:25:07 AM PST · by wonders · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2011 | Maria Glod
    A Silver Spring man convicted of falsifying immigration documents had threatened to blow up the White House, the U.S. Treasury building, a federal courthouse and a Metro stop, vowing to "slaughter the enemies of Islam," federal prosecutors said Monday in court. Lajqi, an ethnic Albanian who came to the United States through Mexico in the mid-1980s, is a self-described "extremist militant," who said he was trained by Bosnian Muslim rebels, according to court papers. He was angry about American military involvement in Kosovo in the 1990s, and "blamed all Albanian deaths in Kosovo on the United States," the court papers...
  • Cabbie has 2 prior crashes, 8 citations (Sam Hassan Daly drives into crowd)

    02/17/2011 8:16:30 AM PST · by TankerKC · 32 replies
    CBS 8, San Diego ^ | February 17, 2010 | avid Gotfredson
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CBS 8 ) -- The taxicab driver who slammed into dozens of people in the Gaslamp Quarter is out of the hospital. Sam Hassan Daly, 52, wanted nothing to do with a throng of media at his Belford St. house in East Clairemont Mesa Wednesday night. Daly suffered a broken nose and facial injuries when an angry mob attacked him early Saturday morning shortly after he slammed his taxi into more than two dozen pedestrians near the Stingaree nightclub. News 8 has learned this is not the first time Daly has crashed his cab causing serious injury.

    02/15/2011 5:07:24 PM PST · by La Lydia · 45 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 15, 2011 | Pamela Geller
    Last Saturday, a Muslim taxi driver slowly plowed into a crowd of people on a busy sidewalk in San Diego. It sounded almost immediately like lone jihadi syndrome. And they would not release his name, which always makes me suspicious. They only do that when it's Islamic. Lone jihadi or sudden jihad. We see this repeatedly. One girl was pinned against a wall and had her leg severed; 35 people were injured and most were transported to hospitals. They had injuries such as broken bones, cuts and bruises, So incensed was the crowd that members of the crowd pulled him...
  • Fort Hood massacre hearing off until October (Nadil Hasan trial)

    06/02/2010 1:41:52 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 9 replies · 286+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 1, 2010, 9:09PM | SIG CHRISTENSON
    Defense attorneys for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Fort Hood psychiatrist charged in a deadly shooting spree here last fall, won a four-month delay Tuesday in a hearing that could lead to his court-martial. Army Col. James Pohl ruled in favor of the defense, which said it had not received the documents it needed. Witnesses will be called starting Oct. 4. “We got what we wanted,” retired Army Col. John P. Galligan, lead attorney for Hasan, said after the session. Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5...
  • 1st court appearance for Ft. Hood shooting suspect

    06/01/2010 7:33:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies · 606+ views
    AP ^ | 6/1/2010 | ANGELA K. BROWN
    FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army psychiatrist accused of opening fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding dozens more, was to make his first military courtroom appearance Tuesday as his attorney seeks to delay the case.Neither Maj. Nidal Hasan nor any witnesses were expected to speak during the hearing, at which military prosecutors and defense attorneys planned to discuss case preparations and other basic matters.Defense attorney John Galligan said he would seek to delay Hasan's Article 32 hearing, which is similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding in which a judge hears witness testimony to determine whether the...
  • Investigators say arsonist may be mentally disturbed

    05/18/2010 5:03:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 19 replies · 480+ views - News ^ | Updated May 17, 2010, 8:24 pm | JIM BERGAMO/KVUE News
    Note: Video included. SNIPPET: "New information tonight about the man who confessed to setting fire to a Southeast Austin hotel. Arson investigators here say the man is a Moroccan National who went to school at St. Edward's in the 90's and who hasn't lived in the United States in eight years. His motive for setting the fire remains a mystery tonight. Flames and billowing black smoke poured out of the America's Best Value Inn Sunday. A day later, hotel guests relived the harrowing moments as they escaped the fire." SNIPPET: "Investigators say 33-year-old Mohamed Lahlou, who checked into the hotel...
  • Labour MP Stephen Timms stabbed 'by woman' as he held constituency surgery - UK

    05/14/2010 1:05:27 PM PDT · by traumer · 18 replies · 721+ views
    A former minister was stabbed twice in the stomach by a knife-wielding woman today as he held a surgery for constituents. Stephen Timms was attacked by the 21-year-old, who appeared to be wearing Muslim dress, at his regular Friday afternoon surgery in his East London constituency. She lunged at him and stabbed him twice before being wrestled away by a security guard and arrested. An aide to Mr Timms was hailed a hero after it was revealed he wrestled the knife out of the hands of the female attacker. Andrew Bazeley, 22, bravely disarmed the woman who had made an...
  • Boy, 13, Who Raped Woman In Front Of His Friends Is Jailed For Just Three Years... Because

    01/26/2010 8:52:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 62 replies · 2,732+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 26, 2010
    Boy, 13, Who Raped Woman In Front Of His Friends Is Jailed For Just Three Years... Because He Said 'Sorry' DAILY MAIL REPORTER 26th January 2010 Rapist: Balal Khan [Pic in URL] overpowered his victim before sexually assaulting her. A boy of 13 who overpowered a woman then raped her in front of his two friends will spend just three years locked away for his crimes. Balal Khan - thought to be one of the youngest convicted rapists in Britain - targeted the 20-year-old as she walked home. He subjected her to a severe beating then screamed at her 'Do...
  • Report: (Terrorist) Hasan asked about killing troops in ’08

    12/23/2009 6:15:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies · 567+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/23/2009 | NBC
    A radical Muslim cleric claims Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan asked him about killing American soldiers nearly a year before Hasan allegedly shot to death 13 fellow soldiers at Fort Hood. In an interview Wednesday with the Arabic-language news network Al-Jazeera, Anwar al-Awlaki, considered a key recruiter for al-Qaida, said Hasan asked him in a December 2008 e-mail "whether killing American soldiers and officers is lawful or not" under Islamic law. In the interview, Al-Awlaki then appears to taunt U.S. intelligence and security, saying, "I wonder where were the American security forces that one day claimed they can read the...
  • Muslims Terrorize and Disrupt Flight With "Dry Run" From Atlanta to Houston

    12/03/2009 8:09:10 PM PST · by ranair34 · 21 replies · 1,916+ views
    The Right News ^ | 12/02/2009 | Jim Ownbey
    This story has not made headlines and may never be told by the lying media but we are trying to get the following account out to the public. It is important to know Homeland Security is NOT taking care of its job and seems to be more concerned about political correctness than passenger safety. This was sent directly to us from the individual who had the experience.  The information has been verified.  Here is the story. One week ago, I went to Ohio on business and to see my father. On Tuesday, November the 17th, I returned home. If you read the papers...
  • SUDDEN JIHAD SYNDROME IN AMERICA: Documented cases since 911

    11/22/2009 12:46:04 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 111 replies · 3,111+ views
    SUDDEN JIHAD SYNDROME (SJS): Sudden Jihad Sundrome is individual or small, un-attached groups of radicalized Islamics who decide to carry out Jihad, or Holy War, against those amongst whom they live. It usually involves a single person, but may include small groups, who are radicalized in their Mosques, their readings, their conversations, or otherwise, and who then decide on their own to wage war against those whom they live amongst. It is a very real and very dangerous occurance that a nation ignores, or tries to explain away with other politically correct or sociological explanations at their grave peril...
  • 2007 Texas Report : Don't Dismiss Jihad-Style Attackers as Having Mental-Health Issues

    11/19/2009 1:19:34 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 4 replies · 306+ views
    NRO ^ | November 18, 2009 | Jim Geraghty
    Wow. An eerily prescient report, dated from Dec. 6, 2007, from the Texas Public Safety Department's Bureau of Information Analysis: "Oftentimes, these attackers are dismissed as suffering from mental health issues, but their own words and writings reveal an affiliation with Islamic supremacy or an affinity for Islamic extremism," said the report, which was distributed to federal, state and local law enforcement in Texas. "As a result, law enforcement should not be too quick to judge their attacks as having no nexus to terrorism."
  • Taliban warns U.S. of more Fort Hood-like attacks

    11/18/2009 10:54:29 AM PST · by 444Flyer · 14 replies · 600+ views
    The Province ^ | 11-10-09 | AFP
    DUBAI - The Taliban has warned the United States of more attacks like the Fort Hood shooting rampage unless Washington ends it policies in Afghanistan and Iraq, the SITE Intelligence Group said Tuesday. The Afghan militants also described the American army psychiatrist suspected of carrying out the shooting in Texas as a "hero," the monitoring group said, quoting a message posted on the Internet. "The recent attack on the military base in Texas warns that if the occupation policy of the American rulers continues in this way, without them folding the carpets of occupation and transgression in Afghanistan and Iraq,...
  • Fort Hood shooting suspect sent money to Pakistan, Texas congressman says

    11/13/2009 8:01:02 AM PST · by Real Cynic No More · 53 replies · 2,483+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/13/09 | DAVE MICHAELS and LEE HANCOCK / The Dallas Morning News
    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. It also came as Army officials announced charges of premeditated murder against Hasan, who could face the death penalty.
  • Classmates: Hasan defended suicide bombings, held Islamist views

    11/13/2009 6:27:59 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 805+ views
    CNN ^ | November 12, 2009
    Those who knew Nidal Malik Hasan before he was a major in the Army -- and the suspect in last week's mass killing at Fort Hood -- say he was long known for militant Islamist views. Doctors who crossed paths with Hasan in medical programs paint a picture of a subpar student who wore his religious views on his sleeve. Several doctors who knew Hasan spoke to CNN, but only on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation of the shooting, which left 12 soldiers and one civilian dead and dozens of other people wounded. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist...
  • Why Home-Grown Islamic Terrorism Isn't A Threat(BARF)

    11/12/2009 1:42:19 PM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies · 522+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Nov 11 2009 | Max Fisher
    Since the moment cable news anchors first announced the name of the shooter at Fort Hood military base in Texas, there's been a clear and ever-growing undercurrent to coverage of Major Nidal Hasan's crime. Is there a threat of home-grown terrorism in America? Hasan, after all, was deeply troubled by America's two wars in Muslim nations. He exchanged e-mails with Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born imam living in Yemen with ties to al-Qaeda. Could there be more Hasans? In recent days, pundits have been consumed with the question of whether the shooting qualifies as terrorism. Whether Hasan is a Muslim whose...
  • FBI says Hasan wasn't involved in terrorist activities (nothing to see, now, just move along)

    11/12/2009 1:15:16 PM PST · by mojito · 58 replies · 1,953+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 11/12/2009 | GUILLEROM CONTRERAS
    The FBI said today that it appears Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan acted alone in the Fort Hood shootings, and was not involved in terrorist activities when a joint terrorism task force crossed paths with him last year. “At this point, there is no information to indicate Major Nidal Malik Hasan had any co-conspirators or was part of a broader terrorist plot,” the FBI said in a statement. “The investigation to date has not identified a motive, and a number of possibilities remain under consideration. We are working with the military to obtain, review and analyze all information relating to Major...
  • Major Hasan: Soldier of Allah; Many Ties to Jihad Web Sites

    11/12/2009 1:07:46 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 711+ views
    Major Hasan: Soldier of Allah; Many Ties to Jihad Web Sites Officials Say Accused Fort Hood Shooter Used Multiple Hotmail, AOL Accounts for Overseas Contacts By RICHARD ESPOSITO, MARY-ROSE ABRAHAM and RHONDA SCHWARTZ Nov. 12, 2009 — United States Army Major Nidal Hasan proclaimed himself a "soldier of Allah" on private business cards he obtained over the Internet and kept in a box at his apartment near Fort Hood, Texas. Hasan, the alleged perpetrator of last week's fatal shootings in Fort Hood, TX, was charged Thursday with 13 counts of premeditated murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of...
  • Is Fort Hood Really a “Tragedy?”

    11/11/2009 2:09:24 PM PST · by AJKauf · 19 replies · 646+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 10 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Something has gone terribly wrong in the entire reaction to the Ft. Hood massacres, as evidenced by the media, the administration, the military authorities, and perhaps the public at large. There seems almost a dreamy disconnect from the terrible fate of the slain—as if we are innately impotent to stop such mayhem, or are above the fray and so like Platonic Guardians must remain deep in contemplation about how in theory we can persuade the Hasans to cease and desist—as if our therapeutic stance in the first place did not encourage and embolden such monsters to act. Not a “tragedy”...
  • Walter Reed Officials Asked: Was Hasan Psychotic?

    11/11/2009 1:08:46 PM PST · by pitinkie · 60 replies · 2,088+ views
    NPR ^ | 11/10/2009 | Daniel Zwerdling
    Starting in the spring of 2008, key officials from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences held a series of meetings and conversations, in part about Maj. Nidal Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others last week during a shooting spree at Fort Hood. One of the questions they pondered: Was Hasan psychotic? Hasan had been a trouble spot on officials' radar since he started training at Walter Reed, six years earlier. Several officials confirm that supervisors had repeatedly given him poor evaluations and warned him that...
  • DC sniper said to be 'fearless' before execution

    11/10/2009 4:28:03 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies · 2,763+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 10, 2009
    JARRATT, Va. (AP) - Sniper John Allen Muhammad is meeting with relatives in the hours before his execution and one of his attorneys described the convicted killer as fearless. Attorney J. Wyndal Gordon said Muhammad had no regrets and would die with dignity Tuesday night in Virginia. Gordon also insisted that Muhammad was innocent. Gordon says Muhammad met with one of his sons before the execution and then reminisced with the attorney about the time he spent with his son before Muhammad went to prison.
  • CNN: 'Right wing' may generate backlash against Muslim soldiers (We are the only real enemy)

    11/10/2009 12:04:37 PM PST · by bettyspage · 27 replies · 923+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 11-10-09 | Aaron Klein
    On CNN's American Morning show yesterday, reporter Carol Costello quoted the mother of a Muslim U.S. soldier as fearing "a backlash against Muslim American soldiers." "She knows some are already reaching conclusions as to why Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire on his fellow soldiers," Costello stated. Continued Costello: "The right-wing website, Pajamas Media, is an example. Phyllis Chesler writing, 'I knew in my bones that the shooter or shooters were Muslim. We must connect the dots before it's too late.'" Costello was referring to a Pajamas Media column entitled "The Jihadist is always the victim," in which Chesler...
  • An American, and Muslim, tragedy

    11/10/2009 10:45:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies · 1,072+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | November 10, 2009 | Mohammad S. Shakir
    The breaking news about Fort Hood made me cringe. Like most Muslims, I hoped the shooter would be a Smith or Jones, while some smirked and gleefully waited for a Muslim name to say, I told you so. Once again, this incident would highlight the polarized social relations in American society amid a national tragedy. American Muslims would be uncomfortable by intense media scrutiny, while others would have a field day maligning Islam and blaming Muslims. And both would be wrong. If Major Nidal Malik Hasan were Robert Stewart, who committed mass killings at a nursing home in North Carolina,...
  • DC Sniper: Awaiting the end for daughter's killer: Some victims' families will watch sniper die

    11/09/2009 3:39:42 PM PST · by HokieMom · 25 replies · 1,874+ views
    WP ^ | November 9, 2009 | Michael E. Ruane
    MOUNTAIN HOME, IDAHO -- The setting sun is streaming in the living room window of Marion Lewis's house as he puts aside his cigarette and starts telling the story of the day his daughter was murdered. break He remembers the day, Oct. 3, 2002, when Lori Lewis Rivera was shot to death by the D.C. snipers at a gas station in Kensington. Two thousand miles away, her father was oblivious, out in the wilderness running a giant rock-crushing machine. Lewis stares at the floor as he recalls it, kneading his beefy hands and wiping away tears with his fingers. break...
  • Fort Hood Suspect Communicated With Radical Cleric, Authorities Say

    11/09/2009 2:51:21 PM PST · by Saije · 15 replies · 572+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/9/2009 | David Johnston
    Intelligence agencies intercepted communications last year and this year between Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who is accused of shooting to death 13 people at Fort Hood, Tex., and a radical cleric in Yemen known for his incendiary anti-American teachings. But federal authorities dropped an inquiry into the matter after deciding that the messages warranted no further action, government officials said on Monday. Major Hasan’s exchanges with the cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki, once a spiritual leader at a mosque in suburban Virginia where Major Hasan worshipped, indicate that the authorities were aware of Major Hasan before last Thursday’s deadly rampage, but did...
  • Sweeping the Ft. Hood Shooter's Motivations Under the Rug

    11/09/2009 12:39:05 PM PST · by AJKauf · 17 replies · 585+ views
    Pajamas MEdia ^ | November 8 | Ron Raodsh
    By now, most of us are tired of the continuing litany of “let’s not judge” what happened at Fort Hood, and that Major Malik Nidal Hasan was simply mentally ill and stressed out because of his impending deployment. He, like a disgruntled employee, simply snapped. That is why it was so refreshing to hear Senator Joe Lieberman on Fox News Sunday, where the maverick Democrat now independent dissident dared to say that Hasan “reportedly showed signs of being a “self-radicalized, homegrown terrorist.’” There were indications, he noted, that Hasan “had turned to Islamist extremism” which should be investigated. If so,...
  • The Islamist APOLOGIST Spin Has Begun (Timothy McVeigh VS Nidal Malik Hasan)

    11/09/2009 12:41:28 PM PST · by fanfan · 31 replies · 1,137+ views ^ | Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009 | Howare Galganov
    On April 19, 1995, 168 people lost their lives at the hands of Timothy McVeigh in Oklahoma City at the federal Alfred P Murrah Building. The media and officialdom INSTANTLY declared the attack to be an act of TERRORISM. Upon discovering who was responsible for this deadly attack, EVERYONE within the establishment branded McVey to be a Right-Wing Extremist, a member of some kind of vast conspiracy, and a CHRISTIAN Religious Fanatic. Truth be told, McVey was not a very religious person. He wasn’t part of any vast Right-Wing conspiracy, and his fundamental political and social views were not anywhere...
  • Radical Imam Praises Alleged Fort Hood Shooter, Urges Muslims to 'Follow in Footsteps'

    11/09/2009 11:22:25 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 29 replies · 763+ views ^ | 11/10/2009
    The personal Web site for a radical American imam living in Yemen who had contact with two 9/11 hijackers is praising alleged Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan as a hero. The posting Monday on the Web site for Anwar al Awlaki, who was a spiritual leader at two mosques where three 9/11 hijackers worshipped, said American Muslims who condemned the attacks on the Texas military base last week are hypocrites who have committed treason against their religion.
  • Weekly Address: President Obama Extends Condolences to the Fort Hood Community (& pushes diversity)

    11/07/2009 8:56:06 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 24 replies · 966+ views
    White House ^ | November 7 | White House Imam
    "..They are Americans of every race, faith, and station. They are Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus and nonbelievers. They are descendents of immigrants and immigrants themselves. They reflect the diversity that makes this America. But what they share is a patriotism like no other. What they share is a commitment to country that has been tested and proved worthy. What they share is the same unflinching courage, unblinking compassion, and uncommon camaraderie that the soldiers and civilians of Ft. Hood showed America and showed the world..." I’d like to speak with you for a few minutes today about the...
  • Survivors Say Fort Hood Gunman Shot the Wounded Again

    11/07/2009 9:38:27 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 116 replies · 4,722+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/07/09 | EMILY FRIEDMAN and SARAH NETTER
    Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre described today how Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly gunned down unarmed soldiers, and then shot them again as they lay wounded on the floor. Investigators believe more than 100 shots were fired from Hasan's gun in a matter of minutes. He was described as calm and methodical in his attack, pausing only to reload. Soldier Keara Bono survived the onslaught although she was wounded slightly in the back and grazed in the head. Bono told "Good Morning America" today that she initially thought the scene of Hasan standing up, praising Allah and starting to...
  • Ft. Hood shooting suspect endured work pressure and ethnic taunts, uncle says

    11/07/2009 8:08:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies · 1,636+ views
    LA Times ^ | November 7, 2009 | By Richard Boudreaux
    The uncle says Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was a sensitive man haunted by the wartime disabilities of soldiers he treated. The Army psychiatrist was not political, his relatives in the West Bank say. Hamad described his nephew as a gentle soul who once, as a young adult, mourned for three months after rolling over during a nap and crushing his pet parakeet. During medical school, the uncle said, Hasan switched his major to psychiatry after fainting at the sight of blood while delivering a baby. The young man became more religious after the death of his parents, who were Muslims...
  • Fort Hood shooting: Nidal Malik Hasan 'was not a terrorist' Palestinian cousin says

    11/06/2009 3:31:30 PM PST · by propertius · 56 replies · 1,752+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 06 Nov 2009 | Adrian Blomfield
    Maj Nidal Malik Hasan, who killed 13 people at a Texas military base, had become increasingly devoted to Islam following the death of his parents but was no terrorist, his cousins in the West Bank said on Friday. Speaking from their home in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Hasan's relatives painted a picture of a man cornered into an act of "lunacy" by the repeated discrimination of his peers and an attempt by the army to force him to serve in Afghanistan. "They discriminated against him because he was a Muslim," Mohammed Mohammed, one of Hasan's cousins, told the...
  • Fort Hood Suspect May Have Suffered From 'Compassion Fatigue,' Experts Say

    11/06/2009 11:49:30 AM PST · by missycocopuffs · 136 replies · 2,406+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Nov 6, 2009 | Karlie Pouliot
    Health experts say they are hardly astonished that the suspect in the worst mass murder ever at a U.S. military base is an Army psychiatrist — the very person who is supposed to be helping soldiers deal with the traumatic stress of war. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, suspected of gunning down 13 and wounding 30 at the Fort Hood Army Post in Texas, treated soldiers at the Darnall Army Medical Center there after being transferred in July from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where he had worked for six years. Dr. Robin Kerner, an attending psychologist who specializes in...
  • The Fort Hood shooting suspect's religion is not the point (Who saw this coming?)

    11/06/2009 8:37:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies · 3,530+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | November 6, 2009 | Susan Campbell
    <p>Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspect in yesterday's Fort Hood shootings that killed 13 and wounded 30, identifies as a Muslim.</p> <p>Much has and will be made of his religion from people too ignorant to read a Qur'an, or too isolated to talk to a Muslim, or too stubborn to educate themselves. Even the Washington Post calls him a "devout Muslim." But can a "devout Muslim" commit such acts? No more than a "devout Christian" can, no.</p>
  • Fort Hood suspect said his goodbyes before rampage

    11/06/2009 2:29:46 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,413+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 6, 2009 | MIKE BAKER and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - 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—common courtesies and routines of the departing soldier. Instead, authorities say, he went on the killing spree that left 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, dead. Investigators examined Hasan's computer, his home and his garbage Friday to learn what motivated the suspect, who lay in a coma, shot four times in the frantic bloodletting that also wounded 30. Hospital officials said some of the wounded had...