I really do not think this most recent act of jihad can be allowed to pass without some comment here at W4. We should also not let pass the sheer cravenness of our Dear Leaders--at the highest level and in the media--in discussing it. I note that when I bring up Yahoo mail, the story doesn't even appear as a top story. Atlas says that Shepard Smith at first would not say the murderer's name--Malik Nadal Hasan--and more recently has been giving a platform to Hasan's cousin who informs us that...
you guessed it!
It's our fault. Yup. Hasan was "harassed." Oh. Well. That explains it.
According to The Messiah, this was an "outburst of violence." An outburst. You know, violence does that sometimes. It bursts out. Impersonally.
Words of wisdom from Lawrence Auster on the subject:
Would King Jan Sobieski have allowed Muslim doctors to enter his headquarters and move about at liberty among his men on the eve of deployment for battle against Muslims? Of course not.Update:
Washington - A top US Army official confirmed Friday that the suspect in the killing of at least 13 people at a Texas army base likely shouted 'Allah Akbar' (God is great) before opening fire.
Army Lieutenant General Robert Cone, commander of the Fort Hood, Texas, base where the shootings took place on Thursday, made the comment in answer to a question from NBC news.
Cone said 'there are first hand accounts' to the effect that the suspect, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, had yelled the Muslim religious chant.
See also here. Six months. Officials had seen a blog post apparently by this guy defending suicide bombings and have been investigating him for at least six months.
See also here for a link and quote from said blog post.
See also here for an interview with one of his co-workers who says that he defended the shooter at the recruitment station at Little Rock and repeatedly spoke in favor of Muslims' rising up against the "aggressors"--meaning Americans.
This is a horror and an outrage: That officials had reason to know already that this man was dangerous and defended jihadi murderers and that he was still allowed to wander about an army base and even to bear arms there himself. And anyone who continues to pretend that this isn't about jihad and Islam is dangerously self-deceptive.
Will we ever get serious? I don't know, but if this doesn't wake us up, nothing will.