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Comment of the Day: Fort Hood is not Columbine, Jihad is not to be Dismissed

November 6, 2009
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This has nothing to do with what happened at Fort Hood.

From David Horowitz’s post today we have an elegantly-written, aggressively-argued comment from a writer I hope to see more of in the future:
2009 November 6

Jihadi Columbine: We are all Nidal Malik Hasan?

What Part of “Allahu Akbar” Do You Not Understand?

It is an insult of criminal magnitude, to the intelligence of the American people, that the Media and Military collectively present the Radical Islamic Terrorist Attack at Fort Hood, resulting in the slaughter of American Soldiers and civilians, as anything but what we all know it to be.

Any journalist or Military authority who “needs to study the situation to ascertain motive for the shooting,” needs to be instantly fired, perhaps prosecuted for endangerment of America.

So, Army, you were literally preparing soldiers to send them to fight “Terror,” and you don’t know why the man yelling “Allahu Akbar,” tried to murder a roomful of American Soldiers? I am concerned that you won’t know who to shoot at, when you do get to Afghanistan. Hint…it will be the Muslims shouting “Allahu Akbar.”

We know that Hasan is a radical Muslim Jihadist. A former fellow officer told Shepard Smith, of Fox NEWS, that Nidal had often spoken of the need for Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan to rise up against “American invaders.” The fact that this “little red flag” went unnoticed by anything with a brain-stem in Post-9-11 America defies credibility.

So, the Islamic Cleric who knew him did not notice any “signs of extremism.” The story here is not that Hasan wasn’t, therefore, an extremist, but rather, the American Cleric’s definition of “extremism.”

We are not all Nidal Malik Hasan. Yehuda Bauer said, “Thou shalt not be a perpetrator. Thou shalt not be a victim. And thou shalt never, but never, be a bystander.”

Which one are we going to be, Media and Military, and President Barack Hussein Obama, and Anita Mao Dunn, and you, dear reader, and me? Perpetrator, by harming our Country? Or more likely a victim or bystander? Would we really rather die at the hands of Jihadis among us than speak the truth about the War waged on Americans by Radical Islamic Americans? Can we justify sending soldiers to die on foreign soil, fighting an enemy we are spineless to destroy here, in Texas?

I do not know how to avoid being a victim, because I cannot take up a weapon to defend myself against the next Radical Muslim who decides Allah wants me to die. But, even if it is only with a silly keyboard, I can, at least for now, refuse to be a bystander and be silent about the War.

I am not Nidal Malik Hasan, and Texas was not Columbine, it was the World Trade Centers, it was the Pentagon, it was a field in Pennsylvania. And Nidal Malik Hasan was not a member of the Trench-Coat Mafia – he was just another missionary of the Religion of Peace.

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22 Comments
  1. Swemson permalink
    November 6, 2009 7:42 pm

    David…

    Why do you copy everything I say ?
    :-)

    • November 7, 2009 5:17 pm

      You wish. :-P

  2. Theodore Blunt permalink
    November 6, 2009 7:56 pm

    Sooner than later I expect the media or the left to jump on the police sergeant who shot him four times saying she used excess force or didnt read him, his rights

  3. Melinwy permalink
    November 6, 2009 9:34 pm

    This poster hits the nail on the head. I agree 100%!

  4. Harmon permalink
    November 6, 2009 9:41 pm

    This was a great comment????

    Nidal Malik Hasan is a sick mass murderer, just like Timothy McVeigh was a sick mass murderer and he was Christian and thought himself a partiot.

    • theblanque permalink
      November 7, 2009 6:28 pm

      McVeigh was, by his own admission, agnostic, with a strong leavening of scientism.

      Nice try on the moral equivalency fallacy, though–might have gone over like gangbusters in, oh, maybe, 1990.

      (And yes, because you are that clueless–I am mocking you.)

    • Joy permalink
      November 7, 2009 11:52 pm

      YIKES!!! No, you have actually hammered your own argument: By saying that Timothy McVeigh believed himself to be a patriot, too, that logic would imply – and rightly so – that Nadal was a patriot, all right, but not for America – only for his evil Radical Islam – the ideology that is fighting daily to kill & defeat us on any national soil that can be usurped for the purpose. How big does a cell that kills 12 or 13 and wounds more that 30 have to be to be considered “a cell” – and a Jihadist cell, at that? No, Hasan is very much a part of the Third Jihad. Keep the guns cocked and the powder dry!!

  5. fukyazall permalink
    November 7, 2009 2:55 am

    iraq war is a criminal act – he stopped a few more criminals from killing more innocent people, give him a medal

    • Brad permalink
      November 7, 2009 6:05 am

      Your moniker speaks volumes…

    • theblanque permalink
      November 7, 2009 6:31 pm

      I suppose you also feel that the Great Cultural Revolution was a good thing, since it prevented the PRC from overrunning Asia.

      Seriously–do you meatheats keep your brains in a jar of formaldehyde and just bring them out for special occasions?

    • Joy permalink
      November 8, 2009 12:05 am

      Oh-oh, we have a traitorous troll in the room. Fuzzyballs, I think your rationale is fuzzy, too – or, at least, all effed up – like your screen name!

  6. Tom March permalink
    November 7, 2009 5:35 am

    Going to her web site I read the first part of her statements which she left off of the comment posted here. I hope to hear more Americans speaking out like this. We have been sitting listening to the left spout their crap for a long time and don’t hear enough people speak the truth. Last night retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, guesting on The O’Reilly Factor, told the truth about the attack and O’Reilly replied several times that “he just snapped”. JUST SNAPPED??? If I can see the truth from here, why can’t someone like O’Reilly, or is he just another fool? His idea of being in the center means spouting left wing propaganda half the time.

  7. November 7, 2009 5:50 am

    To Harmon: The difference between Nidal Malik Hasan and Timothy McVeigh is that the leaders of Christianity would condemn McVeigh’s actions while the leaders of Islam seem to both praise and excuse Hasan. I agree with the original post 99.5%, we have not only a right but a moral responsibility to defend ourselves. The difficulty is defining exactly who the enemy is with clarity and precision because this threat posed by Islamic radicalism upends and challenges our ideals of religious freedom. While I deplore political correctness and the avoidance of a truth that is staring us in the face, I do have some empathy for law enforcement personnel who must deal with an elusive threat while trying to also avoid the equally horrific consequences of a knee-jerk reaction against all Muslims and ultimately the free expression of religious thought.

    At some point the Muslims of the world must come to grips with this cancer among their own ranks and help us with this – for the sake of their own survival. Perhaps the moniker “War on Terror” was in reality the most accurate description of the battle, because it appears the tactic is the only thing we can fight without losing a cherished and essential ideal. However, at some point we need to recognize that one religion is promoting that battle, and that the primary difference between “moderate” Muslims and “radicals” appears to be a matter of degree. It’s time our leaders “call out” their leaders on this disturbing fact.

  8. Skip permalink
    November 7, 2009 5:52 am

    Nidal Malik Hasan is merely a sick mass murderer? Yea, sure, He’s just as mentally deranged as the Japanese soldier when he attacked Pearl Harbor. Hitler’s people when they attempted the takeover of Europe. The Muslims who killed, in cold blood, masses of people that does not believe in their ideals. The beheadings, hangings, the burnings and dragging through the streets dead bodies of your dead fellow Americans, while being cheered by the crowds. I could go on and on about this, but I’d rather ask, Why did the good Japanese allow the invasions? Or the good Germans allow Hitlers slaughter of men women and children throughout Europe? Or the good Muslims who handed over to the terrorist their holy mosque for the storage of weapons and planning the slaughter of non Muslims throughout the world. WHY??? That’s the PROBLEM. The SOLUTION: STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK.

  9. November 7, 2009 6:27 am

    We are in the time when “free religious expression” is getting “confused” with “honor killings” and the supposed “right” of Muslims to practice their religion. I think the whole world is scared to death of them…witness the continued “bowing’ that goes on in the U.K. and our own Minnesota to mention a few. Oh yes, everyone in the room is scared of the two year old throwing a tantrum when he doesn’t get his way…except this two year old beheads people and blows them up in mass suicide bombings and other derelict manners. The U.S. is going to have to grow a spine on the homeland and call a spade a spade…how can we ever expect to fight crime when we are wishy washy on defining it? But I don’t think we can ever expect the Left to do it…they are the ones who can’t define evil. They wish for the demise of this country right along with radical Islam. They are in agreement about that one thing; they just have different methods of doing it.

  10. Anastasia permalink
    November 7, 2009 1:57 pm

    It is wonderful to hear an American speaking up like this — speaking truth to power — a “power’ that would much rather pretend this is not happening (oh yes it is!)
    I’m thrilled that an American girl brought this evil jihad-monger down, despite taking his fire through both her legs. This woman deserves the highest decoration. Go Kimberly!

  11. Joy permalink
    November 8, 2009 12:03 am

    Those along the way who knew and/or were aware of Hasan’s insanity are almost “accessories” to the crime! They either dismissed it or set it aside or didn’t take it seriously – or, all of the above! Derelection of duty is the LEAST one can charge each and every one of them. I know this won’t happen, given that the US Army is now King of PC, but they all need to find a career OUTSIDE of the military! I wouldn’t go so far as to court-martial them, but Dishonorable Discharge might be considered. After all, thanks to their ignorance and/or silence, 13 innocent people – including brave, but unarmed, military men & women – are no longer alive – all killed by the insane hatred of Radical Islam on a personal Jihad.

  12. IceStar permalink
    November 8, 2009 12:31 am

    Islam is perhaps best described as an “Ideology” and not just a “religion”.

    Americans need to learn all they can about what Islam teaches, and recognize the fact that Islam itself is the common denominator when it comes to terrorism (99.999%).

    The terrorists themselves use their Book of Hate, the Qu’ran as justification for their acts. Islam is what Islam does, and it is about time our leaders start believing them when they say so clearly what their motivation is.

    The ideology of Islam has been at war with us since the 7th century. The Battle of Tours, The Gates of Vienna, September 11, 1683.

    http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2006/09/other-september-11th.html

    The Barbary War, which is why Thomas Jefferson acquired the Qu’ran so he could better understand this self proclaimed enemy.

    It is appalling that our leaders and military are so paralyzed by political correctness that they cannot even name our enemy, nor can they figure out what the motivation is, even though the Muslim perpetrators keep telling us in their own words Islam is the motivation.

  13. November 8, 2009 3:36 am

    Western societies must eventually declare total War against Islam.

    Anyone who believes Mohammeds words, are the enemy.

    Study his words.

  14. K. Bond permalink
    November 9, 2009 6:27 am

    Folks – how much more can we take? How long can this go on? Radical Islam has been flourishing for nearly 100 years, and since 9/11 – they have been getting away with cold blooded murder, time and time again…

    Bring back the detainment camps like we had during WW2. Screw equal justice for all. Screw political correctness.

  15. Joseph White permalink
    November 9, 2009 3:37 pm

    In case you hadn’t seen this little tidbit.

    A radical American imam living in Yemen who had contact with two 9/11 hijackers praised Hasan as a hero as a hero on his personal Web site Monday.
    The posting 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 Fort Hood attack are hypocrites who have committed treason against their religion.
    Awlaki said the only way a Muslim can justify serving in the U.S. military is if he intends to “follow in the footsteps of men like Nidal.”
    “Nidal Hassan (sic) is a hero,” Awlaki said. “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.”

    If this is the way Muslim’s think, and if this Imam is right about, “A muslim is a Muslim, regardless of his birthplace,” and all Muslim’s are brothers and won’t kill other brothers, then maybe we should bar Muslim’s from serving in the US Armed Forces. If this Imam is right, then we can’t trust anyone who puts his oath to a religion over his oath as an officer or enlisted person in the United States Armed forces.
    Maybe internment camps are the way to go, until we can really trust them. After all, if a Muslim doesn’t have to stand by any oath, except the one to Islam, then they can’t be trusted. I know I wouldn’t want to be over there and wonder who was going to shoot me first, a terrorist, or the Muslim next to me, wearing a uniform like mine.

    As for me, deeds speak louder than words, and Nidal Hassan should be tried by a military court martial, and if he’s found guilty, he should be shot like the barbarian he acted like. If he’s not found guilty, then he should still be dishonorably discharged and put in prison for attacking fellow soldiers, and betraying the Constitution he swore to defend.

  16. Will Marshall permalink
    November 9, 2009 5:08 pm

    “fukyazall” permalink

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    iraq war is a criminal act – he stopped a few more criminals from killing more innocent people, give him a medal

    Reply

    You really should pronounce this name before you post his (her?) missives!

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