There has been a lot about the Fort Hood shooting on news sites and blogs.
I haven’t commented till now, because I really hoped that the fact that Major Nidal Malik Hasan was a muslim was irrelevant to his murder of thirteen of his fellows.
I was wrong.
Malik shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ as he shot his friends and colleagues.
He had previously told other army doctors that unbelievers should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats.
Why was nothing said or done? ‘One Army doctor who knew him said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim soldier had stopped fellow officers from filing formal complaints.’
Even in the aftermath of the shooting, official opinion seems to be that what we really need to be concerned about now is an army/community backlash against muslims.
Jeffrey Goldberg comments on a number of media stories which either do not mention Malik’s beliefs, or claim they were irrelevant.
Meanwhile, other US muslims rejoice in this latest victory against the infidel. “This took place in the belly of the beast… This was a military target… ”
This is scary.