The Muslim U.S. Army major who had a jihad moment and killed 13 people, mostly his fellow soldiers, yesterday shouted "Allahu Akbar" before his deed, it is reported -- by the leftist, multi-culturalist AP, no less.
Soldiers who witnessed the shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 people dead reported that the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" — an Arabic phrase for "God is great!" — before opening fire, the said Friday.
Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said officials had not yet confirmed that the suspected shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, made the comment before the rampage Thursday. Hasan was among 30 people wounded in theand remained hospitalized on a ventilator.
Let me save you the time and trouble of reading any further mainstream media news stories about this event. Here is a quick summary of what is to come.
Left liberals and right liberals will join lips to assure the country that this was a one-off, and had nothing to do with the Religion of Peace and the overwhelming majority of patriotic, peaceful U.S. Muslims. Hasan -- I refuse to give him his military title -- was under strain because some people imagine that his politico-religious system is on a worldwide mission of Islamization. As the AP story notes:
In an interview with The Washington Post, Hasan's aunt, Noel Hasan of Falls Church, Va., said he had been harassed about being a Muslim in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, and he wanted out of the Army.Poor guy. I don't know what his terms of service were, but it seems likely that he could have resigned from the Army sometime since 2001. Wonder why he didn't? Surely he wasn't planning something?
"Some people can take it and some people cannot," she said. "He had listened to all of that and he wanted out of the military."
Left liberals will proclaim Hasan a victim. If we didn't have an army, he would not have suffered second-hand combat stress. Right liberals will say this illustrates the importance of integrating Muslims into American society, for instance accepting them into the army, paying for their medical school training, and giving them officer rank. Both will agree that it would be unthinkable to stop Muslim immigration. That would be discrimination, which is acceptable only against indigenous white males.
The story will quickly become a "tragedy," a "terrible event," an occasion for sorrow. Not the act of a man (or men), but a disaster like a tornado.
After a few days of setting the narrative -- a sensitive man who finally snapped because of anti-Muslim harassment -- the mainstream media will "move on" and the "incident" will be flushed away until CAIR sues the army on behalf of Brother Hasan.
The inevitable headline:
Muslim groups fear backlash
I haven't checked the New York Times, but it looks like Al Jazeera beat them to the punch.