Friday, November 06, 2009

Praising suicide bombers should be grounds for disqualification

Another embarassment for Arab Americans and all Muslims who believe that shouting "Allah Akbar" should not accompany committing murder: Death toll rises to 13 in Ft. Hood shootings

Army officials confirmed that the alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was due to be deployed overseas. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was shot by a police officer and is hospitalized.

'...A senior U.S counter-terrorism official said Thursday night that the Army and FBI were looking into whether Hasan, who is Muslim, had previously come to the attention of federal law enforcement officials as the suspected author of inflammatory Internet comments likening suicide bombers to heroic soldiers who give their lives to save others.

...Hasan, a Virginia native, worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for six years before his transfer to the Texas base in July. Army officials with access to Hasan's records told the Associated Press that he had received a poor performance evaluation at Walter Reed.

In a post on the website that appears to be from May, a writer named "NidalHasan" likened a suicide bomber to a soldier who jumps on a grenade to save the lives of his fellow officers in that both were sacrificing their lives "for a more noble cause."

That cause, he wrote, "is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan." '

So instead of repaying his debt to his country for putting him through medical school and instead of going oversees to help his fellow soldiers, he kills a dozen of them before being deployed, hoping to be rewarded by God. How sad and embarrassing.

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