Friday, November 6, 2009

Terrorist Attack - 11/5/09

Yesterday, at the biggest military base in the United States (Fort Hood,TX) the massacre shooting by Major Nidal Malik Hasan that killed 13 people and left 31 others with serious injuries was a shock to the whole country. Today, flags were at half mast and many people were left to wonder what had happened.

A little history on Mr. Hasan. This was found HERE:
The 39-year-old Army psychiatrist emerged as a study in contradictions: a polite man who stewed with discontent, a counselor who needed to be counseled himself, a professional healer now suspected of cutting down the fellow soldiers he was sworn to help.

Relatives said he felt harassed because of his Muslim faith but did not embrace extremism. Others were not so sure. A recent classmate said Hasan once gave a jarring presentation to students in which he argued the war on terrorism was a war against Islam, and "made himself a lightning rod for things" when he felt his religious beliefs were challenged.

A few special notes:
#1. Soldiers reported that the gunman shouted "Allahu Akbar!" — an Arabic phrase for "God is great!" This is the same phrase shouted by terrorists. This was a terrorist attack on the U.S.

#2. Mr Obama said: “We don’t know all the answers yet, and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.” I know enough facts to know that this dude was a terrorist, it doesn't take brain surgery to figure that one out. Sorry Mr. Obama.

Don't you love feeling safe in your own country?
Just my $0.02 on that one.