November 10th, 2009
By Frank J. Gaffney Jr, Washington Times
Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s motives clearly show an intent to create havoc and terror
Poll after poll indicates that official Washington is held in very low regard by the American people. One reason is that our leaders are seen as out of touch with the realities confronting ordinary folks – and with what those folks’ common sense suggests are appropriate responses to such realities.
There could scarcely be a more graphic example of that disconnect – and its ominous implications – than the contortions the U.S. government is going through in the wake of the murder of 13 people and the wounding of dozens more at Fort Hood last week. For example, the FBI declared immediately after the attack that it was not an act of terrorism. Other officials are promoting the idea that it is simply a case of an individual afflicted by stress or deranged by the prospect of an upcoming deployment to a war zone. President Obama insists we should reserve judgment, evidently because the facts are open to varying interpretations.
Such statements are an affront to most Americans’ intelligence, which common-sensically applies a prosaic form of the scientific method: They look for the explanation that best fits the facts. The facts – which are becoming ever more numerous by the day – are that the purported perpetrator of these crimes, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is “a devout Muslim” who, as such, has had to follow at least since 2001 the dictates of the theo-political-legal and seditious program that authoritative Islam calls Shariah. One of those dictates is that the faithful must engage in jihad, or holy war, to achieve the submission of unbelievers to Islam.
Consider the following partial but illustrative listing of behavior that speaks to Maj. Hasan’s dangerous proclivities: