Dancing Around the Truth of the Fort Hood Rampage
There is only one term that adequately describes the massacre at Fort Hood: a terrorist attack. The media tries to avoid this term, but the more that is known about the killer, the more it becomes clear that this premeditated and deadly attack on unarmed soldiers and civilians was driven by his belief that Islam should rule the world.
In politically correct America, this massacre will lead to intensified efforts to find explanations which fit into the progressive worldview. It just can’t be true that a serious adult like the perpetrator starts killing because he feels justified to murder infidels.
Within hours, liberal commentators were able to find all kinds of explanations for his attack. The killer was a victim of verbal abuse or of a military that would send him, a soldier, to war. Or he was a victim of the insensitivity demonstrated by women (he wasn’t able to find a wife who was as religious as he was) or of whatever was available to deny the very core of this man’s existence: his unshakable belief in Allah and His final Messenger. But a gunman who shouts "Allahu Akbar" while killing unarmed people is exactly what he purports to be: a killing warrior for his God.
In a shocking interview on Fox News, one of Major Nidal Malik Hasan's family members started the sanitization of the murderer. The family may have known about this killer’s radicalization. He was quite open about his belief system, about his efforts to convert colleagues and patients, about his opposition to America’s wars. Apparently, they thought it wasn’t unusual that a devout Muslim was as radical as he declared himself to be.
But isn't this strange? A huge civilization of more than a billion Muslims accepts the daily atrocities of suicide killings without showing its disgust. Never a mass rally, never a demonstration against the creatures that kill women and children in markets in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and, if they get the chance, in the West.
The Muslim world accepts these atrocities as long as infidels or Jews aren’t involved. How many copies of the Koran have been destroyed in the hundreds of attacks by Muslims on Muslim believers and their mosques? But one rumor about the desecration of a copy by an infidel can lead to violent eruptions.