President Obama is still bending over backwards to politically protect Muslims – even those sworn to destroy our nation. He has now declared that the 2009 Fort Hood massacre was “work place violence” – not a terrorist attack.
The men and women who survived the massacre are being denied the military Purple Heart they are due. These soldiers put their lives on the line in defense of liberty and instead of recognizing their sacrifice and identifying them as heroes, Obama is treating them as civil service employees who just happened to get shot by a random act of violence.
The Fort Hood, Texas massacre was not a random act of workplace violence – it was a deliberate premeditated attack against America. Major Nidal Malik Hasan was an enemy combatant in an American uniform who had given every indication of his hostility toward America. But because of the Obama administration’s politically correct orthodoxy against offending Muslims in the U.S. and overseas, Hasan retained his position in the military.
Senator Lieberman blasted Obama at a National Press Club event hosted by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism last September. “The Obama administration still refuses to call our enemy. . .by its proper name. . .To call our enemy ‘violent extremism’ is so general and vague that it ultimately has no meaning. . .” While Obama has no problem calling the tea party a radical extremists group he cannot bring himself to call our enemy what they are – Islamic Terrorists. Go figure!
U.S. Army Major Hasan opened fire at U.S. soldiers on November 5, 2009, firing 214 rounds, killing 13 and wounding another 29. After Hasan was shot it was discovered that he still had a total of 177 rounds in 20 and 30 round magazines in his pockets.
- Hasan attended the Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church in 2001 at the same time as Nawaf al-Hazmi and Hani Hanjour, two of the hijackers in the 9/11 massacre.
- Hasan had expressed adminiration for the teachings of Anwar al-Awlaki who was imam at the mosque.
- Hasan had exchanged emails with al-Awlaki where he told him that he couldn’t wait to join him [al-Awlaki] in the afterlife. Lt Col Tony Shaffer, a military analyst at the Center for Advanced Defense Studies suggested that Hasan was either offering himself up or had already crossed that line in his own mind.
- Hasan had also inquired of al-Awlaki if jihad was appropriate and if it was permissible for innocents to be killed in a suicide.
- After the shooting al-Awlaki posted praise for Hasan for the shootings on his website. He encouraged other Muslims serving in the military to “follow in the footsteps of men like Nidal. Hasan is a hero, the fact that fighting against the U.S. Army is an Islamic duty today cannot be disputed. Nidal has killed soldiers who were about to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in order to kill Muslims.”
- Reviews of Hasan’s computer and his multiple email accounts revealed visits to websites espousing radical Islamist idea.
- Once while presenting what was suppose to be a medical lecture, Hasan spoke about Islam and the fact that nonbelievers would be sent to hell, decapitated, set on fire, and have burning oil poured down their throats. During the “lecture” he even justified suicide bombing.
Anwar al-Awlaki, [now deceased] was an American born jihadist cleric, a leading propagandist and recruiter for al-Qaeda, who had been under investigation by the FBI in 1999 and 2000. Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutal trained at camps run by Awlaki’s group. His group it also suspected in the 2010 “package plot” where printers containing explosives set to explode in mid-air were intercepted on their journey from Yemen to the U.S. Faisal Shazhad, the Pakistani American who plead guilty to the May 2010 Times Square Car bomb, said he was inspired by Awlaki.
Knowing of Major Hasan’s affiliation with Anwar al-Awlaki and Awlaki’s al-Qaeda connections, it seems rather suspicious that the FBI was unable to find any information to suggest that the motivation for the massacre was a terrorists attack. However, a short time after the massacre, the government declared al-Awlaki as a “Specifically Designated Global Terrorists”.