Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan murderer of 13, injurer of 30, terrorist. On Thursday this so-called soldier opened fire in a room full of young engineers preparing for deployment in Afghanistan after Christmas. Killing members of the military of the country he swore to protect. This wolf in sheep’s clothing is just one of 40 Muslim soldiers in Fort Hood. The only thing that set him apart was he took the words of his religion literally, the way they’re supposed to be taken.
Fortunately, his battle only lasted four minutes. Until, Texan Policewoman Sgt. Kimberly Munley rushed in and had a face-to-face battle with Hasan. Which resulted in her wounding Hasan, taking him down, and had a wound of her own. One of the weapons used by the Major was a tactical pistol, not issued by the Army. One website describes capabilities of that pistol being able to penetrate “most body armor in military service around the world today.”
Major Hasan wasn’t completely void of suspicion. He started giving things away, bookcases and the like, emptying his apartment. Investigation officials are “close to 100%” certain he posted on the Internet defending suicide bombing. On top of that, just before opening fire he shouted “Allahu Akbar!” Which translates from Arabic to English as “Allah is great!”
This man was nothing more than a Muslim terrorist who wanted to “go out in flames,” as most terrorists do. By doing that their religion says that they will go to Heaven. He’s probably not happy that he didn’t die, now he’s recovering from his wounds. But still, what kind of religion tells you that in order to go to Heaven you have to kill others in the process?
And why weren’t his radical views weren’t discovered before this? Well,
Military personnel don’t have to disclose their religions, and many officials believe the actual number of Muslim soldiers may be at least 10,000 higher than the Pentagon statistics. For instance, the military ‘Officer Record Brief’ of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspect in the Fort Hood shootings, said he had ‘no religious preference’ and didn’t identify him as a Muslim.” FOX News November 7, 2009
This one incident, described to be “the worst soldier-on-soldier violence in U.S. military history,” could have been much worse without people like Sgt. Kimberly Munley. The description, though, is a wrong description. It was not “soldier-on-soldier” it was “terrorist-on-soldier.” The term “terrorism” as defined by U.S. Law “means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;” This was a terrorist act on American grounds. Hasan wasn’t just angry or “misunderstood” he was a terrorist.
Pray for the families of the victims of Maj. Hasan, pray for Sgt. Munley the people who die to protect us, and pray for Maj. Hasan.