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AP Avoids The ‘M Word’ In Hasan Story

From those defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

The Quran and business card that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan gave to his neighbor a day before going on a shooting spree at the Fort Hood Army Base.

Details emerge about Fort Hood suspect background

By BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE (AP)

WASHINGTON — His name appears on radical Internet postings. A fellow officer says he fought his deployment to Iraq and argued with soldiers who supported U.S. wars. He required counseling as a medical student because of problems with patients.

There are many unknowns about Nidal Malik Hasan, the man authorities say is responsible for the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base. Most of all, his motive.

For six years before reporting for duty at Fort Hood, Texas, in July, the 39-year-old Army major worked at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center pursuing his career in psychiatry, as an intern, a resident and, last year, a fellow in disaster and preventive psychiatry. He received his medical degree from the military’s Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., in 2001.

While an intern at Walter Reed, Hasan had some "difficulties" that required counseling and extra supervision, said Dr. Thomas Grieger, who was the training director at the time.

Grieger said privacy laws prevented him from going into details but noted that the problems had to do with Hasan’s interactions with patients. He recalled Hasan as a "mostly very quiet" person who never spoke ill of the military or his country.

"He swore an oath of loyalty to the military," Grieger said. "I didn’t hear anything contrary to those oaths."

But, more recently, federal agents grew suspicious.

At least six months ago, Hasan came to the attention of law enforcement officials because of Internet postings about suicide bombings and other threats, including posts that equated suicide bombers to soldiers who throw themselves on a grenade to save the lives of their comrades.

They had not determined for certain whether Hasan is the author of the posting, and a formal investigation had not been opened before the shooting, said law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the case.

Federal authorities seized Hasan’s computer Friday during a search of his apartment in Killeen, Texas, said a U.S. military official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Hasan’s aunt, Noel Hasan of Falls Church, Va., said he had been harassed about being a Muslim in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and he wanted out of the Army…

Notice how Mr. Hasan’s religious persuasion is not mentioned until the eleventh paragraph.

Where it is only brought up to explain how he was victimized for his beliefs.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, November 6th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

26 Responses to “AP Avoids The ‘M Word’ In Hasan Story”

  1. patricko says:

    “We don’t know all the answers yet. And I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts,” Obama said in a Rose Garden statement…

    Gosh, what possible “premature” conclusion is it to which he refers? Probably just doesn’t want us to start stereotyping all psychiatrists as homicidal maniacs who just go around killing for no apparent reason and with no apparent motive.

    • proreason says:

      Well, we don’t know yet the stupid stuff the police did.

      And we don’t know yet how it’s Bush’s fault.

      So there is a lot of work yet to do.

      Meanwhile, the work of nation deconstruction goes on.

      Gratefully, in the background.

    • oldswimcoach says:

      Just like with the Gates case…

  2. wardmama4 says:

    -“We don’t know all the answers yet. And I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts,” Obama said in a Rose Garden statement…-

    Is this the same ‘the police acted stupidly’ Obama (after even publicly admitting that he did not have all the facts)?

    Imagine that – Wow this precedent Obama can’t keep to one side of any damn issue going.

    Be nice if he suddenly decided to stop shoving the Obamacare down our throats – but I forget – that is his ‘legacy.’

  3. canary says:

    It was a copy cat terrorist act. I listened to Hasan’s cousin statement several times. His family was totally against his joining military prior to 9/11. He was against going to war, and was outspoken. I imagine that had alot to deal with his poor treatment towards military patients. One officer said, mentioned statements he made at conferances, such as laughing about the muslim that shot and killed new recruits at Little Rock, and referred to on other occasions. That maybe if muslims fought the agressors Obama would pull out of the war. One officer said he thought an investigation was done a month ago over this.
    But, considering he went to a waiting station for soldiers ready to deploy and killed as many as he could.
    If it’s not handled as a terrorist act, there will be lawsuits, which might take the focus off the administrations Gitmo prisoner tunnel vision.

  4. conant says:

    Forget for now the rock worshipping savage angle for now. Right now consider that he is an army Dr! Yep the military has been doing the Socialized Medicine bit for a hundred years now and this is the level of professionalism and skill they provide to active members. What sort of dregs are left for the vets? Before you fall victim to Obama’s vision for us keep in mind that the military is providing living illustration of the sort of healthcare the gov’t can actually deliver

  5. Conservatus says:

    I do love it that we the taxpayers got to pay for this gentleman’s medical education. I also love it that he was bucked up through the ranks at record speed.

    That’s the only kind of profiling I see going on in this country.

  6. canary says:

    Soldiers reported that the gunman shouted “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for “God is great!” — before opening fire, said Lt. Gen. Robert Cone, the base commander.

    A neighbor showed being interviewed also said he wrote something about Allah on his apartment door, but as it was in arabic she didn’t know what it said. I guess the Mosque taught him. She said he passed out Korans too, and lived with a man that she thought was his brother. Where did he disappear to.

    They never should have made him a doctor, and they should have discharged him.

    The news has chanced since last night, that he was concious, being watched by a CID agent guarding him, not questioning him while he was under pain medication (disgusting) and now they say he’s in a coma. Maybe he’ll die. We don’t want him becoming a doctor CZAR.

  7. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    The man was definitely a loose cannon. The time is way past to start profiling individuals who exhibit patterns of sympathy for extremists who commit acts of violence against America. Major Hasan is a classic case of the enemy within.

  8. canary says:

    If he hadn’t gone around for years, telling wounded soldiers and fellow soldiers that he was against the war, a Koran practicing muslim, he would not have had soldiers rightfully so, complaining to him.

    It was “”Hasan Harrassing”” and discriminating against fellow soldiers and wounded ones at that for at least 8 years. He made everyone around him uncomfortable, fearful, guilt-ridden, with his terrorisim.

    Gosh, if he’d just have passed out bibles instead of passing out Koran’s maybe he’d have been discharged.

  9. U NO HOO says:

    Was he a registered voter and which party?

  10. David says:

    Want a sobering comparison? Watch the first video and see our CinC joke and meander for 3 minutes and then FINALLY get into his remarks on the terrorist act that killed 13 uniformed service members. Then watch the second video of our previous CinC addressing the nation after the death of 7 service members. So glad that we now have a president who is so eloquent especially when it matters.
    Obama on Fort Hood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkbBPsPSIrA
    Bush on Columbia Shuttle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2o_6LeLxjC4
    By the way, since when is Obama using podium notes instead of telepromters? He looks even more uncaring having to look down every four words to remember his speech expressing his “heart felt” sympathies.

  11. Chuckk says:

    Political correctness + the religion of peace + a fearful military bureaucracy = Hasan

  12. Tater Salad says:

    Muslim whack-job who hates Christians……period!

    The Disaster at Ft. Hood Army Base in US Raises Critical Concerns

    by Tawfik Hamid
    http://www.TawfikHamid.com

    Early Thursday afternoon an Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan M.D., an American Muslim who counsels troops, opened fire on an unarmed crowd at Fort Hood Army base in the Texas. According to officials, 13 people were killed and over 30 wounded. Before he killed his fellow human beings, Hasan made the comment “Allah Akbar”, which is Arabic for “God is great!”
    This horrible event raises some vital issues with the teachings in Sharia Law, the blame Muslims place on westerners for linking violence to Islam, and numerous decision makers not focusing on the main cause of Muslim violence.

    When Sharia Law teaches disrespect for Non Muslims’ life, how can we be surprised to hear about a dedicated religious Muslim follow such teachings and commit barbaric acts against Non Muslims? Islamic Sharia, available in mainstream Islam jurisprudence books (such as Fiqh Us-Sunna for Sayiid Sabeq and many others jurisprudence books), promotes that the punishment for killing a human being “Dheia” is less in cases of killing a Non Muslims than in cases of killing a Muslim. In fact, (according to Sharia Law) if Non Muslims refuse to pay the Jizzia (humiliating tax) or convert to Islam they should be killed (after Muslims offer the former 3 options to them). Can we expect the outcome of such teachings and interpretations to produce anything but violence and disrespect for human life?

    After this attack Muslims must stop blaming westerners who link Islam to violence. Thousands of terror attacks all over the world, including Sept. 11, beheadings in the name of Islam, and many other barbaric atrocities were conducted commonly by people who are identified as Muslims. It is virtually impossible to stop people from linking violence to Islam unless violence in the name of Islam stops. Instead of continuing to blame the West for “Islamophobia” and for linking violence to Islam, the Muslim world should work on changing itself to stop producing generations that accept violence as integral parts of their religious teaching (Please see my ABCs test for Radical Islam (See next block).

    There is a tendency among various decision makers to discuss why some Muslims turn to the use violence while others do not, considering Muslims are exposed to the same religious teachings. This approach may theoretically allow decisions makers to avoid addressing the role of religious teaching as the true cause of the problem and allow them to focus instead on the individual factors that make a particular person use violence. In this regard, I would like to mention the following illustrative example: Some decision makers have a tendency to discuss why some Muslims turn to violence while others do not, when they are exposed to the same religious teaching. This approach may allow decisions makers to avoid addressing the role of religious teaching as the true cause of the problem and to focus instead on the individual factors that make a particular person use violence. In this regard I would like to mention the following illustrative example: When people smoke cigarettes only some of them develop lung cancer. This does not mean that smoking is not a main cause of lung cancer. The same applies to Islamism phenomenon. When Muslims are exposed to the radical Islamic teaching, only some of them become violent. This also does not mean that the teaching is not the cause of developing the violence. The most simple solution for the problems in the previous examples is simply to limit the exposure to the offending agent (either smoking or to the radical teaching) rather trying to change the response of the cells or the humans to the causative agent. This can happen in Muslim societies by providing them with an alternative to the radical teachings to promote values of love and peaceful coexistence instead of hatred and intolerance.

    If I could make a suggestion to the senior officials in the Military, Intelligence, Home Land Security, and others, I would tell them to learn how to detect early signs of Islamic Radicalization among their employees in order to take appropriate measures before radicalization manifests. Failure to do so or learn these signs can lead to a disaster inside the US, especially if Islamic radicalism appears in facilities that deal with radiological or biological material or weapon.

    The American investigators of the Fort Hood case who will interrogate the suspect must be fully aware he may practice “Tequia” (Lying to Non Muslims), or he may pretend to have a psychiatric disorder to avoid punishment. The latter can be a very viable option for a trained psychiatrist who knows the symptoms of psychiatric disorders. Relying predominantly on the suspect’s words to understand his motives for doing his crime can be completely misleading in such a case.

    We need to address in an honest and scientific manner the different dimensions of the problem of Islamic Radicalism and to be able to understand its dynamics, root causes, and devastating consequences. In addition, using proper strategies to deal with the phenomenon is imperative. Failure to do so can end in disastrous consequences.

  13. beautyofreason says:

    The thing that the AP and other left-leaning news organizations do not understand is this: when Hasan decided to shoot the bodies of his fellow military men, he was screaming “Allah Ahkbar.” The statement is both a declaration and a threat to all of the non-Muslims in his scope. It is a statement of hate toward the “infidels” at his mercy, and it shows a strong link between Islam and the rampage.

    The AP seems afraid to lay out this information because readers might draw a conclusion contrary to the politically correct. If yellow journalism is the deliberate exaggeration of fact for emotional effect, then politically correct media is certainly its distant cousin, for it manipulates or hides facts in order to prevent a readership from coming to untoward conclusions.

    Violence must be analyzed within the context of its psychological, moral, intellectual reasoning. Rarely are violent humans mere automatons without rationale. The Muslim man who killed 11 soldiers and injured 30 more did so while screaming the name of Allah; his hatred of the West and the lives of non-believers stemmed from contemporaryIslamic thought. Emotional stress was merely the catalyst for expressing his hateful religion in physical terms.

    I am tired of liberal activists deriding those who see the negative aspects of Islam as racists or radicals. Would they take a similar approach to someone who opposed the Inquisition, or the Japanese kamikaze, or even Hitler’s army? To point out violence does not make one violent. To condemn hate among a certain group does not make one hateful. A philosophy is a moral framework and religious or not, Islam is not exempt from such a debate. Since the majority of those who believe in Islam have the same supremacist political aims as other political ideologies, such as Marxism and Communism (in this case worldwide submission to Islamic law – theocracies), Islam must be critiqued by everyone who is at risk from its aims. These conflicts are nothing new. Human societies are not a vacuum and value systems are always in competition. Only today has it become difficult to critique bad ideas, due to the influence of political correctness and anthropological relativism by the left. Every culture is unique and it no one is better than another. Even the ones that covet he phrase “Allah is great” for killing sprees.

    Shame on the AP. Shame on all who ignore a growing threat to our people and freedom itself. Islamic morons are not a skin color or a disadvantaged minority group – but men who loathe anyone who is different.

  14. puhiawa says:

    Mueller should be fired immediately from the Federal Bureau of Imbeciles.

  15. GL0120 says:

    Another wonderful moment courtesy of the religion of peace.
    Twelve people dead and “Oh, by the way, he was a Muslim.”

  16. jimwilson says:

    Thank GOD for Rep. Sue Myrick of North Carolina

    Myrick wants to focus on Muslims in the military

    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – U.S. Congressional representative Sue Myrick (R-NC) is weighing in about Muslims in the military after a shooting at Fort Hood left 13 dead and nearly 30 hurt.

    Charged in the case is a life-long Muslim, Army Major Nadil Malik Hassan, who was said to have opposed the war in Iraq and Afghanistan before allegedly going on the shooting spree.

    Myrick, in her words, believes it’s time to stop being politically correct, because she’s worried about Muslims infiltrating the military.

    “I really and truly feel very strongly that we’ve got to look at this in a different light,” Myrick told WBT News Friday morning. “And we’ve got to look to look at the breakdown between our intelligence in this country and the military, because this isn’t the first time this kind of thing has happened in the military.”

    Read the full story

    http://www.wbtv.com/global/story.asp?s=11457794

    Oh, there is also a poll:

    U.S. Representative Sue Myrick (R-NC) said Friday that she is “very concerned about infiltration into the military” by Jihadists. Should we be worried about such a scenario?

    Yes
    No
    I’m not sure

    • canary says:

      who could the 12% percent against it be.

    • canary says:

      Yes, JimWilson, God Bless Sue Myrick.
      I’m having difficulty with my computer and couldn’t copy/paste the vote link to send to others, nor can I find her official site,
      Saw alot of b.s. that against her saying that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is funding terrorism, and that is just the absolute truth, as the FBI across the country has informed Washinton D.C. starting in June 2008, but it’s been hush, though I saw where she is pushing for a Congressional Investigation. These things are so much more important than gay issues, global warming, and stupid things the liberals are putting as priority. If you could post her link.

  17. canary says:

    The body count is up. 13 dead & 46 shot. Terrorist sent to Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio TX ” for his protection “.

    An officer doctor that took a military class on environmental issues, said that when Hasan gave his presentation, he said the war against Islam was wrong, and though some in attendance asked what that had to do with the environment, the brass did nothing and let him continue making Anti-American statements. And that one reported him as a ticking time bomb, and that Hasan said he hated America.

    And then at a Behavioral class he gave, he said that suicide bombers were doing the right thing, still brass did nothing.

    A former JAG officer said the political correctness has really tied the hands of the military. There are a little over 3000 muslim’s in the U.S. military.

    Then they interviewed NY muslims celebrating the Fort Hood terrorist attack, and that what Hasan said was that terrorism was good. And the evil muslim terrorists were really evil, and saying things towards Obama I’d not repeat (I’m not a muslim just a conservative) and police didn’t do anything.

    And the officer asking to use a neighbors computer on occasion and he gave it to the FBI. And right before he committed his muslim act of terrorism he had a muslim dressed, heavy eye-browed visitor. And he face showed he was calm and seemed to enjoy shooting and killing innocent Americans.

    • canary says:

      Oh, also the doctor on the news said that Hasan wanted to do a survey for just muslim’s in the U.S. military. I think this should be done, but certainly, not with Hasan running it. One report is he’s paralyzed from legs down. I just don’t want to see him get any veteran
      benifits, and not sure how paralyzed prisoners make it, but a quick swift execution like Bill Clinton promised on the OKC bombing terrorist, shouldn’t upset liberals. He was a whitie, so racism shouldn’t come into play. It’s better for his victims and their families. Better, yet, send Hasan to Afganistan with a suicide bomb jacket in a sandy area, and click a button, since he was harrassing our young soldiers with such propanganda. Also, they need to check on every patient he saw, as he may have made them suicidal. !!!!

  18. ptat says:

    Right on, Canary! And the military needs to purify its ranks right now and dishonorably discharge anyone who holds the same beliefs Hasan holds.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Hold it right there!
      Only helpless invitro-babies will be discharged by our gov’t at our expense.
      Muslims in the U.S. military have rights!
      (sarc off)

      God ….help us!!


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