“Allāhu Akbar”! Major Nidal Hasan deliberately and methodically killed 13 people and wounded 32 more as he reportedly screamed “Allāhu Akbar” during the massacre at Fort Hood, in 2009. The military has refused to honor the victims with The Purple Heart and other victims are unable to collect combat military benefits. Why? Because of the devastating ramifications of Obama claiming that the attack was “workplace violence” instead of calling it what it was…a terror attack.
From The American Thinker:
“Immediately after the shootings, President Obama called Hasan’s actions “inexplicable” and suggested that he may have “cracked” under stress. The media followed suit, emphasizing the stress of treating soldiers emotionally scarred by war, and insinuating that Hasan had been unfairly picked on by his colleagues. One talking head said “we may never know if religion was a factor” in the killings. Another lamented that Hasan had failed to “reach out for help.” In reality, Hasan had long exhibited bizarre, menacing behavior that would have gotten him kicked out of the Army several times over if not for his protected status as a Muslim. The sympathetic disinformation was intended to hide Hasan’s actual purpose — to kill as many infidel American soldiers as possible for Allah…”
But, that’s old news, right? Wrong.
In a letter dated May 6, 2013, a Democrat Congressman (yes, you read that correctly) joined forces with two Republican Congressmen to pen a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urging the Secretary to reverse the designation of Hasan’s rampage from “workplace violence” to “terrorism”. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Penn.), Rep. Thomas Rooney(R-Fla.) and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Verg.), unequivocally accused the Army’s designation of “workplace violence” as nothing more than…political correctness.
“[T]he Army’s preferential treatment of Major Hasan-not withstanding his open extremism and support for religious violence-and the FBI’s refusal to interview Hasan or notify his superiors of his multiple communications with the notorious terrorist leader Anwar al-Awlaki, apparently because of political sensitivities in the Washington Field Office, led to the Fort Hood attack. Frankly, we are concerned that the same consideration of “political correctness” that caused the horrible toll of deaths and injuries at Fort hood have also informed the Army’s decision to deem the attack of “workplace violence”….”
When will this administration learn that the goals of inclusiveness and tolerance in the name of political correctness are not accomplished by ignoring warning signs and red flags that are flagrantly waved by those who wish us harm? How many more have to die before our government realizes the foolishness of manipulating the truth? (Don’t answer that). Our government is so skilled in disinformation, as evidenced by the Benghazi hearings, that many have been blinded by deceit, deviousness, and subterfuge all in the name of political correctness. With Rep. Fattah joining other leaders in calling for a change in the designation in the Fort Hood massacre from “workplace violence” to “terror”, we may finally have a teeny, tiny glimmer of light that the tide is turning.
The trial is set to begin May 29th.