On November 5, 2009, US Army Major Nidal Hasan opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas. When the shooting ended, Hasan had killed 13 people and wounded an additional 29.
Sadly, the army had information on Hasan revealing his radical Islamic beliefs four years prior to the shootings, but they took no action or precautions which may have been able to thwart his terrorist attack.
Although Hasan was born in the US, he was of Palestinian descent and a Muslim since birth. Investigators after the shooting found communications and other information that Hasan’s actions were those of a Muslim terrorist and were intentionally designed to inflict as much damage and casualties as possible upon US military personnel. Among his communications were emails between him and Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni Islamic terrorist who was recently killed in a drone attack. Before his death, al-Awlaki praised Hasan’s attack as that of a Muslim hero “fighting against the U.S. army is an Islamic duty.”
However, in keeping with the recent tradition of protecting their Muslim brothers, Holder’s Department of Justice issued a statement declaring Hasan’s actions not as a terrorist attack, but simply as workplace violence. Despite the fact that Hasan had radical Islamic beliefs and he was communicating with the known terrorists, DOJ sloughs it off as just workplace violence and not an act of terrorism.
Members of Congress are up in arms over the DOJ letter and calling on the department and Attorney General Eric Holder to explain their actions. Sen Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee points out that military personnel are becoming a “direct target of violent Islamist extremism” in the US as well as overseas.
Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep Peter King, added to Lieberman’s comment by saying that the members of our military are,
“Symbols of America’s power, symbols of America’s might. And if they (military personnel) can be killed, then that is a great propaganda victory for al Qaeda.
“There is a serious threat within the military from people who have enlisted who are radical jihadists. The Defense Department is very concerned about them. They feel they’re a threat to the military both for what they can do within the military itself and also because of the weapons skills they acquire while they’re in the military.
“To me it’s a validation of what I’ve been trying to do all year. There’s a definite threat from Islamic radicalization in various parts of our society, including within the military, and we can’t allow political correctness to keep us from exposing this threat for what it is.”
When you see how the DOJ has released known murders and terrorists from jail, how they armed the Mexican Drug Cartel and now how they white wash (oops! Is this a politically incorrect racist term?) an Islamic act of terrorism here in our own country and try to pawn it off like some disgruntled employee shooting up McDonalds, you can’t help but see their pattern of anti-American policy. The Department of Justice has nothing to do with justice anymore. It’s about promoting the Obama’s pro-Islamic agenda and the final destruction of once Christian America.