Mark J. Koenig

Obama on Ft. Hood: Cover Your Ears & Close Your Eyes

Posted on November 6 2009 11:49 pm
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President Obama took all of about one minute and 30 seconds on Friday morning to comment on Thursday’s Ft. Hood massacre before moving on to comments regarding the economy.  We were admonished thus:

“I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.”

Exactly what IS one to conclude about this incident in which 13 were killed and 30 injured by a Muslim officer in the United States Army who according to witnesses shouted “Allahu Akbar” before gunning down innocent bystanders?  That he was a victim of harassment who simply “snapped?”  An unfortunate victim of “post-traumatic stress disorder” who had never been anywhere near a war zone?  A random nutcase? What sort of mass insanity allows such claims to be taken seriously in the first place?

Unfortunately our President is not alone in urging caution regarding an event that should be cause for outrage on multiple levels in the mind of any rational human being.  The vast majority of media coverage followed the same politically-correct template we have come to expect, taking care to avoid any discussion of Islamic ideology as a motivating factor in the attack.  It can in fact be argued that this was the PRIMARY factor motivating Nidal Malik Hasan, and this case seems to grow stronger by the hour with each new fact released. Not to acknowledge that this horrific act was by any objective measure the very definition of a terrorist attack is to put our society and our nation at risk for more of the same.

Here we have a man who openly and repeatedly expressed sympathy for the enemy in wartime to fellow soldiers and even his superior officer, and despite this was recently (May of this year) promoted from the rank of Captain to Major.  Hasan had posted statements on the Internet expressing solidarity with Muslim suicide bombers – a fact which was evidently investigated and then promptly dismissed as being of no consequence.  He had reportedly given presentations at Walter Reed Army Medical Center on why infidels should convert to Islam.  This is not only shocking but profoundly disturbing, as it indicates that our military has been infiltrated at a very high level by a fifth column.

Institutionalized political correctness poses a grave danger.  It prevents not only our military, but other vital institutions within our society from identifying and subsequently eliminating malignant elements.   There are reportedly over 15,000 Muslim soldiers currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and more are being actively recruited by its leadership.  Clearly, while not every Muslim American soldier places loyalty to his jihadist brethren above his sworn duty to protect his country, such individuals do exist and must be screened out rather than promoted.  Our military has been fatally compromised.  When will we put an end to this madness?

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