Sunday, November 08, 2009

More News from the Religion of Peace

Muslims behave badly. Even when they are Americans. Even when they wear our uniform.

FORT HOOD, Texas – A soldier opened fire at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday, unleashing a stream of gunfire that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded. Authorities killed the gunman, and apprehended two other soldiers suspected in what appears to be the worst mass shooting at a U.S. military base.

The shooting began around 1:30 p.m., Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said at a news conference. He said all the casualties took place at the base's Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.

"It's a terrible tragedy. It's stunning," Cone said.

A law enforcement official identified the shooting suspect as Army Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan. The official said Hasan, believed to be in his late 30s, was killed after opening fire at the base. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case publicly.

Why do we suffer these people to live amongst us?

Prime covers the story.

UPDATE: Ralph Peters opines at the NY Post.


Elusive Wapiti said...

The interesting part is that Hassan was one of the post psychiatrists. You know, the dude who was supposed to be putting the soldiers back together after they come back broken from Iraq and Afghanistan.

We'll suffer these religion of peace types because we must. We must because our rulers believe that multi-culti is superior to Western Civ.

Justin said...

I agree with your final sentiment, Phi. After 9-11, we had two choices, lose our foreigners, or lose our freedoms. Every day, we continue to suffer for our poor choice.

Kamal S. said...

Try to avoid seeming utterly disingenuous. Cheap shots should be avoided unless your sole purpose is scoring propagandist brownie points.

"Muslims behave badly" is a bit of rhetorical flourish lacking substance. Some Muslims behave badly and some behave exceedingly well. I say those who behave badly do so in spite of their faith.

Some Christians behave exceedingly badly - I say in spite of their faith. Some of both camps behave horrendously out of a mistaken understanding of their faiths. Ditto for some Jews, and some pagans, and some agnostics. I doubt many heathen headhunters behave well in our society, but the bone through the nose tribal headhunting element is statistically insignificant on our shores.

That one marginal nutcase in uniform went amok, violated his sacred vows to protect and serve, and betrayed his brothers and sisters in uniform by slaughtering them in masse, is indisputable. That the maximum penalty for such brutal acts should be paid is indisputable.

But millions of Muslims live virtuous lives in this country, many are professionals, doctors, engineers, people working in cognitively demanding fields. Millions of them pay their taxes, contribute to their communities and often manage to, in spite of a few among their midst who as you put it "behave badly" live their lives in ways far more moral and decent than their neighbors. They manage to do so without theft, graft, and random cuckolding of their neighbors in a drunken stupor. You know this, I know this, so lets stop pretending. Apart from a real and undeniable hyper-radical fringe, the vast majority of American Muslims are close to being model citizens. The ones who are not, are not admittedly. But then again, neither are a minority of Christian, Jewish, and frog worshipers.

As for the guy who wants to "loose our foreigners", what many people remain only dimly aware of, and what likely scares the bejeebers out of a few ill informed times, is the fact that several million Muslims in this country are converts, both black and white, with blacks predominating but with a growing number of Whites. They are typically far more socially conservative than the communities they came out of. Rates of conversion have increased over the years, there are people I knew in the early 90s who were bitterly against Islam who I discover, when I randomly run into now, embraced Islam. I've met Jews I went to high school and college with who became Muslims in the 2000s.

All of the talk about Muslim foreigners hides the very real fact that many white Americans are becoming Muslims. And by in large they are well behaved. Of course, you are not obliged to accept what I just wrote. And yet I think that somewhere you know it's right.

Criticize Islam as you will, on real points of disagreement. But resorting to cheap generalized lies like "Muslims behave badly. Even when they are Americans." really isn't becoming of someone with your intellect. In other words. You are capable of better, and you demean yourself alone when you stoop to cheap garbage shots.
Your choice, your life. But your words paint a poorer picture of a fine mind than you probably intend.

Burke said...

I've seen Islam's version of "social conservatism" in Iran and Saudi Arabia and any other country where it has achieved power. I'm not interested.

Nor am I much interested in assurances from "good cop" Muslims that every "bad cop" Muslim is somehow violating the tenets of his religion. Even if this were true (and it isn't; I've read just enough of the Koran to know that) it wouldn't make any difference. This is the way every terrorist operation works. Governments almost never cave to the demands of terrorism. They routinely appease the "respectable" representatives of the terrorist cause.

But I'll give you this: I violated my own rule against going on about the "morality" of terrorists. I am much more interested in how to thwart their objectives, and we can start by recognizing that anybody named "Malik Hasan" doesn't belong in our armed forces.