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Major Hasan’s Islamist Life – by Daniel Pipes
Posted By Daniel Pipes On November 20, 2009 @ 12:12 am In FrontPage | 52 Comments
As the Pentagon and Senate launch what one analyst  dubs “dueling Fort Hood investigations,” will they confront the hard truth of the Islamic angle?
Despite encouraging references to “violent Islamists” by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Democrat of Connecticut), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, there is reason to worry about a whitewash of the massacre that took place on Nov. 5; that is just so much easier than facing the implications of a hostile ideology nearly exclusive  to Muslims.
Indeed, initial responses from the U.S. Army, law enforcement, politicians, and journalists broadly agreed that Maj. Nidal Hasan’s murderous rampage had nothing to do with Islam. Barack Obama  declared “We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing” and Evan Thomas  of Newsweek dismissed Hasan as “a nut case.”
But evidence keeps accumulating that confirms Hasan’s Islamist outlook, his jihadi temperament, and his bitter hatred of kafirs (infidels). I reviewed the initial facts about his record in an article that appeared on Nov. 9  but much more information subsequently appeared; here follows a summary. The evidence divides into three parts, starting with Hasan’s stint at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center:
Then followed Hasan’s record at Ft. Hood:
The title page of Nidal Hasan’s PowerPoint demonstration for a medical lecture in June 2007, indicates how little interest he took in medicine and how much in the perceived contradiction between being a Muslim and an American soldier.
Finally, Hasan’s extracurricular activities revealed his outlook:
These symptoms in the aggregate leave little doubt about Hasan’s jihadi mentality. But will the investigations allow themselves to see his motivation? Doing so means changing it from a war on “overseas contingency operations ” and “man-caused disasters ” to a war on radical Islam. Are Americans ready for that?
Mr. Pipes (www.DanielPipes.org ) is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.
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URLs in this post:
 one analyst: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/FtHoodInvestigation/lieberman-blasts-defense-dept-probe/story?id=9129335
 nearly exclusive: http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2009/03/non-muslims-who-help-islamist-terrorists
 Barack Obama: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/08/us/politics/08address.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print
 Evan Thomas: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/10/coverage-fort-hood-shooting-press-dodges-religious-component/
 article that appeared on Nov. 9: http://www.danielpipes.org/7737/sudden-jihad-inordinate-stress-ft-hood
 medical presentation: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/09/AR2009110903618_pf.html
 The Koranic World View As It Relates to Muslims in the U.S. Military: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2009/11/10/GA2009111000920.html?sid=ST2009110903704
 patient at Walter Reed: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120313570
 Hasan Akbar: http://www.danielpipes.org/1042/hasan-akbar-and-murder-in-the-101st-airborne
 Naomi Surman: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/officials-major-hasan-sought-war-crimes-prosecution-us/story?id=9019904
 Another person: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6526030/Fort-Hood-gunman-had-told-US-military-colleagues-that-infidels-should-have-their-throats-cut.html
 e-mail address: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/hasan-multiple-mail-accounts-officials/story?id=9065692
 jihadi web sites: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/12/officials-say-fort-hood-suspect-had-islamist-ties/print/
 Anwar al-Awlaki: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/10/us/10inquire.html
 two other North American terror plots: http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=9055322
 Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6521758/Fort-Hood-shooting-Texas-army-killer-linked-to-September-11-terrorists.html
 acknowledges: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/15/AR2009111503160.html?hpid=topnews
 asked Awlaki: http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=9130339
 non-alcoholic wine: http://books.google.com/books?id=H-k9oc9xsuAC&pg=PA116-IA557&dq=wine+paradise+islam&ei=mm8GS8P8HJrAywT_uYDMDw#v=onepage&q=wine%20paradise%20islam&f=false
 to Pakistan: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-charges_13ent.ART.State.Edition2.4b4cdc1.html
 wore Pakistani clothing: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ignore+role+radical+Islam/2204684/story.html
 unexplained connections: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/official-nidal-hasan-unexplained-connections/story?id=9048590
 Duane Reasoner Jr.: http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=9100187
 overseas contingency operations: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2009/03/25/report-obama-administration-backing-away-global-war-terror/
 man-caused disasters: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,613330,00.html
 www.DanielPipes.org: http://www.danielpipes.org/
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