Hasan’s Islamic Mind – by Jamie Glazov

Jamie Glazov is Frontpage Magazine's editor. He holds a Ph.D. in History with a specialty in Russian, U.S. and Canadian foreign policy. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror. His new book is High Noon For America. He is the host of Frontpage’s television show, The Glazov Gang, and he can be reached at jamieglazov11@gmail.com. Visit his site at JamieGlazov.com.


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Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Abul Kasem, an ex-Muslim who is the author of hundreds of articles and several books on Islam including, Women in Islam. He was a contributor to the book Leaving Islam – Apostates Speak Out as well as to Beyond Jihad: Critical Views From Inside Islam.

FP: Abul Kasem, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today about the Fort Hood massacre. Not surprisingly, the media is doing its best to paint Hasan as some kind of frustrated loner who acted out of mental imbalance. This is, of course, against all the tidal waves of evidence to the contrary.

Tell us a bit about what we have learned about Major Hasan and what, as an expert on the Islamic faith, and as ex-Muslim, you make of it.

Kasem: Thank you Jamie.

Major Nidal Malik Hasan chose November 5 as his day of Islamic duty of killing infidels. It was a Thursday. Interestingly enough, this date bears significance in Islam.

Let us read a Sahih Hadis:

Sahih Bukhari volume 4, Book 52, Number 199
Narrated by Ka’b bin Malik:

The Prophet set out on Thursday for the Ghazwa of Tabuk and he used to prefer to set out (i.e. travel) on Thursdays.

Echoing the same theme, Ma’ariful Qur’an, one of most respected Tafsirs (it is in eight volumes), of the Qur’an writes:

While marching out from Madinah for his battles, the blessed habit of the Holy Prophet was that he would conceal his intentions by advancing in a direction just the opposite of the direction in which he was to go for Jihad. The intention was to confuse spying hypocrites lest they sound off the enemy. And he used to say, ‘In war (such strategy of) deception  (khudah) was permissible. (Maariful Qur’an, volume iv, p.481)

For his journeys, the Holy Prophet liked a Thursday, whether it was for Jihad or for some other purpose. (Maariful Qur’an, volume iv, p.489)

More facts are revealed about Major Hasan’s mindset—Islamic mindset. His family and the liberal media are saying how his rage was due to the supposed taunting he received for his religion and ethnic background. These are very nice alibis. All the blame is on the US kaffirs, not a single word is about his religious motivation to kill the infidels—as is stipulated in the Qur’an for Muslims to perpetrate. Everything and everyone is to blame except Hasan and Islam. This is very convenient.

Sadly, but typically, the US media is out to please Hasan’s family. Yes, there message is loud and clear: Americans are responsible for Hasan’s actions. We hear the same monotonous message—this has nothing to do with Islam; Islam is peace, Islam is tolerant. It is not Islamic terrorism, it is a lone lunatic doing his lunatic act after being frustrated with his job and being a victim of racial and religious persecution.

FP: And your thoughts on this PC and liberal mantra?

Kasem: Well, perhaps Qur’an 9:123 can tell us something:

O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him.

This verse simply means a Muslim must start killing the nearest (neighbor) infidel when the situation is ripe.

Ibn Kathir, Islamic scholar and renowned commentator on the Qur’an, writes:

Allah commands the believers to fight the disbelievers, the closest in area to the Islamic state, then the farthest. A complete Muslim is kind to other Muslims and harsh with non‑Muslim enemies.

Major Hasan simply followed what the Qur’an dictates, and what every Muslim must do. He was not a hypocrite, but a true Muslim.

Such is the case with many other verses. For instance:

Those who believe fight in the way of Allah and those who disbelieve fight in the way of Taghut (idols). So fight the friends of Satan. So fight in the way of Allah. You are not responsible but for yourself. Allah is the strongest in war and the mightiest in punishment. (4:75, 76, 84)

Surely, the worst of all living, in the sight of Allah, are those who reject Faith, so they do not believe (the message of Islam). So, if you find them in war, make them an example (deterrent) for those behind them, so that they take a lesson. (8:55-57).

The infidels do not get it: Allah spoke of delivering his punishment through the hands of the Muslims.

That was exactly what Major Hasan did. It was not he who killed the infidels, it was Allah:

And if they speak evil of your Faith, then fight the leaders of infidelity. So that they may stop. Fight them, so that Allah should punish them at your hands and disgrace them, and help you win against them and bring relief to bosoms of a believing people, and remove the rage of their hearts.

If you get ready to fight them, help and support from Allah will be with you. They have already become Divine punishment because of their evil deeds but this punishment will not come down upon them from the heavens or up from beneath the Earth. Instead of that, says the verse: that is, ‘Allah will punish them at their hands. (Surat Al-Taubah, 9: 12-16).

That is, Allah will use the hands of his devotees, and with those human hands, Allah will deliver his punishment to the disbelievers here, in this life, and by so doing, Allah will:

mollify the hearts of Muslims after all those pains and sorrows continuously inflicted upon them by the disbelievers. Then, the anger which filled Muslims hearts (will be) removed by Allah Ta’alah when He punishes them [the unbelievers] at their hands. (Maariful Qur’an , volume 4, p.322)

Surah Al-Anfal; 8:5-6:

It is like when your Lord made you leave your home for the sake of truth.

Maariful Qur’an writes:

The Holy Quran has elected not to mention that the Holy Prophet came out for this Jihad on his own. Instead of that, the test states: your lord made you leave.’” (p.159)

Such was the case with Major Hasan.

Maariful Qur’an continues:

Embedded here is a hint towards the perfect servitude and obedience of the Holy Prophet. It signifies that his act is, in reality, the act of God which issues forth from the parts of his body—as it appears in an hadith al-Qudsi wherein the Holy Prophet is reported to have said: When a servant of Allah is blessed with nearness to Allah through obedience and servitude, Allah says about him (or her): ‘I become his eye. What he sees, he sees through me. I become his ears. What he hears, he hears through me. I become his hands and feet. Whomsoever he grips, he overpowers through me and towards whomever he walks, he walks through me.’ (p.159)

Surah Al-Taubah: 9: 19-23:

O those who believe, do not take your fathers and your brothers as friends, if they prefer infidelity over Faith, And Whoever from you has friendship with them, then such people are the wrongdoers.

Maariful Qur’an writes:

…of basic importance. It settles that the relation with Allah and His Messenger should be given precedence over all relations of kinship and friendship. The relation that clashes against it deserves to be broken. This was the way of the noble Companions. This was why they rose to be the superior most people of the Muslim Ummah…. bonds of linage and tribe had to be cast aside. …on the battlefields swords were crossed between father and son and between brother and brother. These are significant evidence of the creed they held dear. (p.336)

The real bond is the bond of Islam and Iman—all bonds of lineage and country must be sacrificed for it.

Jamie, I can simply go on and on. More facts about Major Hasan’s devotion to Islam is reported here.

FP: Hasan had given many signs of his commitment to jihad, yes?

Kasem: Of course. It’s all on the record. Relatives and friends said in interviews that Major Hasan had become unhappy with his seven-year commitment to the Army, which had provided him with his medical training. They said he had grown more openly vocal in his opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and had also become more religiously observant, often praying five time a day at a local mosque. He began his rampages, according to witnesses, by bowing his head as if praying and saying, “Allahu akbar” — “God is Great.”

Former classmates in a master’s program at a military college said that Major Hasan had expressed anti-American views, justified suicide bombings and contended that Islamic law took precedence over the Constitution, but that their complaints to faculty about his views did not result in any action against Major Hasan.

How accurate had been our foresight about the Islamists destroying America from within. It is amazing that the US administration does not see that we see so clearly. Instead of exercising caution about the Islamists within the US administration who are religiously duty-bound to sabotage the nation from inside, the PC government acts cowardly. Where the Muslims must be trained on displaying patriotism and loyalty to their country that feeds them, nurtures them, educates them, and provides them with gainful employment, the US administration wants the non-Muslims to be trained on Islamic sensitivity, Islamic correctness, and Islamic dhimmitude.

Instead of the minute Muslim community being urged to be tolerant and understanding of the definitive people of the western societies, the majority is asked to be tolerant and subservient to the Muslim community. One may wonder very soon that the US government might want its soldiers to learn the rules of Islamic prayers, Hajj, Zakat, Ramadan and so on. There is already an unwritten rule that the non-Muslims must not offend the fasting Muslim during the Ramadan.

The US military says they desperately need Muslim soldiers to fight the war. They want more good Muslims to join the US army. But the Islamic terrorists are the good Muslims. Major Hasan is a good Muslim.

Did Hasan teach the US army, the U.S administration, and our society a few good, painful and tragic lessons? I would say yes. But who is listening and who is willing to learn?

FP: Abul Kasem, thank you for joining us.

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[To get the whole story on the nature of the jihadi threat and why the liberal Left forbids the naming of it, read Jamie Glazov’s new book, United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror.]

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  • Robert Bernier

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  • Steven L

    Under the pretext of pretending to know better (so say the left and liberals), are we now under the tyranny of naiveté!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ApolloSpeaks

    THE MEANING OF NOVEMBER 5TH

    Not only did Nidal Hasan commit his evil deed on a Thursday (a day important to Mohammad) but November 5th was the terrible anniversary when Jihad came to America; the day 19 years before when El Sayyid Nosair murdered radical Zionist Rabbi Meir Kahane foreshadowing the two deadly attacks on the World Trade Center and Hasan's Ft. Hood massacre.

    Googlel ApolloSpeaks (one word) and read my articles on Nidal Hasan

  • Lou

    Now we have a little insight into why Obama said to not jump to conclusions about Nidal Hasan.

    This man who killed and wounded the people at Fort Hood, Texas was an advisor to Obama's Homeland Security team.

    Look on page 29 of the Homeland Security Institute link below.

    http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/old/PTTF_ProceedingsR

    Subject: FW: Guess who was Homeland Security advisor on Obama transition team

    Almost too difficult to believe, but his name is right there in the document!

    Nidal Hasan, was Homeland Security advisor on Obama transition team

    Nidal Hasan, was Homeland Security advisor on Obama transition team

    (He was a participant and is listed on Page 29)

    Now we have a little insight into why Obama said to not jump to conclusions about Nidal Hasan.

    This man who killed and wounded the people at Fort Hood, Texas was an advisor to Obama's Homeland Security team.

    Look on page 29 of the Homeland Security Institute link below.

    http://www.gwumc.edu/hspi/old/PTTF_ProceedingsR

  • eerie Steve

    In true Tony Soprano fashion:

    “I get that. Okay. I want you to know… that after serious deliberation … that I get it. I get it all. Mohammed. The Qu'ran. The entire essence of your faith based warrior religion. I just want you to know, I understand you…”

    “…”

    “…”

    “…”

    “…you know what? Screw it. BLAM!”

    I mean come on. We tried everything. Free food. Free women. Free money. Heck even free mosques built by Christians, and somehow they still cannot police their own.

    How about having Dick Marchinko head up the Homeland Defense and create LAPD: Rampart: Far East Batallion. The military would be down with it as long as they get to bayonet the stragglers.

  • johnbyrnes

    HOW TO PREVENT FUTURE NIDAL HASANS

    We have read with concern the many signs Major Hasan provided which would indicate an unstable and potentially dangerous frame of mind. Our concern is that those who actually saw and heard the signs and those to whom the signs were reported did not act upon them. From Hasan’s contact with a radical imam, to the initials SoA (Son of Allah) on his business card, to his comment that he was a Muslim first and a soldier second – there is no doubt the signs that he was potentially dangerous were there for all to see.

    Furthermore, he was under surveillance by two Terrorist Task Forces, one with Department of Defense oversight and the other with FBI oversight. So why wasn’t he stopped?

    The answer is quite simple – The military does not have an objective and culturally neutral system that collects information and evaluates it to determine the degree (or level) of aggression an individual is displaying, nor has it people who have a clear responsibility to observe and report this information within an objective system nor a team who is responsible to evaluate it and respond. The military does not have the AMIS solution and it desperately needs it! Major Hasan has illustrated out vulnerable we are, learn more about the problem and the solution by reading our Blog: http://Blog.AggressionManagement.com

  • melisahubbard

    Yes, yes yes! Finally, someone who can just come out and say it. An adherent, devout, Muslim who believes the book is perfect for all time and that Mohammad is the perfect man, worthy of emulation for all times, is the one who is most, not least, likely to participate in the many levels of jihad.

    At the very least, the thought of true assimilation and becoming American in a real sense is absolutely out of the question. Being an American is a tactic and a hedonistic enjoyment.

    Certainly, loyalty and patriotism does exist among many, many Muslims. These are not the devout ones, according to the four schools. They would have trouble arguing their positions with current or past Islamic scholars. They just like their nice, comfortable, American lives. These are the Muslims the military wants.

    They are not the true (as bin Laden and all other Islamic scholars and imams would put it) Muslims.

  • melisahubbard

    SoA would be “Soldier of Allah”, rather than “Son of Allah”. To ascribe progeny to Allah is blasphemy, and he wouldn't have meant that.

    That is their beef, among other things, with Christianity, is the Trinity.

  • johnbyrnes

    Thank you, Melisa Hubbard-

    I have made the change.

    John

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  • Voltimand

    So what are you saying, if not the same-old same-old: muslims-as-such are not jihadists and don't support jihadism? Sorry, will neither fly nor float. The time is coming round when it will be the muslim community at large in these United States who will have to answer for the fiendishness of their co-religionists. Since the Islamist doctrine is taught in the same mosques where the “comfortable” muslims also attend, the latter are involved and complicit, whether they like it or not.

    Now, here comes the rub: if they don't like it, then they had better start getting their own house in order, or the rest of America–or a goodly, non-liberal portion of it, are going to start ignoring the liberal charges of “Islamophobia” and start making life uncomfortable for those Islamists who insist on attacking American citizens.

    This is very simple, which is why–no sarcasm intended here, just simple fact–so many liberals + those soft on Islam types like yourself don't get it. If it is true–and I say “if”–that there are “many, many Muslims” who “life their nice, comfortable American lives” (BTW, it does not escape attention that this phrase contains a modicum of sarcasm and does not say anything about “loyal muslim-American citizens” or such like–these “American muslims” exist, then they are going to have to shoulder the burden on cleaning their own house. If they do not, American history tells the rest: loyal Americans will clean them out at the point of a gun.

    Muslims, it's your choice, and making that choice is no longer optional.

  • melisahubbard

    No, I think you might be misunderstanding, and I'm sorry if I am unclear.

    I am saying that those who are able to feel loyal and mean it when they express it can in no way be considered true Muslims.

    I am saying that the military has its rose-colored glasses on.

    I am saying that those “Eid-only” Muslims who aren't regular attendees have the luxury of gainsaying the Qur'an's tenets because they don't have anyone asking them to choose between them. I always challenge Muslims who profess peace and brotherhood to tell me what their own imam says on the subject and if they are in agreement. I have yet to get an answer.

    I am saying that those who profess loyalty simply could not be true Muslims, and if called to account, would be considered apostates or fallen away themselves.

    I couldn't agree with you more, and I meant the sarcasm.

    And I am most certainly not a liberal or soft on Islam.

    My comment is an indictment of those who believe “well, most Muslims are just normal American citizens”. I mean to indict that thinking. Muslims who aren't participating in the jihad in some way would not be held up as virtuous by any of the four schools, or even their local imam.

    They are incapable of putting their house in order, because it means shari'a, and we Americans will not allow it.

    I hope that helps.

  • melisahubbard

    John, I strongly suggest you remove your physical address from this posting. Best, Melisa

  • melisahubbard

    Sorry, when I say “loyalty and patriotism does exist among many Muslims” I mean to say, that while that might be a sentiment among any Muslim, he or she can find no support for American patriotism or loyalty among Muslim clerics or the ummah writ large, and in fact, can only profess those things because no one challenges them in our free country. They would not be able to say as much in any Muslim country in the world and see the outside of a prison anytime after that.

  • Voltimand

    All right, you have made yourself clear, to me at least. There's a lot of Americans out there–and their numbers are growing–who less and less patience with Islam in America. There's entirely too much of the calculated snarkiness of CAIR and the “flying imams” in evidence. Americans are a patient people by and large, which is all the more reason to fear their anger when once aroused past the point of appeasing.

  • melisahubbard

    You'll love this. Disgusting:
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    (click 'continue to drop' and you'll be able to see it)

    http://drop.io/greenwayassaults/asset/watchthis

    Somali thugs terrorize city of Minneapolis on tape, boasting.””

  • johnbyrnes

    Thank you, Melisa- I was responding to an email and thought I was emailing directly to you. I will be more careful in the future. John

  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.longchamp Lee Longchamp

    The fact that Major Hassan acted alone is more damaging than had he had co conspiritors.. Hassan drew a “hate Ameica' attitude that was based on his understanding of the Koran. Contributor here also blame America for “wanting to destroy Islam” Every Muslim having that attitude is a potential terrorist and can justify killing Americans as Hassan did.

    We therefore have to do more than investigate terrorist organizations, but we have to know it American Muslims have a personal attitude that 'condemns America”. Had we done that Major Hassan would not have been able to kill 13 Americans.

  • johnbyrnes

    HOW TO PREVENT FUTURE NIDAL HASANS

    Profiling is not the answer. We can protect Americans without profiling. Let me show you how. We have read with concern the many signs Major Hasan provided which would indicate an unstable and potentially dangerous frame of mind. Our concern is that those who actually saw and heard the signs and those to whom the signs were reported did not act upon them. From Hasan’s contact with a radical imam, to the initials SoA (Soldier of Allah) on his business card, to his comment that he was a Muslim first and a soldier second – there is no doubt the signs that he was potentially dangerous were there for all to see.

    Furthermore, he was under surveillance by two Terrorist Task Forces, one with Department of Defense oversight and the other with FBI oversight. So why wasn’t he stopped?

    The answer is quite simple – The military does not have an objective and culturally neutral system that collects information and evaluates it to determine the degree (or level) of aggression an individual is displaying, nor has it people who have a clear responsibility to observe and report this information within an objective system nor a team who is responsible to evaluate it and respond. The military does not have the AMIS solution and it desperately needs it! Major Hasan has illustrated out vulnerable we are, learn more about the problem and the solution by reading our Blog: http://Blog.AggressionManagement.com

  • tlwinslow

    It's too bad that the American people are still history ignoramuses when it comes to Islam, else they would have immediately recognized the jihadist in Maj. Nidal Hasan. To remain an Islam history ignoramus after Ft. Hood is getting dangerous, so now is the time to catch up on the 7th cent. mindset of jihadists fast, accurate and free online with the Historyscoper, just click http://go.to/islamhistory