Major Nidal Hasan’s Beard

Lloyd Billingsley is the author of Hollywood Party and From Mainline to Sideline. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Reason and many other publications.

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Major Nidal Hasan confirms that the prospect of deep-cover Islamic jihadists in the U.S. military is a reality, not some paranoid fantasy. Therefore, the military ought to be more careful about who it lets in. And contrary to the ACLU, there is no “right” for anyone to be in the U.S. military. Teenage recruits such as Aaron Nemelka should not have to worry about potential killers in his own ranks.

When someone like Major Hasan telegraphs the danger signals, as it were with a flare gun, officials should not look the other way. Rather, they should be vigilant to protect innocent life, by any means necessary. Otherwise it may turn out as the Wall Street Journal described the aftermath of Major Hasan’s killing spree.

“In all, 13 caskets, each draped with an American flag, were loaded into a C-17 transport plane on Friday afternoon, to be flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.”

Justice delayed is justice denied, and a process of nearly three years will only encourage other jihadists to have a go themselves. Given that reality, the military would do well to train for this kind of episode. Kimberly Munley fought bravely but the next time a jihadist starts gunning down American soldiers, troops and police alike should aim for multiple head shots, hollow points right between the eyes.

Like Major Hasan’s beard, that might break some military rule, but even in the Army it’s better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

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  • logdon

    Deep cover? The man was virtually telegraphing his intent yet still nothing was done.

    When an army is more interested in playing politically correct games1/ than protecting its own personnel we have a problem.

    1/ Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stated "we object to—and do not believe—that anti-Muslim sentiment should emanate from this … This was an individual who does not, obviously, represent the Muslim faith."[109] Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. said "I'm concerned that this increased speculation could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers … Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse."[110]

    • KarshiKhanabad

      You demonstrate what has been obvious ever since this murderous devout Muslim carried out his dastardly act: the military chain of command doesn't want this court martial any more than Hasan does. Even if his defense relies solely on the claim of insanity (and Hasan is not crazy, he is a perfectly rational Muslim carrying out the Koran's command to slay infidels wherever they are found) it's going to be laid out that his superiors all the way up to the Chief of Staff were guilty of cowardly if not criminal negligence in failing to interdict this barefaced threat to American lives. If & when he goes down, a lot of bereaved family members will be waiting in the wings with wrongful death & negligence lawsuits of their own. The lid is eventually going to blow on this case, and it won't be a pretty sight for the cause of pro-Islamic political correctness.

      • logdon

        And the evidence will be there in both Napolitano and Casey's kneejerk reaction.

        No redacted and with held emails for Holder's merry crew.

    • PhillipGaley

      In looking at any Moslem nation, it's easy to see how that, with all Moslems being considered, the more the diversity, the greater the opposition to diversity; and, there being a sufficient percentage of Moslems, the Moslems will begin agitating to eliminate diversity

      On the two mentioned, I think that, G0D should take life from those two, . . . just for some small measure of peace in the country, . . . but, . . . neither do I pray for such and, as G0D is sovereign, no doubt, if HE thought that, that were the thing to do, . . . HE would so do, . . . While I don't exactly understand mercy, as I see the YT declarations of former Moslems, I feel thankful that, G0D had not thus far lowered the boom on the Moslems; so, . . .

  • Gene W 1938

    Why a person who hates the constitution of our country, and then murdered over a dozen patriots as a treasonous act is still has not been sentenced only can be understood if the sentencing is to take place after our elections so the villain would not be pardon by his fellow believer!

    • curmudgeon

      you have a valid point. on the other hand, they could convict him of half the murders, and dare the weasel in chief to pardon him. if he does, try him for the other crimes after the muslim is out of office.

    • Roger

      You haven't been calling for his trial much, why care now?

  • oldtimer

    He should have been hanged immediatly. He had his trial by the witnesses and victims, what more is needed. Send him to God. He will be surprised to see how wrong his faith is.

    • PhillipGaley

      I agree with those who say that, Islam is no religious faith at all, but rather is it, a criminal ideology, invented and maintained by bad men, and as a utility for bad men, . . .

  • BS77

    The tenth year of observance of the 9/11 terror attacks has come and gone….now nearly eleven years…and KSM and his crew of terror thugs are still eating ice cream down at Guantanamo……this is justice? The Ft. Hood shooter will likely be given a prison sentence and that's about it. I doubt he will be executed, due to the current malaise of PC hand wringing apologetics that stand in place of military justice. He is a traitor that killed and wounded many on a US military base….an act of treason, isn't it???????

  • mlcblog

    It is unbelievable that he has not been brought to trial. What spinelessness we are now seeing in our formerly great American Army.

  • drbukk

    Obama, as commander-in-chief cannot oversee the execution of a fellow Muslim by the military. That is why no guilty verdict in Guantanamo will occur in his administration and why he tried to shoulder the KSM trial over to the US courts.

  • paul

    As a veteran, I am offended that Nidal has not been tried. There are many eye witnesses. His guilt is not in doubt. Former President Mackinley's assassin killed him in September was tried, found guilty and executed by December. In the meantime we are continuing to pay this animal Nidal and providing him with care.

    • curmudgeon

      i believe president garfield's assassin was executed before the second month after the crime.

      • curmudgeon

        and after lincoln's assassination, they even executed an innocent women, and sentenced an innocent man to life in prison.

  • SoCalMike

    The Culture of Officialdom and widespread mental conformity that turned a blind eye to major Hasan and allowed him to fester haven't changed one iota.
    Now the US State Dept Quislings are in bed with the Brotherhood and openly courting the greater Islamic world by squeezing Israel for more diplomatic concessions so diplomats can pretend to be doing something productive and by promising the OIC at the UN First Amendment exceptions and restrictions.
    Next time you hear Obama or some general say "We are not at war with Islam" ask yourself, "Did Islam UNDECLARE war on the West since 9/11??"
    I didn't get that memo, Mr. President or Mr. General.

    These mentally conformed career bureaucrats would never in a million years do a thing to uncover a repeat of Major Hasan because they know if they dared, the same conformed PC culture would chase them into retirement and shame with false accusations of racism and hatred so the same PC robots keep on assuring us we aren't at war with Islam.
    Too bad the jihadis and their Brotherhood allies didn't get that memo.

  • Ghostwriter

    Maj. Nidal should get the death penalty. Preferably,the electric chair.

  • rulieg

    the article didn't even mention the most outrageous part of it: when the Army released its final report on Fort Hood, they concluded that it had been an episode of "workplace violence." the word "Islam" did not even appear in the report.

    remember that Eric Holder couldn't even admit that Islam might be the motive for terrorism (yet another one of Holder's fabulous apperances before Congress).

    November can't come soon enough.

  • mjazz

    Freedom of religion does not equal freedom to murder.
    Yet the only way we have to eliminate muhammadism is freedom of expression and the influence of Western culture.