Still it’s a compelling reminder that there was every reason to think that Nidal Hasan was sympathetic to Islamic terrorism.
We hear Hasan talking about all the virgins in paradise while the audience laughs. But the joke ultimately goes the other way. Seeking those virgins, Nidal Hasan murdered 13 service members and severely wounded a number of others, leading to at least one suicide.
“I think the Department of Defense should allow Muslim soldiers the option of being released as conscientious objectors to increase the morale of non-Muslim soldiers in the military as well as decrease adverse events,” Hasan says in the video during a power point presentation.
“We always talk about God and country, but here we’re talking, we’re really talking about God versus country,” Hasan said.
“Hasan is basically waving red flags in this briefing,” Fox News Strategic Analyst and retired Army Lt. Col. Ralph Peters told Fox after reviewing the tape.
“The Fort Hood tragedy did not have to happen. Major Hasan had a significant accomplice when he pulled out his weapons and started shooting down unarmed innocents — and that accomplice was political correctness in our military.”
While it’s unknown what the entire video contains, in the segments released to Fox Hasan is also asked about the number of virgins in paradise, provoking nervous laughter from the audience.
“It’s there. There’s a lot of virgins. It’s heaven. You know, It’s heaven…that’s all I can say,” he replies.
Like the previous documents, Nidal Hasan wanted the video released because he wants people to understand that contrary to what Obama and his political generals say, he is a Muslim terrorist whose motivation was Islamic.