There’s two things the media loves to do: 1. blame the victims and 2. apologize for Islam. And, after the recent terrorist attack (and that’s exactly what it is) here at Fort Hood, they get the opportunity to do both simultaneously.
Every time I see a news report about the “man” responsible for this attack, I see the same thing. They talk about how he was “harassed” and his “religion” “mocked.” As a Soldier, I can tell you that that type of thing is absolutely not condoned in the Army. The Army is a hugely diverse organization; I’ve worked with individuals of nearly any ethnicity or faith you can name. There’s a lot of ribbing that’s part of the culture of the Army, but “harassment” or “mockery” based on ethnicity or religion just doesn’t happen. As I said in my last post on this terrorist attack, the Army is a family.
The media is apparently not making the obvious connection between this so-called “harassment” and the various comments attributed to this man by other Soldiers he has worked with. The simple fact that he’s Muslim is not why other Soldiers may (or may not) have dislike or “mistreated” him; the fact that he’s made statements openly hostile to the United States and in support of its enemies is.
The Soldiers, whether those who were killed or injured here or others, are not to blame for these attacks. This “man” and his “religion” is. He didn’t have PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) as many, including myself, initially thought; he’d never even been to war and I don’t care how many times he’s seen Saving Private Ryan his hearing of war from other Soldiers isn’t nearly enough to force him to do what he did. He had a “religion” whose tenets he really followed and believed in — and this religion taught him to “slay the infidels wherever [he found] them” (Koran, Sura 9:5).
I want to make very clear that I’m not speaking for the Army here; I’m not a spokesperson for the military or government. I’m communicating nobody’s views but my own. I am speaking, though, as a Soldier and combat veteran who has studied Islam and served a total of two years in Muslim countries.
Islam is not a “religion of peace.” It’s simply not. I wish that I could nod my head with the crowd and say it is, but I can’t. It’s a religion of hate and violence. Is it really any surprise that the famously violence-endorsing phrase of the civil rights era “by any means necessary” was coined by a Muslim (Malcolm X)? “By any means necessary” has been the moral principle of Islam since it’s inception — murdering, lying (see “taqiyya”), conquering, raping, and destroying have been’s Islams tools since its beginning. Islam is a politico-religious ideology that espoused Machiavellianism almost a millennium before Machiavelli.
I apologize if this sounds like a diatribe or a rant and to some extent it is, but I think it also needs to be said to clear up and counteract the propaganda of the Western media. This is not a case of a man cracking under pressure; this man is a traitor to his country and his “fellow” Soldiers. If a man with Nazi sympathies had shot up a bunch of Soldiers during World War II we’d call him a “Nazi” and a “traitor.” If a man with a Communist-party affiliation had shot up a bunch of Soldiers during the Cold War we’d call him a “Communist” and a “traitor.” If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, it’s a duck. This man was Muslim, Islam told him to “slay the infidels wherever you find them,” and he did so. Islam is NOT a “religion of peace.”