Friday, November 06, 2009

Fort Hood shooter: "Allah Akbar!"

While the news media--even on Fox!--was still talking about unknown motives of the Fort Hood shooter and speculating that he may have had PTSD, an article from the UK "Metro" says,
The army major who went on a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead at Fort Hood military base shouted 'Allahu Akbar!' before opening fire.

Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said that suspected shooter, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, yelled out the Arabic for "God is great!" before the rampage that also left 30 people wounded.
See also Jihad Watch for another report.

Can we suspect jihad yet?

4 comments:

jazzycat said...

Yes, from a person who worships a false god through a false religion.

professor ed said...

Gee, I wonder if there is a trend here. We managed to stop an apparent effort at Ft. Dix, NJ a couple of years ago. Alas, such was not the case here. I hope Paris Island, etc. are paying close attention.

Kevin said...

Shouting a common slogan doesn't shed any more light on whether this guy was leaning towards violence and found a reasons to justify it in radical Islam or found radical Islam and was led to violence.

Dennis said...

Does it really make a difference? The root of the problem is Islam either way you look at it. I mean, if you are a violent person it is much easier to find justification for your violence in a religion that teaches you to kill your enemy than it is to find justification in a religion that teaches you to love your enemy and turn the other cheek.