Religion does matter.
Senator Lindsay Graham is wrong. He said when he said this about Nidal Malik Hassan: “At the end of the day this is not about his religion — the fact that this man was a Muslim.”
This is about his religion. It’s about the mosques he attended and the other Muslims he associated with. It’s about pro-suicide bombing statements he made. It’s about jihad. It’s about al-Qaeda. It’s about the Koran and infidels and American values. It’s about guilticulturalism and people who saw warning signs but were worried about being labelled as “bigots” or “racists.” (By the way, it’s not about PTSD; you have to actually suffer a severe trauma to have post-traumatic stress.)
Do I believe that all Muslims are capable of such an attack? Of course not but some obviously are. How many? We have no idea and that is a problem.
Gen. Casey is wrong to worry about backlash against Muslim soldiers. Each time we hear about an Islamic terrorist, we are warned that innocent Muslims may be targeted by “hate crimes” and yet it never materializes. Gen. Casey should be worried about finding any other soldiers considering following Hassan’s example. I think that’s a fair thing to look for. Is that profiling? Yes. Is it reasonable? Absolutely. All citizens should be enocouraged to report worrisome behavior without concern about looking like they are discriminating. And Muslim soldiers shouldn’t be angry with the Army for profiling them. They should be angry with Hassan.
Greg Gutfeld feels the same way which puts me in good company.
I suppose saying all this makes me a right-wing hate monger. But that’s the point. When a man kills Americans in the name of Allah – and you become a bad guy for pointing that out – then it’s time to be the bad guy.
It’s far better than moaning “why do they hate us.”