The Washington Post has put up the Powerpoint presentation Major Nidal Hasan made to professors and students as part of his training at Walter Reed. The topic he chose was Islam, Muslims, and their relation to the US military.
In it, he shows a good understanding of orthodox Islam and of the conflict devout Muslims may feel when asked to fight against other members of the Ummah, the worldwide Islamic community. Note his mention of the doctrine of abrogation and the progression of Islam from peacefulness through defensive jihad to offensive jihad. This is not a man who suddenly cracked and went berserk. Instead, he planned ahead of time what to do and knew exactly why he was doing it. This was not “pre-traumatic stress disorder” or “post-traumatic stress disorder caught from others.”
He chose to wage jihad against the United States because he believed it to be his religious duty, and his presentation -replete with citations from the Qur’an and the Hadiths- laid out the case for it. As Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch writes of Hasan’s understanding of Islam:
Islamic spokesmen in the U.S., if anyone asks them to comment on this at all, will dismiss it as an “extremist” interpretation of Islam and claim that no Muslims in the U.S., not one, believe in this understanding of Islam. But I guarantee you that none of the, not one, will offer a specific alternative explanation of the verses he cites, or of his doctrine of jihad, or of his understanding of Islam.
I ask again: Why in God’s name was this man still in the Army? We are at war with people who believe in exactly the same things as Nidal Malik Hasan. Would they have let a devotee of Italian Fascism remain on staff in 1942? I’m not saying we should expel all Muslims from the military or place them all under surveillance, but until we honestly face the reality of the doctrines of Islamic supremacism and jihad (and Jew-hatred, and misogyny, and totalitarian collectivism) , we run the risk of another “Ft. Hood massacre” – or worse.
How many more have to die in the name of political correctness?