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Updated on November 11, 2009

a trusted Muslim?

The Fort Hood attacks by Nidal Malik Hasan, killing and wounding several United States soldiers, were complete murders. It was something that he had planned and executed, while many governmental agencies and military organizations looked on, and did not do what they needed to do to stop it; and that was to get him out of the U.S. armed forces. He did not have a place there at the Texas Army post in Fort Hood or anywhere else.

He was being investigated by a Washington based joint terrorism task force overseen by the FBI, when he was contacting a radical imam overseas; and that meant that the authorities were aware of his presence. They knew about all the negative signs surrounding him, and that he could be a danger. The case was turned over to the Defense Criminal Investigative Service. Those communications by Hasan to his connection outside the country were gathered by investigators from December 2008 through the early part of this year.

With all those investigative procedures swirling around him, those agencies had already discovered that he was "a square peg not fitting into a round hole"; and therefore, why was he allowed to remain in the Army? He was a typical home grown terrorist, and he was able to place himself where he could spy on soldiers coming from Iraq and Afghanistan, and gaining all kinds of information from them, by pretending to work with them in his position as an Army psychiatrist. If that was not his intention (to spy on soldiers), he could have resigned.

The murders were a tragedy, for a trusted individual who was a "known" sympathizer of Islamic radicalism to be permitted and operate, by hiding in the army, and be able to inflict so much damage, almost equivalent to the one suffered by the nation on 9/11, 2001.

There must be the speculation that there were others like him, as there were many Muslim members in the U.S. military armed forces; and although nobody could say that they would follow in the footsteps of Hasan, there should be a look out for them before anything as the one at Fort Hood happened again.

All the soldiers that were mercilessly killed, did not die in vain, as President Obama was at Fort Hood to honor them; and a Senate inquiry into the case was underway to find out how Hasan, a calculated murderer, got his chance to commit what could be described as a mass murder; a national tragedy. Our condolences should go to all their families.


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