A friend sent me the below YouTube video of remarks made by former U.S. Army Chief-of-Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. after the Fort Hood slaughter on November 5th, 2009. I call what happened at Fort Hood a slaughter because Nadal Hassan was following the Quran to the letter.
Hassan’s actions were driven by Quran versus 2: 191-193, which reads:
And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
And if they cease, then indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
Fight them until there is no [more] fitnah and [until] worship is [acknowledged to be] for Allah . But if they cease, then there is to be no aggression except against the oppressors.
The Quran requires the killing, expelling and fighting disbelievers where ever they are found. Fitna (any resistance to Islam) “is worse than killing (slaughter).” Fitnaphobes, like Hassan, will kill because disturbing the peace and order of the Muslim community is worse than the slaughter of innocents, such as the 5,000 annual honor killings by Muslims of their family members.
Fast forward to the slaughter in San Bernardino, California on December 4th, 2015. Tashfeen Malik and her husband Syed Rizwan Farook were carrying out their form of slaughter to stop the Fitna (resistance by their co-workers and non-Muslims to Islam).
After the Fort Hood slaughter the narrative was that this was a case of “work place violence” and that the victim of the shooting were not the soldiers shot by Hassan – it was “diversity”.
The very same narrative is being played out today as it was at Fort Hood. The initial response was that this was another case of work place violence. Again, the rush to protect Muslims from discrimination was the call from the Obama administration. Little was said about the repeated pattern of violence perpetrated by Muslims against non-Muslims and Muslims alike.
What do Nidal Hassan, Tashfeen Malik and Syed Rizwan Farook all have in common? Answer: Their sacred duty under Islam to stop the Fitna.
In my column “When will President Obama tell Muslims to stop clinging to their religion and guns?” are these thoughts:
Perhaps it is now time for President Obama to face the reality that Muslims cling to their religion and guns. The difference is they use their guns to further their religion. Christians and Jews do not.
Paul R. Hollrah reports:
On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2015, Attorney General Loretta Lynch threw down the gauntlet in a speech before the Muslim Advocate’s 10th Anniversary dinner in Arlington, Virginia. Speaking just one day after Muslim terrorists, Sayed Rizwan Farook and his Saudi wife, Tashfeen Malik, murdered fourteen innocent people in an unprovoked terror attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California, Lynch said, “On behalf of our nation’s Justice Department, I am grateful to count you as partners in our work to promote tolerance, to ensure public safety, and to protect civil rights (emphasis added)…”
This is the official narrative of the Obama administration.
It was in November 2009 and remains so in November 2015.
The narrative today is that its not the Muslim perpetrators who are to blame, its the anti-Muslim rhetoric and guns that are to blame. Free speech and guns don’t kill people, people kill people.