January 21st, 2010
03:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Cafferty: Why would Pentagon ignore Ft. Hood shooter's ties to Islam?

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The Pentagon report into the massacre at Fort Hood that left 13 dead is a joke. There is no mention of the suspect's views of Islam. None.

In fact, the 86-page report doesn't even once mention Major Nidal Hasan by name. It lumps in radical Islam with other fundamentalist religious beliefs... and instead focuses on things like military personnel policies and the emergency response to the Nov. shootings.

This despite the fact that Hasan made no secret of his radical Islamic faith. He allegedly proselytized to his fellow service members and spoke out against the wars the U.S. military is waging in Muslim counties.

John Lehman, a member of the 9/11 Commission, tells Time magazine the Pentagon's silence on Islamic extremism "shows you how deeply entrenched the values of political correctness have become." The Texas Congressman whose district includes Fort Hood says this report "ignores the elephant in the room – radical Islamic terrorism is the enemy."

The Pentagon acknowledges it didn't focus so much on Hasan's motives as on "actions and effects." They say they didn't want to interfere with the criminal probe into Hasan. Garbage.

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  1. ck


    Because the president of the U.S. is a spineless muslim sympathizer!!


    January 21, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  2. E

    Christian fundamentalists are just as potentially deadly as Muslim ones, just ask the hundreds of thousands of dead people in Iraq who have been murdered for something Iraqis DID NOT DO. Ask the victims of Eric Rudolph, or the security guard at the Holocaust Museum, the doctor in Arkansas, the OK City bombing victims, etc etc etc. oh wait, you can't ask them, they are DEAD because of "good Christians" Religious fundamentalist inspired murder sprees are NOT restricted to one religion.
    Also note the word alleged. Christians proselytize every single day to people who don't want to hear it, they etch it into the guns used by all members of the military, but if a Muslim mentions his religion in any context, everyone freaks out and accuses him of it. Hypocritical much?

    January 21, 2010 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |