Comments: Ft. Hood

"May God keep the families of our fallen soldiers in the palm of His hands. May they feel our grief for them and know... we are angry, scared, and horrified and we keep them in our prayers."

I second that emotion...

Posted by Yabu at November 8, 2009 09:34 AM

I live a stones throw from Dearborn (the largest Arab population outside of the Middle East) and trust me, they are doing nothing to distingish themselves from the extreme muslims.

Not a peep from the Muslim/Arab communities when things happen except for them to say they fear for their lives that retaliation is going to happen to them (which it never does).

You would think if they want to really distingish themselves from the extremes they would immediately come out and say they condem those that did whatever was done.

Posted by Quality Weenie at November 8, 2009 11:05 AM

... I hear that one of my blogsons - RSM's cousins was one of the wounded from Ft. Hood.... just an FYI.......

Posted by Eric at November 8, 2009 08:14 PM

Moderate Muslims don't protest the "hijacking" of their religion for one simple reason: The radicals are the ones who actually believe what the Qur'an says and follow the example of Mohamed. The dirty secret is: Islam has actually been hijacked by those who aren't seeking world domination by any means.

Posted by Bob at November 8, 2009 11:35 PM

Typical American inslular/parochial 'ignorance'/blind faith.

Russians are Orthodox Christians - more true to the original 'Christian' faith (even during the 70 years of communism)than 'Western' Christians have become!

YOU, Americans, purport to welcome the 'immigrants' like Nidal Malik Hasan. In his case he, as an expert trained by you, was horrified at the casualties - were you? Is it the case that you 'blindly' believe what you are 'fed'? Why is the US there/allowing (how many?)your soldiers to die? For what?

Tom

PS - as a Scot, I do not understand the 'tartan' borders on your site?
Boudicca was the wife of Prasutagus, who was head of the Iceni tribe in East England, in what is now Norfolk and Suffolk.
So she was a Sassenach!!!


Posted by Tom Tracey at November 9, 2009 05:05 PM

Tom- Tsk tsk. Go back from where you came. Spend much time here or do you believe only what you are fed? Who of us purportedly welcome these immigrants? Many of us would like us to close the borders.

Russians are only 15-20% Orthodox. From where do you receive your stats? BTW, they have a nearly equal Muslim population as well... perhaps you were counting that?

As for your questions, get off your high f***ing horse and do some research about my blog on the sidebar. Want to be an asshole? Be one somewhere else. And here, I'll toss you a bone since you seem to be so lazy... I'm a McInnis.

Posted by Bou at November 9, 2009 05:22 PM

In a way I kind of pity Tom... He had no idea what his ignorance would cost him. Good job above. Unfortunately for Tom he missed a few key facts:

If I'm not mistaken Nidal Malik Hasan was not an immigrant- he was born here (in Arlington, VA to be exact: http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/225310) His parents were the immigrants. HI family has said there is "no justification" for his actions (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091106/ap_on_re_us/us_fort_hood_shooting).

I do agree that I have no idea what our soldiers are dying for- but I think I'm at a different level. Were we fighting to actually win the war it would have been over by now.

Posted by Jody at November 9, 2009 07:30 PM

It probably shouldn't pile on, but I just can't resist.

Tom, the U.S. Army put Major Hasan through medical school. So the Army trained him to heal, not to kill. But it's an understandable mistake for one who lives in the land of socialized medicine -- no doubt in the UK there must be so little difference between cost-cutting medical practice and terroristic rampages.

Posted by Bob at November 9, 2009 08:59 PM

Bravo, Bob. Bravo.

Posted by Jody at November 9, 2009 11:26 PM