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Saturday, November 07, 2009

On the massacre at Fort Hood

Is it really that surprising that someone in this country would go whacko and shoot someone? Major Nidal Malik Hasan was an American Moslem stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. It wasn’t surprising that a war, that is not suppose to be against Moslems, would have an undercurrent of anti-Islamic bigots enlisted among those who want to fight in the Middle-east. Hasan didn’t want to go and fight his fellow Moslems and so it’s not surprising he got frustrated.

It would have been a lot more productive if he just refused to go and fought against his treatment in court. But not everyone is a political activist and he probably lost all his reasoning and just snapped. It was a tragedy, but understandable in a time when the country is so divided over fighting a war in the Moslem part of the world.

For a BBC report click here.

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