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Friday, November 06, 2009 

Nidal Hasan

Nidal Hasan is the Major in the United States Army who wigged out and shot over 40 people. Killing at least 13, one of which was the female officer who shot him.

Now the first thoughts that came out were is this man a plant for terrorist organizations and was his attack part of some larger plan. Are there more Muslims in the military that are going to go on shooting sprees?

Then we have heard that this man fired any where from 44 to 50 plus rounds in his shooting spree. This high number of rounds has prompted many to say that there has to have been a second or even a third shooter. Well to put this in perspective. Anyone who shoots semi auto handguns knows that it is quit possible to fire this high volume from two semi auto pistols. Just a note on this. My Smith and Wesson 9m has a 16 round magazine. It takes me less then three seconds to drop the empty mag and insert and load a second. In less then one minute I can easily fire 33 rounds from this. Aha, you say 16 plus 16 is only thirty two so I am wrong. Wait, for it .... BING. Answer is that in the first firing I have 17 rounds in the pistol because in addition to a loaded clip there is one round in the chamber. With a little practice it is very easy to fire three magazines in a minute. Now I am already up to 49 rounds. Let us not forget that it is said he had a second hand gun as well. Now the caliber has not been released or the make and model of the handguns used.

Claims in Nadal's defense are saying that he was picked upon and made fun of do to his ethnic background, Jordanian. I find this very hard to believe as he was and is a Major in the Army. As a matter of fact the Arny in their investigation of his complaint did not find any evidence of this as well. It is not like he was some high school senior class nerd that was being picked upon by sophomore jocks. In the military I find it hard to believe he was picked upon like he has asserted.

We also know that Nidal received a bad proficiency report while he was stationed in Washington at Walter Reed Hospital. As to exactly why he was given a bad report has not been released. However we learned that Major Nidal Hasan made many comments on foreign policy. His position being what we consider not mainstream even for those left of center politically.

Then there are the Internet postings that are coming to light. Ones in which we have to consider how was this man ever given a license to practice psychology in the first place.

NidalHasan scribbled: There was a grenade thrown amongs a group of American soldiers. One of the soldiers, feeling that it was to late for everyone to flee jumped on the grave with the intention of saving his comrades. Indeed he saved them. He inentionally took his life (suicide) for a noble cause i.e. saving the lives of his soldier. To say that this soldier committed suicide is inappropriate. Its more appropriate to say he is a brave hero that sacrificed his life for a more noble cause. Scholars have paralled this to suicide bombers whose intention, by sacrificing their lives, is to help save Muslims by killing enemy soldiers. If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers because they were caught off guard that would be considered a strategic victory. Their intention is not to die because of some despair. The same can be said for the Kamikazees in Japan. They died (via crashing their planes into ships) to kill the enemies for the homeland. You can call them crazy i you want but their act was not one of suicide that is despised by Islam. So the scholars main point is that "IT SEEMS AS THOUGH YOUR INTENTION IS THE MAIN ISSUE" and Allah (SWT) knows best.

This conclusion is flawed from the beginning. To say that an act that takes life premeditated is the same as an act that sacrifices one life to save many is absurd. The moral equivalence just is not there.

The last thing I will comment on here is the aspect that he did not want to be deployed to the Middle East, be it Iraq or Afghanistan. So what, do you think that every last military person wants to be deployed to a combat zone? Nope, not even. If he did not want to be deployed he most definitely could have prolonged his orders with legal maneuvers. Claim he is a pacifist, or consciences objector. Being a Major he definitely could have gone out of the box and invoked the media with the aid of a CAIR lawyer and gotten out of this deployment. So I am finding it hard to buy that this was the reason for the shooting spree.

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