Muslim leader speaks on Fort Hood Massacre: Blames attack on "resentment of US Government" and nothing to do with Islam …Update: Shooter Glorified Suicide Bombings
Army major Nidal Malik Hasan, identified by Texas officials as the gunman, was wounded during the shooting. (Examiner)
Well that didn’t take long.
So called decent Muslims aren’t talking about the attack as much as they are about the backlash against the Muslim community…whining about themselves rather than the tragedy that just occured at Fort Hood.
Um, yea, when Muslims keep committing terror acts both at home and abroad, it’s kinda hard not to notice. Of course people are going to be pissed. What Muslims need to do is stand with the victims and vow to confront the evil within their own and with the exception of a handful of groups we can be sure that this won’t happen. Now more than EVER Muslims need to stand up and ADMIT the problem within Islam instead of attacking anyone who questions it or who is critical of the ideology.
Al Siddiq, president of the Islamic Center of Waco, followed the unfolding news of the Fort Hood tragedy anxiously, as a veteran of the U.S. Army himself, as a friend of some Muslim soldiers currently stationed at the Central Texas post and as a Muslim who has become wary of backlash.
Siddiq said the Muslim Islamic community is very concerned that the shooter on Fort Hood was a Muslim because Muslims tend to get all thrown into the same category. Since 9/11, Siddiq said, when an individual Muslim acts stupid, it affects the entire Islamic community. The concern is backlash against other Muslims, he said.
“We’ve been very fortunate in Waco,” Siddiq said. “But there’s always a backlash.” Siddiq said he had a great experience in the U.S. Army, both in Korea and stationed at Fort Campbell.
“That’s what hurts me the most,” he said. “The Army has accommodated Muslims. Not any other Army can offer what the U.S. Army offers.”
Siddiq said what he has heard is that the Fort Hood shooter may be a convert to Islam. He said he thinks the problem some converts have is not based on the Islam religion, but on the resentment toward the U.S. government that they bring to their faith.
UPDATE: Malik attended prayer services nearly every day in Silver Spring for several years. Six months ago Hasan came to the attention of the FBI because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings.
After lauding a Muslim U.S. Army soldier who killed comrades in Kuwait in 2003, Hasan wrote in an online posting, “If one suicide bomber can kill 100 enemy soldiers … that would be considered a strategic victory.”
UPDATE 2: Hasan was put on probation early in his postgraduate work at the Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md. He was disciplined for proselytizing about his Muslim faith with patients and colleagues.