Now we learn that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan might have attended the mosque at the same time as 9/11 attackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and . His family held his mother's funeral at Dar al Hijrah mosque on May 31, 2001. Nawaf al-Hazmi and attended the Dar al Hijrah mosque in April 2001.
Imam , outreach director at , said he did not know whether Hasan ever attended the mosque but confirmed that the Hasan family participated in services there. Abdul-Malik said the Hasans were not leaders at the mosque and their attendance was utterly normal.
The Falls Church mosque is one of the largest on the East Coast, and thousands of worshippers attend prayers and services there every week [my italics]. Abdul-Malik said it's a mistake for people to conflate regular attendance at a mosque with extremism [yawn - heard that one before].
Many Muslims pray at the mosque multiple times a day, he said. "It's part of family life. It's like going out for ice cream after dinner."
Now, isn't that precious? (not) We've profiled Abdul-Malik on this blog, and through that, Michelle Malkin mentioned Northern Virginiastan on her wildly popular blog.
I wouldn't be surprised if it's revealed that Nidal Malik Hasan attended the Islamic Saudi Academy.
Get this: it wasn't American media that first reported the potential link between Hasan and the mosque, but The Telegraph (UK).
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey said Sunday it's important for the country not to get caught up in speculation about Hasan's Muslim faith, and he has instructed his commanders to be on the lookout for anti-Muslim reaction to the killings at the Texas post.
He says focusing on the Islamic roots of the suspected shooter could "heighten the backlash" against all Muslims in the military.
No doubt about it, political correctness is killing us, and it's penetrated the military, which is supposed to protect us.