Monday, November 09, 2009
1. Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, Havre de Grace, Md.
2. Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, Woodbridge, Va.
3. Cpt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, San Diego, Calif.
4. Cpt. Russell Seager, 41, Racine, Wis.
5. Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32, Plymouth, Ind.
6. Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, Kiel, Wis.
7. Spc. Jason Hunt, 22, Tillman, Okla.
8. Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, Mountain City, Tenn.
9. PFC Aaron Nemelka, 19, West Jordan, Utah
10. PFC Michael Pearson, 22, Bolingbrook, Ill.
11. PFC Kham Xiong, 23, St. Paul, Minn.
12. Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, Chicago, Ill.
13. Michael G. Cahill, Cameron, Texas [civilian]
We extend our condolences to the family and loved ones of those who died in this massacre. Let us also not know forget those who were wounded, including woman warrior Sgt. Kimberly Munley who took down Hasan, suffered gunshot wounds of her own, and lost so much blood that doctors thought that she might not survive.
NOTE The Obamas will be attending memorial services for the victims tomorrow. The apologist-in-chief should apologize for the cold, unfeeling tone that characterized his initial comments about the Fort Hood massacre at the American Indian forum.
Sunday, November 08, 2009
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.
Friday, November 06, 2009
Major Malik Nidal Hasan
I'm watching CNN's coverage of the Fort Hood massacre. From Jihad Watch, here's information about murderer Major Malik Nidal Hasan's Virginia roots:
Hasan was a U.S. citizen, according to Virginia voting records, and his parents are Palestinians from the West Bank, according to his aunt, Noel Hasan of Falls Church. He was born at Arlington Hospital Center.
Hasan, 39, had lived in Montgomery County, Md., and Arlington, Va., in addition to Roanoke and nearby Vinton, Va. He graduated from Virginia Tech and earned his medical degree at Bethesda's Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, records show.
Hasan attended the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring and was "very devout," according to Faizul Khan, a former imam at the center. Khan said Hasan attended prayers at least once a day, seven days a week, often in his Army fatigues.
I did not have access to media all day, so I'm only learning about the massacre now. I'm listening to the reporting on CNN. All the talking heads (Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper) say is that Hasan wanted to get out of the Army because he felt he was being harassed. They do not say that Hasan was disciplined for proselytizing: that came from NPR (via Jihad Watch) - NPR! CNN also included the pro forma statement from Nihad Awad of the "Muslim civil rights organization" CAIR. How clueless can our media be?
Now I'm listening to some reporter who interviewed the clerk at the convenience store that Hasan frequented. According to the reporter, the clerk reported that Hasan didn't want to put in the position of attacking other Muslims. CNN is oblivious to the irony that Hasan apparently thought that was OK to murder American soldiers.
We at Northern Virginiastan extend our condolences to the family and loved ones of the victims and care and support for the survivors and comrades.