In my article A Muslim in Plain Sight, I noted that the military's investigation into the Fort Hood Massacre committed by Major Nidal Hasan, a Muslim Jihadist and faithful follower of Islam, glaringly omits the words Muslim, Jihad, and Jihadist in its 86 page report [PDF]. Even the word Islam only appears in the title to an article in a footnote.
Obama does not want the words terrorism and Muslim to appear together and so it is no wonder that the attack is categorized by the Obama administration as an incidence of workplace violence (1). If Obama were President on 9/11 the attacks would have been called "unfortunate examples of pilot error."
But I am sure of one of two things regarding the new Boston massacre:
- If white supremacists are found to be behind the attacks, then Obama will surely be stirring up anger against gun-toting, Bible-carrying, right-wing extremists.
- If Muslims are found to be behind the attacks, then Obama will surely be downplaying the role of Islam in the attacks. The poor spectators and runners might even end up being designated as victims of sports-related violence.
If it turns out to be Muslims who are responsible, then I do not know how this administration intends to protect us in the future from Islamic terrorists when the government refuses to name our enemy.
N.B. I saw some of the images from the attack and am sickened by them. My heart goes out to the victims and I commend the citizens and first responders of Boston on their courage in the face of that brutal attack.
ABC News, 12 Feb 2013, Fort Hood Hero Says President Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims
Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.
"Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline."
"Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected."
Despite extensive evidence that Hasan was in communication with al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack, the military has denied the victims a Purple Heart and is treating the incident as "workplace violence" instead of "combat related" or terrorism.