In another story about General Casey’s witless dhimmitude, Lindsey Graham chimes in with some of his own. “Army Chief Concerned for Muslim Troops,” by Joseph Berger for the New York Times, November 8:
General George Casey Jr., the Army chief of staff, said on Sunday that he was concerned that speculation about the religious beliefs of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of killing 12 fellow soldiers and one civilian and wounding dozens of others in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, could “cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers.”…
Not that there has been any actual backlash, anywhere. This backlash rivals Santa Claus for the amount of ink spilled about a fictional creature.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican of South Carolina, and Sen. Jack Reed, a Democrat of Rhode Island, took also pains on Sunday to say that Muslims have served honorably in the military and at risk to their lives.
“At the end of the day this is not about his religion — the fact that this man was a Muslim,” Senator Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”…
One wonders how Senator Graham arrived at this conclusion. Does he know that Hasan passed out Korans on the morning of the massacre? Has Graham ever actually read the Koran?
“I mean does every soldier who shows discontent with the war and every soldier that has had a bad performance report — what are we going to do with those folks?” Sen. Graham said. “At the end of the day, maybe this is just about him. It’s certainly not about his religion, Islam.”
One wonders if Graham knows about his dawah session during his putative medical lecture, or his calling on Muslims to rise up against the U.S. military, etc. etc. etc.
He added: “To those members of the United States military who are Muslims, thank you for protecting our nation, thank you for standing up against the people who are trying to hijack your religion.”
It would have been refreshing, and unique, if Graham had explained exactly how such people are “hijacking” Islam, but of course, he did not — just as no one else who ever uses the phrase explains it.