“Taliban” means, of course, “students.” I.e., students of Islam. But somehow they have missed the peaceful teachings of Islam that are so plain and patent to everyone else that only “Islamophobes” have trouble seeing them. How is it that these students of Islam don’t know, as Obama put it yesterday, that “no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor”?
“Taliban promises repeat of Fort Hood massacre: report,” by Nick Allen in the Telegraph, November 11 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The Taliban claimed there would be more attacks like the Fort Hood shootings unless Washington ends it policies in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to a report.
It also described the US army psychiatrist who carried out the massacre in Texas as a “hero”.
The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist websites, said it had picked up a Taliban message praising the attack.
The message said: “The recent attack on the military base in Texas warns that if the occupation policy of the American rulers continues in this way, without them folding the carpets of occupation and transgression in Afghanistan and Iraq, it is natural then that incidents and attacks similar to Texas will spread to the Pentagon and other American military centres.
“According to media reports, the hero of the attack is a Muslim psychiatrist and major in the American army, of Palestinian origin.”…