The worst part of this is not even the flagrant attempt to claim victim status for this vile killer, although that is spectacularly bad enough. The worst part is that the Qur’an is what drove him to commit these crimes in the first place — as he himself bore witness in his infamous Power Point presentation and by passing out Qur’ans on the morning of the massacre — and yet his claim here will be treated as a simple rights issue, with his “right” to pray and recite Qur’an restored in haste. No one will mention, or even consider, the possibility that to do this is reinforce his jihadist mindset — a mindset that should not be rewarded or reinforced after he murdered thirteen people because of it.
The lead lawyer for Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan said Monday that he believes the Army is violating Hasan’s religious rights because it prohibited him from praying from the Quran in Arabic with a relative.
Attorney John P. Galligan said he learned that police guarding Hasan at Brooke Army Medical Center cut short a phone conversation Hasan was having with one of his brothers on Friday because Hasan was not speaking in English.
“Police at the hospital refused to let him pray, in Arabic, from the Quran with his brother,” Galligan said. “I think it’s illegal and a violation of his religious rights.”
Hasan practices Islam, a religion whose followers hold that Jumu’ah (Friday) prayers are one of its most strongly affirmed duties.
No kidding — Islam? Really? I thought he was a Methodist.