“The rules on the conduct of military officers were ignored. He was a terrible physician and had no business treating soldiers. Yet, because of where he came from, and how he prayed to his god, they promoted him and set him loose and ignored his open, very obvious jihadism.”
Absolutely so. And everything that made that possible is still in place, and stronger than ever.
“Was the Fort Hood gunman left unchecked because of political correctness? Victims of mass shooting which killed 13 and injured 32 sue U.S. government over claims military failed to tackle soldiers’ radicalisation,” by Suzannah Hills for the Daily Mail, August 4 (thanks to Darcy):
Survivors of the Fort Hood massacre are suing the U.S. government for allowing a jihadist soldier to rise through the ranks unchecked because of ‘political correctness’.
Major Nidal Hasan, 42, is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder for after launching an attack at the Texas Army post in November 2009.
And on the eve of his trial, which is due to get underway on Tuesday, 148 victims and their relatives are launching a legal claim against the government for $750million (Â£491 million) for failing to prevent the killings from happening.
It is alleged military chiefs under the George W Bush and Barack Obama administrations allowed Major Hasan to progress through the ranks despite his increasing jihad extremism because of ‘political correctness’.
Reed Rubinstein, the lawyer acting for the group, told the Sunday Telegraph that Major Hasan w as [sic] awarded ‘preferential treatment’ because of his ‘ethnicity and his religion’.
He said: ‘The rules on the conduct of military officers were ignored. He was a terrible physician and had no business treating soldiers.
‘Yet, because of where he came from, and how he prayed to his god, they promoted him and set him loose and ignored his open, very obvious jihadism.’
Mr Rubenstein added that the group wanted the government to meet ‘its responsibilities to those harmed by its negligence’ over Major Hasan.
Major Hasan doesn’t deny that he carried out the November 2009 rampage at Fort Hood, one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
The attack occurred in a building where hundreds of unarmed soldiers, some about to deploy to Afghanistan, were waiting for vaccines and routine checkups.
Hasan walked inside with two handguns, climbed onto a desk and shouted ‘Allahu Akbar!’ – an Arabic phrase meaning ‘God is great!’ – then he fired, pausing only to reload.
There are dozens of witnesses who saw it happen but military law prohibits him from entering a guilty plea because authorities are seeking the death penalty.
If Hasan is convicted and sentenced to death there are likely years, if not decades, of appeals ahead. He may never make it to the death chamber at all….