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Burt Prelutsky / Nov. 30, 2009

A Major Disaster Named Hasan

Some friends were trying to convince me that Major Nidal Malik Hasan will surely be executed for conducting his one-man massacre at Fort Hood. I was willing to bet he wouldn’t be. For one thing, why would he be the exception? Sirhan Sirhan wasn’t executed, Charles Manson wasn’t executed, even Jeffrey Dahmer wasn’t executed by the state; it took a fellow inmate to dole out justice to a real life Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter.

For another thing, Barack Obama, who had wasted no time denouncing the Cambridge police department as stupid and bigoted when his pal, Prof. Louis Gates, was momentarily inconvenienced, merely cautioned all of us not to jump to any conclusions in this matter. In spite of the fact that Major Hasan was a fellow who made no secret of the fact he was a devout Muslim who had no use for America and had just murdered a number of soldiers, Obama urged us to keep an open mind. At least the President stopped short of calling for a shout-out for the major.

At the same time, the head of Homeland Security, Janet “The Cannibal” Napolitano, was working overtime to guarantee there would be no backlash directed at American Muslims.

Considering that CAIR spouts Islamic propaganda seven days a week and that America’s Muslims, under the guise of supporting charities, funnel funds to Hamas and Hezbollah whenever the FBI isn’t watching, why are we supposed to be so concerned about hurting their feelings? Lest you regard this as mere partisanship, I used to ask the same question when Bush and Condi Rice kept telling us, as if they were proselytizing for Islam, what a wonderful religion it is.

By and large, American Islamics make little or no effort to assimilate into our culture. In fact, as we’ve seen in one honor killing after another, they’ve brought the worst of their “peaceful” religion to our shores. And there’s also the little matter of 9/11. With dozens of Muslim nations scattered all over the globe, places where female mutilation and sharia law are the order of the day, and other religions – particularly Judaism and Christianity – are verboten, why the heck do they come here in the first place?

As for Major Hasan, he just proves that the policy of “don’t ask/don’t tell” has been expanded from homosexual soldiers to include Islamic terrorists. The truth is, if the cretins who were fully aware that Hasan was a lethal menace, but let it slide for the sake of political correctness, had been running the military during World War II, they’d have turned a blind eye to a G.I. who was goose-stepping around an army barrack, wearing jackboots and a swastika.

It will be interesting to see if Hasan’s lawyers try to get him off by pleading diminished capacity. I mean, if his beliefs are insane, as I believe they are, what does that say about those hundreds of millions of Muslims who agree with him?

I’m afraid that in the current climate, the best we can hope for is that Major Hasan doesn’t wind up being appointed to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But don’t be too surprised if somewhere down the line, he picks up a Nobel Peace Prize.

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