NPR (Yes, NPR.) is reporting on Ft. Hood shooter Major Hasan’s Muslim background. And, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, he is not one of those nice Muslims:
He gave a Grand Rounds presentation. . . You take turns giving a lecture on, you know, the correct treatment of schizophrenia, the right drugs to prescribe for personality disorder, you know, that sort of thing. But instead of giving an academic paper, he gave a lecture on the Koran, and they said it didn’t seem to be just an informational lecture, but it seemed to be his own beliefs. That’s what a lot of people thought.
He talked about how if you’re a nonbeliever the Koran says you should have your head cut off, you should have oil poured down your throat, you should be set on fire. And I said well couldn’t this just be his educating you? And the psychiatrist said yes, but one of the Muslims in the audience, another psychiatrist, raised his hand and was quite disturbed and he said you know, a lot of us don’t believe these things you’re saying, and that there was no place where Hasan couched it as this is what the Koran teaches but you know I don’t believe it. And people actually talked in the hallway afterwards about ‘is he one of these people that’s going to freak out and shoot people someday?’
Meanwhile, much of the news media is distracting us from this core cause of his evil. I wonder how much longer they can keep that up.
UPDATE: Kudos to the Wall Street Journal (Registration may be required.) for recognizing that the presence of Muslims in the U. S. Armed Forces raises “difficult issues.”