Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Who Noticed the Red Flags?

For those mourning the loss of 14 (12 Soldiers, one civilian, one unborn baby) and the wounding of many others at Fort Hood, this Jewish World Review story based on a Washington Post article will raise your blood pressure:

"As a senior-year psychiatric resident at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Maj. Nidal M. Hasan was supposed to make a presentation on a medical topic of his choosing as a culminating exercise of the residency program," reports the Washington Post.

Hasan went a different way. He opted to give a bizarre PowerPoint presentation in which he defended suicide bombing and explained that nonbelievers should be beheaded, burned alive and have boiling oil poured down their throats (presumably not in that order). He argued that all Muslims should be discharged from the military.

One slide concluded: "We love death more then (sic) you love life!"

According to the Post, the medical staff in attendance was deeply disturbed by the incident. But there's apparently no record of anyone reporting it to authorities. That would have been insensitive and discriminatory.

But that's not all. The article goes on to describe Maj. Hasan's attempts to start a correspondence with al-Qaeda, and celebrating the murder of an Army recruiter in Arkansas.

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