“U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.”
…from ABC News Officials: U.S. Aware of Hasan Efforts to Contact al Qaeda
Why didn’t the US Army or Intelligence Agencies do something about Major Nidal Hasan?
Was it political correctness? Fear of making a decision? Whatever it was, it looks like some person or persons made a decision not to take steps to remove Major Hasan from the US Army even after it was known that he was contacting al Qaeda.
This should be a lesson to government authorities, law enforcement and military leadership everywhere in the West: If there are signs that a Muslim employee has gone fundamentalist, ACT to counter the threat!
Sudden Jihad Syndrome? Muslim terrorist yelled “Allahu Akbar!” during mass murder at Fort Hood.
US Army Major was on Homeland Security Panel advising President Obama
Nidal Hasan, the US Army major who went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, yelled “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great!) as he opened fire on his army colleagues. Earlier that day he handed out new Korans to neighbours. (Associated Press: Neighbor: Fort Hood suspect emptied his apartment.)
Oh yes, it might be of interest that Hasan was also on the Homeland Security Policy Institute’s presidential transition task force in 2008.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families and friends. Our thoughts and prayers also go out to those good people around the world who happen to be Muslims. I read one estimate that only three percent of Muslims can be considered “Jihadists” in the terrorist sense of the word. Another estimate I read by a member of the Royal Family in Saudi Arabia said (I think) seven percent.
So let’s use the three percent of a billion Muslims… that makes about 30 million or so of the world’s Muslims as potential hosts for the deadly virus called Sudden Jihad Syndrome.
At the low end of the scale.