Major Nidal Malik Hasan may be paralyzed from the waist down, but the American mainstream media is paralyzed from the neck up. The AP reports that FN FiveseveN-wielding Fort Hood spree killer now faces the death penalty for his unconscionable crime—without once mentioning the fact that Hasan is a terrorist. An Islamic radical. A jihadist. “Many have cried and prayed together since a gunman opened fire on the Texas Army post that sunny day in November 2009, killing 13 people and injuring more than two dozen others . . .
Some of them celebrated Wednesday’s announcement that Maj. Nidal Hasan would face a death sentence if convicted, though others were more solemn. Yet all said it was another step in their healing process.
Touchy-feely psychobabble for the victims of a brutal terrorist attack and not one word on the hatred burning in their killer’s soul? That’s pathetic.
And not unexpected. From the moment the Hasan outrage hit the wires, the MSM has pretended that the soldier was a mentally ill “lone wolf,” rather than the enemy within.
Anyone remember President Obama’s comment about Hasan’s motivations? “We cannot fully know what leads a man to do such a thing.” If you really want to turn your stomach, turn back the clock and read this post-shooting piece by the WaPo’s Sally Quinn.
Are we such a nation of cowards that we’re afraid to call out our enemies by name—even after they attack?