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November 16, 2009

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chris corwin

can you explain, for those of us that missed it, exactly what the connection is between what happened in ft hood and islam?

John

The connection between the shooting at Ft. Hood and the shooter's Islamic faith began to emerge the day of the shooting and have only gotten more pronounced since then. The article I linked to in a previous post describes the connection in a way that is unmistakable. The writer explains it as "murder in the name of Islam". For those who do want to explore this issue further, feel free to go back and read that article (and other related articles) about this issue. http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/11/09/the-fort-hood-killings-murder-in-the-name-of-islam/

Derek Kirk

'God forbid we call it terrorism' is taking it a bit far, I think. I mean honestly, there's a difference between an religious zealot massacring his coworkers and a highly-organized terrorist network.

By all means, let's call a spade a spade. But when you've got so many clear-cut cases of religiously-motivated attacks on a global scale, why waste soapbox time on a case that seems to have more in common with a school shooting than with Jihad?

andy

Derek has a point. We're not sure we can call this terrorism. Terrorism has a definition, and until we all have the facts, we have to just call it a tragedy for the moment. If we know for sure that this dude was in real cahoots with bad guys like Al Quaeda Inc. et al (ha), then we can start labeling it as terrorism.

Until then it's surely treason!

Resident Atheist

I don't understand why it matters whether it was terrorism or not. That's just semantics.

I think the real question here is why does this one particular religion seem to be so easily perversed? At some point, people of the Islamic faith should be getting angry at what is being done in there name. But I hear nothing but the same drivel after each incident. Where's the anger and embarrassment? Where's the commitment to root out the evil? And why are the rest of us so afraid to point out the obvious?

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