Update: Soldiers who witnessed the rampage reported that the gunman shouted “Allahu Akbar!” – an Arabic phrase for “God is great!” – before opening fire…
Read Walid Phares, the Director of the Future Terrorism at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and author of Future Jihad: Terrorist Strategies against America article: Fort Hood: The largest “Terror act” since 9/11
The Fort Hood killings, perpetrated by Major Malik Nadal Hasan, a psychiatric by training, no matter what the judiciary reports will conclude is for now the largest single Terror act in America since 9/11. This quantitative finding will take into consideration dramatic change in the data released by authorities.
The shooting inside a US military installation that led to the killing of many personnel compels us to ponder. Over the past few years and months authorities have stopped attempts on similar attacks. The Fort Dix Jihadi plot, dismantled in 2006, aimed at performing a killing of military personnel inside the base. Other cells, dismantled in Georgia, New York and North Carolina also had plans for attacking military installations on US soil. But more importantly a number of lone wolves have also expressed intentions to attack military personnel.
He makes this critical assessment often overlooked by the West:
In that case, what the world has seen and is eager to learn about cannot be described just as “horrific outburst of violence” performed on American military, rather is part of an ideological war, generated by radicalization, and inciting individuals to perform such acts. Lone wolf or not, organized or not, fully self aware perpetrator or not, influenced by overseas or not, this massacre of servicemen has moved America from stage to another.
Update: Suspect alive
More: Reportedly, Maj. Hasan has NOT deployed. He entered an internship at Walter Reed and has been stateside.
If that is true, then it is impossible to make the case that he is suffering from PTSD because of Iraq or Afghanistan deployments.
Twitter: RT: Bryant, Your mom would really like to know if you are okay, anyone??
Eleven people plus a gunman were dead and 31 wounded after the gunman opened fire Thursday on a soldier-processing center at Fort Hood, Texas, officials said. The gunman was a soldier, and two other soldiers have been detained as suspects, Army Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said. The slain gunman was identified as Maj. Malik Nadal Hasan, according to a law enforcement source. The source believes he is 39 or 40 years old.
Eloriel: @JediMaster_OPS You think this #FtHood incident justifies anti-Islam bigotry? You don't even know if Hasan WAS a Muslim.
chrispnews: RT @chrispnews: RT @statesman: Texas Sen. John Cornyn says people shouldn't jump to conclusions: #FTHood
publicrelations: They are encouraging people on FH to text and not calls as circuits are overloading #fthood
chickwriter: RT @jayewells RT @FtHoodShootings: Red Cross sets up program to allow people to check on loved ones: #FTHood
youvegotamy: No shocker the shooter was a muslim. But let's not profile any1. #fthood
NscrRltyQn: @MajoratWH Y did U say O opened his remarks with #FtHood?? He went on for over 2 mins before even mentioning the trajedy. SHAMEFUL!!
SalonMedia: Salon National Correspondent @MarkMBenjamin will be on @Maddow tonight around 9:20 PM EST to talk about #FortHood. Tune in @MSNBC. #FtHood
KarmaLove1: RT @ jodiy0628 my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the people in Fort Hood. #FTHood
Steveintheoc: @AriNahdal and everyonethis who RT'd this guy are just as bad. souless bums with no sense of decency #fthood #shooting
luvnnature: RT @CandyWWGM @collective_soul Our hearts go out 2 the families of those @ #FtHood, TX as well as all affected by this tragedy.
RoxieKat: URGENT: FortHood victims need blood donors @ scott & white memorial #FtHood
oskargarcia: RT @lfmccullough: AP is still looking for witnesses to Fort Hood shooting. Please e-mail email@example.com with contact info. #FTHood #Army
steverowe: Twitter fails. The Statesman sets up an account to track the #fthood news @fthoodshootings and Twitter suspends it. Junior league move.
mymimolove: Before I give my view on #fthood let me turn to the news…
tonib: RT @allahpundit: You know when it'll be perfectly PC to speculate abt Hasan? When cops find 1 of Glenn Beck's books on his bookshelf #fthood
adamjamess: RT @Dayngr #FtHood #FortHood DO NOT REPORT THE NAMES OF VICTIMS UNTIL YOU GET CONFIRMATION FAMILIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED – Act responsibly
half a minute ago from SocialScope jodyms: RT @statesman Temple hospital has 9 shooting victims, 11 more are on the way #FTHood
ClaraJeffery: RT @mariancw Clearly tragedy of #FtHood is lost on some people. Really, I don't give a fuck how lists are used when 12 people have just died
StevenMiller: RT @ExurbanJon: Unreal. RT @BreakingNews Sky News: Fort Hood shooting suspect was Army mental health professional. #fthood
JMOKC: RT @STXherry RT! Maj Gen Scales – “This was a DELIBERATE ACT OF EXECUTION.” – Re: #FoxNews #fthood #forthood
luke_wempe: RT: @grantmead INSIDE TEXAS HOSPITAL!! – picture from darnell hospital in #forthood #fthood
janicedwhs: The Tears in my eyes are for all the families and our wonderful Heros who keep us free #Sot #Military #FtHood
Dasoulkey: #RT whiotv Update: #FtHood RT @CBSNews CBS has learned Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Hasan was licensed psychiatrist from Maryland
fingertipnews: UPDATE RT @statesman: Temple hospital has 9 shooting victims, 11 more are on the way #FTHood
pamkinz: RT @statesman: If you haven't seen http://statesman.com yet, check it out. We're up and running now. #FTHood
Iwhodareswins: RT @yeah_write: RT @TeresaKopec: TX Tweeps URGENT: ft hood victims need blood donors @ scott & white memorial #FtHood
TyWilkerson: CBSNews: Major Malik Nadal Hasan, was an Army psychiatrist #tcot #hhrs #housecall #fthood #domesticterro[Doesn't surprise me at all!
NodeDog: RT @dchughes: @andinarvaez The FBI is discounting any “terrorism” angle #FortHood #FtHood
RobynElfieOlson: RT @bookbrowzers: RT @HereUntilSold: RT @bonanzle: Chris Bryant, Your mom would really like to know if you are okay, anyone?? #FTHood Pls RT
Picture from Darnell Hospital in #forthood #fthood
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