It’s Not Workplace Violence, It’s Islam
This week, the Obama Administration made an announcement regarding the attack on Fort Hood in 2009. In that incident, you’ll recall, gentle Muslim psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan – who had apparently been taking Islamic training from gentle Muslim terrorist preacher Anwar al-Awlaki – picked up a handgun and proceeded to murder 12 soldiers (one pregnant) and one Army civilian employee; another 29 were injured. None of the soldiers were armed. Finally, a civilian police sergeant put Hasan down with five shots, paralyzing the gentle Muslim from the chest down.
Two years later, President Obama’s Defense Department called this incident “workplace violence.” You know, like when you punch a guy at the water cooler for sleeping with your wife. Except you’re a Muslim and there are forty co-workers, none of whom have slept with your wife, and you’re trying to shoot them to death while shouting “Allahu Akhbar!”
There is a legitimate debate to be had regarding the terminology we use to describe Muslim terrorists. Are they Muslims or are they Islamists? Are they radical Muslims, or are they just normal Muslims? Robert Spencer and Andrew McCarthy have had this debate for several weeks, most prominently at the Freedom Center Restoration Weekend. I come down on the side that says we have no business making a distinction between Muslims and so-called Islamists, since Muslims make no such distinction themselves. Osama Bin Laden knows more about Islam than I do. I’ll take his word for it.
But regardless of where you come down on the question of Muslim semantics, there is no doubt that Islam must come into play when we discuss the threat of terrorism. Labeling Fort Hood “workplace violence” is like labeling September 11 a “building collapse.” It’s not just misleading, it’s sick.
What would drive the Obama Administration to place this absurd Orwellian label on a Muslim terrorist attack? There are two rationales: fear and hope.
First, fear. The Defense Department is deathly afraid of funding cuts – and with good reason, since it is clear that Democrats are far less interested in cutting Granny’s Medicare than in cutting missile defense (a position that no doubt has Vladimir Putin grinning in his sleep). So the military must please the left. They’ve done that by turning the military into a social experimentation center where male sexuality is injected into barracks. Now they’re doing it by upholding the diversity meme. As General George Casey, the army’s top officer, said in the aftermath of the Fort Hood massacre, “Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
Now, I’m fairly certain that the murder of pregnant women is worse than people accurately labeling Nidal Hasan a Muslim terrorist. And I’m fairly certain that General Casey knows that. But General Casey also knows where his bread is buttered, and so does the entire Defense Department.
we are not the only ones being fed lies that will get us killed, european governments and “press” are proficient in covering for malignant islam too…
Gun and Grenade Attack in Belgium
The situation is still fluid and therefore details a bit murky. There were four attackers, There was one attacker. Shots fired, no shots fired. The attacker is dead. They don’t know who the attacker is.
And, of course, there is no tie to terrorism.
Tell that to the dead and wounded.
Deadly attack rocks central Liege in Belgium
A gun and grenade attack in the centre of the Belgian city of Liege has killed at least four people and wounded 64 including a toddler, media say.
A man in his 40s threw grenades into a crowded square from a rooftop before killing himself, reports say.
The attacker, who was named as Nordine Amrani, was said to be attempting to escape from custody.
Earlier reports said at least two more men were involved, but city officials said the attacker acted alone.
The public prosecutor said terrorism was not a cause.
Amrani was jailed for 58 months in September 2008 for possessing firearms, media reports said.
TV images showed blood splattered across the cobblestones of Place Saint Lambert, where the attack happened.
Doctors at a city hospital are trying to save the life of an 18-month-old boy injured in the attack. At least six others are reported to be in a serious condition.
Medical staff are also said to be attending to some of the injured in the courthouse.
Greg Lenco, a journalist at local newspaper La Meuse-Liège, described the scene.
“We saw four explosions. I was in a building 200m from Saint Lambert Square,” he said.
“It was quite incredible. We saw one man on the roof who tried to kill people. This man killed himself with a grenade.”
Roads into the centre were sealed off but vehicles are now coming back into the city. Police helicopters are hovering overhead and explosives experts have gone to investigate the scene.
People were initially told to stay in buildings but are now returning to the streets.
Place Saint Lambert is a busy intersection, served by hundreds of buses daily. It hosts an annual Christmas market which attracts some 1.5 million visitors a year.
Belgium grenade attack leaves at least two dead
At least two people have been killed and up to 47 others wounded when up to four grenades exploded outside the main courthouse in the eastern Belgian city of Liege.
By Our Foreign Staff
12:36PM GMT 13 Dec 2011
The attack took place around noon on Saint-Lambert square, home to the town’s courthouse and located near a busy Christmas market, Belga news agency said.
A two-year-old child is reportedly fighting for life in hospital. Six other victims are said to be gravely injured.
One of two or more assailants threw stun grenades into the courthouse while another was hurled at a bus shelter, RTL-TV1 said.
Shots were fired across the square by gunmen posted on the rooftop of a bakery shop, with further shots heard later from across town.
Police cordoned off the square and gave chase to the assailants, one of whom was reportedly killed. The gunmen are thought to be hiding in Liege cathedral.
Gaspard Grosjean, a journalist for La Meuse Liege on the scene, told The Daily Telegraph there was panic and confusion on the streets of Liege.
“There is at least one dead and the attacker. Police are looking for another shooter. There are lots of ambulances and many casualties – at least 10 people.
“At the moment you can’t move in the city centre. People are crying and in shock – they do not know what is going on. Everyone has been told to stay inside and are hiding in shops.”
Local bus operator TEC said that its buses were no longer able to enter the city centre. A museum located on the square said it had taken in injured people.
“As we are very close and we have an open space where you can enter and leave with no problem. I can say there were injured, but don’t ask me if it’s five, seven, eight or nine. I don’t know,” said Archeoforum director Jean-Jacques Messiaen.
Police were not immediately contactable to confirm the toll or events.
and allowing it to grow and metastasize