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Reader comment on item: Sudden Jihad or "Inordinate Stress" at Ft. Hood?

Submitted by jhstuart (United States), Nov 9, 2009 at 06:22

My response to the discussion on Q and O blog which maintained we shouldn't jump to conclusions:

By one metric there have been 14,434 terror attacks conducted by Islamic jihadists since 9/11. By another, more than 270 million non-Muslims have died as the result of Islamic expansionism (aka conquest) since the days of Muhammad.

There can be little doubt that MAJ Hassan is a Muslim who committed a terrorist act as the result of his exposure and commitment to Islamic militant jihad. I can reasonably make that claim based on the following analysis:

1. The Qu'ran is eternal and immutable. As the word of Allah, it cannot be changed or ignored without risking apostasy.

2. MAJ Hasan by all acoounts was a good Muslim

3. He encountered Anwar al-Awlaki a Wahabbist cleric in a Virginia mosque. An avowed anti-American (and anti-West in general), he was a mentor to several of the 9/11 terrorists. He has been barred from the UK for his hate filled speeches and ideology and now lives in Yemen where is dispenses his poisonous litanies via the internet (check him out on Facebook).

4. The Qu'ran compells Muslims to fight until "the religion is God's" or until Allah alone is worshiped (2:193). Also, from 2:216, 3:157, 9:5 (the so-called sword verse) and 9:29 non-Muslims are afforded three options: convert to Islam, submit and pay jizya be engaged in warfare (as in die).

5. In order for peace to ever occur, Islam must be reformed as occurred in Christianity and Judaism.

The only remaining unknown is whether MAJ Hasan was attempting to martyr (Qu'ran 9:111) himself, an act which is anathema to either Christianity or Judaism.

While the above is not PC, we will to continue to be subjected to recurring attacks until we properly identify who and what the enemy is.

Submitting....

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