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Reader comment on item: Nidal Hasan – Initial Thoughts on the Ft. Hood Jihadi

Submitted by Aaron (United States), Nov 16, 2009 at 08:30

Mr. Pipes is right, attacking soldiers on an army base is not terrorism. If it's part of a war, then it's a guerrilla attack. And if we're at war, then attacking combatants as part of that war isn't murder either. We need to get our story straight: if we're at war, then Hasan is neither a terrorist nor a murderer, any more than he would be if he had gone AWOL, joined up with al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and helped attack a US Army unit there. He's a traitor, and he should be tried for treason.

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