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Reader comment on item: [Hasan Akbar and] Murder in the 101st Airborne

Submitted by Dave Krasnow (United States), Mar 25, 2003 at 19:40

In addtion to the comments attributed to Akmed's family members in Dr Pipes' article, a brother reportedly stated in a subsequent TV interview, that Akbar complained some time back that African-Americans can't get ahead in the Armed Forces. Of course, that is ludicrous, as any reading of the statistics would show. Moreover, it brings up another point - only a ne'er-do-well would remain in such a position. Someone worth a promotion would certainly be able to obtain a better job outside the services if not happy.
Even better, in current times when one is unhappy, one files a lawsuit.

Sounds as though Akmed would have been working in the Postal Service (if not in the Service), where killing one's supervisor and a bunch of innocents instead of taking legal action is a more common response to perceived unfair treatment.

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